• Insights from the 2012 State of Anti-Corruption Compliance Survey
• Critical elements of a robust anti-corruption and due diligence programme
• Effectively assessing, investigating and monitoring third-party risk
Charles Thomas, Head of Due Diligence and Anti-Corruption, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, will present the survey findings, which include:
Key areas of corruption risk that you need to be aware of
Critical components to include in your anti-corruption compliance programs
Current due diligence challenges that could leave you exposed to risk
The Dow Jones State of Anti-Corruption Compliance Survey, now in its fifth year, surveys compliance executives globally for their views on the regulatory landscape and its impact on their businesses. Take a look at the current state of Anti-Corruption Compliance and see how Dow Jones solutions enable risk and compliance professionals to meet regulatory requirements.Read more >
Emerging Issues, Trends and Best Practices
The Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) is here to stay. So too is the expanding landscape of anti-corruption regulations, enforcement and media scrutiny around the world. Today more than ever, companies operating domestically and internationally should understand their corruption risks and have effective programs in place to mitigate those risks.
This webinar goes beyond an overview of the FCPA to a practical discussion of what your organization can do to help provide senior leadership, the Board, investors, customers and other stakeholders assurance that your company is operating ethically and corruption-free across the globe.
After participating in this webinar, you will be able to:
• Describe the ever changing landscape of anti-corruption
legislation and enforcement around the globe
• Assess the design and effectiveness of your existing FCPA and global anti-corruption programs against regulatory requirements and leading compliance practices.
• Develop a comprehensive global anti-corruption risk assessment model tailored and scaled to fit your organization
This webinar qualifies for 1 CPE Credit
It has been another year of plenty for enforcement of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and international anti-corruption statutes worldwide. From a return to the robust enforcement totals of recent years, to a nearly fourfold increase in the size of the average corporate fine, to increasingly aggressive deployment of traditional criminal investigative techniques, to the expansion of multi-jurisdictional, cross-border cooperation and prosecutions, 2013 marked another year of vigorous international anti-corruption enforcement.
Featuring an experienced panel of anti-corruption and compliance practitioners, this webcast will provide an overview of the FCPA and a survey of anti-corruption enforcement, litigation, and policy developments from the past year, including those in the international arena, as well as provide the participant with practical tips for avoiding or minimizing liability under the FCPA and its foreign counterparts.
Anti-corruption Monitoring is an essential element of an effective anti-corruption compliance program. Professionals from Ernst & Young LLP's Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services practice will provide a practical guide to designing and implementing a monitoring program to enhance anti-corruption compliance in your organization.Read more >
Discussion topics will include:
• Current trends and recent issues regarding third party anti-corruption
• Eight essential elements of a third party anti-corruption program
• Best practices and examples to implement these eight essentials
• Enabling technology in deploying and maintaining your anti-corruption program
The continuing surge of FCPA enforcement is but one pitfall that the internal audit function is tasked with avoiding, and the list of pitfalls just keeps growing. These days, internal audit functions face increased expectations from a wide variety of constituencies, and the stakes are high: failures can mean SEC and DOJ actions which name internal auditors as defendants or as those who could have prevented that high-visibility settlement.
Featuring an experienced panel of anti-corruption, internal audit, and compliance practitioners, this webcast will detail the current statutory, regulatory, and standards-based framework within which internal auditors function, discuss the increasingly dynamic and complex role of internal audit, explore the successes and failures of internal audit functions through the lens of FCPA enforcement actions, and provide practical tips for establishing a successful relationship between internal audit and compliance functions.
The ability of global organizations to properly anticipate, detect and deter threats will be crucial to establishing and maintaining effective anti-corruption programs in the current global economy. Ernst & Young LLP's Fraud Investigations and Dispute Services practice will provide practical guidance on incorporating forensic data analytical tools that incorporate statistical analysis, data visualization and text mining into your compliance monitoring program.Read more >
Corruption may not be an issue for your organization but the heightened government focus on fighting corruption and bribery could impact your business.
