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On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Bribery Act, our panelists will take a look back at the Bribery Act’s pre-school years and what the future looks like.
A lot of water has passed under the bridge since the Bribery Act was passed in the last days of the last Labour government in the UK. Two general elections later and another change of government, the political and legal landscape looks a lot different:
This webinar will cover:
--Deferred Prosecution Agreements: now or never?
--The Bribery Act: How long until a corporate prosecution?
--Failure to prevent fraud offence: Will this new law be passed?
--Penalties: Jail time and fines
Please join us. We look forward to catching up!
Join Eric A. Sohn, Director of Business Product, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance and Patrick Taylor, CEO, Oversight in this joint webinar to help you better identify the true risks of travel expenses in your organization. Monitoring for FCPA/anti-bribery violations and continuous enforcement of your Compliance Program now requirements for any business transaction, register today for the webinar and make sure your firm is compliant.Read more >
What a difference a year makes...
On July 1, 2014, the UK Bribery Act will mark its three-year anniversary. While there may not have been a corporate prosecution -- yet -- there is plenty of enforcement activity in the UK from an investigation perspective with some widely-publicized investigations into flagship companies like GSK.
In this webcast, a panel of leading UK lawyers and professionals will discuss the UK Bribery Act after its third birthday. 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 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 key topics. Areas of focus are expected to include:
1.Anti-corruption enforcement – an emerging trend of big ticket investigations;
2.The UK to invest more in enforcement;
3.A more joined-up approach and the future of the SFO;
4.How much? Sentencing guidelines
5.Prosecution v. Deferred Prosecution what does the future hold?
6.What every company serious about compliance should do, and are they doing it
On July 1, 2013, the UK Bribery Act will mark its two-year anniversary. After the hype the question is: What was all the fuss about?
In this webcast, a panel of leading UK lawyers and professionals will discuss the UK Bribery Act after its second birthday. 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 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 answer your questions and address key topics, including:
•Will the UK government water down the Bribery Act?
•What is the likelihood of UK enforcement and when (if any) ?
•What are the emerging trends?
•Will deferred prosecution agreements make any difference?
•Compliance benchmarking – what are other companies doing?
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
As the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) turns 35 years old, the law has matured into a daily concern for corporate legal and compliance professionals alike as companies and individuals face aggressive enforcement by U.S. prosecutors and regulators for conduct that often occurs far from the corporate headquarters. This webcast will highlight the several converging trends encouraging companies to reevaluate and update their compliance programs to ensure they meet the emerging--and more nuanced--best practices informed by the latest FCPA enforcement actions and trials and recent guidance provided for compliance with the U.K. Bribery Act (“UKBA”).
Featuring an experienced panel of anti-corruption compliance practitioners, this webcast will cover the key trends shaping FCPA and UKBA enforcement and provide practical insights for companies seeking to assess their compliance risks and refresh their compliance program in a cost-efficient manner. Beyond this, the webcast will address compliance best practices related to risk assessment strategies, dealings with third parties, due diligence in M&A transactions, and the role of internal audit in internal investigations.
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.
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
In this webcast a panel including Vivian Robinson QC, General Counsel of the UK's Serious Fraud Office, will discuss the importance of putting in place "Adequate Procedures" to prevent bribery and the impact that doing so will have on the SFO’s decision to prosecute, or not. The panel will look at civil outcomes and the possibility that the SFO might take no action against a corporate and/or its directors and officers following bribery being uncovered. We will also examine why putting in place Adequate Procedures to prevent bribery will shield directors and officers from prosecution under the new law.
The panel will also focus on the role that the SFO can play in providing comfort to corporations and their advisers when questions arise under the UK Bribery Act in the absence of the type of formal opinion procedure that exists in the United States. Our panel will discuss whether this really is a case of two nations divided by a common language.
The UK has declared war on corruption with its new Bribery Act, which becomes effective in April 2011. The battlefield is not confined to Great Britain’s shores, however, and U.S. companies must take heed. With its long-arm jurisdiction, the Act applies to any business with operations in, or connections with, the UK. That means unlimited fines, confiscation of assets, debarment from EU contracts, and lengthy prison terms could be in store for those found guilty. And unlike the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, there is no exemption for facilitation (“grease”) payments or corporate hospitality.
