TRACE hosts webinars on a variety of regulatory compliance topics on a monthly basis. Webinar recordings are available in the members-only Resource Center and can be used for ad hoc training or as part of a comprehensive global training program coupled with our eLearning. Select webinars are open to the public. Advanced training, available through TRACEpro, includes a selection of our recorded webinars.
Wednesday, 13 May 2020 | 1:00 PM EDT
During this session hear from Lauren Higgins, Consultant, TRACE and former Group Compliance Officer of a TRACE member firm, as she addresses the current momentum to expand the concept of “failure to prevent” legislation to both wider forms of economic crime and human rights breaches. UK legislation with the concept “failure to prevent” already exists related to bribery and tax evasion. Dissecting a recent report from the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), Lauren will draw parallels and differences between the current similar existing offences, the UK Modern Slavery Act (2015), and the proposed legislation. This session will also explore musings that the UK government would add a similar legislation for wider forms of economic crime and what these added legislations could mean for UK-linked companies without overwhelming their compliance functions.
CLE credits are available for this webinar in the following states – TX, VA, NY, NJ, CA. Additional instructions on how to obtain CLE credits will be provided during the webinar.
Lauren Higgins has specialized in compliance and specifically anti-bribery compliance for over 15 years. She has been both on the consulting side helping companies develop due diligence and compliance solutions and the in-house side, most recently leading the compliance and ethics function for a multinational company headquartered in the UK. She has created and managed programmes in response to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act, the Modern Slavery Act, the Criminal Finances Act, as well as helped with trade compliance and GDPR compliance. She also has particularly focused experience in building out systems and solutions for third party intermediary management for multinationals.
Lauren has spoken at many of TRACE’s compliance events, and is part of our TASA faculty. She is an American-British dual citizen based in the UK, and can speak French. She has direct experience working in Compliance across five continents.