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February 12, 2020

The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence & Defending the Toughest Cases Ethically and Effectively
February 12, 2020
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
DoubleTree Hotel Roseville
2540 North Cleveland Avenue
Roseville, MN 55113
February 12, 2020 Quarterly Ethics Training Session

$30.00 Member Ticket
$25.00 Earlybird rate before January 31

$40.00 Guest / Non-Member
$35.00 Earlybird rate before January 31

Please join us for our annual Ethics training quarterly meeting.  Attendees will receive three hours of fraud-related, non-NASBA Ethics CPE and MN POST credits.  A full continental Breakfast is included beginning at 7:30 am.  Spread the word to your professional colleagues.

Session 1:  The Ethics of Artifical Intelligence / Machine Learning


Many of you have likely heard of Artificial Intelligence and/or Machine Learning (AI/ML), but what are they and how do they touch our everyday lives? Is this type of technology good for humankind or spell doomsday? The presenters of this session will cover the basics of what AI and ML are, as well as the ethical issues of their use with a particular focus on how AI/ML may further marginalize protected groups and perpetuate existing bias. The speakers Colleen Dorsey, Director, Organizational Ethics & Compliance, University of St. Thomas School of Law and Lisa Beth Lentini Walker, CEO & Founder, Lumen Worldwide Endeavors, will also cover some of the current thinking and guiding principles offered by world leading organizations regarding the ethics of AI/ML.  

Colleen Dorsey has over 17 years working as in-house counsel, 16 years at Land O’Lakes, Inc. and worked in the legal department at Syngenta Seeds. She has significant experience in all aspects of business representation including antitrust, compliance and ethics, mergers and acquisitions as well as training on various substantive legal topics. As corporate counsel at Land O’Lakes, Inc., Colleen developed and implemented the company’s original compliance and ethics and anti-corruption programs.  In her current role she created a new graduate degree program that has six degree offerings at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in the compliance and ethics discipline, two of which are housed 100% online. Colleen has co-created and co-taught at the graduate level and regularly presents on various matters related to compliance and ethics programs as well as the ethics of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Lisa Beth Lentini Walker is the CEO and Founder of Lumen Worldwide Endeavors, a firm specializing in compliance, governance and ethics.  She is an adjunct professor of law at Mitchell Hamline Law School.  She has held corporate secretarial, legal, compliance, ethics, governance and risk positions as an attorney at a Fortune 50 corporation, as the compliance leader of a global travel company, and as the corporate secretary, chief compliance officer and co-chair of the risk council at a NYSE-listed corporation. Lisa Beth also served with US Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC, in the Divisions of Corporation Finance and Enforcement.  Lisa Beth is a member of the Minnesota, New Jersey, New York and District of Columbia bars.  She previously served as a board member of the Society for Corporate Governance and the SEC Historical Society.

Session 2: Defending the Toughest Cases Ethically and Effectively

Kevin DeVore will share his experiences with defending persons charged with serious crimes. From the initial intake to plea considerations to trial, the attorney plays a critical role in ensuring the legal process functions fairly, ethically, and effectively.

In a court of law, both parties expect and demand ethical representations. In defending criminal cases, the defense lawyer must develop an open and honest working relationship with his or her client. The attorney-client relationship begins at the initial contact and remains forever thereafter. The bond between the lawyer and the client is crucial and must be protected at all times.

In our discussion, we will cover the stages of representation by a criminal defense attorney. We will walk through the initial meeting where we set honest expectations; the pretrial stages where we defend and negotiate the client’s case; and finally how we provide ethical and effective representation at trial. Along the way, we will also cover the essential elements of prosecuting and defending a financial crime case. Hopefully, having this knowledge will help you in your profession.

Kevin DeVore is a criminal defense attorney with his office in Woodbury, Minnesota. In 24 years of practice, Kevin has defended more than 2,000 people and has tried more than 70 jury trials, plus hundreds of court trials and evidentiary hearings. Kevin’s clients come from all walks of life, from corporate executives to professionals to laborers to homemakers. Since 1996, Kevin has helped defend against some of the toughest charges in the criminal system, including murder, assault, fraud, embezzlement, and sex crimes.

Kevin was one of the first attorneys certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Criminal Law Specialist. He currently sits on the board of that section within the MSBA. Kevin has also been selected by his peers as a Super Lawyer ® every year since 2004. He is licensed to practice in Minnesota (State and Federal Courts), Wisconsin (State Court), and North Dakota (Eastern District Federal Court).

Kevin DeVore received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, in 1991. He received his Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN in 1996.

 

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