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Trends, Developments and Updates in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: What You Need to Know

Live Webcast Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET)
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Join us for this Knowledge Group Online CLE FCPA Webinar. The recent years have seen the evolving landscape of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) as well as the rise of international anti-corruption enforcement. With the revisions to the U.S. Corporate Enforcement Policy in November 2017, which aimed to “increase the volume of voluntary disclosures” and “enhance the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) ability to identify and punish culpable individuals,” several FCPA-related cases have been noted. Other notable developments include the new guidance for monitors’ compliance role and tightened Yates Memo requirements. Moreover, international cooperation against corruption has also heightened.

With the increasing scrutiny of corrupt practices, companies must be proactive in addressing potential risks and pitfalls. They must also keep themselves abreast of the recent trends and enforcement actions to avoid FCPA liabilities.

In this Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will provide an in-depth discussion of the new FCPA corporate enforcement policy. They will offer best practices in developing and implementing compliance and control procedures in light of recent trends, developments and international updates, to help them avoid pitfalls.

Key topics include:

  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA): Overview and Statistics
  • Trends and Updates on DOJ Policies/Guidance
    • Pilot Program
    • Corporate Enforcement Policy
    • Yates Memo and Yates Memo Revisions
    • Monitor Policy
    • No Piling on Policy
  • International Cooperation and Parallel Resolutions
    • Societe Generale
    • Petróleo Brasileiro S.A.
  • DOJ’s Corporate Enforcement Policy – One Year Later
    • Dun & Bradstreet
    • Guralp Systems Limited
    • ICB
    • Polycom, Inc.
  • FCPA Voluntary Disclosure and Remediation
  • Notable Cases and Court Rulings
  • Best Compliance Strategies


Who Should Attend

  • FCPA Securities and Corporate Governance Attorneys
  • Corporate Attorneys
  • White Collar Attorneys
  • Legal and Compliance Executives
  • Risk Assessment Officers
  • In-house Counsel
  • Board of Directors
  • Multinational Companies
  • Public and Private CompaniesThis is a must attend event for anyone interested in understanding the significant issues relating to the recent trends and developments in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.


Claire Rajan
Senior Counsel
Allen & Overy
Samuel Salyer
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
John Loesch

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John Loesch, Director

  • Recent DOJ Policies/Guidance
    • Pilot Program
    • Corporate Enforcement Policy
    • Yates Memo and Yates Memo Revisions
    • Monitor Policy
    • No Piling on Policy

Claire Rajan, Senior Counsel
Allen & Overy

  • 2018 Statistics
  • International cooperation and parallel resolutions
    • SocGen
    • Petrobras
  • DOJ’s corporate enforcement policy - one year later
    • D&B
    • Gulrap
    • ICB
    • Polycom

Samuel Salyer, Attorney
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

  • Expanding focus on voluntary disclosure and timely remediation tied to corporate resolutions, with monetary consequences for companies that delay reporting or remediation.
    • Panasonic
    • Credit Suisse
  • Compliance programs and internal controls must be effective at preventing and detecting misconduct; simply having a compliance program in place is not enough to avoid enforcement.
    • Panasonic
    • Haliburton (2017)
  • Individuals prosecutions potentially leading to legal developments
    • US v. Hoskins
    • SEC v. Cohen



Claire RajanSenior CounselAllen & Overy

Claire’s cross-border practice includes representing multinational corporate clients in investigations and litigation matters. Her primary focus is on anti-corruption laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and political law regulation governing campaign finance, pay-to-play, lobbying, and gifts to public officials. In addition, Claire has conducted cross-border investigations regarding economic sanctions and financial fraud. Claire’s experience includes cross-border litigation, internal investigations, federal and state government investigations, and transactional due diligence.

Claire also has extensive experience with evaluating corporate compliance programs, particularly while on multiple secondments to major global financial services providers.

Chambers USA 2018 recognized Claire as “Up and Coming.” Chambers USA 2017 noted that Claire "is deeply experienced in political law enforcement and litigation." According to Chambers, "clients praise her 'incredible judgment,' explaining that 'she is very practical in evaluating the context in which advice is being sought and tailoring it to the specific circumstances.'"

Prior to joining Allen & Overy, Claire worked as a litigation attorney for the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and served as counsel to Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub. Her FEC litigation experience includes matters at the United States Supreme Court, as well as various federal circuit and district courts throughout the United States.


Samuel SalyerAttorneyHughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Samuel Salyer is an Associate in Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s Anti-Corruption and Internal Investigations practice group. He has been based in Washington DC, Beijing, and Paris, representing a range of clients in connection with investigations conducted by US, UK, French, and other national authorities, as well as by various international institutions. He has assisted clients in developing and implementing compliance programs, conducting risk assessments, and has delivered anti-corruption trainings on four continents. Sam has participated in compliance investigations or reviews in a variety of countries including China, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Lebanon, Nigeria, and the UAE. He holds a JD from Columbia University.


John LoeschDirectorNavigant

John Loesch is a Director in the Global Investigations and Compliance practice at Navigant. John has extensive experience conducting large-scale investigations and with FCPA/anti-bribery compliance matters in both the government and private sector.  He has worked on high profile investigations for congressional oversight committees, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP).  In the private sector, John led the global anti-corruption compliance program for a multinational Fortune 200 public company.  In that capacity, John managed all aspects of the program including risk assessments, third-party due diligence, audits and monitoring, policies and procedures, and training. 

John’s practice focuses on providing compliance program advisory services and leading compliance and internal controls reviews and investigations.  He also leads Navigant’s investigative due diligence team, which performs due diligence throughout the world for large multinationals, commercial and investment banks, private equity firms, venture partners, government agencies, initial public offering candidates, hedge funds, law firms and other business entities.


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Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast

   Experience in corporate law

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NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credits:
    1.5 CLE

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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.

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