Casner & Edwards Attorney Scott Harshbarger Presents "Not-For-Profit (NFP) Development Challenges - Lessons to Be Learned from Highly Publicized 2016 NFP Crises" at the Planned Giving Group of New England
Scott Harshbarger, Senior Counsel in Casner & Edwards’ Litigation and Nonprofit Departments, presented, “Not-For-Profit (NFP) Development Challenges –Lessons To Be Learned From Highly Publicized 2016 NFP Crises,” to members of the Planned Giving Group of New England (PGGNE) at the organization’s monthly meeting, Friday, December 9, 2016.
Harshbarger’s presentation addressed the lessons that can be learned from this year’s highly publicized crises surrounding not-for-profit organizations. Harshbarger discussed the principles and practices of high-quality ethics and compliance programs and effective board and leadership governance practices and principles.
PGGNE is an association of charitable gift planning professionals representing the New England states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Harshbarger specializes in providing strategic counsel for corporate investigations and defense, business ethics, compliance and risk management, corporate and governance, and government regulation. He has had a long and successful public service career as a public defender, civil rights attorney, Middlesex District Attorney and Massachusetts Attorney General. While AG, he was the elected President of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), and led numerous major consumer and public protection initiatives. From 1999-2002, Harshbarger served as President and CEO of Common Cause in Washington, D.C., the national nonprofit citizens’ lobby, public interest advocacy and government and corporate watchdog group founded by John Gardner.
Since returning to private practice, Harshbarger has continued to be involved in public policy reform, serving as the head of Governor Romney’s Commission on Corrections Reform (2003-2005), chair of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Public Pension Reform, vice-chair of the Ethics Resource Center, chair of the SJC Task force on Hiring and Promotion in Probation, and in the Judicial Branch (2010-2011), a member of the SJC Court Management Advisory Board (CMAB), and chair of the Advisory Board for the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College Law School.
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