MDO Partners Featured at Managing Compliance Across Borders

Richard Montes De Oca

Mike Capote

MDO Partners’ Managing Partner Richard Montes de Oca and Compliance Advisor and Chief Information Officer Mike Capotespoke at Managing Compliance Across Borders, an advanced executive program that took place June 26-28, 2019 at the Donna E. Shalala Student Centerin Coral Gables, Florida.

The firm collaborated with the University of Miami School of Law on the program, which was presented in association with Switzerland’s University of St. Gallen Executive School of Management, Technology and Law. The three-day event served as an intensive and interactive executive-level program aimed at compliance, risk and audit management counsel and executives from firms and corporations around the world. The various panels provided an opportunity to discuss timely, critical, and practical global compliance insights on anti-corruption, including FCPA and anti-money laundering.

Richard Montes De Oca led a panel of General Counsels from Mastercard, Ryder and Integra Connect on the General Counsel Perspective on the Future of Global Compliance. The panelists shared their perspectives on the importance of establishing a strong ethical culture. They emphasized the focus should not just be at the top of the organization, but also with middle managers and locally in various regions around the world.

In addition, the panel discussed how there has been an increase in budgets and resources for compliance as a result of the increasing expectations and significant scrutiny by regulators. Finally, the panel discussed the importance of striking the right balance between risk, compliance and business. And while compliance results in increasing costs in the short term, it pays dividends in the long run.

Mike Capote joined the panel on Data Protection and Privacy Compliance: Cross-Border Comparisons, which had specialists from Hilton Grand Vacations, Kaufman Rossin, Security and Third-Party Risk Practitioner, and Salazar Law LLP. The panel compared and contrasted data privacy legislation/regulation by examining the way the rights of individuals, consent, data transfers/sharing, and enforcement activities are addressed across the globe.

During the discussion, Mike focused on the operational security requirements, best practices, and challenges in implementing the directives established by the current patchwork of data privacy laws in the US and abroad; i.e. GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation), LGPD (Brazilian General Data Protection Act), CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act).

For more Information on Managing Compliance Across Boarders, visit: https://www.law.miami.edu/managing-compliance-across-borders .