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PREVENTIVE LAW AND PROBLEM SOLVING: LAWYERING FOR THE FUTURE
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Corporate Compliance

Page Leader: Gary W. Boyle

Gary W. Boyle holds a B.S. with honors and a J.D. with honors from the University of Tulsa. He was an associate and a partner with the firm of Boesche, McDermott & Eskridge from 1981 until 1992. His practice was devoted to complex civil litigation with an emphasis in energy related matters and the defense of professional liability claims. In 1992 he joined the legal department of The Williams Companies, Inc. where he currently holds the title Senior Compliance Counsel. Among other duties, he is responsible for legal aspects of Williams' compliance program including legal training and investigations. He advocates the use of a strong value system in the practice of preventive law in the context of a corporate compliance program.

 

 

Page Leader: Daniel Hapke

After a brief stint with a law firm, Mr. Hapke began a 25 year career practicing law in-house in three major corporations:

  • Sverdrup Corporation (1975 –1984) then one of the ten largest Engineering/Architecture firms in the U.S and now part of Jacobs Engineering Group of Pasadena, California
  • General Dynamics Corporation (1984--1997) one of the world’s largest defense contractors, now based in Falls Church, Virginia
  • Cordant Technologies Inc. (1997—2000) then a Fortune 600 manufacturer of commercial aerospace and automotive components based in Salt Lake City and now part of Alcoa
As an in-house generalist Mr. Hapke has experience in most of the substantive areas of the law affecting the above companies as well as compliance programs, business ethics programs and legal best practices. Mr. Hapke is admitted to practice law in California, Connecticut, Missouri and Utah. Mr. Hapke holds BS and JD degrees from St. Louis University and between college and law school he served three years of active duty in the U.S.Navy as a line officer on sea duty. From 1988 through 1997 Mr. Hapke served on the national board of directors of the American Corporate Counsel Association (ACCA) and in 1993 he chaired that board. Currently, Mr. Hapke sits on the boards of San Diego Habitat for Humanity, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program and eLawForum Corporation and is active in the San Diego United Way Campaign Cabinet.

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Click on the following for further reading or discussion:

  The Foundation of Preventive Law in Corporate America  

  Preventive Law: Perspective of a Corporation General Counsel

 

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