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ACC to Hold Program on Cross-Border Risk Management
Amanda Knox's Defense Attorney and In-house Counsel to Address Legal System Disparities and Corporate Practice Issues

Posted: Apr 1, 2014

WASHINGTON (April 1, 2014) — The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a global bar association representing more than 33,000 in-house counsel in 85 countries, in conjunction with Dalla Vedova Studio Legale, will hold a program on cross-border risk management in diverging legal systems and how business lawyers can manage the international patchwork of compliance laws.


The case of Amanda Knox, an American citizen prosecuted in Italy in a widely publicized case, has underscored disparities in how national legal systems approach criminal proceedings. Beyond the specifics of this case, Knox's defense attorney Carlo Dalla Vedova and in-house counsel from Vail Resorts Management Company, Symantec Ltd., Gulf Bridge International and Wyndham Worldwide Corp. will discuss practical issues that corporate counsel should consider when handling different laws and investigations across borders. Additional issues to be spotlighted during the webcast include:

  • Anti-money laundering rules, anti-corruption laws and whistleblower policies
  • Differing rights to legal counsel and burden of proof standards
  • Attorney-client privilege, cultural divides and parallel proceedings
  • Due diligence, awareness and training, emergency preparedness and crisis communications


April 8, 2014

11 a.m. EST (3 p.m. GMT)


To register for the live webcast, visit www.acc.com/webcasts.


For press registration and inquiries, please contact Jane Myers, public relations coordinator, at (202) 677-4767 or myers@acc.com.

About ACC: The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is a global bar association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporations, associations and other private-sector organizations through information, education, networking opportunities and advocacy initiatives. With more than 33,000 members in 85 countries, employed by over 10,000 organizations, ACC connects its members to the people and resources necessary for both personal and professional growth. By in-house counsel, for in-house counsel.® For more information, visit www.acc.com and follow ACC on Twitter: @ACCinhouse.

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