Michael Littenberg: Supply Chain Compliance and CSR

As part of his practice, Michael Littenberg advises a significant number of leading companies on supply chain compliance (including the SEC’s Conflict Minerals Rule), responsible sourcing and corporate social responsibility (business and human rights), and is widely viewed as a leading practitioner in this area. In addition, Michael has more than 25 years of experience representing U.S. and foreign public and private companies, investment banks, private equity funds, and other private investment funds in transactional matters, including securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions, and governance and ongoing compliance. His clients range from large well-known institutions to growing companies across every major industry.

For more information on Michael’s securities,mergers and acquisitions and other experience, please see his main bio.

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Publications

The below publications are prior to Ropes & Gray:

  • “Conflict Minerals Reporting: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Your Supply Chain,” Source Intelligence (2015 Best Practices)
  • “Court Denies Petitions for Rehearing in Conflict Minerals Rules Case (But the Litigation Isn't Over Yet),” (November 10, 2015)
  • “United Kingdom Publishes Modern Slavery Act Guidance: An Overview, Selected Next Steps and Takeaways,” (October 30, 2015)
  • “Petitions Filed to Overturn Decision in Conflict Minerals Rule Litigation,” AIAG Newsletter (October 6, 2015)
  • Contributor, “To Audit or Not to Audit? Learn If a Conflict Minerals IPSA Is Right for You,” (August 2015)
  • “D.C. Circuit Panel Reaffirms Conflict Minerals Rule Decision,” (August 18, 2015); republished in Diamond District Monthly (October 2015)
  • “New U.K. Supply Chain Disclosures Apply to U.S. Companies,” Law360 (August 6, 2015)
  • “New Disclosure Requirements Relating to Human Trafficking in the Supply Chain to Take Effect in October 2015,” (August 3, 2015)
  • Advisory Panel, “Dodd-Frank Section 1502- RY2014 Filing Evaluation,” The Payson Center for International Development of Tulane University Law School (July 27, 2015)
  • “European Parliament Votes in Favor of Mandatory Conflict Minerals Compliance Requirements for Downstream Companies,” (May 20, 2015)
  • “Complying with the SEC’s New Conflict Minerals Rule: An Overview for Compliance Professionals,” The Complete Compliance and Ethics Manual (Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics) (2013-2015)
  • “New FAR Rule Requires Federal Contractors and Subcontractors to Implement Compliance Programs Relating to Human Trafficking, Including Due Diligence,” (February 6, 2015)
  • “AICPA Issues Additional Conflict Minerals Audit Guidance: An Overview and Suggested Action Items for Registrants,” (January 29, 2015)
  • “D.C. Court of Appeals Grants Rehearing of Conflict Minerals Rule Decision,” (November 18, 2014); republished in Westlaw Journal- Securities Litigation & Regulation (January 8, 2015)
  • “Conflict Minerals Reporting: A Review of Calendar Year 2013 Filings and Recommendations for Calendar Year 2014 Compliance,” (September 2014); republished in Law360 (October 2014)
  • “Additional Supply Chain Disclosures by U.S. Public Companies Proposed,” (July 8, 2014); republished in Westlaw Journal-Securities Litigation & Regulation (August 2014)
  • “Breaking News – Motion to Stay Conflict Minerals Rule Denied – June 2 Filing Deadline Remains In Effect,” (May 14, 2014)
  • “SEC Publishes Statement on Conflict Minerals Reporting - Important New Guidance on Timing, Product Labeling and Audit Requirements,” (April 30, 2014)
  • “Appellate Court Issues Opinion on Conflict Minerals Rule – Portions of District Court Decision Affirmed and Portions Reversed,” (April 14, 2014)
  • “SEC Releases Additional Conflict Minerals FAQs – An Overview for Issuers and Audit Professionals,” (April 8, 2014)
  • “European Commission Proposes EU Conflict Minerals Legislation – Takeaways for U.S. Registrants and Other Companies,” (March 5, 2014)
  • “Preparing for Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance: Company Action Items Checklist,” Practical Law (February 2014)
  • “The AICPA's Recent Conflict Minerals Guidance – An Overview for Public Companies,” (January 29, 2014)
