Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Overview:Over the past 5 years, the DOJ and the SEC have investigated a large number of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act as a result of the government’s intense campaign to wipe out corruption not only in the U.S. but also in countries where U.S. companies maintain branch offices. Indeed, FCPA is the most dreaded of all white collar crimes, imposing civil and criminal penalties to anyone who violates its provisions. How can your company be compliant with the global requirements?
Find out the answers in this LIVE webinar. Once again, The Knowledge Congress is assembling a panel of distinguished professionals and key regulators to help you determine whether your company is globally compliant or not, and if not, what are the steps you need to take in order to comply with global standards.
Who Should Attend:
- General Counsel
- International Counsel
- Trade Counsel
- Compliance Officers
- Ethics Officers
- Forensic Auditors
- Vice Presidents and Directors
- International Contract Managers
- Outside Counsel
- Foreign Subsidiary Directors
- Corporate Secretaries
- Corporate Responsibility Officers
- Regulatory Specialists
- Directors of Risk
- Audit Directors
At the Fraud Section, Ms. Weinstein handles complex fraud cases with a primary focus on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). Previously, she was a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Maryland, where she worked on a variety of criminal matters. Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Ms. Weinstein practiced in the compliance and enforcement group of a large New York law firm in both its Washington, D.C. and Paris offices, where she represented large corporate clients in the pharmaceutical, energy, communications, media, and other industries in connection with international business practices, including compliance with the FCPA.
Ms. Weinstein received her juris doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she was electedOrder of the Coif. She received her B.S. from Boston College, summa cum laude.
At the Fraud Section, Ms. Weinstein handles complex fraud cases with a primary focus on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices …
Chris Conte joined the Division of Enforcement of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a staff attorney in 1992 following four years of work as a litigation associate in the Washington D.C. based law firm of Steptoe & Johnson. Mr. Conte is currently an Associate Director in the Division of Enforcement, a position he has held since October 2006. Mr. Conte has investigated a wide variety of matters including FCPA, financial fraud, options backdating and market-timing cases, abuses in connection with Initial Public Offerings, fraud in the offer, sale, and promotion of the securities of microcap issuers, insider trading, e-mail retention and production failures, proxy solicitation violations, false statements in press releases, stock manipulations, sales practice abuses, and auditor independence and audit failures.
Chris Conte joined the Division of Enforcement of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a staff attorney in 1992 …
Billy joined Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. in September 2008 as a Partner, focusing his practice on White Collar Crime and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Immediately before joining Fulbright, Billy served as the Assistant Chief for FCPA Enforcement at the Fraud Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice. In that position, Billy supervised roughly half of the Fraud Section’s FCPA investigations and prosecutions and had responsibility for every aspect of the Department’s FCPA enforcement program, including the drafting of FCPA opinion procedure releases, consultation and cooperation with foreign prosecutors, coordination with the Securities and Exchange Commission and representation of the United States at the Working Group on Bribery of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Billy has also served the Department of Justice as a trial attorney. In the role, he investigated and tried all manner of white collar crimes in courtrooms across the country. In addition, he has been an Assistant District Attorney in New York City where he gained valuable trial experience at an early age. During his nearly 10 years as a federal and state prosecutor, Billy conducted approximately 30 trials.
In between his stints in government service, Billy was in private practice as a white collar associate and partner.
A frequent speaker regarding the FCPA and other white collar issues at conferences around the world, Billy has recently spoken on such topics as the role of corporate monitors, the importance of corporate compliance programs, cooperation amongst foreign prosecutors, voluntary disclosures of FCPA violations and many other topics.
Billy graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1993.
Billy joined Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. in September 2008 as a Partner, focusing his practice on White Collar Crime and …
Richard W. Grime is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of O’Melveny & Myers. He represents clients on a full range of white collar, securities enforcement, regulatory, and compliance matters. He often represents corporations conducting internal investigations with a particular focus on FCPA investigations. He frequently advises companies on implementing FCPA compliance programs and is a regular speaker at conferences on SEC enforcement matters.
Before he joined O’Melveny, Richard spent over nine years in the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. In his last four years at the Commission he was an Assistant Director. While at the SEC, Richard supervised the filing of over 70 enforcement actions covering a wide range of the Commission’s activities from accounting fraud, regulation FD, insider trading and offering frauds.
Richard played a prominent role in the Commission’s FCPA program working closely with the Department of Justice on countless parallel investigations. He supervised the Commission’s recent FCPA cases against Baker Hughes, Titan and Monsanto. Richard was also designated by the United States as one of its experts for the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials’ peer monitoring process for Japan and Canada.
Richard W. Grime is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of O’Melveny & Myers. He represents clients on a …
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