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    • Resolving Corporate Investigations with DPAs and NPAs: 2011 Year-End Update Resolving Corporate Investigations with DPAs and NPAs: 2011 Year-End Update Joe Warin, Brian Baldrate, Alma Angotti Recorded: Jan 27 2012 5:00 pm UTC 69 mins
    • During the past decade, the DOJ has increasingly relied on Deferred Prosecution Agreements ("DPAs") and Non-Prosecution Agreements ("NPAs") to resolve allegations of corporate criminal misconduct. DPAs and NPAs occupy a middle ground between a guilty plea that results in a company's criminal conviction and a declination that leaves the matter to a civil or regulatory resolution. In 2010 and 2011 alone, the DOJ and the SEC have entered 69 such agreements with companies, extracting a staggering $7.6 billion in corporate payouts with 5 settlements at $500 million or more and 13 settlements topping $200 million.

      Although these agreements can help a company stave off some of the worst consequences of a criminal indictment, they are not quick-fix solutions. In addition to a hefty financial penalty, DPAs and NPAs often require extensive compliance and cooperation obligations and can result in significant future costs and risks. Given that reality, a company facing a government investigation needs to craft a comprehensive strategy for achieving a settlement agreement on acceptable terms while educating its senior leadership on the potential long-term consequences of entering into a DPA or NPA.

      In this webcast, practitioners with decades of experience with DPAs/NPAs, corporate monitorships, internal investigations, and compliance programs will discuss the life cycle of a DPA or NPA, including how to set the stage before settlement discussions with the government begin, how to successfully negotiate with the government for the best outcome, how to foster a cooperative relationship with a corporate monitor, and how to mitigate the potential collateral consequences of settlement agreements.

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    • Resolving Corporate Investigations with DPAs & NPAs Resolving Corporate Investigations with DPAs & NPAs Joe Warin, Brian Baldrate, Joseph Spinelli Recorded: Sep 16 2011 4:00 pm UTC 78 mins
    • Deferred Prosecution Agreements (“DPAs”) and Non-Prosecution Agreements (“NPAs”) are a relatively recent but significant tool U.S. regulators are increasingly relying on to resolve allegations of corporate misconduct. In short, DPAs and NPAs are agreements by the government to forego enforcement action in exchange for the company’s agreement not to commit further violations of the law and to perform specific compliance and cooperation obligations. In 2011, U.S. regulators have already secured nearly $2 billion in fines and other penalties and are on pace to equal or exceed the number of investigations resolved using these agreements in prior years. In addition to the DOJ’s Fraud Section, which uses DPAs and NPAs as its primary means of resolving corporate FCPA investigations, various other entities including the SEC, DOJ’s Antitrust Division, and numerous U.S. Attorneys’ Offices are increasingly using DPAs and NPAs to settle corporate investigations.

      But all settlements are not created equal. Accordingly, companies must actively manage the process to secure the best outcome possible under the facts and circumstances unique to each case. A company’s action (or lack thereof) can often determine whether it receives a DPA or NPA, whether the government requires a corporate monitor, and the amount of fines and penalties that must be paid. In this webcast, practitioners with decades of experience with DPAs/NPAs, corporate monitorships, internal investigations, and compliance programs will discuss the life cycle of an agreement, from start to finish.

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    • UK Bribery Act Update: Significant Enforcement is Here, Massive Change Coming UK Bribery Act Update: Significant Enforcement is Here, Massive Change Coming Vivian Robinson QC, Barry Vitou, Richard Kovalevsky QC, Julian Glass Recorded: Jun 30 2016 4:00 pm UTC 67 mins
    • Miss this webinar at your peril! On the eve of the 5th anniversary of the Bribery Act entering into force we have now seen significant enforcement activity in the UK and the UK corporate crime regime is on the cusp of the biggest change in its history that will impact on every business with far reaching consequences for business.

      In this webinar we shall look back over the last 12 months and forecast where we see developments in the year to come. We shall discuss:

      1. Our take on the developments over the last twelve months, including the first DPA, corporate prosecution under the Bribery Act and use of the new sentencing guidelines.
      2. What's next:
      · What do the biggest alleged bribery scandal of all time and the Panama Papers have in common?
      · DPA's v. Prosecution. With no discount for a DPA, what is the point?
      · Changing the UK's AML regime: the other side of the Bribery Act coin & big changes are planned
      · The London May Anti-corruption summit and the proposed biggest change to UK corporate criminal law, ever…which will eclipse the impact of the Bribery Act.

      And you have our personal guarantees, that we won’t discuss Brexit and what that might mean for bribery and corporate crime. At all.

      Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Vivian Robinson QC, former general counsel to the UK’s Serious Fraud Office and now a partner in McGuireWoods London; Barry Vitou, partner in Pinsent Masons LLP’s London office; Richard Kovalevsky QC, 2 Bedford Row; and Julian Glass, Managing Director, FTI Consulting, as they answer your questions and address these key topics.

      Our predictions for last year were eerily accurate. Can you really afford to miss it?

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    • The UK Bribery Act Turns One Year Old: Lessons Learned and Next Steps The UK Bribery Act Turns One Year Old: Lessons Learned and Next Steps Vivian Robinson QC, Barry Vitou, Richard Kovalevsky QC, Julian Glass Recorded: Jun 28 2012 4:00 pm UTC 67 mins
    • On July 1, 2012, the UK Bribery Act will mark its one-year anniversary. Since going effective one year ago, the UK Bribery Act has had broad and significant consequences for companies in the UK, the US and across the globe.

      In this webcast, a panel of leading UK lawyers and professionals will discuss the UK Bribery Act after one year—what we now know, and what we can expect going forward.

      This webcast is a “must attend” for general counsel, ethics officers and compliance counsel of any business affected by the UK Bribery Act. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Vivian Robinson QC, former general counsel to the UK’s Serious Fraud Office now a partner in McGuireWoods London; Barry Vitou, partner in Pinsent Masons LLP’s London office; Richard Kovalevsky QC, 2 Bedford Row; and Julian Glass, Managing Director, FTI Consulting answer your questions and address key topics, including:

      •The use of deferred prosecution agreements related to the UK Bribery Act;
      •Today’s best practices on “adequate procedures” and what the next phase of training, monitoring, and due diligence should include;
      •Clarification on issues such as gifts and hospitality, self-reporting, double-jeopardy, and extra-territoriality; and
      •Insights on UK Bribery Act investigations and activity that have been completed and that may be underway

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