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Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics to Hold the 6th Annual Compliance and Ethics Institute, Sept 9-11, 2007, Sheraton New Orleans

Speakers include Fredric D. Firestone, Associate Director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Glen T. Ware, Chief Investigative Counselor, World Bank Department of Institutional Integrity, and Paula J. Desio, Chair for Ethics Policy, Ethics Resource Center, Former Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Sentencing Commission

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) will host its 6th Annual Compliance and Ethics Institute in New Orleans, LA, September 9-11, 2007.

Compliance, governance, and ethics officers at Kraft Foods, CA, Inc., Shell Oil, Allstate Insurance, Warner Music Group, 3M, Allstate Insurance, Qwest, Sprint Nextel, Tenet Healthcare along with hundreds of other business ethics and compliance leaders will participate in this landmark conference.

The SCCE has assembled an expert faculty drawn from leading corporations, law firms, ethics organizations, academia, and the government to offer detailed presentations addressing challenging compliance issues related to designing, implementing, and managing effective compliance programs. In addition, representatives from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, and the U.S. Sentencing Commission, Certified Fraud Examiners Association, The World Bank will address the conference.

“Compliance and ethics is one of the fastest growing professions in corporate America,” said Roy Snell, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics Chief Executive Officer. “Given the fast pace of change, this new profession is facing major challenges in providing the resources needed to develop and maintain effective compliance and ethics programs,” said Snell.

“The 6th Annual Compliance and Ethics Institute is planned by compliance and ethics professionals working in this challenging arena. The over 50 sessions address compliance, internal audit, and ethics issues common to all industries,” added Snell.

Challenging Compliance Issues Addressed

As compliance and ethics professionals daily grapple with a myriad of business issues, this year’s Compliance Institute offers a comprehensive educational program. Sessions topics include:

  –Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  –Sarbanes-Oxley Act Update
  –Teaching Big Shots to Behave
  –Conflicts of Interest: The Government Perspective
  –Federal Monitors
  –What To Do When the Government Comes Knocking
  –Codes, Territories, and Political Landmines: A Case Study on creating a
    “Best Practices” Code of Ethics and Negotiating the Obstacles to
  –Conducting an Effective Compliance Investigation
  –Values Alignment in Hiring Executives
  –The FRCP Amendments and Document Preservation: Compliance and Monitoring
  –When Corporate Culture Makes You Cringe
  –Codes of Conduct
  –We are the Champions: How to Bring Out the Ethics Champion in Your CEO
    and Board
  –Handling Whistleblowers Risk in Your Organization
  –Protecting Personal and Confidential Date of Your Customers, Suppliers,
    and Employees
  –OECD Follow Up
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Helping through Habitat for Humanity — SCCE Volunteer Opportunity

SCCE is partnering with the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity to organize a day-long work effort where Compliance and Ethics Institute attendees may contribute to the rebuilding of the city’s surrounding areas.

Conference attendees will join with colleagues and SCCE staff on Saturday, September 8, 2007, from 7:30 AM – 3 PM. SCCE will provide a continental breakfast, boxed lunch, and bottled water. Conference attendees may contact Lizza Catalano at +1 952 933 4977 for more information.

Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) Certification Exam Offered

The CCEP exam will be given on Wednesday, September 12, 2007, from 9 to 11 AM. Individuals who wish take the CCEP exam must pre-register by Friday, August 10, 2007. To apply, download the application from the SCCE Web site:

Press Passes for Media Representatives

To register as press for this landmark conference on corporate compliance and ethics please complete the press registration form located on the SCCE Web site — — by the close of business on August 30, 2007 and send it to: Margaret Dragon by fax: +1 781 593 4920 or by E-mail to [email protected] . Please call Margaret Dragon at + 1 781 593 4924 with any questions you may have.

Compliance and Ethics Profession Background

A new C-level executive has emerged from past corporate excesses and the resulting legislation such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act-the Corporate Compliance and Ethics Officer. Christian & Timbers, a U.S. executive search firm, listed Chief Compliance Officer third among their Top 10 Hot Jobs for 2005. The Corporate Compliance Officer position may now be found in almost every industry, in public and private companies, and in nonprofit organizations. Corporate compliance professionals and ethics and business conduct professionals are generally responsible for developing and overseeing corporate compliance and ethics programs to ensure their organization’s compliance with regulations governing their industry.

For More Information Contact: Jodi Erickson or Lizza Catalano Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics 6500 Barrie Road, Suite 250 Minneapolis, MN 55435 USA Tel: (toll free) 888 277 4977 or +1 952 933 4977 For more information click here: About the SCCE

The Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE) is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. Its mission is to champion compliance standards, corporate governance and ethical practice in the business community, and to provide the necessary resources for compliance and ethics professionals and others who share these principles. Visit the SCCE Web site at, Tel: 888 277 4977 or +1 952 933 4977. Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics is located at 6500 Barrie Road, Suite 250, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55435. E-mail: [email protected].

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