Speaking Engagement

American Conference Institute presents the 23rd FCPA National Conference

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - Thursday, March 25, 2010

05:00 AM BST - 05:00 AM BST

March 23-24, 2010 at the W New York

Vigorous enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act continues to be a priority for the US Department of Justice and the US Securities and Exchange Commission, across industries and around the globe.

The increase of FCPA enforcement makes prevention an even higher priority than it may have been in the past. The absence of preventative measure is almost certain to result in substantially increased penalties if an issue arises. This makes an effective anti-corruption compliance program essential for all companies. With record-setting sanctions involving well-known companies, global organizations have to reassess their own anti-corruption measures to prevent lapses that might lead to damaging and costly enforcement actions.

Paul Hastings partner Timothy Dickinson will moderate the following panel on Tuesday, March 23rd.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm"Minimizing Consortia and Joint Venture FCPA Risks"

  • Identifying special risks for JVs and consortia that other third party relationships may not have

  • Managing Joint Venture risks when the participants are subject to different legal regimes

  • What Due Diligence is appropriate or required for Joint Venture partners

  • What the US authorities will expect of JVs vs. other third party relationships

  • How to handle the cultural divide that may exist between JV partners

  • Dealing with different accounting practices and standards that various JV partners may have

  • What reps and warranties or other contract language is reasonable to expect of JV partners

  • How to deal with an investigation of a JV if an issue arises

  • What special issues may arise if the JV includes a government partner

  • How to deal with a disputes among partners in an FCPA situation

For more information and to register, visit the ACI website.

Practice Areas

Anti-Corruption and FCPA


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Timothy L. Dickinson

Senior Counsel, Litigation Department

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