Whistleblowing and Corporate Change
Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY
On Tuesday, October 20, 2015, the NYU Journal of Law & Business and The Classical Liberal Institute held a conference on “Whistleblowing and Corporate Change” at New York University School of Law. Experts from law and business academia and the private sector discussed whistleblowing regimes and non-governmental enforcement of corporate law.
The three panels focused on the internal design of whistleblowing regimes at firms, the design of bounty programs that incentivize whistleblowers to reveal information to government enforcement agencies, and how to implement change into an existing culture of corporate wrongdoing.
10:00-11:30am Panel 1: Whistleblowing Inside the Firm
Helen Scott, Professor of Law, New York University School of Law (Moderator)
Maria Hermida, Chief Ethics Officer, Citigroup
Mark Labaton, Partner, Isaacs, Friedberg & Labaton LLP
Abby Meiselman, former Head of Investment Bank Litigation, UBS
Geoffrey Miller, Stuyvesant P. Comfort Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
11:30 – 12:45pm Lunch
12:45- 2:15pm Panel 2: Incentivizing Whistleblowing to the Government
Jennifer Arlen, Norma Z. Paige Professor of Law, New York University School of Law (Moderator)
Marc Elovitz, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
David Engstrom, Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
John Fullerton III, Member of the Firm, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Christina Skinner, Associate in Law, Columbia Law School
2:15-2:30pm Coffee Break
2:30-4:00pm Panel 3: Changing a Culture of Wrongdoing
Richard Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University School of Law (Moderator)
Miriam Baer, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
Tracy High, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
James Lukaszewski, Management Consultant/Crisis Manager, The Lukaszewski Group
Joseph Yockey, Professor and Michael and Brenda Sandler Faculty Fellow in Corporate Law, University of Iowa College of Law