  • “Conflict Minerals Compliance: Observations and Recommendations for 2014 and Beyond,” (January 22, 2014); republished in Main Justice (January 27, 2014) and Practical Law (February 2014)
  • “Rule of Law: The New Conflict Minerals Rule Affects Mining and Metals Companies Across the World,” Mining, People and the Environment (October 2013)
  • “Conflict Minerals Rule Decision Appealed – What Does This Mean for Your Compliance Program?” (August 22, 2013)
  • “Court Upholds Conflict Minerals Rule – Is Your Compliance Program on Track?” (July 23, 2013)
  • “SEC Publishes Conflict Minerals FAQs,” (May 31, 2013)
  • “Is Conflict Minerals Regulation Going International? New Developments in Canada and the EU,” (April 9, 2013)
  • “Ramping Up Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance – A Near-Term Checklist for Public and Private Companies,” (January 16, 2013)
  • “Conflict Minerals Rule Challenged in Court – What Should Public and Private Companies Do Now? Near-Term Action Items in Today's Uncertain Regulatory Environment,” (November 9, 2012)
  • “SEC's Conflict Minerals Rule Challenged in Court,” (October 22, 2012)
  • “Conflict Minerals Rule Adopted: Compliance Considerations for Privately-Owned Companies in the Jewelry Industry,” Diamond District Monthly (October 2012)
  • “What IR Departments Need to Know About the SEC's Conflict Minerals Rule,” IR Magazine (September 2012)
  • “Conflict Minerals Diligence” and “Preparing for Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance: Company Action Items Checklist,” Practical Law (September 2012)
  • “SEC Adopts Final Conflict Minerals Rule: An Overview of the Rule, Action Items and Resources for Compliance,” (August 27, 2012)
  • “A Conflict Minerals Rule at Last? Resources to Prepare for Compliance,” (July 3, 2012)
  • “The SEC's Conflict Minerals Rule: An Overview for Companies in the Jewelry Industry,” Diamond District Monthly (April 2012)
  • “Conflict Minerals Due Diligence” and “Preparing for Conflict Minerals Compliance: Company Action Items Checklist,” Practical Law (November 2011)

Presentations

  • “Supply Chain Assurance: Legal and Accounting,” Sustainability Investment Leadership Council Conference (May 2018) 
  • “Strategies for Promoting Human Rights Through the Private Sector: The Shareholder, the Advocate, and Finding Common Ground,” Cordozo's Heyman Center on Corporate Governance and the Cordozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights Panel Discussion (April 2018)
  • Conflict Minerals and Supply Chain Compliance for 2018,” Crowe Horwath Webinar (April 2018)
  • Socially Responsible Investing 101,” California Alternative Investments Association Webinar (March 2018)
  • An Overview of the SASB Sustainability Disclosure Standards for Issuers and Investors,” SASB Webinar (March 2018)
  • “Navigating the Legal Landscape,” Assent Compliance Supply Chain Summit Series Panel Discussion (February 2018)
  • “Global Conflict Minerals,” Assent Compliance Supply Chain Summit Series Panel Discussion (February 2018)
  • Conflict Minerals: Tackling Your Next Form SD,” TheCorporateCounsel.Net Webinar (February 2018)
  • The STRT & Comply Chain: Speaking with the US Department of Labor,” Social Responsibility Alliance Webinar (January 2018)
  • An Overview of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) for Supply Chain and Compliance Professionals,” CSR Webinar Series (January 2018)
  • EU Conflict Minerals Regulation – How Should Companies Prepare?” Responsible Minerals Initiative Webinar (December 2017)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and the Supply Chain – An Overview for Pharmaceutical Companies,” Client Presentation (December 2017) 
  • “Climate Risk and Climate Change Disclosure – The Costs of Action and Inaction,” Climate Disclosure Standards Board Panel Discussion (December 2017)
  • Takeaways from the Enough Project's Consumer Electronics and Jewelry Retail Company Conflict Mineral Rankings,” CSR Webinar Series (December 2017)
  • “Targeted Product Compliance & Corporate Social Responsibility,” Assent Compliance Supply Chain Summit Series (November 2017) 
  • “Legal Developments in Corporate Social Responsibility,” Fordham Law School (November 2017) 
  • Socially Responsible Investing 101 for Asset Managers,” CSR Webinar Series (October 2017)
