Why Good Companies Sometimes Do Bad Things: Ethics in Corporate America: Peter Schneider '81 (President of Primerica)

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

12:00 PM

12:50 PM

Classroom 4004 - William Graham Jr. Classroom

Attorney in Residence - Peter Schneider, President of Primerica: Why Good Companies Sometimes Do Bad Things: Ethics in Corporate America

Tuesday, March 21, 12:00-12:50 pm, Room 4004 AND informational interviews from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (sign up for one of the 30 minute slots)

Peter Schneider '81, a double Tar Heel, and the President of Primerica, the largest independent financial services marketing organization in North America, will be coming to campus for an Attorney-in-Residence program. From 2000 – 2015 he was the Senior Executive Vice-President and General Counsel of the company.

The topic of his noon program will be "Why Good Companies Sometimes Do Bad Things: Ethics in Corporate America". Mr. Schneider will discuss the very timely Wells Fargo sales tactics controversy and the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal. Maintaining an ethical environment within a corporation is everyone’s job but it is the Legal Department that must be ever vigilant. Ethical questions within an actual business operating environment are not nearly as simple as one is led to believe in a classroom. His talk will focus on how a company that is careless can let issues of morality get decided the wrong way, resulting in severe reputational and monetary harm.

You can also sign up for a 30 minute informational interview with Peter Schneider that will take place between 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. that day. Sign up in Symplicity under the Events tab for both the noon program and separately for an informational interview (these slots will likely fill up quickly). Boxed lunches will be provided for the noon program if you sign up in Symplicity. Co-sponsored by the Career Development Office, and the Transactional and Corporate Law and Entrepreneurial Law student organizations.

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