Join this webinar to discuss leading practices to evaluate, mitigate, and monitor potentially costly financial and harmful reputation risks.
Topics include trends in Corruption / Bribery risks and regulatory landscape (including FCPA fines and implementation of the U.K. Bribery Act). We will also discuss measures companies are taking with employees, agents, and officials to minimize the fact and appearance of corruption and the use of technology to provide sustainable monitoring, and executive oversight using SAP’s Governance Risk and Compliance solutions.
Anti-bribery and trade compliance regulations have often been areas in which government agencies have vigorously prosecuted companies for non-compliance. These two regulatory areas also have many common touch points not only for interactions with government agencies, but in companies’ operations as well.
The focus of this webcast is to provide an update related to enforcement trends involving these two regulatory areas, as well as to identify those commonalities to streamline your company’s risk assessment process.
Join us for the third webinar in our new Benchmark Series: Anti-Corruption Compliance - High Risk Industries, the Energy Outlook to see how businesses are responding to global anti-corruption compliance in high risk industries.Read more >
2011 and the first few months of 2012 marked yet another dynamic period for the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and saw the launch of the UK Bribery Act. The last 14 months included a torrent of enforcement activity, more trials than in any other year in the history of the FCPA, aggressive individual prosecutions by DOJ and the SEC, novel civil law suits piggybacking on FCPA matters, and an increasing interplay between the FCPA and other international laws prohibiting cross-border bribery.
Join a webcast with an experienced panel of anti corruption compliance practitioners that will cover the key trends shaping anti-corruption enforcement and provide practical views on how companies can update their anti-corruption compliance programs to meet the many challenges facing business today. In particular, the webcast will (1) summarize global anti-corruption enforcement trends in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and other key countries, (2) recap the latest FCPA trials and their implications, (3) address today’s best practices for establishing and refreshing an effective anti-corruption compliance program, and (4) look at the importance of risk-based third-party due diligence. The panel’s collective knowledge, gained from advising clients daily on the legal and business challenges posed in this area, will benefit directors, senior executives, in house counsel, and compliance personnel alike.
Join us Monday, March 28 at 11 a.m. EST for a discussion on:
• Latest developments on the UK Bribery Act, from implementation
timeline to Adequate Procedures Guidance
• Interplay between the UK Proceeds of Crime Act and the UK Bribery Act
• The future of UK Anti-Corruption enforcement
• Effect of the new SEC whistleblower program on cross-atlantic enforcement
• Coordination and cooperation between the US DOJ and the UK SFO
in a post-Bribery Act world
Vivian Robinson - U.K. Serious Fraud Office
Robert Amaee - Covington & Burling LLP
Steve Fagell - Covington & Burling LLP
For the first time, anti-corruption compliance practitioners are discussing the new era of global anti-corruption enforcement. Companies and individuals face increasingly aggressive—and increasingly coordinated—enforcement in multiple jurisdictions and the attendant collateral consequences. So far in 2011 in the U.S., we have seen a record number of defendants challenging FCPA charges and testing the DOJ and SEC’s view of the law, legislators and business groups working to clarify and limit the statute, and whistleblowers lining up to receive their bounty under the SEC’s new whistleblower program. Globally, the U.K. Bribery Act is forcing companies to retool their compliance programs, and the risk of a multiplicity of enforcement actions threatens to upend the prospect of global settlements.
This webcast, featuring an experienced panel of anti-corruption compliance practitioners, will cover the key trends shaping anti-corruption enforcement and provide practical views on the tough questions posed by today’s global enforcement regime. Directors, senior executives, in‑house counsel, and compliance personnel can benefit from these experts that deal daily with the legal and business challenges posed in this area.
