13th National
What Every Counsel Should Know About the

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Thursday, March 31, 2005

About

If your company does business globally, the need to have a working understanding of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and an effective corporate compliance program has never been greater.

FCPA enforcement has become more rigorous. Proposed revisions to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines are intended to raise the standards for effective compliance and ethics programs. Sarbanes Oxley has imposed new responsibilities on directors and executives. Enforcement agencies are pursuing allegations aggressively, and mitigation often hinges on the complex choices companies make about internal investigations, voluntary disclosure and privilege.

Now, more than ever, companies must be vigilant about preventing, detecting and investigating potential FCPA violations before they damage corporate reputations, affect the bottom line and share value, and result in increasingly harsher penalties. To protect your company, you must understand how the Act is being interpreted and enforced and ensure that your compliance programs and internal controls can withstand government scrutiny. Everyone involved in FCPA matters-in-house counsel, private attorneys, compliance and ethics officers-needs the most current information about how to build and reinforce state of the art compliance programs, structure internal investigations and effectively interact with government enforcement officials.

To equip you to meet these challenges, American Conference Institute has developed the 13th National Foreign Corrupt Practices Act publication. It will provide you with top-notch insights and guidance on how to meet your ever-evolving responsibilities under FCPA.

Contents & Contributors

About

If your company does business globally, the need to have a working understanding of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and an effective corporate compliance program has never been greater.

FCPA enforcement has become more rigorous. Proposed revisions to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines are intended to raise the standards for effective compliance and ethics programs. Sarbanes Oxley has imposed new responsibilities on directors and executives. Enforcement agencies are pursuing allegations aggressively, and mitigation often hinges on the complex choices companies make about internal investigations, voluntary disclosure and privilege.

Now, more than ever, companies must be vigilant about preventing, detecting and investigating potential FCPA violations before they damage corporate reputations, affect the bottom line and share value, and result in increasingly harsher penalties. To protect your company, you must understand how the Act is being interpreted and enforced and ensure that your compliance programs and internal controls can withstand government scrutiny. Everyone involved in FCPA matters-in-house counsel, private attorneys, compliance and ethics officers-needs the most current information about how to build and reinforce state of the art compliance programs, structure internal investigations and effectively interact with government enforcement officials.

To equip you to meet these challenges, American Conference Institute has developed the 13th National Foreign Corrupt Practices Act publication. It will provide you with top-notch insights and guidance on how to meet your ever-evolving responsibilities under FCPA.

Contents & Contributors


TAKING STOCK OF ENFORCEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT
Homer E. Moyer, Jr., Miller & Chevalier

PAYING FOR THE SINS OF OTHERS: REDUCING THE RISK OF VICARIOUS LIABILITY
James C. Stearns, Intelsat Global Service Corporation

PAYING FOR THE SINS OF OTHERS: REDUCING THE RISK OF VICARIOUS LIABILITY
Timothy L. Dickinson, Dickinson Landmeier LLP

FCPA HOT TOPICS
Roger M. Witten, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr
Kimberly A. Parker, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP

THE ROLE OF LAW IN COMBATING OFFICIAL CORRUPTION RECENT U.S. ENFORCEMENT AND EVOLVING INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS
Homer E. Moyer, Jr., Miller & Chevalier

SIX YEARS AFTER: IS THE OECD ANTI-BRIBERY CONVENTION EFFECTIVE?
Nicola Bonucci, Organization for Economic Co-operation & Development

COMPLIANCE ISSUES FOR U.S. BUSINESSES WITH FOREIGN OPERATIONS: SUCCESSOR LIABILITY UNDER THE FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT
Martin J. Weinstein, Willkie Farr & Gallagher
Robert J. Meyer, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE FCPA
Martin J. Weinstein, Willkie Farr & Gallagher
Robert J. Meyer, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

CHARITABLE DONATIONS UNDER THE FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT
Robert J. Meyer, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

FORENSIC ACCOUNTING ISSUES IN FCPA INVESTIGATIONS
Frederic Miller, PricewaterhouseCoopers

COMPLIANCE WITH THE FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT
Howard O. Weissman, Lockheed Martin Corporation

M&A TRANSACTIONS AND SUCCESSOR LIABILITY FOR PAST FCPA VIOLATIONS: AVOIDANCE AT WHAT PRICE?
Lucinda A. Low, Miller & Chevalier

MITIGATING RISKS IN M&A TRANSACTIONS CONDUCTING FCPA ACCOUNTING INVESTIGATIONS
Manny Alas, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Denise Messemer, PricewaterhouseCoopers

THE FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT AND THE ARMS EXPORT CONTROL ACT: ISSUES AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Dale C. Turza, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

DIGESTS OF CASES AND REVIEW RELEASES RELATING TO BRIBES TO FOREIGN OFFICIALS UNDER THE FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT OF 1977 (AS OF MARCH 15, 2005)
Danforth Newcomb, Shearman & Sterling LLP

LITTLE RISK, BIG RISK: GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY
Alexandra A. Wrage, TRACE International

WHAT EVERY COUNSEL SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT
Jay G. Martin, Baker Hughes Inc.

DUE DILIGENCE AND COMPLIANCE PROCEDURES
Timothy L. Dickinson, Dickinson Landmeier LLP

THE FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT: AN INTENSIVE PRIMER
Homer E. Moyer, Jr., Miller & Chevalier



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