Every business faces legal risks and claims every day. Identifying, assessing and mitigating those risks will help avoid potential litigation and other claims that could ruin your well-earned reputation, resulting in significant costs and expenses, and even substantial fines or imprisonment.
From slip-and-falls to disgruntled employees to product liability claims, businesses can be vulnerable to claims for compensation. At the least, severe reputational loss can occur even where the claim may be unfounded. This course will help your business to prepare for the worst, by identifying areas where it may be prone to risks and claims.
Preparing a matrix of relevant risks, identifying measures to control and mitigate those risks, and selecting remedial measures can be of great benefit. By preparing for those circumstances, your business can take proactive steps to avoid problems and concentrate on what is most important to your firm’s objectives.
Years of Experience: 15+ years
Areas of Expertise: Anticorruption and Good Governance Advisor
Kenneth Barden is a Senior Anticorruption and Good Governance Advisor with the Governance and Rule of Law Team at USAID. For many years, Ken was an independent consultant for several international development projects, including ones funded by USAID, the MCC, World Bank, UN, Asian Development Bank and others. Ken served as Team Leader for the USAID-administered MCC Threshold Indonesia Control of Corruption Project in Indonesia, working on anticorruption and judicial reform.
Immediately prior to joining USAID, Ken was with the USAID Modernizing Financial Institutions project in the West Bank, where he led implementation of anti-money laundering and anticorruption activities. Ken’s experience includes work in Eastern Europe, Central and Southeastern Asia, Oceania, the Middle East and Africa. He also has over 15 years of experience in municipal government.
Ken holds a Juris Doctor from Indiana University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from University of Indianapolis, as well as post-graduate work in Disaster Management from the University of Wisconsin and in International Humanitarian Law from the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), in Hyderabad, India.View all trainings by this speaker