Loyola University Chicago

Institute For Investor Protection

School of Law

Annual Institute for Investor Protection Conference

Friday October 20, 2017
Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Annual Institute for Investor Protection Roundtable Conference 

Corporate Ethics and Compliance in the Era of Re-Deregulation

The Loyola Institute for Investor Protection is pleased to co-host with the Institute for Law and Economic Policy, its seventh annual conference entitled “Corporate Ethics and Compliance in the Era of Re-Deregulation ” on Friday, October 20, 2017. 

The nation’s leading jurists, practitioners, business leaders and scholars will assess the meaning of the new business environment while still emphasizing the market-driven benefits of ethical conduct and compliance, as well as the legal pitfalls facing firms that assume that the new environment means a more promiscuous operating context. In addition, speakers and panelists will discuss and debate whether allowing a more relaxed approach to ethics and compliance issues will lead to large losses in shareholder wealth, reputational damage, regulatory fines, terminations and lawsuits. The role of disclosure under the federal securities laws in terms of material breaches of ethical and legal norms will also be considered.

8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Registration (13th Floor)
8:50 a.m. Welcome
  • Michael Kaufman, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
9:00 a.m. Special Presentation: Going Beyond Ethics and Compliance: The Growing Corporate Movement to Embrace Social Value Creation
  • Seth Green, Director, Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility
9:45 a.m.

Topic 1: Assessing the Current Legal and Business Terrain

Moderator: Charles Murdock, Loyola University Chicago School of Law


  • Melinda Molina, Capital University Law School
  • Steven Ramirez, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • Cheryl Wade, St. John’s University School of Law
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m.

Topic 2: In Search of Pragmatic Corporate Ethical Guidelines

Moderator: Marc Gross, Pomerantz LLP


  • Bob Chung, Arete Wealth Management
  • Kristin Johnson, Seton Hall University School of Law
  • Bethany McLean, journalist and best-selling author
  • Ann Olazabal, University of Miami School of Business Administration
  • Thomas Rafter, Grant Thorton
12:15 p.m. Special Luncheon Presentation: Aaron Beam, Founder and former CEO of Health-South, Author of Ethics Playbook: Winning Ethically in Business
1:15 p.m.

Topic 3: The Dodd Frank Death Knell Moderator: Joe Grant, Florida A&M University College of Law


  • Wendy Couture, University of Idaho College of Law
  • Howard Suskin, Jenner & Block
  • Celia Taylor, Sturm College of Law, University of Denver
2:15 p.m. Special Presentation: Hon. Shira Scheindlin, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (retired)
2:45 p.m. Ice Cream Reception

This program has been approved for 5.25 MCLE hours, including 2.5 hours of Professional Responsibility Legal Ethics credit.

To register for the conference, please email lawinvestorprotection@luc.edu