2020 Certificate in Ethics and Compliance


certprogram2  certprogram1  certprogram6

Wednesday, February 26 - Thursday, February 27, 2020
James M. Collins Executive Education Center
3150 Binkley Avenue | Dallas TX 75275


Register Today

Presented by



Organizational leaders face the constant challenge of making ethical choices in difficult times. In two content-rich days, this certificate in Ethics & Compliance will deliver insights into how organizations are responding—and should respond—to today’s ethical challenges. This multi-disciplinary certificate program designed for compliance, legal and financial professionals will strengthen credentials and give an immediate edge while building knowledge for higher levels of responsibility.  

Participants will have the opportunity to meet and network with other compliance professionals, SMU faculty, and C-suite executives. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion from SMU's Cox School of Business, Dedman School of Law's Robert B. Rowling Center for Business Law and Leadership, and the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility. This program is anticipated to qualify for Texas Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and Corporate Compliance Board CEU credit. 

class  certprogram5

Learn from the Best

TrujilloEvery year a highlight of the certificate program is the strong roster of speakers it attracts. Participants significantly increase their level of understanding by learning from individuals who have first-hand knowledge of some of the world’s most complex ethical and leadership issues. This year’s 2020 keynote will be given by Daniel Trujillo, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for Wal-Mart.

Trujillo joins a number of distinguished ethics and compliance officers and executives who have lectured in years past, including:

  • David Huntley, SMU Trustee and Sr. Executive Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for AT&T
  • Ambassador Ron Kirk, Former U.S. Trade Representative and Former Mayor of Dallas
  • Joshua S. Roseman, Partner at Jones Day
  • Jack Lowe, Jr., Chairman Emeritus of TDIndustries
  • Randall Ebner, General Counsel of Exxon Mobil
  • Yvette Ostolaza, Partner at Sidley Austin
  • Cynthia Wales, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for the Dallas Mavericks
  • Hemang Desai, Robert B. Cullum Professor of Accounting, SMU Cox School of Business


Session topics include:

  • Effective Auditing of Compliance Programs
  • Dealing Appropriately with Whistleblowers
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Technology-Assisted Internal Investigations
  • Sustainability and Compliance
  • Best Practices in Board Oversight
  • Culture and Climate


Click here for the current program schedule (subject to change and/or modification)


Faculty Program Directors

Shane Goodwin, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Executive Education and Professor of Practice, SMU Cox School of Business


Eric Hinton, J.D., Director, Rowling Center for Business Law & Leadership, Adjunct Professor of Law, SMU Dedman School of Law


Rita Kirk, Ph.D., William F. May Endowed Director, Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, Altshuler Distinguished Professor of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs


Register Today



$1,995 per student

Seats are limited for the 2020 Certificate in Ethics and Compliance. Discounts are available for members of the Texas State Bar Corporate Counsel Section and The Texas General Counsel Forum. For group discounts, please call (214) 768-3329 for promotional code.

Program Sponsors


Deloitte         Tenet         Sidley


Texas General Counsel Forum and State Bar of Texas Corporate Counsel SectionATT-logoEthisphere-logoJones Day