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Bird & Bird is an international law firm, with a rare and invaluable grasp of strategic commercial issues. The firm combines exceptional legal expertise with deep industry knowledge and refreshingly creative thinking, to help clients achieve their commercial goals. With over 1100 lawyers in 28 offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, as well as close ties with firms in other parts of the world, Bird & Bird offers three key things that set them apart from their competitors: deep industry knowledge, excellence in client service and international reach – differentiators which underpin a commitment to clarity, originality and passion.

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Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. is a global FinTech leader, provides investor communications and technology-driven solutions for broker-dealers, banks, mutual funds and corporate issuers globally. Broadridge’s investor communications, securities processing and managed services solutions help clients reduce their capital investments in operations infrastructure, allowing them to increase their focus on core business activities. With over 50 years of experience, Broadridge’s infrastructure underpins proxy voting services for over 90 percent of public companies and mutual funds in North America, and processes more than $5 trillion in fixed income and equity trades per day. Broadridge employs approximately 10,000 full-time associates in 16 countries.

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Control Risks helps create organisations that are secure, compliant and resilient by providing the insight to focus resources and ensure its clients are prepared to resolve issues and crises. Believing that taking risks is essential to success, Control Risks goes beyond problem-solving to provide the insight and intelligence needed to realise opportunities and grow. The firm has developed an unparalleled ability to bring order to chaos and reassurance to anxiety.

CMS provides clients with specialist, business focused advice in law and tax matters. With our 4500 legal professionals across the world, working in sector-based teams and expert in project management, our focus is on our clients and fulfilling their objectives. CMS is a full-service top 10 international law firm, based on the number of lawyers (Am Law 2016 Global 100). With 71 offices in 40 countries across the world, CMS has longstanding expertise both at advising in its local jurisdictions and across borders. CMS acts for a large number of Fortune 500 companies and the FT European 500 and for the majority of the DAX 30.


For the past 26 years, Corporate Research and Investigations Private Limited (CRI Group) has safeguarded businesses from fraud and corruption, providing integrity due diligence, employment background screening, third-party risk management and compliance and other professional investigative research services. Based in London, United Kingdom, CRI Group is a global firm with experts and resources located in key regional marketplaces across the Asia Pacific, South Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and North America. Our global presence ensures that no matter how international your operations are we have the network needed to provide you with all you need, wherever you happen to be.

FTI Consulting is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. Individually, each practice is a leader in its specific field, staffed with experts recognised for the depth of their knowledge and a track record of making an impact. Collectively, FTI Consulting offers a comprehensive suite of services designed to assist clients across the business cycle – from proactive risk management to the ability to respond rapidly to unexpected events and dynamic environments.

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GÖRG is one of Germany’s leading business law firms. As an independent law firm with more than 290 lawyers at six offices in Berlin, Cologne, Essen, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg and Munich, we advise on the core areas of business law. GÖRG’s size and structure enable us to provide a highly efficient service for large and small matters alike – and not only in Germany. IT matters represent one of the core competencies of GÖRG, its IT practice being comprised of several experts in different areas of that field who work in several offices and get together regularly to maintain cutting-edge expertise.

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Innisfree M&A Incorporated (New York) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Lake Isle M&A Incorporated (London) provide clients with sound tactical and strategic advice and results-oriented implementation in proxy solicitations, tender and exchange offers, mergers, rights offerings, restructurings and other corporate actions – friendly or contested, domestic or cross-border. In addition, we provide consulting services on strategic management issues, such as corporate governance, executive compensation and investor relations. Our reputation is based on an unparalleled record of success in contested elections and unsolicited acquisition offers. We have been involved in most of the major corporate battles of the last three decades.

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Nardello & Co. is a global investigations firm specialising in civil and white collar criminal litigation and arbitration support, anti-corruption investigations, asset tracing, strategic intelligence and political risk assessment, digital forensics and reputational due diligence. The firm’s clients include the world’s leading law firms, financial institutions, Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies, high-net-worth individuals, governments, NGOs, sports organisations and academic institutions. With offices in New York, London, Washington DC, Atlanta, Miami, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Milan and Dubai, Nardello & Co.’s professional staff includes former US federal prosecutors, international lawyers, former general counsels of multinational corporations, former law enforcement personnel and intelligence operatives, research analysts, financial crime specialists, forensic accountants and cyber security experts.

NAVEX Global helps more than 12,500 organisations worldwide contain compliance risks amid a never-ending stream of rapidly evolving internal and external threats. Our full suite of proven software, services and expertise helps ensure our clients’ Ethics & Compliance programmes are proactive, thorough and effective. Our mission is to help organisations protect and defend their people, reputation and bottom line – and maintain a resilient, ethical organisational culture.

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Navigant Consulting is an independent specialised, global professional services firm that combines deep industry knowledge with technical expertise to enable companies to defend, protect and create value. With a focus on industries and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory and legal issues, the firm serves clients primarily in the healthcare, energy and financial services sectors which represent highly complex market and regulatory environments. Navigant’s professional service offerings include strategic, financial, operational, technology, risk management, compliance, investigative solutions, dispute resolutions services and business process management services. The firm also provides services to companies, legal counsel and governmental agencies.

Osborne Clarke is a future-focused international legal practice. We have over 700 talented lawyers and more than 225 expert partners in 25 offices around the world, helping clients to succeed across eight core sectors. The firm’s US offices support US companies doing business overseas but do not practice US law. Across its well-connected international group, Osborne Clarke can offer the very best sector-led approach and innovative culture. The firm has a robust understanding of the local business environment and in-depth legal expertise in each jurisdiction.

