The Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics held its 2023 conference in Chicago this week, with more than 1,000 compliance professionals gathering from all corners to talk shop, schmooze over drinks, swipe branded swag from vendors, and otherwise support our glorious corporate compliance community.
The marquee moment this year was a speech from deputy attorney general Lisa Monaco on Wednesday, where she announced a new safe harbor policy for companies that report compliance violations they discover at acquisition targets. Radical Compliance will have a few more posts next week about that policy and other sessions that were on the SCCE agenda.
Until then, however, we have our usual collection of social media dispatches to give everyone a sense of who was there, what was discussed, and how much fun was had.
The party scene began Monday night with a celebration of compliance book authors, including Mary Shirley, head of compliance at medical device company Masimo and author of the newly published “Level Up: 65 Hacks and Cheat Codes to Level Up Your Ethics and Compliance Program.” Shirley is in the ballcap in the photo below, along with assorted fans who do, I swear, have complete faces in real life. Monday night’s party was to celebrate her and numerous other authors, including Matt Silverman of Viavi Solutions and Adam Balfour at Bridgestone Americas.
For those of you on Instagram, SCCE itself published a nice roundup of photos and videos, too.
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Another book party on Tuesday night! This one hosted by Ethico as a launch party of Shirley’s book and Silverman’s book. Seen in this photo are Lisa Beth Lentini-Walker, associate general counsel of Marqeta; and Juliana Molina, director of compliance at Hy Cite Enterprises, who did not launch a book but did speak in a session about third-party risk management. Lentini-Walker at right, Molina at left, white wine in hand.
The weather in Chicago was perfect all week, so numerous attendees ducked out for river tours or otherwise enjoyed evenings out. Also, you people who skipped the conference for sightseeing during the day know who you are.
OK, back to actual compliance matters. One session with Steve Gyeszly, chief compliance counsel at Marathon Oil; and Rebecca Walker, of the law firm Walker & Kaplan, discussed how to assess your compliance program. Yours truly was in attendance and will have a full debrief on this session next week.
The kickoff session on Tuesday morning explored the rise of artificial intelligence and how it will affect compliance programs. Lots of attendees, lots of soothing blue lights.
— Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE)® (@SCCE) October 3, 2023
— Eric Brotten (@EBrotten) October 3, 2023
Shout out to the many sponsors who were there! Without them we’d have no branded pens, t-shirts, stuffed animals, and beer steins to take back home to the kids. Maybe not the beer steins.
We’re having great conversations and building new relationships at the annual #SCCE Compliance & Ethics Institute.
— Global Relay (@GlobalRelay) October 3, 2023
You can find more posts on various social media channels under the hashtag #SCCEcei. Congratulations to all who were there, and to SCCE for hosting another excellent event as usual.