Recent SEC regulations require a broad range of consumer products companies in industries from electronics and manufacturing to retailers to trace through their calendar-year 2013 supply chains and determine whether certain minerals in their products originated in the Democratic Republic of Congo or surrounding countries. Come learn about how to comply with these regulations, the current state of litigation, and what your company can do to stay ahead of the curve, including considerations around the independent private sector audit (IPSA) requirement. The seminar will answer the following questions:
- How does my company determine whether it is subject to the conflict minerals regulations?
- If it is, what should my company do to comply with those regulations?
- Has my company put adequate procedures in place to ensure it has enough information to complete an SEC filing on the issue if necessary?
- What are the latest developments in industry relating to compliance with the regulations?
The event features John Gabriel, Manager, Supply Chain Social Responsibility at IBM & Immediate Past Chair of the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition, Inc., and, Kristen Sullivan, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP. Also on the panel will be Mara V.J. Senn, Partner at Arnold & Porter. The event will be moderated by Sam Witten, Counsel at Arnold & Porter.
The event will take place on April 9, 2013 at 8:30am EDT. If you interested in viewing the event via webinar or attending in-person at Arnold & Porter's New York Office, click here. New York CLE Credit is pending.