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  • From Vol. 3 No.8 (Apr. 16, 2014)

    Seven Lessons from FCPA Enforcement Trends from FCPA Experts in the Public and Private Sector (Part One of Two)

    At a recent panel discussion sponsored by the Knowledge Group, former FCPA prosecutors, a current SEC lawyer and an economist shared their insights on what recent FCPA enforcement actions mean for companies, along with advice for initiating and conducting FCPA investigations. This article, the first of a two-part series, contains seven lessons the panelists have extracted from recent FCPA settlements and trends; initial decisions that a company faces when it discovers a potential violation; and the role of whistleblowers in revealing potential violations. The second part of the series will cover the panelists’ insights on initiating internal investigations; voluntary disclosures; multi-jurisdictional concerns; negotiations with regulators; remediation efforts and calculation of fines. See also “Top DOJ and SEC Officials Discuss FCPA Enforcement Priorities and Mechanics,” The FCPA Report, Vol. 3, No. 7 (Apr. 2, 2014).

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  • From Vol. 3 No.4 (Feb. 19, 2014)

    Six Things Every Business Lawyer Needs to Know About the FCPA

    Whether you’re in-house counsel or a transactional lawyer at a law firm, anti-corruption is something that should very much be on your radar – the government is aggressive, the fines can be astronomical and people do go to jail.  That was the message from William H. Devaney, partner at Venable and moderator of the American Bar Association’s recent webinar, “What Every Business Lawyer Should Know About the FCPA.”  The panel discussion provided business lawyers with information and advice about staying compliant in this anti-corruption enforcement climate.  The panelists were Lynn A. Neils, a partner at Covington & Burling; Carlos Ortiz, a partner at Edwards Wildman; Brian T. Sumner, in-house counsel at Alcoa; and Douglas Tween, a partner at Baker McKenzie.  See also “How to Conduct an Anti-Corruption Investigation: Ten Factors to Consider at the Outset (Part One of Two),” The FCPA Report, Vol. 2. No. 25 (Dec. 18, 2013); “Developing and Implementing the Investigation Plan (Part Two of Two),” Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jan. 8, 2014).

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  • From Vol. 3 No.2 (Jan. 22, 2014)

    Risk-Based Solutions to Complying with Anti-Money Laundering, Export Controls, Economic Sanctions and the FCPA

    Many companies subject to the FCPA are also concerned about anti-money laundering laws, economic sanctions or export control restrictions.  Often, these crimes go together.  What do these three areas have in common?  How should companies structure their compliance programs in response to the various laws to which they are subject?  During a recent webinar hosted by the Cross-Border Group, partners at Foley & Lardner LLP discussed the overlap among these laws and provided concrete suggestions for how companies can use risk-based approaches to comply with all three. See also “How Can Anti-Money Laundering Laws Affect an FCPA Compliance Program? An Interview with Former FinCEN Director James H. Freis, Jr. (Part Two of Two),” The FCPA Report, Vol. 2, No. 4 (Feb. 20, 2013).

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  • From Vol. 2 No.22 (Nov. 6, 2013)

    The FCPA Report, Berkeley Research Group and Paul Hastings to Present Webinar on the Impact of Recent Initiatives on SEC Enforcement

    On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, The FCPA Report’s Editor-in-Chief, Rebecca Hughes Parker, will moderate a complimentary panel discussion about how recent SEC initiatives are changing the landscape of SEC enforcement and what these changes mean for companies.  Thomas A. Zaccaro, a partner at Paul Hastings LLP, and H. David Kotz, Director at Berkeley Research Group and former Inspector General of the SEC, will join Rebecca to cover topics including the SEC’s new admit/deny policy and its implications; increased judicial scrutiny of agreements and the impact on settlement negotiations with the SEC; the SEC’s increased focus on cooperation agreements, including a discussion of the SEC’s first ever non-prosecution agreement for FCPA violations; and the SEC’s use of administrative proceedings as opposed to civil actions in court, as exemplified by the recent action brought against SAC Capital.  The webinar will take place at 12:00 pm EDT.  To register for the event, please e-mail your contact information to Mary Carlin at mcarlin@fcpareport.com, with the subject The FCPA Report: Webinar.

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  • From Vol. 1 No.7 (Sep. 5, 2012)

    Grant Thornton Webinar Highlights FCPA and U.K. Bribery Act Enforcement Trends (Part One of Two)

    On August 21, 2012, Grant Thornton hosted a webinar entitled “Evolving Anti-Corruption Legislation: Is your business up-to-date?”  The program provided a helpful overview of trends in FCPA enforcement and enforcement of the U.K.’s Bribery Act of 2010 (Bribery Act), including the potentially broad reach of the Bribery Act, and guidance on best practices for anti-corruption compliance.  The FCPA Report is covering the webinar in a two-part article series.  This article, the first part, focuses on enforcement trends, and the second part will focus on compliance.  The participants in the panel were Sterl Greenhalgh and Bill Olsen of international accounting and auditing firm Grant Thornton UK and Grant Thornton US LLP, respectively, and Vivian Robinson of law firm McGuire Woods UK.  Greenhalgh is Grant Thornton UK’s head of anti-bribery and corruption.  Olsen, Grant Thornton’s U.S. leader of Anti-Corruption services and Global Investigations, authored “The Anti-Corruption Handbook.”  Robinson was previously General Counsel to the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office, which has primary responsibility for enforcing the Bribery Act.  Robinson led the development of the SFO’s enforcement policy under the Bribery Act.

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