Understanding the FCPA: Recent Trends and Considerations
Scott Stringer and Amy Slevinski – Baker Tilly
About this talk
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) was enacted in 1977 making it illegal to make payments to foreign government officials for the purpose of obtaining or keeping business. The anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA require maintenance of accurate books and records as well as an adequate system of internal controls. Please join this webinar to gain an overview of the FCPA, discuss recent enforcement trends throughout the years, and understand how the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) considers a company’s existing compliance program when assessing penalties. The webinar will cover common methodologies and frameworks for identifying possible gaps in existing compliance programs, common pitfalls and considerations when assessing and remediating anti-bribery and anti-corruption compliance gaps, highlighting areas where internal audit practitioners can contribute to a company's anti-corruption monitoring efforts.