Speaking Engagement

The Fourth Annual National Institute on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Friday, October 28, 2011 - Saturday, October 29, 2011

04:00 AM BST - 04:00 AM BST

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2011Date: October 27 28, 2011Location: The Fairmont / 2401 M St NW / Washington, DC 20037-1408

Presented by: ABA Center for CLECo-Sponsored by: Criminal Justice Section Section of International Law

Requested CLE Credit: 8.75 

As enforcement of anti-corruption laws in the United States and abroad continues to be a top priority for law enforcement, the Institute will provide a timely and substantive briefing on developments to companies, their officers and employees.

This years program will continue to examine trends stemming from recent proceedings brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as well as address recent challenges to the FCPA both in Congress and the courts.

The Institute will also provide a more in-depth focus on certain recurring issues faced by practitioners and companies alike. Whether examining liability presented by other federal and non-U.S. laws in the event of a potential FCPA violation or minimizing liability in connection with complex international business transactions, the program will provide practical tips from experienced government, corporate, and private practitioners.

In addition, the Institute will feature both an in-house perspectives panel and, for the first time, a panel dedicated to SEC enforcement and how it has evolved since the SECs establishment of its FCPA unit.

Paul Hastings partners Palmina Fava and Lesli Ligorner are featured speakers during the Institute.

October 27 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.The FCPAs Intersection with Other Offenses: What Else Do Companies Need to Consider?

Moderator: Jeffrey D. ClarkJodi L. AvergunPascale H. DuboisK. Lesli LigornerVivian Robinson

Recent developments show that when a company encounters a potential  FCPA violation, it should also be examining liability under a number of  other domestic and international statutes as well as potential collateral  consequences.

Topics to be covered:• Common tools used by prosecutors to get at corrupt conduct• The UK Bribery Act how it differs from the FCPA and the latest thinking on enforcement• Increased risks of concurrent or local prosecution in other countries and recently enacted or revamped anti-bribery laws• Potential collateral consequences

October 28 from 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Real World Corruption Problems and Solutions from In-House Counsel

Moderator: Palmina M. FavaMary E. DoyleShelly L. GoldklangJason LomaxJulia C. Symon

Nearly two years have passed since the SECs FCPA specialized unit has  been in operation. In this panel, current and former SEC staff discuss how  that has changed the type of investigations the SEC is conducting and the  cases it is bringing as well as how companies can best respond.

Topics to be covered:• Quantifying reasonable business expenses and appropriate entertainment• Conducting meaningful third-party diligence on higher-risk third parties• Strategies for effectively communicating best practices to management, employees, and agents• Determining whether the value-based or rules-based approach to compliance is the best fit• Protecting the privilege and overcoming evidence collection hurdles in investigations

For additional information and to register, visit the ABA website here.

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