Lunchtime Lectures

Anti-Corruption, Ethics, and Compliance in International Business

Co-sponsor: NYLS International Law Society

Allegations of bribery, corruption, or ethical failures damage client reputations, affect shareholder returns, and can result in corporate collapse. In a two-part lecture, energy law expert Thomas Hickey explains how–as counsel–you can help clients avoid these pitfalls.

tom-hickey-lunch-flyer-photoPart 1: February 15, 2017: Overview of anti-bribery statutes in the United States, the United Kingdom, and other jurisdictions, and examples of non-compliance and its consequences.

Part 2: February 16, 2017: The attorney’s role in corporate integrity and governance, business ethics, human rights, data protection, cyber-security, and anti-money laundering.

Thomas Hickey is a director and co-founder of Thrive Energy Limited, which advises on complex oil and gas issues. Mr. Hickey has 17 years of international corporate and operational oil and gas experience at Hess Corporation, Transocean Inc., and Subsea 7 S.A. He is a Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution Accredited Mediator; is qualified to practice law in England, Wales, and California, and has an M.B.A.

  • Dates: See above.
  • Time: 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
  • Location: W520
  • Lunch: A free lunch will be provided.
  • CLE: None
  • Registration: Please click here.
  • Note: You can attend any one or all of the lectures.

Lunchtime Lecture: Developments in Contractual Practice and Dispute Resolution in Japan

  • Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
  • Time: 12:45 pm–1:45 pm
  • Location: W-520
  • Lunch: A free lunch will be provided.
  • Registration: Please click here.

Rikiya SakamotoRikiya Sakamoto is Professor of Law at the Nihon University College of Law in Japan where he has been teaching U.S. law in the areas of constitutional law, contracts, torts, civil procedure, and international dispute resolution from the perspective of Japanese law since 2003. Before joining the faculty of the Nihon University, Mr. Sakamoto practiced international commercial litigation in the United States as a New York State-licensed attorney as well as a foreign law attorney licensed in Japan. He taught “International Litigation & Arbitration in Japan” as a visiting professor at U.C. Hastings College of the Law, and served as a visiting scholar at Pennsylvania State University Law School. Professor Sakamoto received his legal education in both Japan and United States, obtaining a Bachelor of Law degree at Nihon University College of Law, and Master of Law and Master of Comparative Law degrees at Tulane University Law School.