ETHICAL BUSINESS, HOW TO RECOGNIZE AND REDUCE RISK

Vincent L. DiCianni

President of Affiliated Monitors

Vincent DiCianni is President and founder of Affiliated Monitors Inc. “AMI”, an independent monitoring and assessment firm that evaluates businesses for compliance with statutes and regulations.  Before launching Affiliated Monitors in 2004, Mr. DiCianni served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in private practice representing businesses and professionals.  In addition to overseeing Affiliated Monitors, and serving as an independent integrity monitor, Mr. DiCianni regularly conducts ethics and compliance assessments for clients in diverse fields, such as construction, corrections, financial services, education, and healthcare.  He works with clients to craft appropriate compliance measurement tools and to implement long-term strategies for supporting a culture of compliance within organizations.  AMI provides monitoring services for the United States Department of Justice, the Department of Defense, Health and Human Services, Department of Transportation and many other federal agencies. In addition to AMI’s monitoring and consulting engagements, AMI works with multi-national companies in designing, implementing and strengthening their programs.

Your company’s good name and the trust of stakeholders are two of its most important assets. How do you face the challenge of doing business in countries with different working conditions, employment standards, environmental laws and 'favours' / bribery and/or corruption may be the norm? What are the typical ethics challenges that businesses may face when doing business abroad and what steps can you take to recognize and reduce these risk factors?

Amy Baker

Attorney at Law, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Amy Baker is an experienced litigator with a background primarily in complex claims and deep experience with product liability, FDA compliance, intellectual property and brand protection, and privacy and data protection. She has handled matters on behalf of high tech and life sciences companies involving emerging and state-of-the-art technology products and services, brand management, intellectual property, growth strategies and more. Over the past decade, Amy has handled transactional matters and practiced in state and federal courts in Florida and California. She has tried several cases to successful verdicts for clients in a variety of industries in addition to briefing and arguing cases on appeal and handling administrative proceedings. Her cases have included intellectual property litigation, deceptive and unfair trade practices, privacy and data breach matters, class actions, product liability, food, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, and employment law matters.

 

TECHNOLOGY & LIFE SCIENCES

 

Amy is particularly adept at handling technically challenging and complex litigation, defending matters that are factually and procedurally intricate. Her practice grows apace with her clients’ involvement in developing technologies and the molecular, cellular and functional basis of therapy in the health care field, with an emphasis on the attendant implications for product liability exposures and security vulnerabilities. She is much in demand as a speaker and author on emerging technologies and the life sciences, continually monitoring advances in the life sciences, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, drones, the Internet of Things, 3D printing, wearable technology, robotics and more.

 

Amy works with young companies on the cutting edge that offer novel products or services, assisting them with brand protection, intellectual property, corporate agreements and employee agreements. She leverages Wilson Elser’s dynamic cross-practice capabilities to assist clients with related matters such as acquisitions, mergers or capital transactions.

 

As part of her practice Amy advises companies on compliance with Food & Drug Administration regulations. She has counseled medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, cosmetic companies and beverage companies on FDA compliance and has litigated claims involving improper warnings, misbranding and false advertising.

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY / BRAND PROTECTION

 

Amy handles the prosecution and defense of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation on behalf of life sciences, technology, agricultural and hobbyist companies. She has brought patent and trademark claims on behalf of life sciences and technology companies and prominent national brands, and is experienced in Lanham Act litigation. Amy also has successfully defended numerous copyright infringement claims and handled trade secret litigation on behalf of technology companies and military subcontractors.

 

Amy proactively counsels clients in planning and executing programs to protect their intellectual property rights, such as registration and licensing of trademarks, preparation of license agreements for software and other works, and brand building. She conducts and oversees audits of company policies and websites for compliance with state and federal laws and prepares internet-related documents such as terms of use, privacy policies and terms of sale. In the area of brand protection, Amy performs clearance searches and advises on the availability of trademarks and service marks, and prepares applications for registration in the USPTO.

Lauren Pittelli

Principal, Baker Logistics Consulting Services

Lauren is the founder and Principal of Baker Logistics Consulting Services, Inc, a consulting firm focused on addressing international transportation, trade and customs consulting needs. Her consulting services focus on 3PL selection and management, international air and sea transportation and customs and trade compliance.

 

Prior to starting Baker, Lauren spent thirty years in senior roles at leading international freight forwarding firms managing international transportation, customs and contract logistics activities in the midwest.

 

Lauren is a graduate of Harvard College and a licensed U.S. Customs House Broker. A frequent contributor to industry publications, she has written for IndustryWeek, Thomas, Supply and Demand Chain Executive and Material Handling & Logistics.

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