Mikhail Reider-Gordon, LL.M., Managing Director, Institutional Ethics & Integrity, Affiliated Monitors Inc. to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Webcast

Top Quote The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Mikhail Reider-Gordon, LL.M., Managing Director, Institutional Ethics & Integrity, Affiliated Monitors Inc. will speak at its webcast entitled, “Legal Ethics Amid the COVID-19 Crisis: Demystifying Hot Buttons.” This event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET). End Quote
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    About Mikhail Reider-Gordon, LL.M.
    Professor Mikhail Reider-Gordon, LL.M., is Managing Director of Institutional Ethics & Integrity at Affiliated Monitors, Inc. She serves as an independent integrity monitor on a wide-range of matters to corporate and public entities under court-order and regulatory settlement agreements. Ms. Gordon’s practice areas of expertise include anti-corruption; anti-money laundering; technology and privacy compliance; ethics and accountability; the public sector and international law. Prof. Gordon began her professional career at the RAND Corporation and then moved to government, prior to returning to the private sector.

    Since 2015, she has been on faculty at the International Anti-Corruption Academy in Austria.

    Ms. Gordon holds several leadership positions with the American Bar Association. She is a Council member and the Operations Officer for the International Law Section. She previously served as the Section’s Technology Officer and Rule of Law Officer. She is a Senior Advisor to the International Anti-Corruption Committee which she formerly Co-Chaired. She is also Senior Advisor to the National Security Committee and is past Chair of the Section’s Anti-Money Laundering Committee; She co-chaired the Working Group on Beneficial Ownership Transparency. She also serves as Vice-Chair of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Committee within the ABA’s Science & Technology Law Section. She served as the Chair of the greater ABA’s Task Force on Gatekeeper Regulation and the Profession; and served on the ABA’s Standing Committee on Technology and Information Systems.

    About Affiliated Monitors Inc.
    Affiliated Monitors, Inc. was founded in 2004 by professionals from the legal, financial, insurance, healthcare, and criminal justice fields to provide independent monitoring services in diverse industries. Affiliated Monitors has served as the independent monitor in federal, state and private enforcement actions, tracking compliance with government regulations and industry practices in a variety of fields such as public utilities, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, healthcare, construction, transportation, retail and commerce.

    Affiliated Monitors has handled over 850 matters as the independent monitor throughout the U.S. and around the globe. Our work includes serving as the independent monitor in cases ranging from ethics and compliance evaluations of multinational businesses and manufacturers, to monitoring of individual licensed professionals for compliance with consent agreements.

    What distinguishes our professionals from others is that monitoring is our only business; it is not a sideline to some other professional practice or service.

    In different assignments, Affiliated Monitors has had a variety of titles, including Independent Compliance Officer, Independent Monitor, Compliance Auditor, Special Auditor, Special Ombudsmen, Integrity Monitor, and Ethics and Compliance Expert. Regardless of the titles, our role has been consistent: to objectively assess the compliance activities of a regulated business, report our findings and recommendations to a government agency, and bring value to our clients.

    The spread of the coronavirus has massively disrupted the way lawyers fulfill their obligations to their clients. From work-from-home set-up to virtual proceedings, lawyers had to adjust to the new means of working.

    However, pandemic or not, one thing does not change – lawyers’ ethical duties. Regardless of whether who is ill or which courthouse is closed, lawyers’ ethical obligation to put their client’s interest first remains. A plethora of issues creates an ethical minefield for lawyers who, therefore, need to put a straightforward plan in place to ensure that they and their clients are protected.

    In this webcast, lawyers and other legal industry professionals will learn how to meet their ethical duties during a pandemic and beyond. The speakers will cover the applicable rules of conduct, state regulations, and effective compliance strategies.

    Key topics include:
    • Ethical Dilemmas Arising from COVID-19
    • Lessons Learned
    • Considerations to Take in Various Areas of Ethics:
    o Communication
    o Diligence
    o Competence
    o Confidentiality
    o Supervision
    o Payment (Accepting Advances and Payments via Online Apps)
    • Risk Mitigation Strategies
    • Meeting Your Ethical Obligations – Best Practices During a Pandemic/Crisis

    About The Knowledge Group
    Founded in November 2006, The Knowledge Group has been at the forefront of providing quality continuing education programs for lawyers, accountants, financial executives, risk and compliance specialists, human resources professionals, technology officers, and business consultants in a wide range of industries.

    The Knowledge Group strives to be the best-in-class provider of continuing education by bringing forth relevant content you can’t get anywhere else.

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