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NYC: Criminalizing Corporate Behavior

  • April 23, 2012
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • EisnerAmper, LLP


  • Special price for members

Why was Greg Reyes sentenced to prison for option backdating, but Steve Jobs was not indicted? Why would armed federal agents storm a plant, and threaten its manager with five years of jail?  Is the foreign official you are negotiating with a federal agent?  Marc Hodak, board adviser and professor of corporate governance at NYU, and Joe Martini, white collar criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor, will discuss the public policy trend toward treating certain business behaviors as crimes punishable by prison, and what business executives should know to prevent this occurrence.


6:00 - 6:30pm - Reception

6:30 - 7:30pm - Program


Marc Hodak - Founder, Hodak Value Advisors

Joseph W. Martini - Partner, Wiggin and Dana


MARC HODAK is founder of Hodak Value Advisors (HVA), a firm that advises Boards, investors and Senior Management on corporate performance measurement, executive compensation, and related governance issues. HVA maintains a strong relationship with the institutional investor community, and generates extensive research into the impact of compensation structures on shareholder value. In two decades as a consultant, Marc has developed compensation practices at over a hundred firms around the world, both public and private, in industries ranging from manufacturing, to technology, to health care. Before forming HVA, Marc led value-based management implementations for Stern Stewart & Co. Marc has published in both academic journals and business magazines on topics such as corporate governance, value-based management, and incentive compensation. He has spoken at forums and conferences throughout the US and is an adjunct professor at NYU’s Stern School and a visiting lecturer at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Marc earned his MBA in Finance at the Wharton School following a BS in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland. He was admitted to the Patent Bar in 1984.

JOSEPH MARTINI is a partner in the Stamford, CT and New York offices of Wiggin and Dana and is a member of the firm's White-Collar Defense, Investigations and Corporate Compliance Practice Groups. His particular emphasis is on counseling clients in prosecutions and investigations, ranging from federal criminal laws and regulations, export and OFAC compliance, tax, mail and wire fraud. Joe regularly conducts internal investigations for companies in the financial, health care, construction and defense industries. An accomplished trial and appellate lawyer, he has tried numerous jury cases to verdict and has briefed and argued over 20 cases before federal and state appellate courts. He regularly litigates sophisticated criminal and commercial disputes in federal and state courts, and before arbitration panels. Joe is included in The Best Lawyers in America in the category of White-Collar Criminal. He served for nine years as an Assistant US Attorney and was awarded the Department of Justice's Director's Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant US Attorney. Before joining the US Department of Justice, Joe was a litigation associate in the NY office of White & Case. Joe is the Editor-in-Chief of the American Bar Association, Section on Litigation, Committee on Criminal Litigation Newsletter, and is an active member of the CT Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Federal Bar Council. He graduated cum laude with a BA from Gettysburg College and received his JD cum laude from Brooklyn Law School.

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