WEBINAR

SEC’s Conflict Minerals Regulations: Lessons Learned and A Look Ahead

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET

MEET THE SPEAKERS
Lawrence M. Heim
Title, The Elm Consulting Group International LLC
Jeffrey H. Perry
Title, King & Spalding

DESCRIPTION

SEC's Conflict Minerals Regulations: Lessons Learned and A Look Ahead 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 
Agenda Summary: This webinar is designed to analyze approaches to corporate operations, including exemptions based on updated guidance from the SEC; discuss emerging issues, including forecasting compliance, audit costs and the legal outlook for the rules; describe corporate compliance activities associated with the conflict minerals rules and discuss present trends; address program improvements, data quality concerns, and trending governance structures; and provide benchmarking information from a review of 2013 filings conducted in conjunction with Georgetown Law School. 
 

SPEAKERS

LAWRENCE M. HEIM, THE ELM CONSULTING GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC

Lawrence M. Heim is a certified professional environmental auditor and the director of The Elm Consulting Group International LLC. He has more than 27 years of experience in environmental management and auditing. Lawrence is the firm’s lead on conflict minerals programs and auditing, and has been involved in conflict minerals project since 2010 where he conducted the first tantalum smelter audits under the EICC-GeSI Conflict Free Smelter program. He was the only representative of the EHS consulting/auditing sector selected by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to their Conflict Minerals Roundtable convened October 2011. Lawrence has made numerous public presentations/educational programs on the topic, including in venues sponsored by the American Bar Association, the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, IPC, and the Institute of Technology Research Institute. He was recently selected by The Auditing Roundtable to lead a working group to develop a standard/guidance for non-CPAs to use with the Government Accountability Office’s performance audit standards for conflict minerals report audits.


JEFFREY H. PERRY, KING & SPALDING

Jeffrey H. Perry is an associate in King & Spalding’s corporate practice group. He regularly advises in-house counsel and senior executives of publicly-traded companies concerning corporate governance and regulatory compliance issues, including conflict minerals-related activities and filings.  Jeff worked closely with a substantial number of public companies to assess and comply with conflict minerals disclosure obligations in Year One.  He is a member of the District of Columbia and Georgia bars.