Advisory Group on Organizational Guidelines
to the United States Sentencing Commission

Richard Bednar
Mary Beth Buchanan
Paul Fiorelli
Richard Gruner
Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Michael Horowitz
Charles Howard
Ron James
  B. Todd Jones, Chair
Lisa A. Kuca
Jane Adams Nangle
Julie O’Sullivan
Edward S. Petry
Gary R. Spratling
Winthrop M. Swenson
Gregory J. Wallance

NOVEMBER 14, 2002

As announced in its Second Request for Public Comment, the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Organizational Guidelines is holding a public hearing on Thursday, November 14, 2002, at the Thurgood Marshall Judiciary Building, One Columbus Circle, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002. The hearing will consider the questions raised in the previously published Request for Public Comment (, and will consist of a plenary session from approximately 8:30 a.m. to noon and four concurrent discussion sessions in the afternoon from 1:30 to 4 p.m. (Final schedule is subject to change.)

The plenary session will cover general topics relating to effective compliance programs under the Organizational Sentencing Guidelines, and the four concurrent discussion sessions will address the following topics: 1) Accountability, Leadership, and Corporate Governance; 2) Implementation and Administration of Effective Compliance Programs; 3) Internal Reporting Systems and Confidentiality Issues; and, 4) Cooperation Under Chapter Eight and Waiver of Legal Privileges. Designated speakers and moderators will be posted on this web site in advance of the hearing.

The hearing is open to the public and the proceedings will be transcribed and made available on the Sentencing Commission