This webcast is a “must attend” for general counsel, ethics officers and compliance counsel of any U.S. business that trades with or from the UK. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Vivian Robinson QC, general counsel to the UK’s Serious Fraud Office; Barry Vitou, partner in Winston & Strawn’s London office; Richard Kovalevsky QC, 2 Bedford Row; and David Childers, CEO of EthicsPoint answer your questions arising from the UK’s long-arm jurisdiction bribery laws, including:
* When will the long-arm jurisdiction of the law catch U.S. companies?
* What should U.S. businesses be doing now to comply?
* What should a U.S. organization do if it uncovers bribery?
This free, one hour webcast is scheduled for Thursday, January 13, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern.
In a recent case the DOJ dubbed a “wake-up call,” the SEC and DOJ charged four individuals for their roles in a massive international bribery scheme, which the SEC discovered during a periodic examination of a broker-dealer. The agencies allege that employees of Direct Access Partners, LLC (“DAP”), a registered broker dealer, paid illicit bribes to high-ranking officials of Banco de Desarrollo Economico y Social de Venezuela (“BANDES”), the state-owned economic development bank of Venezuela. The action illustrates how conduct that has traditionally formed the basis of a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) case might also subject individuals and entities to a much broader array of charges under US law, including charges under anti-money laundering laws and the Travel Act.
Join an experienced panel of government enforcement experts to learn how multi-national organizations in all industries can ensure that they have developed and implemented robust compliance programs that address these overlapping regulatory schemes.
With the widely-reported increase in FCPA enforcement by the US Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the new UK Bribery Act recently taking effect, corporations are increasingly required to conduct anti-bribery due diligence and investigations across the globe. Yet EU data privacy laws often seem to be in direct conflict with US regulator’s expectations for credible investigations. Complying with US and EU requirements can require creative solutions and a strategic legal and technical partnership to gather and review the necessary data and documents.
Attend this webcast, co-presented by Kelly Garrett Thorman of Fulbright & Jaworksi and Craig Earnshaw of FTI Technology, to learn both the legal and technical perspectives on:
• Data privacy requirements as they relate to investigations;
• Practical steps and considerations for large-scale international on-site document collection, processing and review;
• Best practices from a recently completed European investigation.
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.
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.
2012 saw many important developments in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, from the first announced prosecution declination to new M&A anti corruption due diligence requirements, and capped off by new guidance on the FCPA from the U.S. government. Presented by Paul Hasting LLP's Timothy Dickinson, one of the longest-practicing members of the FCPA bar. He is joined by partners Palmina Fava and Morgan Miller.Read more >
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
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
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
“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
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.
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 >
Also for lawyers interested in the politics of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and why its chances for amendment on Capitol Hill are dim. Main Justice Editor-in-Chief Mary Jacoby, a Washington, D.C., veteran reporter, will offer the unvarnished perspective of a journalist covering the FCPA. Former Justice Department Fraud Section Chief Steve Tyrrell will explain enforcement. Navigant Consulting Inc.'s Ellen Zimiles will give the forensic investigations perspective. Other topics: corporate prosecutions; corporate internal investigations; deferred prosecution agreements and corporate monitors; and the political fight being wage to clarify FCPA definitions such as "facilitation payments," "foreign officials" and "successor liability."Read more >
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 >
The 2012 election will be the first presidential campaign taking place after the Citizens United Supreme Court case overruled previous campaign finance law limits on organizations' ability to participate in election activity. Despite this positive ruling for corporations ans associations, various rules and pitfalls exist for those who want to get involved in the political process.
This webinar will help you prepare your organization for the 2012 cycle by reviewing topics such as the legal landscape for campaign finance, PACs and C-4 not-for-profit corporations, fundraising and disclosure, and rules for industry associations.
The recently released Dodd-Frank rules on whistleblowers will impact how allegations of federal securities law violations are reported, reviewed, and investigated and require corporations to consider compliance program changes to meet the challenges created by the new incentives and protections.Read more >