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SAS Institute Inc. is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. The firm’s specialties include business intelligence, data mining, online analytical processing, data warehousing, analytics, business analytics, predictive analytics, statistics, customer intelligence and enterprise risk management. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 70,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Established in 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world ‘the power to know’. From simple desktop solutions to high-performance, distributed processing, SAS Institute has the options that can deliver insights.

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Tokio Marine HCC is a leading international specialty insurance group with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain and Ireland. Having achieved an outstanding record of growth and profitability through creative but careful underwriting, opportunistic expansion of existing lines of business and targeted acquisitions, the firm’s operations consist of highly rated property and casualty and life insurance companies, including major domestic and international insurance companies with superior financial strength ratings. Founded in 1974, the company’s business philosophy is to maximise underwriting profit while managing risk in order to maximise net earnings and grow book value per share.

Zurich Insurance Group is one of the world’s largest insurance groups, and one of the few to operate on a truly global basis. With over 60,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries, Zurich aspires to become the best global insurer as measured by shareholders, customers and employees. Zurich offers products and services across a range of businesses, in markets all over the world, including: general insurance (property, accident, car and liability insurance), life insurance, pensions and savings and investments. The firm is also a provider of financial protection and has strong positions in key markets such as North America and Europe.

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For nearly 50 years, Cranfield School of Management has been helping individuals and businesses across the world learn and succeed by transforming knowledge into action. The school brings together a range of management disciplines through a significant portfolio of activities that includes research and consultancy, postgraduate masters and doctoral programmes, executive development courses, conferences and customised programmes. One of the school’s key strengths is its faculty, among the largest and most diverse of any business school in Europe. Most have managerial experience, a strength reinforced by close links with outside organisations through consultancy and research.

The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) empowers organisations to build and sustain high quality ethics & compliance programmes. Providing leading ethics and compliance research and best practices, networking opportunities and certification to its membership, ECI represents more than 450 organisations across all industries. ECI is comprised of three non-profit organisations: the Ethics Research Center, the Ethics & Compliance Association and the Ethics & Compliance Certification Institute. Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia ECI’s specialities include ethics, compliance, integrity, code of conduct, anti-retaliation, ethical culture, business ethics, research, risk management and global regulations.

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ICSA: The Governance Institute is the professional body for governance. With over 125 years’ experience working with regulators and policymakers, the organisation supports its members across all sectors of the economy, including large corporates, SMEs, the public sector, charities, sports bodies and academies. ICSA is the only organisation to confer chartered secretary status on those who are suitably qualified and experienced. Established in 1891, the knowledge and expertise of ICSA is rooted in history and continues to lead current thinking and practice. ICSA’s stated guiding values are openness, integrity and authority.

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Santa Clara University (SCU) is California’s oldest operating institution of higher learning. Founded in 1851 and located in California’s Silicon Valley, SCU offers rigorous undergraduate curricula in the arts and sciences, business and engineering, and has nationally recognised graduate and professional schools in business, law, engineering, pastoral ministries, counselling psychology, education and theology. SCU’s Leavey School of Business has been the predominant provider of MBAs to Silicon Valley, is ranked in the top 10 by Money Magazine for its undergraduate programmes, and is positioned at the intersection of business and education, helping students apply what they learn in real time.

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1stWEST Financial Corporation

4Civility Institute

Accenture Trading, Investments & Optimization Strategy (ATIOS)

ADDACTIS Worldwide



Alvarez & Marsal

Ambridge Partners LLC

American International Group, Inc. (AIG)

Aon Transaction Solutions

APQC (American Productivity & Quality Center)

Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management (AFERM)

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

Australian Institute of Company Directors

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Bass Berry & Sims

Berkeley Research Group, LLC

Bird & Bird


Board Advisory, LLC

Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP


Bretton Woods Law

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.

Business Continuity Institute (BCI)

C2ES (Center for Climate and Energy Solutions)

Caldwell Partners

Cambio Consulting Group

Center for Audit Quality

Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)


Control Risks

Corporate Research and Investigations Private Limited (CRI Group)

Cranfield School of Management


Curtin University

Deloitte & Touche LLP

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI)

Ethics & Compliance Officer Association (ECOA)

European Confederation of Directors’ Associations (ecoDa)


Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA)

FisherBroyles, LLP

FTI Consulting

FWU Group


Giving Voice to Values (GVV)

Goodwin Procter


Governo Law Firm

Grant Thornton

Greenberg Traurig, LLP


Hiscox Special Risks

Holland & Knight

Holman Fenwick Willan


ICSA: The Governance Institute


Innisfree M&A Incorporated

Innovation Insurance Group

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

Internet Security Alliance (ISA)

Internet Security Alliance for Europe (ISAFE)




Kelley Drye


Kurt Salmon

Mason & Mason Technology



Miles Software


Nardello & Co.

National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)

NAVEX Global

Navigant Consulting

Norrbom Vinding

Okapi Partners

Osborne Clarke

Paragon International Insurance Brokers Ltd

Parker Fitzgerald

Pay Governance LLC


Poyner Spruill

Prager Dreifuss


PwC in Italy

Reputation Institute

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP

Risk & Insurance Management Society

Risk Management Association (RMA)

RLM Finsbury


RSR Partners

Santa Clara University (SCU)

SAS Institute Inc.


Shearman & Sterling

Simmons & Simmons LLP


Squire Patton Boggs

The Claro Group

Tokio Marine HCC


Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC)


Whiteford, Taylor & Preston

Willis Group Holdings plc

WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD)

Zurich Insurance Group