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Corporate Compliance & Ethics: Wells Fargo and Beyond, Oct. 17


Whether it is suspect sales practices, faulty car emissions standards or bribery, it seems like each year there are more stories of corporate wrongdoing dominating the headlines. A key example is the recent scandal at Wells Fargo, where the bank admits creating up to 3.5 million potentially fraudulent accounts costing many retail banking customers money and impacting their credit ratings. Although the bank has settled some claims against it, regulatory actions and litigation are on-going. How did this happen? How can similar problems be prevented in the future?

The David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance brings together experienced executives and lawyers to examine the current legal and ethical landscape, and to explore productive ways to move forward within the corporate world.

Entitled “Corporate Compliance & Ethics: Wells Fargo and Beyond,” the program will feature Philip A. Marineau, a former CEO of Fortune 500 companies and currently a partner at a private equity firm; Juliana S. O’Reilly, an executive and managing counsel for American Expressand Carol Ann Petren, a former top executive and general counsel for CIGNA Corporation.

The event will be held at noon on Wednesday, October 17 at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, Room 101. Lunch, at limited quantities, will be provided.