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Blank Rome’s Frederick Lipman to Present at 10th Annual European GRC Summit

Blank Rome LLP Partner Frederick D. Lipman will be a featured presenter on two topics at the 10th Annual European GRC Summit, which will be held November 10-11, 2016, at the corporate offices of Grant Thornton in London, England. Mr. Lipman’s first presentation will be held on November 10 on “Is Your Compliance Policy Defective Because It Does Not Encourage Whistleblowers?”, and his second presentation will be held on November 11 on “Criminal and Civil Liability of Directors, Officers and Executives for Wrongdoing: The Yates Memo and Its World-Wide Application.”

This annual GRC (“Governance, Risk Management, Compliance and IT Security”) two-day conference will host global governance, risk management, compliance, IT security, legal, and audit executives to engage in a series of expert presentations, workshops, business cases, best practices, roadmaps, and frameworks on structured GRC processes for all stakeholders. The conference will strive to help global companies achieve appropriate governance and compliance controls, as well as maximize business value by improving operational decision making and strategic planning. To learn more, please visit www.grcassembly.com.

Mr. Lipman is a founder and the president of the Association of Audit Committee Members, Inc., a nonprofit association dedicated to developing best practices for audit committees, with approximately 500 members, including several international members. He is an internationally known authority on business law and has authored 17 books, including four books on corporate governance, namely Audit Committees (Bloomberg/BNA, 2015), Whistleblowers:  Incentives, Disincentives and Protection Strategies (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012), Executive Compensation Best Practices (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2008), and Corporate Governance Best Practices (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006). Mr. Lipman has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, and Chinese television, and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Forbes, and other publications. He has lectured in China, Thailand, India, Australia, and at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Mr. Lipman taught in the MBA program at the Wharton School of Business and at the University of Pennsylvania Law School for a combined total of 13 years, and at Temple University Law School for five years.