In the Friday, March 16, session, “A Conversation with Leading Chief Legal Officers: Risks, Opportunities and What Keeps You Up at Night,” Laben and fellow participants will discuss the evolving role of the legal team within corporations and the next potential challenges in terms of risk, including in the area of mergers and acquisitions.
Laben also participated in the 2011 Global Ethics Summit, offering her perspective on how compliance professionals can work with their colleagues in business operations to drive successful ethics and compliance programs.
According to Laben, “Anticipating and mitigating risk is a function of translating the compliance ‘tone from the top’ into concrete action across the organization. That requires competing for and winning the necessary mindshare among our employees; keeping ethics and compliance programs fresh and relevant to ensure continued organizational interest and awareness; and demonstrating the implications and consequences of improper acts — as well as the benefits to the business of operating ethically and with integrity.”
AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation, and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 130 countries and had revenue of $8.1 billion during the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2011. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at aecom.com.
For more information about the 2012 Global Ethics Summit visit http://www.globalethicssummit2012.com/.
Source: AECOM Technology Corporation
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