Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Polite, Jr., the head of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, will deliver a keynote speech at Compliance Week’s 2022 National Conference in Washington, D.C. Polite will speak on May 17.
BOSTON, MA, March 28, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Polite, Jr., the head of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, will deliver a keynote speech at Compliance Week’s 2022 National Conference in Washington, D.C. Polite will speak on May 17, Day 2 of the three-day event (May 16-18) that will be held at the JW Marriott.
Polite is uniquely qualified to address the audience of senior compliance executives at the conference because he was formerly a chief compliance officer (CCO). He held the title at Fortune 500 electric power company Entergy from April 2017-July 2018.
Polite oversees the development and enforcement of federal criminal laws. He and his staff maintain the DOJ’s “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” guidance, which is regarded as a must-read for chief compliance officers and business leaders looking to benchmark their programs to meet the agency’s expectations.
The Compliance Week National Conference is in its 17th year and will held in person for the first time since 2019. It will feature nine keynote sessions, 21 smaller room panels, more than a dozen boardroom-style “conversations,” four interactive workshops, a VIP think tank, a women’s brunch, and plenty of time for networking.
Polite was confirmed to lead the Justice Department’s Criminal Division in July. During his time in the position, he has delivered a speech on enhanced efforts by the DOJ to ensure victim issues are paid proper attention by businesses during the agency’s investigation process and spoke recently on new considerations to have chief compliance officers sign off certifying their programs are reasonably designed as part of guilty pleas and deferred/nonprosecution agreements.
Polite won’t be the only regulator speaking at the event. Day 2 will kick off with a fireside chat with two Commissioners from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): Allison Herren Lee and Hester Peirce. The two will discuss the agency’s priorities for 2022 and beyond.
Lawrence Scheinert, associate director of compliance and enforcement at the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, is also scheduled to speak as part of a Day 3 panel on navigating international sanctions.
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