  • The SEC and Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosures - Where Might We Go From Here?” CSR Webinar Series (October 2017)
  • Conflict Minerals and Supply Chain Compliance,” Crowe Horwath Webinar (October 2017) 
  • New Approaches for Detecting Human Trafficking in the Supply Chain,” RANE Network Webinar (October 2017) 
  • “Conflict Minerals Update – Where Do We Go From Here?” Refractory Metals Association Member Meeting (October 2017)
  • “2 Degrees of Separation: Transition Risks for Oil & Gas in a Low Carbon World,” PRI San Francisco Launch Event (September 2017)
  • “Global Conflict Minerals,” Assent Compliance Supply Chain Summit Series Panel Discussion (September 2017)
  • “UK Modern Slavery Act,” Assent Compliance Supply Chain Summit Series Panel Discussion (September 2017)
  • “HTRT Development Committee Update,” Assent Compliance Webinar (September 2017)
  • “Targeted Product Compliance & Corporate Social Responsibility,” Assent Compliance Supply Chain Summit Series (September 2017)
  • Addressing Adverse Human Rights Impacts Connected to Product Misuse,” Advanced Supply Chain Compliance Series Webinar (September 2017)
  • “The New EU Conflict Minerals Regulation,” Aerospace Industries Association Conflict Minerals Working Group (August 2017)
  • The State of Compliance 2017,” Assent Compliance Webinar (August 2017)
  • “A Blueprint for Responsible Investment: The Next 10 Years of Responsible Investment,” PRI Briefing Event (June 2017)
  • “5th Responsible Sourcing and Supply Chain Compliance: Pioneering Materials Management and Social Responsibility through Transformative Procurement, Transparency and Reporting Initiatives,” Marcus Evans Conference (June 2017)
  • Anti-Human Trafficking Compliance: Are you on track?,” Crowe Horwath Webinar (May 2017)
  • Human Trafficking Risk Template,” Assent Compliance Webinar (May 2017)
  • “CR Summit: Building Blocks of Sustainability,” AIAG 2017 Corporate Responsibility Summit (April 2017)
  • “Refugees in the Workplace- Compliance Strategies to Mitigate Modern Slavery Risk,” Intertek Forum (April 2017)
  • “Human Rights Developments in US Corporate Law,” Fordham Law School CSR Leadership Course (April 2017)
  • Top 100 Conflict Minerals Influencer Panel,” Assent Compliance Webinar (April 2017)
  • An Overview of MSCI’s ESG Ratings for Issuer and Investors,” CSR Webinar Series (April 2017)
  • “Joint Trade and Human Rights Panel,” Seafood Expo North America (March 2017)
  • The Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative- An Overview for Issuers and Investors,” CSR Webinar Series (March 2017)
  • Data Privacy and Security- Strategies for Mitigating Supply Chain Risks,” CSR Webinar Series (March 2017)
  • Conflict Minerals-Key updates and Preparing for your SEC Filing,” Crowe Horwath Webinar (March 2017)
  • “Success Stories- Positive Impacts from Responsible Sourcing Programs,” UL Responsible Sourcing Summit (March 2017)
  • “The Unintended Costs of Regional Responsible Sourcing Issues,” UL Responsible Sourcing Summit (March 2017) 
  • Guidance on Alleged Executive Order for Dodd Frank Section 1502,” Assent Compliance Webinar (February 2017)
  • Human Trafficking and the FAR, Can I Certify?,” Deloitte Webinar (February 2017) 
  • Conflict Minerals: Tackling Your Next Form SD,” Corporate Counsel Webinar (February 2017)
  • “An Overview of the New U.S. Action National Plan on Responsible Business Conduct,” CSR Webinar Series (February 2017)

  • “ Meeting Emerging Anti-Human Trafficking Requirements,” Assent Compliance Supply Chain Summit Series (February 2017)

  • Anti-Human Trafficking Compliance: Leveraging Your Data,” Assent Compliance Webinar (January 2017)
  • An Overview of The Better Sourcing Program,” CSR Webinar Series (January 2017)
  • A CFSI Update for the 2016 Conflict Minerals Compliance Year,” CSR Webinar Series (December 2016)
  • An Introduction to the New European Partnership for Responsible Minerals,” CSR Webinar Series (November 2016)
  • “Meeting Emerging Anti-Human Trafficking Compliance Requirements,” Assent Compliance Supply Chain Summit Series (November 2016)
  • Aligning Conflict Minerals Due Diligence Programs,” CSR Webinar Series (November 2016) 
