Best Practices for Advising Your Company on Anti-Bribery & Corruption as General Counsel

Learn about bribery and corruption, and how to avoid both in business.
Legal / Risk

GC Bribery Corruption Execsense

Format 60 Minute Lesson
Chapters 8
Skill Level New to Topic
Audience General Counsel
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Course Description

What exactly constitutes a bribe? The answer is more complicated than you might expect. In this lesson, ExecSense and expert, Jennifer Bergenfeld (Of Counsel), Professor, New York University’s Stern School of Business, examine what you as General Counsel need to do to ensure your legal team and executive management is up to speed on the latest anti-bribery laws and standards.

In this 60-minute session, you will learn:

  • Why bribery prevention is an important area of expertise for your team and what to do when compliance is in question
  • A complete list of the legal ramifications of a regulatory breach should an employee accept a questionable gift or service
  • How anti-bribery laws function, both domestically and internationally, and how to preserve the spirit of the law when creating your own policies
  • How to review your compliance programs and establish a mechanism for reporting bribery
  • Specific case studies of like-minded General Counsel who have used strong, anti-bribery policies to root out corruption in their workplaces and protected the integrity of their businesses as a result

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Jennifer Bergenfeld
Professor, New York University’s Stern School of Business
Wealth Management & Investment Advisory

Jennifer Bergenfeld is an Adjunct Professor of business law and professional responsibility at the NYU Stern School of Business, teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses.

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Since 2013, she has been senior counsel for the legal department of a global bank, covering investment advisory and wealth management departments as well as serving as Chief Legal Officer of the US mutual fund business and providing securities regulatory subject matter expertise to firmwide regulatory risk reviews. Prior to joining the bank, she spent several years providing legal and regulatory counsel consulting services to financial companies and boutique law firms, concentrating on contract negotiations and corporate legal and governance matters.

Ms. Bergenfeld previously served as General Counsel of EMG Investment Services, a startup financial services firm, advising on fund launches, private equity, fund formations, broker-dealer registration, corporate governance matters and regulatory compliance. Before that, she served as Counsel and Vice President in the Legal and Compliance Department of AllianceBernstein L.P. from 2002 to 2008 where she oversaw subadvisory mutual fund and institutional legal and regulatory matters.

Ms. Bergenfeld earned her BA in International Affairs from George Washington University and her MA in International Relations and MBA in Management and International Business (Beta Gamma Sigma honors) at NYU Stern where she also held a teaching fellowship in the Markets, Ethics & Law program. She was also a longtime member of the Financial Women’s Association, having served on the Wall Street Exchange and Directorships & Corporate Governance Committees, as well as 100 Women in Hedge Funds and HighWater Women.

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