SCCE brings together 1500 compliance and ethics professionals from 33 countries for the 2014 Compliance & Ethics Institute®, September 14-17, 2014, Chicago

Headliners included speakers from the DOJ, FBI, and SEC

International Compliance Award Recipients: Donna C. Boehme, Daniel R. Levinson, Smith Debnam LLP, and WSJ’s Risk and Compliance Journal honored

Minneapolis, MN ---September 18, 2014 --- Representatives from 33 countries including Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United States, and Zambia, assembled this past week in Chicago for the 2014 Compliance & Ethics Institute. The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics® (SCCE)® hosted 1500 participants, including 57 exhibitors, and celebrated its 10th Anniversary during the 2014 Compliance & Ethics Institute.

“The attendance at the SCCE’s 2014 Compliance & Ethics Institute really speaks volumes to the growth of the compliance profession,” said SCCE CEO Roy Snell. “An increase of more than 200 attendees demonstrates the increasing commitment to compliance by the business community. And having the FBI Director here, as well as senior officers at the SEC and Department of Justice, shows that the government values compliance programs tremendously.”

Keynoters at this year’s conference included leaders from government enforcement community including Joyce Branda, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, James B. Comey, Director, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Sean McKessy, Chief, Securities and Exchange Commission Office of the Whistleblower as well as Eric R. Havian, Partner, Phillips & Cohen, LLP, Marianne M. Jennings, emeritus professor of legal and ethical studies in business from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and Jennifer O’Brien, Chief Compliance Officer, UnitedHealthcare.

“The scope of compliance and ethics programs just keeps increasing. As it does we’re expanding the number of sessions available and topics addressed at this meeting. These days compliance teams need to both stay on top of current risks but also looking to new areas of risk as well,” said Snell.

On Monday evening, September 15, Donna C. Boehme, Principal, Compliance Strategists LLC, Daniel R. Levinson, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Smith Debnam LLP, Raleigh, North Carolina, the first law firm to have a compliance program of its own, and The WSJ’s Risk and Compliance Journal were honored during the International Compliance & Ethics Awards Dinner. 

“We’re at a critical point in the development of compliance,” said Snell. “The people we honored are working to ensure that the profession has the independence and the expertise it needs to continue to thrive.”

Social media was trending at this year’s Compliance & Ethics Institute, helping to spread the word about the 2014 Compliance & Ethics Institute; 283 users tweeted #SCCEcei over 2,000 times at the conference reaching 286,258 people. 

“Usually when people think about social media in a compliance context it’s because there’s a problem.  At the Compliance & Ethics Institute it was just the opposite. Social media was central to sharing wisdom, networking and connecting with both other attendees and compliance professionals all over the world,” said Snell.

More about the 2014 Compliance & Ethics Institute
SCCE's Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute is the annual education and networking event for professionals working in compliance and ethics around the world. At this meeting, participants learn the latest methods and strategies for developing and improving their compliance programs in this rapidly growing and evolving profession.

About the SCCE
The Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE), established in 2004, is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. SCCE is a non-profit professional member association that serves more than 4,500 compliance and ethics professionals globally.The association provides resources and training to compliance professionals and champions ethical practices and compliance standards. Visit the SCCE website at