The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption: How to Effectively Identify and Manage Risks
In a two hour live webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the significant issues and pointers highlighting the developments and updates with regards to the FCPA and International Anti-Corruption.
Key topics include:
- Brief Overview; Teeing Up of Subject
- Key FCPA Legal Developments
- Trends in FCPA Enforcement and Corporate Compliance
- Global Anti-Corruption Enforcement and the World Bank
- Identifying and Managing Anti-Corruption Risks: Rules, Practices and Processes for Businesses
- Coping with Enforcement Risks: Managing Internal Investigations and Voluntary Disclosure Choices
- Brief Overview; Teeing Up of Subject (Jeff )
- Focus on new developments in law, enforcement and compliance and how firms should internalize same as a part of identifying and managing anti-corruption risks
- Key FCPA Legal Developments: (Lara)
- The Instrumentality Debate
- Update on Successor Liability
- Trends in FCPA Enforcement and Corporate Compliance (Lara and Courtney)
- Recent Enforcement Actions, Declinations, and USG Policies
- A Focus on Compliance: Marubeni, Hewlett-Packard, Smith & Wesson (Lara)
- DAP and relatives/family members (Lara)
- Layne Christensen Case Study – SEC Settlement, DOJ Declination and Impact of compliance remediation efforts (Courtney)
- The Value of Cooperation – DoJ Recent Comments on Turning Over Evidence on Individuals (Courtney)
- Trends in Compliance Spending and Implications for Implications for Future Compliance Programs – Walmart and Avon – Is the Practice Setting a New Bar? (Courtney)
- Global Anti-Corruption Enforcement and the World Bank (Lara and Courtney)
- Trends in International Anticorruption – Brazil, China and Russia (Lara)
- b. Multi-Lateral Institutions – The World Bank’s Sanctions Review Report and Its Implications (Courtney)
- Identifying and Managing Anti-Corruption Risks: Rules, Practices and Processes for Businesses (Jeff)
- Coping with Enforcement Risks: Managing Internal Investigations and Voluntary Disclosure Choices (Jeff and Courtney)
- Internal Investigations – How Broad and Robust is Enough & Treatment of Privilege Issues (Jeff and Courtney)
- The role of audit and accounting firms
- Treatment of Privilege Issues (Courtney)
- Voluntary Disclosure: Evaluating the Benefits, Costs and Risks (Jeff)
- Framing the Decision and Using Decisional Tools (Jeff)
Who Should Attend:
- Business Lawyers
- Multinational Companies
- US Firms Doing Business Abroad
- In-house Counsel
- Corporate Attorneys
- Legal Executives
- CEOs and Directors
A partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, Mr. Bialos has broad legal and government experience in aerospace, defense, international commercial and regulatory and national security matters, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), mergers, acquisitions, international transactions and international trade matters.
He has handled major FCPA internal investigations, negotiated FCPA settlements, worked with U.S. government appointed monitors, prepared compliance programs, conducted corporate due diligences, and structured transactions. He has advised Boards of Directors and senior management of companies on such issues and is a member of a public Board himself and also worked on these issues while in government service.
During the Clinton Administration, Mr. Bialos served as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Industrial Affairs, where he led the review of defense mergers and acquisitions and advised the Secretary of Defense on the defense industrial base, including issues related to corruption in defense markets. He is a recipient of the Department of Defense (DoD) Distinguished Public Service Medal.
Mr. Bialos also served as the Special Advisor to Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs, where he worked on anti-corruption and rule of law issues, and advised on the final phase of negotiations of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. Mr. Bialos also played a key role in Vice President Al Gore’s 1999 Global Forum Against Corruption.
A partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, Mr. Bialos has broad legal and government experience in aerospace, defense, international …
Lara Covington is a special counsel with Schulte Roth & Zabel, where she represents individuals and corporations in connection with investigations and enforcement actions involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), U.S. export controls and government contract issues. Lara handles FCPA investigations on behalf of multinational corporations and has conducted investigations involving issues in China, India, Poland, Nigeria, Russia, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam. She also creates and enhances corporate anti-corruption compliance programs and conducts third-party and M&A due diligence.
Lara has co-authored “U.S., China Enforcement Crossfire Creates New Risks” for The FCPA Blog, and she presented “FCPA Enforcement Against U.S. and Non-U.S. Executives and Employees” for a Strafford Publications Inc. webinar. She earned her J.D., cum laude, from the George Washington University Law School, and her B.A. from the University of Virginia.
Lara Covington is a special counsel with Schulte Roth & Zabel, where she represents individuals and corporations in connection with …
Ms. Trombly is a partner in King & Spalding’s Special Matters and Government Investigations group in Washington, D.C. Her practice focuses on white collar criminal and civil litigation and internal corporate investigations in a variety of areas, with specific expertise and experience in handling complex Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and False Claims Act matters. She has represented clients in the life sciences, energy, and transportation industries in FCPA matters in a variety of jurisdictions, including China, Angola, West Africa, Iraq, and Latin American and Eastern European countries.
Ms. Trombly started her legal career as a JAG officer in the United States Marine Corps, where she attained the rank of Captain and served as defense counsel for hundreds of Marines and sailors in criminal courts-martials and administrative proceedings. She served as lead counsel in multiple bench and jury trials, and obtained numerous outright acquittals for her clients. In 2005, she received the United States Marine Corps Defense Counsel of the Year Award (Eastern Region).
After the USMC, Ms. Trombly served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Middle District of Tennessee, , where she was a member of the Criminal Division’s White Collar and Corporate Fraud Unit. She served as lead counsel on dozens of investigations into white collar crime, including public corruption, money laundering, and securities, bank, ERISA, mail, wire, health care and bankruptcy frauds. Ms. Trombly was lead counsel for the United States on several high-profile federal jury trials, presented dozens of cases to the grand jury, and appeared in federal court for numerous legal and evidentiary hearings, including appellate proceedings in the Sixth and Second Circuits.
Ms. Trombly is a partner in King & Spalding’s Special Matters and Government Investigations group in Washington, D.C. Her practice …
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