  • “The Intersection of Public and Private Companies in Evolving Supply Chain Management Programs,” Sustainable Brands New Metrics Conference, (November 2016) 
  • “Cobalt May Be the Next Big Challenge for Corporate Sustainability,” Compliance Week, (November 8, 2016)
  • “Mining the Disclosures 2016: Investor and NGO Expectations on Conflict Minerals,” Responsible Sourcing Network Webinar (November 2016)
  • The GAO’s 2016 Report on the Conflict Minerals Rule,” CSR Webinar Series (November 2016)
  • “CSR – Recent Development in U.S. Law,” Fordham Law School (November 2016)
  • “Semiconductor Industry Roundtable and Dinner,” Ropes & Gray Roundtable (October 2016)
  • “Meeting Emerging Anti-Human Trafficking Compliance Requirements,” Assent Compliance Supply Chain Summit Series (October 2016) 
  • “Key Points to Know about the UK Modern Slavery Act,” Apollo Webinar (October 2016)
  • “Human Trafficking and Migrant Labor Session,” UL Responsible Sourcing Summit (October 2016)
  • “Conflict Minerals in 2016 – Are you on Track?” Crowe Horwath Webinar (October 2016)
  • “Overview, Potential Impact and Update on EU Conflict Minerals Regulation,” Refractory Metals Association Meeting (October 2016)
  • “The Evolving World of CSR and ESG – Implications for Global Businesses and Investors” Ropes & Gray roundtable co-hosted with FTI Consulting, Hong Kong (September 2016)
  • “Conflict Minerals Overview and Update,” Outdoor Industry Association Sustainability Working Group Sustainability Insights Conference (August 2016)
  • “Anti-Human Trafficking and Conflict Minerals- Current Topics,” Silicon Valley Conflict Minerals and Human Rights Forum (August 2016)
  • From Fringe to Mainstream: The Emergence of Conflict Minerals and Human Trafficking Legislation,” Assent Compliance Webinar (July 2016)
  • “Tying Together the Corporate Social Responsibility Framework to Comply with International and Foreign Requirements,” Marcus Evans 4th Annual Conflict Minerals Compliance and Supply Chain Transparency Conference Panel Discussion (June 2016)
  • “Conflict Minerals in 2016: Benchmarks, Trends and Solutions,” Marcus Evans 4th Annual Conflict Minerals Compliance and Supply Chain Transparency Conference Panel Discussion (June 2016)
  • Conflict Minerals Reporting : A Deeper Look Into RY 2015 SEC Filings,” Source Intelligence Webinar (June 2016)
  • “CSR Leadership Course,” Fordham Law School (June 2016)
  • “Metals and Minerals: A Conflicting Industry,” International Precious Metals Institute Conference (June 2016)
  • “6th Annual Teaching Business and Human Rights Workshop,” Columbia Law School Panel Session (May 2016)
  • “RoHS, REACH, Conflict Minerals: Building Cohesive Strategies for Product Compliance,” MetricStream Webinar (May 2016)
  • “Best Practices to Prevent, Detect and Investigate Third Party Risk,” Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk Summit Panel Session (May 2016)
  • “The OECD and Supply Chain Compliance-Much More than Conflict Minerals,” CSR Webinar Series (May 2016)
  • “Human Trafficking- the Next Frontier in Compliance,” AIAG Corporate Responsibility Summit (April 2016)
  • “Syrian Refugee Labor in Turkish Garment Supply Chain-Human Rights and Compliance Implications for Retailers and Manufacturers,” CSR Webinar Series (April 2016)
  • “Anti-Human Trafficking and the Supply Chain: Efficient, Effective Compliance in Today’s Rapidly Changing Environment,” Ropes & Gray Roundtable (April 2016)
  • “Conflict Minerals Update,” Aerospace Industries Association Conflict Minerals Working Group Spring Meeting (April 2016)
  • “Following the Leaders: How Top Influencers Run Their Conflict Minerals Programs,” Assent Compliance Webinar (April 2016)
  • “CSR – Recent Development in U.S. Law,” Fordham Law School (March 2016)
  • “The Global Evolution of Conflict Mineral Regulations: How to Establish a Worldwide Compliance Program,” Source Intelligence (March 2016)
  • “Ranking Human Trafficking Disclosures- How Would Your Company Rank?,” CSR Webinar Series (March 2016)
  • “Understanding Laws and Regulations Affecting Responsible Sourcing,” UL’s Responsible Sourcing Summit (March 2016)
  • “Is the Cobalt in Your Products Contributing to Human Rights Abuses,” CSR Webinar Series (March 2016)
  • “Conflict Minerals- Best Practices and Planning for Your Filing,” Crowe Horwath Webinar (March 2016)
