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)
'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
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.