In 2004 the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) brought exactly five Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) cases against corporations that had paid bribes to overseas officials. By 2009 and 2010, the game had changed completely – there were over 60 cases initiated by the government against companies and individuals who had paid bribes, and nearly $2 billion in fines were assessed. Enforcement of the FCPA is now a top priority of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the DOJ. And, foreign countries, including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and China, just to name a few, are aggressively pursuing bribery and corruption cases, causing the stakes to be even greater for counsel advising global companies. Corporate practitioners have to become versed in the nuances of the FCPA or risk being left behind while the global economy becomes more treacherous for U.S. companies.
This comprehensive course arms you with practical knowledge about the FCPA. Understand the fundamentals of the law, and walk away equipped to identify risks and tackle compliance requirements by establishing organizational policies and procedures, performing due diligence on third parties, providing training to key employees and third parties, and executing FCPA risk analysis and audits. Take advantage of this course to ensure you are protecting your corporate clients.
Just a few reasons to attend:
Get a thorough breakdown of the FCPA -- learn how to work with the elements.
Obtain step-by-step advice on creating and maintaining an evolving compliance program.
Determine what type of training your clients need and who in their organizations needs to be trained.
Acquire strategies for performing due diligence.
Determine who the players are in this field -- learn the roles of DOJ and SEC.
Learn about global laws, including those in Germany, China and the United Kingdom, that impact U.S. companies.
Gain a historical perspective on the FCPA by getting an overview of landmark cases.