Technology and globalization are reshaping the business landscape - enabling companies to extend their reach, real-time connectivity and brand visibility in markets around the world. Yet, this digitized, global environment also makes it more challenging than ever to protect corporate assets and maintain the integrity of the organization and its reputation - "the brand." With supply chains, networked technologies, and strategic growth opportunities tightening the interconnection of businesses and markets - and cyber attacks growing more sophisticated and persistent every day - companies are increasingly vulnerable to fraud, misconduct and compliance risk. Coupled with increased government regulation and stepped-up enforcement, this new compliance and data intensive world poses a host of business challenges with implications for corporate strategy, operations, compliance and security. Engaging 1,500 directors and governance professionals in 27 cities, the dialogue and survey findings from ACI's Fall 2012 roundtable series shed light on critical governance challenges posed by digitization, globalization, increased government regulation and stepped-up enforcement, including how these four "game changers" are impacting the board’s oversight practices.
Jennifer Chunias, a partner in Goodwin Procter’s Litigation Department, served as a panelist. Ms. Chunias specializes in white collar criminal defense, False Claims Act litigation and investigations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance and investigations, securities fraud, health care fraud, and complex business and financial litigation.