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FCPA Update Webinar

Monday, December 17, 2012 at 01:00 PM EST


Event Description:
The Foreign Corrupt Policies Act (FCPA), the world’s oldest anti-corruption law, just got a makeover. The long-anticipated FCPA Guidance was released last week in an undertaking that the Justice Department and SEC have called “unprecedented” in its attempt to clarify compliance and enforcement issues, causing all in-house and outside counsel who do business with or outside the United States to listen up.

The webinar will provide the necessary framework to what the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission have called the “the most comprehensive effort ever undertaken to explain enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act” and outline counsel will need to know to procure and protect business transactions outside the United States.

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The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Compliance, Investigations and Enforcement by Martin J. Weinstein, Robert J. Meyer, Jeffrey D. Clark covers all aspects of the FCPA. It methodically explains its stringent accounting and recordkeeping requirements, the practices for which corporations and individual officers and directors can be held civilly and criminally responsible, essential steps for compliance and mitigation of penalties, and other vital subjects.

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Agenda:

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST       
In-Depth View of New FCPA Guidance and a Study on Risk


The FCPA affects virtually every company that does business with the United States.  Record fines and penalties in the past 15 years have brought the FCPA to the forefront for any sort of cross-border transactions and litigation.  Once you have the outline of the guidance document, how will these affect you and your business?  How can you modify and reduce any risk?


This session will outline the entire FCPA guidance document and what commercial enterprises will need to know about updates and changes if any. Our panelists will discuss the legal, ethical, and business challenges faced by companies with global operations and provide practical advice for conducting a global risk assessment and implementing effective anti-corruption programs.


2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.               Q&A


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Speakers:

Sandra Lee Fenske, Vice President & General Counsel, MS2 – Radar Systems, Lockheed Martin

As General Counsel of Lockheed Martin, MS2-Integrated Warfare Systems & Sensors, Syracuse, NY, Sandy is an active member of the senior leadership team. While providing advice and counsel on legal matters, she collaborates with both executives and individual contributors in making business decisions that support customers while protecting the Corporation. Her days are filled with a wide variety of issues including international business transactions, employment matters, environmental law, commercial and U.S. government contracting issues, and litigation management. Sandy has a great interest in intellectual property law and works closely with colleagues specializing in that area.

Professor Michael Koehler, Assistant Professor of Law, Southern Illinois University, School of Law and Founder, FCPA Professor Blog, www.fcpaprofessor.com
Mike Koehler (Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois Univ. School of Law) is a leading expert on the FCPA and other anti-corruption laws and initiatives. Professor Koehler has testified before Congress on the FCPA and he is also a frequent speaker before business and academic audiences. Leading law reviews and journals have published Professor Koehler’s scholarship and his work has been cited in legal briefs, judicial decisions, policy papers, and Congressional testimony. Professor Koehler is also a frequent featured source on the FCPA and related topics in various media including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, The Financial Times, Reuters, The Economist, Time, Newsweek, National Public Radio, CNN, BBC, and Al Jazerra.


Jason Montgonery, Director of Research, Laurel Hill Advisory Group
Before joining Laurel Hill Advisory Group, Jason was the Director of Institutional Services for Georgeson Inc. (a Computershare company). His responsibilities included managing the solicitation on a significant number of proxy contests and merger votes including Microsoft’s unsolicited bid for Yahoo in 2007, Hewlett Packard’s acquisition of Compaq in 2002, Wachovia’s acquisition of Golden West Bank in 2006. Jason also succeeded in winning shareholder approval on 13 of 15 contests, which included Breeden Capital versus Applebee’s International, Steel Partners versus Ceredian Corporation and Carl Icahn versus Motorola Inc. In addition, Jason worked on numerous corporate actions, Dutch-auction tender offers, recapitalizations and reverse stock splits. During his 17 year career, Jason was a Senior Project Manager at the Investors Responsibility Research Center in Washington, DC where he supervised the expansion of the firm’s research-analysis capabilities by adding a new database for corporate mergers and proxy contests which led to the introduction of three new product lines and was directly responsible for a 17% increase from the launch of these new product lines. He also worked at the Florida State Board of Administration as a Manager for the Office of Corporate Affairs. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Florida State University.

William Sullivan, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Mr. Sullivan is a litigation partner in Pillsbury’s Washington DC office who concentrates on corporate internal investigations, trial practice and white-collar criminal defense, as well as complex civil litigation, securities enforcement, export control and other regulatory actions.As co-leader of Pillsbury’s Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense practice group, Mr. Sullivan has substantial experience in both the courtroom and the boardroom representing both companies and individuals in government and corporate investigations; Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement actions; grand jury, congressional, and independent counsel inquiries; in parallel proceedings and in jury trials; and in fraud, public corruption, criminal antitrust and money laundering cases. His internal investigative work has involved the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), USA PATRIOT Act compliance strategy, accounting improprieties and misleading financial disclosures, arms export control, and both civil and criminal antitrust issues.