November 2: Careers in Public Integrity - Our second annual career panel will bring prominent anti-corruption practitioners to Columbia Law School to details ways students can use their J.D.s to fight corruption. Non-Pizza lunch will be provided for students!
November 21: Fighting Corruption after McDonnell: The Impact of the Supreme Court Decision - This past July, the Supreme Court reversed the public corruption conviction of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell. Numerous disgraced politicians are now appealing their own corruption convictions, citing the precedent set in the McDonnell case. How has the McDonnell case changed the laws governing public corruption? How are prosecutors adapting? What impact will it have on the pending appeals of former elected officials like long-time New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos? Stay tuned for more details.
December 2: Changing Organization Cultures: Red Flags of Corruption and Lessons on Instilling Integrity - Creating a culture of integrity and transparency requires more than a simple rule change. Entrenched norms and practices must also be addressed to move an organization from a mindset of "how it has always been done" to "how it should be done." What are the red flags of a corrupt organizational culture that managers should keep in mind? How can agencies promote a transparent and accountable workplace? What are cost-effective ways to instill ethical behavior and protect against waste, fraud, and abuse? Join CAPI for a half-day conference with industry leaders from the public and private sectors to discuss practical lessons for promoting integrity in organizational cultures. Free CLE may be available to non-transitional New York State attorneys. RSVP here.
December 9: Preventing and Combatting M/WBE Fraud - Minority and Women Owned Business fraud diverts taxpayer money, hinders infrastructure developments, and undermines the purpose of this crucial program. What steps can be taken to streamline the program, ensure that work is being done by certified M/WBEs, and encourage participation by new minority businesses? On December 9, CAPI will hold its second conference addressing M/WBE fraud. Participants from the construction industry, law enforcement, government, and M/WBEs themselves will meet to strategize ways to reform and enhance the program to avoid fraud, waste, and abuse. Stay tunes for more details.
Sign up for our mailing list for updates on upcoming events!