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FCPA Enforcement Trends and Patterns: Retrospect and Predictions in 2017

Live Webcast Date: Thursday, June 08, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET)
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Join us for this Knowledge Group Online CLE FCPA Webinar. FCPA enforcement was a top priority in 2016. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) brought the highest number of enforcement actions since the statute's enactment, with 27 corporate enforcement actions and a total of $6 billion corporate sanctions. Among the highlights from 2016 include the enforcement actions against Odebrecht, VimpelCom, Teva, Och-Ziff, JPMorgan and Embraer. In the same year, the DOJ also announced the FCPA Pilot Program, which aims to encourage self-reporting and cooperation. These heightened enforcement efforts of both DOJ and SEC have continued into 2017.

In this Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the latest FCPA enforcement trends and patterns. The speakers will also review notable enforcement actions from 2016 and how they will impact current and future FCPA compliance practices.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

  • FCPA – An Overview
  • Recent Enforcement Trends
  • Latest Legal Developments
  • Impact to FCPA Compliance Practice
  • Recurring Statutory Issues
  • Compliance Guidance
    • DOJ's FCPA Pilot Program
    • Yates Memo
  • Trump’s Impact on FCPA Enforcement
  • DOJ and SEC's Priorities for 2017

Who Should Attend

  • In-House Counsel
  • FCPA Securities and Corporate Governance Attorneys
  • Regulatory and Policy Managers
  • Corporate Attorneys
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Legal and Compliance Executives
  • White Collar Attorneys
  • Multinational Companies
  • Public and Private Companies


Margot Laporte
Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP
John F. Wood
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Michael J. O’Leary
Of Counsel
Holland & Hart LLP

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John F. WoodPartner
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

  • Recent Enforcement Trends: FCPA and other Anti-corruption regimes

Michael J. O’LearyOf Counsel
Holland & Hart LLP

  • Compliance Guidance
    • FCPA Pilot Program
    • DOJ Compliance Checklist

John F. WoodPartner
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

  • Trump’s Impact on FCPA Enforcement
    • Yates Memo

Margot LaporteAttorney
Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP

  • DOJ and SEC's Priorities for 2017
    • Emphasis on functioning compliance programs
    • Targeting of inadequate internal controls
    • Practical takeaways, from recent FCPA settlements, for effective compliance programs



Margot LaporteAttorneyRichards Kibbe & Orbe LLP

Margot Laporte focuses her practice on securities regulation and cross-border enforcement matters, including matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-money laundering laws and regulations, economic sanctions, insider trading and accounting fraud.  She also regularly advises global companies and financial institutions with respect to anti-corruption compliance policies, procedures and training, as well as anti-corruption due diligence relating to potential transactions and investments.

Ms. Laporte has represented public companies, audit committees, hedge funds, financial institutions and individuals in matters involving U.S. and foreign regulators, including the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, as well as the French Autorité des marchés financiers and other foreign regulators. She has represented companies in both internal and regulatory anti-corruption and accounting-related investigations regarding conduct in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and Russia.


John F. WoodPartnerHughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

John F. Wood is partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.  He is Co-Chair of the Anti-Corruption and Internal Investigations practice group and Chairman of the Defense Industry practice group. John focuses on corporate compliance, internal investigations, advocacy before government agencies, and litigation. He has extensive experience representing clients in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the False Claims Act (FCA), international trade controls, securities and accounting matters, and government contracts. Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard, John served in numerous high-level executive branch positions, including U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, Chief of Staff for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Deputy Associate Attorney General, Counselor to the U.S. Attorney General, and Deputy General Counsel for the White House Office of Management and Budget. He also was a law clerk at the Supreme Court of the United States and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. John received his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.


Michael J. O’LearyOf CounselHolland & Hart LLP

Michael J. O’Leary defends companies and individuals in connection with investigations by U.S. and foreign regulatory and criminal authorities.  He also regularly counsels businesses facing compliance and regulatory issues relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-corruption matters, money laundering, economic sanctions, and export controls.

Mike previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida in Miami, where he investigated and prosecuted a wide variety of federal offenses, including bank and wire fraud, domestic bribery, money laundering and violations of the Bank Secrecy Act.

During his time as a federal prosecutor, Mike tried sixteen cases to verdict.  Mike also previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Cecilia M. Altonaga, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida.  He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.


Course Level:

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast

   Experience in corporate law or internal investigations

Course Code:

NASBA Field of Study:
   Business Law - Technical

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credits:
    1.5 CLE

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About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP has long been a go-to firm in the fields of cross-border enforcement, government investigations and criminal defense.  They have a proven record of navigating difficult regulatory and criminal issues, from high profile investigations, parallel criminal and regulatory proceedings to the latest hot-button international enforcement situations.

For 25 years, RK&O has helped clients facing potential scrutiny in multiple jurisdictions and confronting severe civil, criminal and reputational penalties.  Their highly skilled team draws on the key attributes of the firm:  a renowned white-collar practice, a proficiency in regulatory counseling, an ability to seamlessly manage parallel proceedings and vast cross-border experience.

The RK&O team understands the enforcement perspective and can foresee future challenges lurking around the corner.  They deeply understand the importance of international cooperation and the complications of regulatory exposure in multiple jurisdictions.

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Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is an international law firm ranked for ten years, including five years in a row as the top-ranked New York-based firm, on The American Lawyer’s A-List of what the magazine calls “the top firms among the nation’s legal elite.” Our attorneys advise and represent clients in over 30 specialized practices from offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Paris, Los Angeles, Miami, Jersey City, Kansas City, and Tokyo. For more information, please visit www.hugheshubbard.com.

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Holland & Hart LLP is a full service, national law firm of more than 500 lawyers across eight states and in Washington, D.C. delivering integrated legal solutions to regional, national, and international clients of all sizes.  Our attorneys have consistently been recognized by leading national and international peer and industry review organizations for innovation and dedication to the practice of law.

Holland & Hart’s Anti-Corruption Group handles a broad range of complex matters for clients whose operations and investment activities expose them to corruption risks around the world. Our team includes professionals with expertise in creating and implementing robust compliance and training programs that generate important defensive data for entities conducting internal investigations of alleged violations and coordinating discreet resolution of investigations and enforcement actions in the United States and around the world.  

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