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In this series of short conversations, our Global Compliance & Investigations team connects with senior ethics and compliance experts to discuss a wide range of topics, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent events on their professional and personal lives, how they’ve adapted to COVID-19, the measures taken by their organization and what the future may hold for the compliance community. The first series features our co-chair of Global Compliance & Investigations, Joanna Ludlam, as she speaks with key industry compliance, ethics and integrity experts.

Episode 4: Conversation with Amber Kagan, General Electric (GE)

Jo Ludlam speaks to Amber Kagan, chief compliance officer and head of labor and employment at General Electric (GE), about managing adjustments to compliance policies and reprioritizations for compliance strategies. Jo and Amber also talk about the importance of Speak Up culture and the Black Lives Matter movement and its impact on the future of compliance, diversity and inclusion.

Episode 3: Conversation with Cindy Terme, Salesforce

Jo Ludlam speaks to Cindy Terme, EMEA/UK/I head of Global Ethics & Integrity at Salesforce, about the importance of listening, communication and making personal connections during COVID-19 as well as the power of innovation, creativity and collaboration within compliance teams.

Episode 2: Conversation with Mary Dontzin, Nokia

Jo Ludlam speaks to Mary Dontzin, head of Business Integrity at Nokia, about key challenges and solutions for compliance teams during COVID-19 as well as the increasing reliance on technology, including identifying new risks and mitigating them.

Episode 1: Conversation with Claire Handley, JLL

Jo Ludlam speaks to Claire Handley, chief ethics and compliance officer at JLL, about how working from home and the impact of COVID-19 have brought both challenges and opportunities for the compliance function, and together they explore the heightened interconnection of privacy, health and safety and compliance.

Author

Joanna Ludlam is a partner in the Dispute Resolution team in Baker McKenzie's London office, where she leads the market-leading Regulatory, Public & Media law team and also co-leads the office's Compliance & Investigations Practice Group. At an international level, she co-chairs the Firm's Global Compliance & Investigations Steering Committee. In 2016, Joanna was named as one of The Lawyer’s “Hot 100” for her practice, and is recognised by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

Author

Tristan Grimmer is a partner in Baker McKenzie's London office. He is a member of the Compliance & Investigations and the International Trade and Competition practice groups. Tristan joined the Firm as a trainee in March 2004, qualifying in March 2006. He has advised on parallel investigations by authorities in the United States, Switzerland, Brazil, Japan, and has spent time working in Baker McKenzie's Chicago office. Tristan was recently named as a "Next Generation Lawyer" in the UK Legal 500 2017 directory.

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Luis Gomez serves as partner in the London office’s EU, Competition & Trade Department and currently chair of the EMEA Competition Group. He advises on general competition and merger control law at both the EU and UK levels, as well as varied competition issues in a wide range of industry sectors, including the oil and gas, mining, chemicals, infrastructure, agribusiness, media, consumer goods and financial services sectors. Luis is co-author of "State Measures and Public Bodies" in PLC’s EC and UK Competition Law Practice Manuals. He joined Baker McKenzie in 1994 and became a partner in 2003.