The Director's Role in Corporate Compliance and Ethics
Our panelists, Steve Reynolds, Howard Scheck and Caroline West will discuss their experiences in building and maintaining strong ethics and compliance programs. They will share their firsthand experiences in having dealt with governmental agencies, including SEC Enforcement and DOJ. In today’s complex world, there is no topic more important to a corporate director than ethics and compliance.
Location and Time
Top of the Tower
Three Logan Square, 51st Fl 1717 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Stephen ReynoldsStephen R. Reynolds, Aramark Corporation, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary Steve Reynolds joined Aramark in September 2012 as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, and is a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team. He leads an accomplished legal team that supports Aramark’s corporate and business unit legal matters across all lines of business, and oversees the Company’s global compliance and corporate security functions. Prior to joining Aramark he spent seven years as an executive with Alcatel-Lucent, having served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel from 2006 through August of 2012. In that position he provided leadership for a large global legal function, managing the company’s corporate, contractual, litigation, regulatory, compliance, and other needs. He was also a member of the company’s Ethics and Compliance Council and Senior Management team. Before joining Alcatel-Lucent, Steve was Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel at Sanofi-Aventis, at the time the world’s third largest pharmaceutical company. In addition to his time as in-house counsel, he spent 18 years practicing commercial and corporate law with two law firms in the New York/New Jersey area – Gibbons, P.C. and Haight, Gardner, Poor & Havens. Mr. Reynolds is a graduate of the Fordham University School of Law and Princeton University. He is a member of the New York and New Jersey bars.
Howard ScheckHoward A. Scheck, KPMG LLP, Forensics Partner Howard A. Scheck, CPA/JD is a Partner in KPMG’s Forensics practice in Washington, D.C. Before joining KPMG in 2013, he served as the Chief Accountant in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement. Previously, he had served at the SEC for a combined 11 years as a Branch Chief, Senior Counsel and Staff Attorney in Enforcement. Howard specializes in assisting counsel for public companies and audit committees in responding to SEC inquires involving accounting, FCPA and trading-related issues. His work includes assisting counsel in conducting independent investigations (including those involving whistleblower allegations), and in defending persons and entities that are the subjects of government inquiries (or class action lawsuits). Howard also has experience in assisting companies in enhancing anti-fraud and FCPA compliance programs. During his career in both the private and public sectors, Howard has overseen numerous investigations involving a multitude of accounting, internal control, disclosure and auditing related issues involving public companies. He has also helped prosecute and defend public companies, audit committees, financial reporting officers and auditors and has had the opportunity to address financial reporting enforcement issues from a variety of perspectives.
Caroline WestCaroline West, Olympus Corporation of the Americas, Chief Compliance Officer Caroline West joined Olympus Corporation of the Americas in January 2016 as Chief Compliance Officer. Previously she served over 10 years as Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance & Risk Officer for Shire Pharmaceuticals where she reported to the CEO and the Board and was responsible for building and leading a global compliance program with a staff of professionals located in the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia/Pacific regions. Caroline also led the Enterprise Risk Management program and the Privacy, Health Safety and Environment (HSE) and Global Security functions. Prior to Shire, Caroline spent nearly 5 years with Aventis most recently as VP Global Legal Compliance. Earlier in her career, she spent time in various legal and compliance positions at Rhone Poulenc Rorer, UGI Corporation and Pepper Hamilton LLP, where she began her career as an associate. Ms. West is a graduate of Smith College and Dickinson Law and she is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania.