Founding Partner of Frantz Ward LLP Attorneys at Law to Speak at Kent State’s GMC Speaker Series

Founding Partner of Frantz Ward LLP Patrick Haggerty will be the featured speaker at the College of Business Administration’s Global Management Speaker Series on April 16 at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center.

Haggerty has spent more than 28 years advising clients on ways to mitigate and avoid risks and losses. He has extensive experience in designing and coordinating defense strategies and investigation efforts for clients ranging from closely held corporations to Fortune 100 companies. Haggerty has advised clients on anti-corruption issues, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and other compliance issues in the U.S. and abroad.

A graduate of McGill University, Haggerty was director of social service agencies before enrolling in night school and becoming a lawyer. He has been named as one of Ohio’s Super Lawyers, is AV rated with Martindale-Hubbell and has lectured across the country on the Foreign Corruption Policy Act (FCPA) and trial related issues.

Haggerty’s presentation is titled, “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Managing Legal Risks with Global Opportunities.”

The event is free and open to the public and begins at 7:00 p.m. The presentation will include a question and answer session, followed by a reception.

Dr. Michael Mayo, Director of the Global Management Center at Kent State’s College of Business Administration, notes that “Both the business and academic communities will find Mr. Haggerty’s presentation to be very engaging and informative.  He is an accomplished public speaker who is able to present complex legal and technical issues in a manner that a layman can understand and put to work.”

The Global Management Center (GMC) at Kent State University strives to advance international business education opportunities, advance global research through industry partnerships and provide an international stage for students, faculty and the public to learn as well as engage in best global business practices.

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Kent State University’s College of Business Administration is one of only 180 colleges or schools of business worldwide to achieve dual accreditation in both business and accounting from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, the global accrediting body providing specialized accreditation at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.  The College of Business Administration is home to 4,502 students, the second largest college of business in Ohio.  The college boasts a satellite office of Kent State University’s Career Services Center dedicated to business students, and operates the Global Management Center, the Center for Information Systems and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation all propelling scholarly research, establishing innovative industry partnerships and providing outreach to Northeast Ohio and beyond.


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POSTED: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 12:00 AM
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