The nation’s leading jurists, practitioners, business leaders, and scholars gathered at the Philip H. Corboy Law Center on Friday, October 20, to discuss the market-driven benefits of ethical conduct and regulatory compliance, as well as the legal pitfalls that firms face when adopting a more promiscuous operating context. Loyola’s annual Institute for Investor Protection Conference, “Corporate Ethics and Compliance in the Era of Re-Deregulation” also explored the growing corporate movement to embrace social responsibility activities, Dodd-Frank, and how a more relaxed approach to ethics and compliance issues has led to larger losses in shareholder wealth, reputational damage, regulatory fines, terminations, and lawsuits. A special luncheon presentation was delivered by Aaron Beam, found and former CFO of Health-South, and author of Ethics Playbook: Winning Ethically in Business. An article about the conference was published in Jim Hamilton’s World of Securities Regulation.
Loyola's Institute for Investor Protection (IIP) is a non-partisan, independent academic center that promotes investor protection for the individual consumer and the public, and seeks to shape policy issues affecting investors. Past IIP conference speakers include Nobel Prize-winning author Daniel Kahneman, former HUD secretary Shaun Donovan, and whistleblower Mark Whitacre.