17th National Conference

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

The Premier Legal & Regulatory Anti-corruption Compliance Event

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

About

FCPA enforcement is becoming more aggressive in all stages, from investigation to prosecution. Companies must be vigilant about preventing, detecting and investigating potential FCPA violations before they damage corporate reputations, affect the bottom line and shareholder value, and result in increasingly harsher penalties.

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 and criminal penalties against companies and individuals for FCPA violations. They also conduct seamless investigations utilizing their joint resources and SEC enforcement actions and DOJ prosecutions are often announced simultaneously. And with the United States and other countries pursuing ways to further discipline companies and individuals making illicit payments in international transactions, there is no escape from these requirements.

Because FCPA enforcement actions tend to be high profile, there can be enormous consequences for targeted companies, 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.

The publication for the ACI's National Forum on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act will provide you with comprehensive, insightful, and practical guidance on critical FCPA compliance issues. Benefit from the practical perspective of seasoned corporate FCPA compliance executives from companies such as BP, SAIC, Thales, Lockheed Martin, The Boeing Company, Get an update on enforcement and policy initiatives from top Government officials and FCPA attorneys and learn how industry is setting up internal controls to comply in this constantly changing global legal landscape. This publication will also include the latest information on:

  • The impact of recent FCPA cases on your compliance programs
  • Benefits and risks of voluntary disclosures
  • Strategies to convey the ethics and compliance culture to company employees and officials overseas
  • When, how, and by whom should internal investigations be conducted
  • Resources, tools and techniques leading companies are using to maintain state-of-the-art anti-corruption compliance programs
  • Structuring transactions to mitigate FCPA risk
  • Establishing FCPA-compliant internal accounting controls and record-keeping

Contents & Contributors

About

FCPA enforcement is becoming more aggressive in all stages, from investigation to prosecution. Companies must be vigilant about preventing, detecting and investigating potential FCPA violations before they damage corporate reputations, affect the bottom line and shareholder value, and result in increasingly harsher penalties.

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 and criminal penalties against companies and individuals for FCPA violations. They also conduct seamless investigations utilizing their joint resources and SEC enforcement actions and DOJ prosecutions are often announced simultaneously. And with the United States and other countries pursuing ways to further discipline companies and individuals making illicit payments in international transactions, there is no escape from these requirements.

Because FCPA enforcement actions tend to be high profile, there can be enormous consequences for targeted companies, 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.

The publication for the ACI's National Forum on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act will provide you with comprehensive, insightful, and practical guidance on critical FCPA compliance issues. Benefit from the practical perspective of seasoned corporate FCPA compliance executives from companies such as BP, SAIC, Thales, Lockheed Martin, The Boeing Company, Get an update on enforcement and policy initiatives from top Government officials and FCPA attorneys and learn how industry is setting up internal controls to comply in this constantly changing global legal landscape. This publication will also include the latest information on:

  • The impact of recent FCPA cases on your compliance programs
  • Benefits and risks of voluntary disclosures
  • Strategies to convey the ethics and compliance culture to company employees and officials overseas
  • When, how, and by whom should internal investigations be conducted
  • Resources, tools and techniques leading companies are using to maintain state-of-the-art anti-corruption compliance programs
  • Structuring transactions to mitigate FCPA risk
  • Establishing FCPA-compliant internal accounting controls and record-keeping

Contents & Contributors

Working With Compliance Monitors
John Scriven, Homburger Rechtsanwaelte (Zurich, Switzerland)

The Uncertain Calculus of FCPA Voluntary Disclosures
Lucinda Ann Low, Steptoe & Johnson LLP (Washington, DC)
Owen Bonheimer, Steptoe & Johnson LLP (Washington, DC)
David S. Lorello, Steptoe & Johnson LLP (Washington, DC)

Antibribery Guidelines: Hosting Government Officials
Richard J. Battaglia, BP Plc (Warrenville, IL)

Internal Investigations
Homer E. Moyer, Jr., Miller & Chevalier Chartered (Washington, DC)

Digests of Cases and Review Releases Relating to Bribes to Foreign Officials Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (As Of March 7, 2007)
Danforth Newcomb, Shearman & Sterling LLP (New York, NY)

Implementing Compliance Programs: An European Example
Dominique Lamoureux, Thales Group (Paris, France)



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