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Will Your Code of Ethics Get Your Association in Trouble 2017

Webinar • Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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Having a Code of Ethics can be an asset for associations to prohibit inappropriate behavior, and improve accountability and business relationships within their industry.

Lately, however, the Federal Trade Commission has been scrutinizing associations’ and professional societies’ Codes of Ethics and finding antitrust violations. Very recently, more than a dozen national associations have been cited for Codes of Ethics that “unreasonably” restrain trade. 

Your associations code can be called into question by just one complaint. Do you know how yours – whether established or if you’re creating one - would stand up to government scrutiny? Get the information you need to avoid spending the time and the money to defend your Code of Ethics. 

Register now for Will Your Code of Ethics Get Your Association in Trouble? In this 90-minute webinar, trade regulation attorney Steve Fellman explains how and why association Codes of Ethics are coming under scrutiny by the Federal Trade Commission.  You’ll learn the types of anticompetitive restrictions that “unreasonably” restrain trade and how to avoid including them in your own Code of Ethics.

Trouble-shooting your ethics provisions.  You’ll explore how recent FTC antitrust action against associations and professional societies affects your own potential liability. You’ll also discover how to reduce your risks by taking specific steps to update your Code of Ethics and enforcement procedures, Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now for expert advice for creating a code of ethics that supports the industry but minimizes FTC scrutiny, including:

  • Why asociation adopt Codes of Ethics and how to make sure yours doesn’t trigger an investigation
  • How to create or revise your Code of Ethics
  • The critical difference between a Code of Ethics and Standards
  • How recent FTC rulings involving Codes of Ethics affect all associations

Why it’s vital to establish written enforcement procedures, publish a list of sanctions for violations and provide a nonbiased judging panel and appeal process

Remember, the FTC has already cited more than a dozen national associations for having provisions in their Codes of Ethics that violate antitrust laws. Don’t miss this opportunity to get expert guidance on how to keep your Code “reasonable” from an antitrust stand point.

Register now for Will Your Code of Ethics Get Your Association in Trouble? A webinar on protecting your association’s code of ethics from FTC scrutiny.

Meet Your Trainer
Steve Fellman is a trade regulation attorney focusing on the representation of nonprofit organizations and corporate clients in a wide variety of antitrust, competition, corporate governance, tax and public policy related issues. He has defended trade associations and corporate clients in Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice and private treble damage actions in courts throughout the country. Fellman also represents clients in employment matters including Fair Labor Standards Act interpretations, ADA litigation, employment contracts and wrongful discharge actions. Before entering private practice, Fellman served as a trial attorney with the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C.


Who Should Attend?
This webinar is of value to professional societies, trade associations, association management companies and law firms. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • CEOs
  • Legal Counsels
  • Standards/Ethics Staff Officers
  • Ethics Committee volunteer leaders
  • Chief Membership Officers
  • Membership Directors

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