2022 Certificate in Ethics and Compliance

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September 7-8, 2022
Hughes Trigg Student Center
3140 Dyer Street | Dallas TX 75275Register Now
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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 pending approval for Texas Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. 

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Learn from the Best

Every 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 keynotes will be delivered by David L. Peavler, Associate Director of the Fort Worth Office of the Securities Exchange Commission, and Laura O'Donnell, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer at McKesson.

Other program speakers for 2022 include:

  • J. Nicholas Bunch, Partner, Haynes and Boone
  • Shane Goodwin, Associate Dean, SMU Executive and Graduate Education
  • Eric Hinton, Director, Rowling Center for Business Law and Leadership
  • Brooke Hopkins, Managing Director, Alix Partners
  • Rita Kirk, Director, SMU Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility
  • Maribeth Kuenzi, Director, SMU Niemi Center for Economic Growth and Leadership Development
  • Matthew Myers, Dean, SMU Cox School of Business
  • Carla Reyes, Assistant Professor, SMU Dedman School of Law

Past programs have included distinguished ethics and compliance officers, business executives, and government officials, including:

  • Hemang Desai, Robert B. Cullum Professor of Accounting, SMU Cox School of Business
  • Kurt Drake, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Kimberly Clark
  • Randall Ebner, General Counsel, Exxon Mobil
  • Matrice Ellis-Kirk, Member, RSR Partners
  • Howard Hacker, Executive Vice President and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Tenet Healthcare
  • David Huntley, SMU Trustee, Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Ethics Compliance Officer, AT&T
  • Jay Johnson and Shamoil Shipchandler, Partners, Jones Day
  • Ambassador Ron Kirk, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher; Former U.S. Trade Representative and Mayor of Dallas
  • Jack Lowe, Jr., Chairman Emeritus, TDIndustries
  • Yvette Ostolaza, Partner, Sidley Austin
  • Marc Steinberg, Rupert and Lillian Radford Professor of Law, SMU Dedman School of Law
  • Holly Tucker, Partner, Deloitte
  • Daniel Trujillo, Senior Vice President and Global Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Walmart 

Program topics will include:

  • Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance
  • Internal Investigations and Due Diligence
  • Whistleblowers and the Collin Street Bakery Case
  • Ethics and Executive Practices
  • Technology Law, AI, and Contracts
  • The Purpose of a Corporate Board

Click here to see the 2022 program.

Faculty Program Directors

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

Eric Hinton, Director, Rowling Center for Business Law & Leadership, SMU Dedman School of Law

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

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$1,995 per student (in-person) | $1,495 per student (online)

Seats are limited for the 2022 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.