14th National Conference

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

The Premier Legal & Regulatory Anti-corruption Compliance Event

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

About



It has been a year of significant developments in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and all U.S. companies engaging in international commerce must reevaluate their compliance programs to proactively protect themselves against FCPA violations.

The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice are vigorously policing the activities of U.S. firms to ensure strict compliance with anti-bribery and accounting provisions of the FCPA. They have expanded enforcement and obtained record-high penalties and criminal convictions against companies and individuals for FCPA violations. They are also conducting seamless investigations utilizing their joint resources, and SEC enforcement actions and DOJ prosecutions are often announced simultaneously. At the international level, the United States and other countries are pursuing ways to further discipline illicit payments in international transactions.

Because FCPA enforcement actions tend to be high profile, being the target has enormous consequences, including grueling investigations, hefty monetary penalties and negative publicity. U.S. companies must develop effective internal FCPA compliance policy and training programs that facilitate compliance with FCPA requirements and mitigate damage in the event a violation takes place. Civil and criminal penalties are rising, cases are high profile and yesterday's knowledge is simply not enough to make the right decisions today.

Now in its 14th successful year, ACI's National Forum on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is the publication that corporate counsel and compliance officers rely on for comprehensive, insightful, and practical guidance on critical FCPA compliance issues. Benefit from the practical perspective of seasoned corporate FCPA compliance executives. Get an update on enforcement and policy initiatives from top Government officials and FCPA attorneys and learn how industry leaders are setting up internal controls to comply in this constantly changing global legal landscape. This year's publication includes the latest information on:
  • Recent U.S. and international FCPA cases and how they will impact compliance programs
  • How the SEC and DOJ evaluate voluntary disclosures
  • How to meet the compliance challenges of gifts and hospitality
  • Strategies to convey the ethics and compliance culture to company employee and officials
  • Structuring transactions to mitigate FCPA risk
  • How to set up FCPA-compliant internal accounting controls and record-keeping

Contents & Contributors

About



It has been a year of significant developments in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and all U.S. companies engaging in international commerce must reevaluate their compliance programs to proactively protect themselves against FCPA violations.

The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice are vigorously policing the activities of U.S. firms to ensure strict compliance with anti-bribery and accounting provisions of the FCPA. They have expanded enforcement and obtained record-high penalties and criminal convictions against companies and individuals for FCPA violations. They are also conducting seamless investigations utilizing their joint resources, and SEC enforcement actions and DOJ prosecutions are often announced simultaneously. At the international level, the United States and other countries are pursuing ways to further discipline illicit payments in international transactions.

Because FCPA enforcement actions tend to be high profile, being the target has enormous consequences, including grueling investigations, hefty monetary penalties and negative publicity. U.S. companies must develop effective internal FCPA compliance policy and training programs that facilitate compliance with FCPA requirements and mitigate damage in the event a violation takes place. Civil and criminal penalties are rising, cases are high profile and yesterday's knowledge is simply not enough to make the right decisions today.

Now in its 14th successful year, ACI's National Forum on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is the publication that corporate counsel and compliance officers rely on for comprehensive, insightful, and practical guidance on critical FCPA compliance issues. Benefit from the practical perspective of seasoned corporate FCPA compliance executives. Get an update on enforcement and policy initiatives from top Government officials and FCPA attorneys and learn how industry leaders are setting up internal controls to comply in this constantly changing global legal landscape. This year's publication includes the latest information on:
  • Recent U.S. and international FCPA cases and how they will impact compliance programs
  • How the SEC and DOJ evaluate voluntary disclosures
  • How to meet the compliance challenges of gifts and hospitality
  • Strategies to convey the ethics and compliance culture to company employee and officials
  • Structuring transactions to mitigate FCPA risk
  • How to set up FCPA-compliant internal accounting controls and record-keeping

Contents & Contributors


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

A GUIDE TO THE FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT ELEMENTS, DUE DILIGENCE, AND AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES
Dale Chakarian Turza, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP

ENFORCEMENT OF THE OECD ANTI-BRIBERY CONVENTION: PERCEPTIONS AND REALITY
Nicola Bonucci, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

ENFORCEMENT OF THE FCPA IN THE UNITED STATES: TRENDS AND THE EFFECTS OF INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS
Lucinda Ann Low, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

THE IMPACT OF RECENT FCPA ENFORCEMENT TRENDS ON VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE
Martin J. Weinstein, Willkie, Farr & Gallagher LLP
Robert J. Meyer, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

FCPA COMPLIANCE 2005 UPDATE
William F. Pendergast, Dickinson Landmeier LLP

OVERVIEW OF TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN FCPA ENFORCEMENT
Roger M. Witten, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Kimberly A. Parker, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Stephen R. Heifetz, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

MANAGING AN EFFECTIVE INTERNAL INVESTIGATION UNDER THE FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT
Bradford C. Lewis, Fenwick & West LLP
Donald W. Searles, Fenwick & West LLP
Tanya Herrera, Fenwick & West LLP

THE U.S. FCPA IN 2005: ALTERNATIVE DISPOSITIONS, DISGORGEMENT, COMPLIANCE MONITORS, AND OTHER DEVELOPMENTS
Homer E. Moyer, Jr., Miller & Chevalier Chartered

FCPA COMPLIANCE CHALLENGES: GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY FOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Margaret M. Ayres, Davis Polk & Wardwell

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY
Alexandra Wrage, TRACE

MEETING THE FCPA'S ACCOUNTING REQUIREMENTS IN TODAY'S REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
Gregory S. Bruch, Foley & Lardner LLP

FCPA INTERNAL CONTROL CHALLENGES
Frederic R. Miller, PricewaterhouseCoopers

REDUCING RISKS IN MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
Manny A. Alas, PricewaterhouseCoopers

EFFECTIVE DUE DILIGENCE FOR FCPA COMPLIANCE IN MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
W. Scott Seeley, NBC Universal Inc. Law Department

HOW MUCH DUE DILIGENCE IS ENOUGH?
Howard O. Weissman, Lockheed Martin Corporation



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