The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2009: New Developments, New Issues

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 00:00

In recent years, the FCPA has become one of the most important laws for companies and their counsel, as virtually every company now conducts at least some aspect of its business oversees. The records for FCPA enforcement actions and settlements set in 2007 continued in 2008 along with an increasing number of foreign corruption investigations, civil actions collateral to FCPA investigations, and the introduction of legislation providing for a private right of action under the FCPA. This trend will no doubt continue in 2009.

With this in mind, the PLI has scheduled a day-long program on Wednesday, April 29, titled the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 2009: Coping with Heightened Enforcement Risks at its New York City facility, 810 Seventh Avenue at 53rd Street from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The expert presenters will include Julia K. Bailey, assistant general counsel, International Transactions & Compliance, Honeywell International Inc.; Katherine M. Choo, senior counsel, Litigation and Legal Policy, General Electric Company; Douglass B. Maynard, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; Cheryl Scarboro, associate director, Division of Enforcement, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Howard O. Weissman, vice president & associate general counsel, Lockheed Martin Corporation.

Participants will learn the potential impact of the FCPA on a company; be updated on enforcement trends and their implications for U.S. and foreign companies; learn how to manage risks in various third-party relationships and acquisitions; gain practical tips on establishing an effective FCPA compliance program; learn strategies for creating a successful compliance culture; hear about compliance trends in gifts, entertainment and hosting, facilitating payments, and charitable contributions, as well as due diligence and successor liability in the M&A context, and learn the nuts and bolts of conducting an FCPA internal investigation.

For information about available CLE credits and fees, see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

To registervisit www.pli.edu.