In particular, the webcast will address:
--Global anti-corruption enforcement trends
--Doing business under the U.K. Bribery Act
--Recent judicial and legislative efforts to clarify the FCPA
--Latest thinking in corporate compliance good practices
--Mitigating collateral consequences attendant to anti-corruption investigations
--M&A transactions in a global enforcement world
“FCPA enforcement is stronger than it's ever been – and getting stronger,” declared Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer on November 16, 2010. In 2010, U.S. regulators nearly doubled the number of enforcement actions over the record-breaking pace set in 2009 and obtained eight of the ten highest fines on record. So it is hard to disagree with Breuer that “we are in a new era of FCPA enforcement; and we are here to stay.” The hallmarks of this new era of aggressive global anti-corruption enforcement are characterized by escalating numbers of enforcement actions, industry-wide investigations, a focus on individual prosecutions, and increasing cooperation among international anti-corruption enforcement authorities.
This webcast featuring a panel of practitioners with substantial experience with the FCPA and global anti-corruption laws will survey the recent trends and developments in global anti-corruption enforcement and discuss how companies can avoid the potential pitfalls and best protect themselves and their employees from wrongdoing and prosecution. Directors, senior executives, in-house counsel, and compliance personnel can benefit from these experts that deal daily with the legal and business challenges posed by the FCPA and other international anti-corruption laws. In particular, the webcast will address:
•Recent DOJ and SEC FCPA enforcement activity and trends
•The latest global anti-corruption enforcement efforts
•The implementation and reach of the U.K. Bribery Act to U.S. companies
•The SEC’s recent proposed rule implementing the Dodd-Frank whistleblower provisions
•Collateral civil litigation following company disclosures of investigations of potential anti-corruption law violations or settlements of regulatory actions
•Compliance best practices
With at least 140 active FCPA investigations and a DOJ-declared focus of “aggressive prosecution of individuals,” to include the prospect of up to life imprisonment, no responsible business can fail to safeguard its employees and stakeholders from the reach of the FCPA and other international anti-corruption statutes.
This experienced panel of practitioners from the United States and Europe will survey the recent trends and developments in anti-corruption enforcement and discuss how companies with international operations can avoid potential pitfalls and best protect themselves and their employees from both wrongdoing and prosecution.
The landscape around extended enterprise compliance continues its rapid evolution as regulation increases and international mandates conflict across borders. Regulatory agencies are transitioning from tacit disregard of corruption-related crimes to active enforcement with stricter rules and harsher fines. Recent enforcement activities around the FCPA and the enactment of the UK Bribery Act underscore the need to not only think beyond managing corporate actions, but also to vendors, suppliers, partners and other players in the ecosystem.
Our panel will discuss the growth of regulatory pressure internationally; important distinctions between the UK Anti-Bribery Act and the FCPA for multinational corporations; increasing scrutiny and enforcement of long latent laws; implications and timing of self-disclosure; and the status within the UK's SFO toward promulgation of the Anti-Bribery Act
There are significant opportunities and growth within the country of India, but they are not without challenges. Regardless of the size of business, companies need to understand local politics and culture, business partners, and how to conduct internal investigations. Listen to Kroll’s India office head and US investigators, as we focus on this quarter’s emerging market: India.
Today’s India is facing a potential change in government. This potential change could bring large economic changes. Join Kroll’s webinar: Managing the Challenges of Conducting Business in India to discuss:
· Areas of vulnerability when doing business in India
· Potential impacts of new government
· Challenges of effective due diligence
· Enforcement of anti-corruption laws
A number of the recent data breaches involving United States retailers have involved the same infiltration tactics by hackers: the exploitation of third-party contractors. And as multinational companies develop longer supply chains in an effort to better leverage the global economy and improve margins, these chains are offering more opportunities for cyber-attacks. With cyber-defence budgets often prioritising company headquarters, organisations are inadvertently driving attacks towards the most vulnerable parts of their chain.
A panel of specialists will look at supply-chain due diligence and provide compliance officers with suggestions on remediation steps and prevention controls.
In particular, they will cover the following best practice tips:
•Know your third parties
•Know their business
•Know their risk
•Know their access
•Know your anti-bribery and anti-corruption obligations
•Learn from the latest data breaches