Goldberg & Connolly Attorneys Hold Integrity and Compliance Program for Subcontractors Trade Association Members

Goldberg & Connolly is pleased to announce that the firm held an Integrity and Compliance Program as a part of the Subcontractors Trade Association (STA) General Membership Meeting on February 13, 2013. The event took place at the Center for Automotive Education and Training, located at 15-30 Petracca Place in Whitestone, NY.

The program was led by Goldberg & Connolly's Managing Partner and STA Legal Counsel, Henry L. Goldberg. He was joined by Associate Christopher K. Smith to present on the current environment of increased scrutiny in matters surrounding compliance and business ethics. Discussion topics included strategies for starting a baseline business ethics program; M/W/DBE compliance issues and consequences; and key areas of compliance, such as false claims, bribes, kickbacks and gratuities, labor issues, and procurement lobbying law.

Attendees gained a basic understanding of their responsibilities and obligations in regards to compliance, as well as the penalties for failing to meet them. The session also provided comprehensive coverage of compliance topics particularly relevant to the construction industry, as well as strategies to foster a company culture of integrity, which will help subcontractors mitigate their exposure to legal risks.