FCPA Actions and New Compliance Guidelines: Are You Prepared?
In November 2010, the joint effort of DOJ and the SEC has resolved several investigations wherein international companies pleaded guilty to the violation of anti-bribery provisions under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). With these latest FCPA actions in mind, foreign companies as well as their subsidiaries and affiliates face considerable challenges in creating and implementing effective FCPA compliance guidelines.
In live webcast, the Knowledge Group is assembling a panel of distinguished thought leaders and key regulators to help foreign companies and others which are bound to abide by the FCPA understand new compliance guidelines.
Some of the key areas addressed in this webcast:
- Visible and transparent corporate policy on anti-corruption laws
- Anti-corruption policies and procedures for business transactions
- Yearly review of anti-corruption compliance standards and methods
- Executive management oversight with compliance reporting obligations to board of directors and monitoring bodies
- Due diligence and compliance requirements for agents and business partners
- And other up to the minute compliance guidelines update
Companies and their executive team may have to completely overhaul their compliance guidelines to prevent their business from falling into the pitfalls of FCPA actions.
Thierry O. Desmet, Assistant Regional Director,
Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement, FCPA Unit
- Trends in FCPA enforcement, including increased coordination with overseas regulators and continued focus on prosecutions of individuals.
- Considerations for designing meaningful FCPA compliance programs.
- Mitigating the risks of FCPA violations through effective due diligence on third-party agents.
- Whether to self-report an FCPA violation to the U.S. government.
Sharie A. Brown, Partner/Chair, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Anti-Corruption
and Corporate Compliance Practice,
- Strategies For Mitigating The Impact of Dodd- Frank Whistleblower Provisions On The Viability Of Your Hotline
- The Risks From External Whistleblowing
- Company Incentives To Promote Internal Whistleblowing
- Strategies For Addressing The Risks Of Parallel Anticorruption Enforcement Actions
- Resolving Policy and Procedural Differences Between The FCPA And UK Bribery Act
- Raising Awareness Of the FCPA and UK Bribery Act Differences To Your Senior Management So That The Compliance Culture Can Be Refined To Meet More Restrictive Standards
- The Benefits Of Value-Based Compliance Programs Over Rules Based Compliance When Laws Collide
- Taking Responsibility For the Compliance Culture, The Procedures Applied, and Steps That Position Your Company For the Best Outcomes With Enforcement Agencies
- Questions For The Board
Kevin Bennett, Executive Director, Advisory Services – Forensics & Litigation,
Grant Thornton LLP
- What are some of the emerging trends and best practices coming out of the recent FCPA enforcement actions?
- What are the differences between the FCPA and the UK Bribery Act and what should companies being doing to enhance their current compliance programs?
- Should Private Equity firms be concerned with the FCPA and the UK Bribery Act?
- With the resurgence in M&A activity are we seeing an increase in anti-bribery and corruption due diligence and enforcement actions?
- What does the Lindsay Manufacturing verdict mean and who should be most concerned?
Who Should Attend:
- General Counse
- International Counsel
- Trade Counsel
- Compliance Officers
- Ethics Officers
- Forensic Auditors
- Vice Presidents and Directors
- International Contract
- Outside Counsel
- Foreign Subsidiary Directors
- Regulatory Specialists
Thierry Olivier Desmet is an Assistant Director in the Miami Regional Office of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission where he also serves as a supervisor in the FCPA Unit, reporting directly to the FCPA Unit Chief in Washington. Mr. Desmet has worked on a number of high-profile enforcement actions at the SEC, including the FCPA case against Alcatel-Lucent and the financial fraud case against Vivendi Universal. He currently supervises several large FCPA investigations. As a member of the U.S. delegation to the OECD Bribery Working Group, he also served as a lead examiner for the follow-up (Phase III) review of Canada’s enforcement of the Anti-bribery Convention. Mr. Desmet joined the enforcement division in December 2002 after spending four and a half years as a litigation associate at Zuckerman Spaeder LLP where he worked in the white collar crime defense group. Mr. Desmet was born and raised in Belgium and speaks French fluently.
Thierry Olivier Desmet is an Assistant Director in the Miami Regional Office of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission where …
Kevin Bennett is an Executive Director and practice leader of the Advisory Services practice in the Minneapolis office of Grant Thornton and has worked on behalf of Special Committees of the Board of Directors advising them on global anti-bribery and anti-corruption matters regarding potential violations of the Anti- bribery and Books and Records provisions of the FCPA and complex accounting investigations. He has assisted management and corporate boards of directors with comprehensive risk assessments to identify potential fraud, bribery and corruption related risks and assisted corporations in developing and enhancing their anti-bribery and anti-corruption compliance programs to meet their legal compliance requirements, corporate mandate, and transactional due diligence responsibilities.
Kevin Bennett is an Executive Director and practice leader of the Advisory Services practice in the Minneapolis office of Grant …
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