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Craig Casey
Grant Thornton LLP
A Price Worth Paying?: Proactive Risk Management for Corporate Counsel
A Seminar Presented by Dechert and Grant Thornton
Date: April 27, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: New York, NY

Every day, we see reports of corporate activities morphing into full-blown, headline-grabbing crises. These events spawn a host of government and regulatory investigations, enforcement actions, and shareholder litigation. Using a proprietary film produced by Dechert LLP – “A Price Worth Paying?” – we will set the stage by going inside a fictional company, Maartel International, and dissecting how its corporate leaders created and attempted to address high-risk issues in the areas of setting executive compensation, conducting risk assessment and due diligence in M&A, and responding to serious whistleblower allegations. The film, packed with issues and designed to provoke lively debate, facilitates an interactive dialogue aimed at spotting hot topics and discussing how these corporate leaders failed to prevent and appropriately address these complex problems.

Following the presentation of “A Price Worth Paying?,” we will turn to our distinguished panel of national practitioners for a discussion of how the crisis at Maartel will play out in the real world of high-stakes civil, criminal and regulatory litigation. Our panel will discuss how to effectively defend these matters and, along the way, provide valuable insight on hot topics and trends in a wide array of areas, including:

  • Securities class action litigation
  • Derivative litigation against Ds & Os
  • The use of special committees and special litigation committees
  • DOJ investigations and criminal enforcement
  • SEC investigations and enforcement
  • Managing parallel civil and criminal matters
  • Managing cross-border investigations
  • Crisis management and PR
  • Key topics in the FCPA/anti-corruption
  • Insider-trading
  • Cyber-risk and data breaches
  • D&O insurance
  • Trying complex disputes to juries
  • Ethical Considerations in Conducting Internal Investigations


Program Agenda


4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.



4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Presentation of "A Price Worth Paying?" and Panel Discussion


6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Cocktail and Networking Reception


Continuing Legal Education:

New York
This transitional and non-transitional continuing legal education program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.5 credit hours, of which 1 credit hour can be applied toward the areas of professional practice requirement and 0.5 credit hours can be applied toward the ethics and professionalism requirement.


New Jersey
This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism, and 0 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in civil trial law, criminal trial law, workers compensation law, municipal court law, and/or matrimonial law.

Dechert LLP is a Pennsylvania approved CLE provider. This program has been approved for 1 hour of substantive credit and 0.5 hours of ethics credits in Pennsylvania.

This program has been approved for a total of 1.5 credit hours in Connecticut of which 0.5 credit hours can be applied towards ethics/professionalism.


CPE Credit

This program has been approved for 1.5 hours of CPE credit

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