Attorney-in-Residence: Peter Schneider Informational Interview
RSVP in Symplicity under the Events Tab for a half-hour informational interview with Peter Schneider.
can sign up for a 30 minute informational interview with Peter Schneider that
will take place between 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 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.
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.
topic of his noon program will be "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.