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
- F. Joseph Warin, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, serves as chair of the Litigation Department for Gibson Dunn’s Washington, D.C. office and as co-chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations group. A recognized expert in the FCPA and U.K. Bribery Act, Mr. Warin has served or is serving as FCPA compliance monitor (or counsel to the first non-U.S. FCPA compliance monitor) for three companies.
- Benno Schwarz, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, is a member of Gibson Dunn’s White Collar Defense and Investigations and International Corporate Transactions groups. Based in Gibson Dunn’s Munich office, Mr. Schwarz is an expert in global anti-corruption compliance having conducted corruption-related internal investigations throughout the EU, Russia, and China.
- Michael Diamant, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, a senior associate in Gibson Dunn’s Washington, D.C. office, practices in its White Collar Defense and Investigations group and is frequently invited to speak on the FCPA, the U.K. Bribery Act, and corporate compliance issues.
- Ellen Zimiles, Navigant Consulting, Inc., is a Managing Director and Head of Global Investigations and Compliance in Navigant’s Disputes and Investigations practice. She has more than 25 years of litigation and investigation experience. As an assistant United States attorney in the Southern District of New York for more than 10 years, Ms. Zimiles served in the civil and criminal divisions and was chief of the forfeiture unit for more than six years where she was responsible for many high-profile money laundering, fraud, and forfeiture cases. At Navigant, she focuses on anti-corruption and anti-money laundering compliance and investigations, corporate governance, and fraud control matters.
To attend this webcast scheduled for Thursday, September 8, at 12 pm Eastern, please sign up below.