Managing Compliance Across Borders

ManagingComplianceAccrossBordersJune 26 - 28, 2019


This program is designed and presented in collaboration with the

University of St. Gallen

Who Should Consider This Program?

This intensive and interactive executive-level program is aimed at compliance, risk and audit management counsel and executives from firms and corporations around the world, whether they work in companies, regulatory authorities, or professional firms. Those who manage compliance professionals (e.g. business managers, board members) may also benefit from this program.

Tom FoxKeynote Speaker - Thomas Fox

Thomas Fox practiced law in Houston for 30 years and is now an Independent Consultant, assisting companies with anti-corruption and anti-bribery compliance. He is the author of the award winning FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog and the international best-selling book “Lessons Learned on Compliance and Ethics”. His second book, “Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act” was released in April, 2013. His latest work is an eBook entitled, “GSK in China: A Game Changer for Compliance”. He writes and lectures across the globe on anti-corruption and anti-bribery compliance programs and is the founder of the Compliance Podcast Network.

Schedule Information

This program has been designed to facilitate valuable networking opportunities. In addition to the lunches and breaks, there will be a Welcome Cocktail Reception and a separate Off-site Dinner. Please click on the days below for a more detailed schedule and list of speakers (including many international guests).

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

9:30-10:00am - Check-in (Coffee/Tea/Breakfast)

10:00-10:15am - Welcome (Hakim A. Lakhdar, Marcia Narine Weldon, Gabe-Shawn Varges)

10:15-11:00am - Approaches to Compliance: The Larger Picture (Gabe-Shawn Varges, University of St. Gallen (Switzerland))

11:00-11:45am – Managing Compliance: Emerging European and International Expectations w/ Brexit Impact (Moderator: Gabe-Shawn Varges, University of St. Gallen; Panelists: Martim Della Valle, Founder, Zenith Source; Maria Hernandez, Partner Head of Compliance, Eversheds, Madrid, Spain)

11:45am-12:00pm - Questions and Discussion

12:00-1:00pm - Lunch

1:15-2:45pm - Managing Compliance: The U.S. Context (Moderator: Marcia Narine Weldon, Miami Law; Panelists: Jack Giraudo, Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Olin; Chuck V. Senatore, Head of Risk Oversight, Devonshire Investors, Fidelity Investments)

Networking Break

3:15-4:45pm - Managing Compliance: The Latin American Context (Moderator: Hernan Pantaleon, Miami Law; Panelists: Jose Acosta, President, Latin American Operations and Public Affairs, UPS; Bruno Machado Ferla, Vice-President - Institutional, Legal and Compliance, BRF Brazil; Laura Paredes, Director/Compliance Officer for the Americas, Ingram Micro)

Day-End Questions and Discussion

5:00-6:00pm - Networking Cocktail (on-site)

Thursday, June 27, 2019

8:00-8:30am - Coffee/Tea/Breakfast

8:30-10:00am - Interactive Case Study 1: “The New Compliance Officer” (Moderator: Gabe-Shawn Varges, University of St. Gallen)

Networking Break

10:15-11:45am - Managing Compliance in Sports and Entertainment (Moderators and Panelists: Pending)

11:45am-12:00pm - Questions and Discussion

12:00-1:00pm - Lunch

1:15-2:45pm - Managing Compliance: The Regulatory/Investigative Context (Moderator: TBD; Panelists: Eric Bustillo, Miami Regional Director, SEC; Fabio Coimbra, Corporate Goverance Expert Group for Supervision, Central Bank of Brazil; Michael Farrel, EEOC Miami District Director)

Networking Break

3:15-4:45pm - Corruption and Bribery: Cross-Border Comparisons (Moderator TBD; Panelists: Ana-Paola (A.P.) Capaldo-Aoun, Ethics & Compliance Officer, Tech Data; Mitch Hyman, Lead for Global Compliance & Ethics, Royal Caribbean Cruiselines; Fernando Tamayo, Partner, Coffey Burlington)

Day-End Questions and Discussion

6:30pm – Cocktails/Dinner Off-Site (TBD)

Friday, June 28, 2019

8:00-8:30am - Coffee/Tea/Breakfast

8:30-10:00am - Data Protection and Privacy Compliance: Cross-Border Comparisons (Moderator TBD; Panelists: Regine Bonneau, CEO/Founder, Security and Third Party Risk Practitioner; Mike Capote, Chief Information Officer, MDO Partners; Lyndon Marquez, Senior Counsel, Privacy and Compliance & Ethics, Hilton Grand Vacations; Luis Salazar, Partner, Salazar Law LLP)

Networking Break

10:15-11:45am - Data Analytics and Its Value (Moderator: TBD; Panelists: Sebastian Ahrens, Director, PwC; David Bundi, Head of RegTech and Senior Manager at PwC Legal, Switzerland; Tanja Gromadzki, Ethics & Compliance Analyst, Tech Data)

11:45am-1:00pm - Lunch (Keynote Address: Tom Fox, FCPA Compliance & Ethics Report Podcast)

1:00-2:15pm - Money Laundering and Sanctions Compliance: Latest Developments (Moderator: TBD; Panelists: Michael Carter, Senior Director, Alvarez & Marsal, Disputes & Investigations LLC; Josue Garcia, Senior Manager of Ethics & Corporate Compliance, Global Legal, Carnival Corporation; Jason I. Poblete, Partner, PobleteTamargo LLP; Peter A. Quinter, Chair, Customs and International Trade Law Group, GrayRobinson, P.A.)

Networking Break

2:30-3:30pm - GC Perspective on the Future of Global Compliance (Moderator: Richard Montes de Oca, Managing Partner, MDO Partners; Panelists: Roy Gonzalez, LATAM Regional Counsel, Mastercard Worldwide; Juan Carlos Mencio, Senior Vice-President of Legal Affairs and Compliance, LATAM Airlines)

3:30-3:45pm - Lessons and Take-Aways from the Program

3:45pm - Program Concludes


University of Miami
1311 Miller Drive
Coral Gables, Florida 33146

CLE Information

CLE Credits: TBD from the Florida Bar


Program Fee: $2,500 (a non-profit discount is available, please contact Hakim A. Lakhdar for details)
Note: this fee includes program materials, breakfasts, lunchs, limited shuttle transportation to/from campus from a designated hotel, the Welcome Reception and Off-site Dinner during the program



Miami Law is working to reserve a limited number of rooms with a conveniently located local hotel at a negotiated rate for guests to book individually. However, if in the meantime, attendees prefer to pursue other accomodations, local hotels, AirBnb and VRBO have convenient and affortable options. A list of hotels close to campus with previously negotiated rates can be found here.


Contact: Hakim A. Lakhdar, Director of Professional Legal Programs