  • Conflict Minerals: Tackling Your Next Form SD,” TheCorporateCounsel.net (February 2016)
  • “Anti-Human Trafficking & Child Labor: Everything Your Company Needs to Know,” Assent Compliance Webinar (February 2016)
  • “Conflict Minerals Update,” NRF International Trade Advisory Committee/Strategic Supply Chain Council (January 2016)

The below presentations are prior to Ropes & Gray:

  • Conflict Mineral & Ethical Sourcing Workshop (December 2015)
  • “An Analysis of Corporate Compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act,” Advanced Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance Series Webinar (November 2015)
  • “Building a Comprehensive Third-Party Risk Management Program,” (October 2015)
  • “Investor and NGO Expectations in Conflict Minerals Reporting and Compliance — A Discussion of the 2015 RSN Report,” Advanced Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance Series Webinar (October 2015)
  • “Legal and SEC Enforcement Update,” Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation Conflict Minerals Forum (October 2015)
  • Medical Device/Pharma Conflict Minerals Industry Group Webinar (September 2015)
  • European Union Conflict Minerals Rule: Preparing for Compliance Webinar (September 2015)
  • “Human Trafficking in the Supply Chain – Complying with Federal, State and Foreign Requirements,” TRACE International Webinar (August 2015)
  • Conflict Mineral Benchmarking Study 2015 Webinar (August 2015)
  • To Audit or Not to Audit: Learn If a Conflict Minerals IPSA Is Right for Your Company Webinar (August 2015)
  • “Revision 4.01 of the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template — What It Contains and How to Fill It Out,” Advanced Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance Series Webinar (June 2015)
  • “Gearing Up for the 2015 Compliance Season,” Marcus Evans 3rd Conflict Minerals Reporting and Supply Chain Transparency Conference (June 2015)
  • Conflict Minerals and Human Rights: The Dodd-Frank Act’s Reforms and Reporting Requirements, NYCBA Seminar (June 2015)
  • “Women’s Empowerment, Climate Change and Human Trafficking,” Fordham University School of Law and the Leitner Center for International Law 2nd Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership Course (June 2015)
  • “AIAG Update: Supply Chain and Smelter Due Diligence,” Advanced Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance Series Webinar (June 2015)
  • “Meeting Investor and Stakeholder Expectations Under the Conflict Minerals Rule,” Advanced Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance Series Webinar (May 2015)
  • “Understanding Federal Acquisition Regulations and Human Trafficking,” Assent Compliance Webinar (April 2015)
  • “Conflict Minerals: Compliance and Disclosure in an Environment of Rising Expectations,” Crowe Horwath Webinar (April 2015)
  • AIA Conflict Minerals Working Group (April 2015)
  • “The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative — A 2015 Update,” Advanced Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance Series Webinar (March 2015)
  • Underwriters Laboratories Inc. Responsible Sourcing Summit (March 2015)
  • “An Overview of the Fairtrade Standard for Gold and Precious Metals,” Advanced Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance Series Webinar (February 2015)
  • “Conflict Minerals: Tackling Your Next Form SD,” TheCorporateCounsel.net Webinar, (February 2015)
  • “An Update on Conflict Gold,” Advanced Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance Series Webinar (January 2015)
  • “The Conflict Minerals Report Audit — From Planning Through Completion,” Advanced Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance Series Webinar (December 2014)
  • “The Conflict Minerals Rule: An Alternative View From the Field,” Advanced Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance Series Webinar (October 2014)
  • “SEC’s Conflict Minerals Rule: What We Learned from 2013 and What Happens Next,” PLI Webinar (October 2014)
  • AIA Conflict Minerals Working Group (October 2014)
  • “The Findings of Tulane University’s DF S1502 Post-Filing Survey: Take-Aways for Issuers,” Advanced Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance Series Webinar (October 2014)
  • “Transparency, Reporting and Supply Chain Due Diligence,” 14th Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative Workshop (September 2014)
