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Conference Examines Business Compliance & Ethics

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The Frank G. Zarb School of Business will present a day-long conference later this month on business compliance and ethics, including practical advice from scholars and executives about how to develop a corporate culture that supports and promotes integrity.

The conference, Compliance and a Culture of Integrity, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 29, 2014 at the Hofstra University Club, David S. Mack Hall, North Campus. The event is co-sponsored by the Center for International Financial Services and Markets, and sponsored by a grant from the global professional service firm BDO USA, LLP.

Advance registration by Oct. 24, 2014 is required. The conference is free to Hofstra students, staff and faculty. Otherwise, the fee is $30. For those interested in earning six CLE or CPE credits, the cost is $100, including registration.

Top-level executives representing global giants including KPMG LLP, Henry Schein, Inc., Tyco, Computer Associates and PwC will share their expertise and discuss trends in monitoring and auditing compliance and ethics programs, data and privacy, and risk assessment. The conference will conclude with a panel by the Hofstra Career Center about working in the field of compliance and ethics.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Steve Priest, president of Integrity Insight International and the founder and past president of the Ethical Leadership GroupJohn Ramsay, chief market policy and regulatory officer for IEX, an alternative trading system, and former acting director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Trading and Markets

The conference co-directors are Susan L. Martin, JD, the Cypres Family Distinguished Professor of Legal Studies in Business and Elizabeth K. Venuti, PhD, chair of the Department of Accounting, Taxation and Legal Studies in Business.

“Compliance and ethics management are among the most important issues in business today,” Dr. Venuti said. “The question of how to create, maintain and monitor ethical standards and regulatory rules cuts across all industries and affects business that are around the corner as well as around the world.”


Said Professor Martin: “By providing both a scholarly and practical look at compliance and ethics, we hope this conference gives students and professionals a comprehensive picture of the key trends in the field.”

The compliance conference is part of the Center for Civic Engagement’s 2014 Day of Dialogue, which is a series of panel discussions, presentations and workshops around the theme Social Responsibility and Human Security.


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