Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 03, 2013
Subject matter experts from the law firm of Crowell & Moring to host panel discussion on the FCPA Guide, and their take on the government’s views.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently issued long-promised written guidance on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), in a 120-page publication entitled A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the “FCPA Guide”). The FCPA, the first of a growing number of statutes throughout the world that prohibit companies from making improper payments to foreign government officials to obtain or retain business, presents a major risk for any government contractors in the international market place. According to DOJ and the SEC, the FCPA Guide aims to “provide helpful information to enterprises of all shapes and sizes – from small businesses doing their first transactions abroad to multi-national corporations with subsidiaries around the world.” The FCPA Guide provides a useful description of the key enforcement agencies’ view of the statute’s reach and will be essential to government contractors facing the daily challenge of anti-corruption compliance.
This 90 minute webinar entitled “New FCPA Guide: Considerations for Government Contractors” is scheduled for Thursday, January 17, at 1 PM Eastern. To register, follow this link: New FCPA Guide: Considerations for Government Contractors
Addressing webinar attendees will be:
Alan Gourley, partner in the international law firm of Crowell & Moring LLP where he counsels and defends clients involved in a broad range of international transactions, arbitration and investigations. He has extensive experience with all aspects of international contracts, both government and commercial, including Foreign Military Sales contracts and international transactions funded with U.S. grant money such as Foreign Military Financing and U.S. AID procurements.
Stephen Byers, partner in the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group, and E-Discovery & Information Management Group. Mr. Byers’ practice involves counseling and representation of corporate and individual clients in all phases of white collar criminal and related civil matters, including: internal corporate investigations; federal grand jury, inspector general and congressional investigations; and trials and appeals.
Janet Levine, partner in Crowell & Moring’s Los Angeles office and chair of the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group. She is a trial and appellate attorney, with extensive experience in foreign bribery, securities, health care, and tax fraud matters and all manner of public corruption matters. Ms. Levine has received numerous awards and is recognized by many publications as being among the best lawyers in the white-collar crime arena, including being named one of the best white collar criminal defense lawyers in California by Chambers USA.
Kelly Currie, partner in the firm’s New York office, where he is a member of the White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group. He is an experienced trial lawyer and represents companies and individuals in white collar criminal defense matters, enforcement actions, corporate internal investigations and complex civil litigation. Mr. Currie joined Crowell & Moring in 2010 after serving for over 11 years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, most recently as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, and previously as Chief of the Violent Crimes and Terrorism Section.
Following the presentation, there will be an interactive 10-15 minutes question-and-answer session addressing material covered in the webinar. Webinar tuition is based on location, not number of participants, so each registration site can have multiple participants for one low price. To register, follow this link: New FCPA Guide: Considerations for Government Contractors
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