  • “Conflict Minerals: Observations from the First Year’s Reports and Considerations for Next Year,” Practical Law Webinar (September 2014)
  • “Conflict Minerals,” ISM Risk Management Summit (July 2014)
  • “Integrating OFAC and FCPA Compliance with Your Conflict Minerals Compliance Program — Strategies for Mitigating Risk,” Advanced Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance Series Webinar (July 2014)
  • “The First Year of Compliance: Lessons Learned and Recommendations for 2014,” Marcus Evans 2nd Conflict Minerals Reporting and Supply Chain Transparency Conference (June 2014)
  • “The EU’s Responsible Trading Strategy for Minerals from Conflict Zones,” Advanced Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance Series Webinar (June 2014)
  • “Conflict Minerals Management: The Court’s Ruling, Your Filing Obligations and Planning Ahead,” Marcus Evans Webinar (May 2014)
  • “Conflict Minerals,” ISM International Supply Management Conference (May 2014)
  • “Supplier Governance: Integrating Supplier Governance, Sustainability, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programs,” GRC Summit (April 2014)
  • “An Update on the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative of the EICC and GeSI,” Advanced Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance Series Webinar (April 2014)
  • “Conflict Minerals,” FMI 2014 Legal Conference (April 2014)
  • “The New Conflict Minerals Reporting Template, Version 3.0,” Advanced Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance Series Webinar (April 2014)
  • “IPC's New Conflict Minerals Data Exchange Standard,” Advanced Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance Series Webinar (March 2014)
  • “Conflict Minerals Compliance: Observations and Recommendations for 2014 and Beyond,” Conflict Minerals Compliance: Is Your Organization Ready? (February 2014)
  • “Are You Conflict Minerals Compliance Challenged? Strategies for Getting It Right in 2014,” Compliance Week Webcast Forum: Conflict Minerals (February 2014 )
  • “Is Your Tin, Tantalum and Tungsten Conflict Free? An Overview of the iTSCi Conflict Minerals Project,” Advanced Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance Series Webinar (February 2014)
  • 45. “Conflict Minerals, the JOBS Act (Developments One Year Later), and Other Current SEC Developments Affecting Accounting Firms in 2013, 2014 and Beyond,” NYSSCPA Annual SEC Conference (January 2014)
  • “Conflict Minerals: Meeting Downstream Expectations,” Metal Events Limited 2nd International Tin & Tantalum Seminar (December 2013)
  • Conflict Minerals Filing Challenges: How to Prepare Your Report & Streamline Your Compliance Program Webinar (December 2013)
  • “Dodd-Frank Section 1502: Perspectives From the U.S. GAO,” Advanced Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance Series Webinar (November 2013)
  • “Supplier Relationship Management: Successful Communication and Training Strategies for Ensuring Supplier Commitment to Conflict Mineral Compliance,” Momentum Event Group Conflict Minerals and the Transparent Supply Chain (November 2013)
  • “Conflict Minerals: Practical Approaches to Compliance,” Baker Tilly Webinar (October 2013)
  • “Expectations for Companies’ Conflict Minerals Reporting — The Recent Enough Project and Responsible Sourcing Network White Paper,” Advanced Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance Series Webinar (October 2013)
  • “Conflict Minerals — Now What?” The Conference Board Council of Senior International Attorneys (October 2013)
  • “Downstream Due Diligence: Practical Application of the OECD Framework,” Advanced Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance Series Webinar (October 2013)
  • The Cost of Conflict Minerals: Human Rights and Corporate Compliance, NYCBA Seminar (October 2013)
  • “Conflict Minerals: What’s Next for Retailers and Their Suppliers?” RILA Retail Sustainability Conference (October 2013)
  • “New Developments and Other Topics,” AIAG Industry Briefing: Preparing for Conflict Minerals Reporting (September 2013)
  • “The Public-Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade — An Overview for Downstream Companies,” Advanced Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance Series Webinar (August 2013)
  • “Auditing and Filing Mechanics,” Global Conflict Minerals Symposium (August 2013)
  • “Conflict Minerals Program Management – Counting Backwards from Preparing Your First Report,” (July 2013)
  • “The World Gold Council’s Conflict-Free Gold Standard: A Primer for Downstream and Upstream Companies,” Advanced Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance Series Webinar (July 2013)
  • “Conflict Minerals: Demystifying Form SD,” (July 2013)
  • “Best Practices for Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance — Where Are Companies Now and Where Should They be Going?” Marcus Evans Conflict Minerals Compliance & Disclosure — Mid-Point Check In: Determining if Your Organization’s Conflict Minerals Program is on Track to Meet SEC Compliance Expectations (June 2013)
  • “Upstream Conflict Free Sourcing Initiatives: What You Need to Know as a Downstream Company,” Advanced Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance Series Webinar (June 2013)
  • IPC Conflict Minerals Update: Developing Industry Practices (June 2013)
  • “Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Rule: Steps of Conflict Minerals” and “What Needs To Be Reported to the SEC,” Tetra Tech Conflict Minerals Workshop (May 2013)
  • “Ensuring Your Supply Chain is Conflict Mineral Free,” NRF Global Supply Chain Summit (May 2013)
  • “Ask the Expert: The Special Case of Gold,” MetalMiner Conflict Minerals EDGE (May 2013)
  • “Conflict Minerals: Meeting NGO and Investor Expectations,” Advanced Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance Series Webinar (April 2013)
  • “Conflict Minerals – How Are Companies Coordinating a Response,” AIAG 2013 Corporate Responsibility Summit (April 2013)
  • “How to Validate Supplier Responses to Conflict Mineral Enquiries,” Underwriters Laboratories Inc. Responsible Sourcing Summit (April 2013)
  • Conflict Minerals: Industry Veterans Speak Out on the Changing Requirements of Due Diligence Webinar (April 2013)
  • “Are You Really Ready for the Conflict Minerals Rule? Strategies for Creating an Effective Compliance Program,” (April 2013)
  • “IPC’s Conflict Minerals Data Exchange Standard,” Advanced Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance Series Webinar (March 2013)
  • “IPC’s Conflict Minerals Due Diligence Guide,” Advanced Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance Series Webinar (March 2013)
  • “Do Your Social Media Policies Violate Regulation FD?” and “The OECD's Final Downstream Pilot Program Report — Implications for Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance,” (February 2013)
  • “Action Items for Developing the Conflict Minerals Compliance Program,” (February 2013)
  • “Industry Solutions for Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance — AIAG Speaks,” Advanced Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance Series Webinar (February 2013)
  • “OECD Due Diligence Guidance and Final Report on Pilot Implementation,” Advanced Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance Series Webinar (January 2013)
  • "Conflict Minerals Compliance for Gas and Electric Power Supply Chains," EUCI Webinar (December 2012)
  • “The SEC's New Conflict Minerals Rule — What You Need to Know Now,” The Conference Board Council of Senior International Attorneys Meeting, New York (October 2012)
  • “An Overview of the EICC and GeSI Conflict Minerals Reporting Template & Dashboard and Conflict Free Smelter Program,” Advanced Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance Series Webinar (October 2012)
  • “The SEC's New Conflict Minerals Rule — What Public and Private Companies Need to Know Now,” West LegalEdcenter Webinar (September 2012)
  • “The Conflict Minerals Rule Is Here! What You Need to Know Now,” (September 2012)
  • “Capitalizing on the New, More Liberal Private Placement Rules — An Overview of the Proposed Rules for Issuers and Investment Banks,” (September 2012) 
  • “Conflict Minerals: Understanding the Final Rules and Preparing to Comply,” Practical Law Company Webinar (September 2012)
  • “Preparing for Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance,” (February 2012)
  • “Conflict Minerals Disclosure — Broader Than You Think!” (October 2012)

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