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The Global Anti-Corruption Regulatory Climate--Protecting You and Your Company

Date:  09/17/2008
Time:   11:30 a.m. (Registration and Lunch)
Noon-2:00 p.m. (Program)
Location:   The CabaƱa Hotel
4290 El Camino Real
Palo Alto
Speaker:   Paul T. Friedman
Contact:   Tanya Ortiz-Bolhorst
Contact Phone:  (650)813-5722

Learn from an experienced panel that includes:

  • Senior DOJ and SEC enforcement attorneys
  • Lead director and audit committee chair
  • FCPA-experienced general and counsel

Topics include:

The long arm of anti-corruption enforcement

  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • 2007—a landmark year in FCPA enforcement: a record number of prosecutions and the highest penalties in history
  • Global anti-corruption legislation: The impact of global OECD Anti-Bribery Convention signatories and SOX

SEC and DOJ priorities in 2008 and 2009

  • “Cooperation” and “self-reporting” with SEC and DOJ: Pros and cons

Lessons from Samsung, Siemens, Titan, Vetco, and Baker Hughes enforcement actions

  • Record penalties: Indications that the Baker Hughes record $44 million penalty will be eclipsed
  • Other costs of anti-corruption violations
  • Exposure for individuals: Loss of reputation; civil and criminal liability
  • M&A diligence: How to uncover FCPA compliance issues and what to do about them
  • Parent company and employee liability for acts of subsidiaries and portfolio investment companies

Effective compliance programs

  • Examples and solutions from panelists’ real-life experiences
  • What effort and expense is reasonable or justified?

“Doing the right thing” and other ethical dilemmas

  • The slippery slope: Becoming “part of the problem” rather than “part of the solution”

“When to voluntarily disclose (or not)?” …that is the question

Effective fraud and corruption prevention

  • Examples and solutions from panelists’ real-life examples
    how to react when you think you have a problem

Who Should Attend:

  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Members of Audit Committees and Governance Committees
  • General Counsels
  • Heads of International Business Units or Operations
  • Controllers/Principal Accounting Officers
  • Internal Audit Staffs
  • Compliance Officers
  • Ethics Officers
  • Outside Auditors
  • Outside Counsel


  • Marc J. Fagel, Associate Regional Director, Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Robert J. Finocchio, Jr. , Director, Altera Corporation, Echelon Corporation, Sun Microsystems
  • Paul T. Friedman, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Kirk O. Hanson, Executive Director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
  • Byron W. Milstead, General Counsel, Lattice Semiconductor
  • Adam A. Reeves, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice

This seminar is another in a continuing series of luncheon seminars co-sponsored with The Markkula Center designed to cover a current hot topic in some depth.  We are pleased to offer a seminar recognized by RiskMetrics Group as approved for ISS Accredited Director Education Programs.   Morrison & Foerster LLP (Provider #2183) certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State of California in the amount of 1.5 hours in the category of Legal Ethics.  We encourage you to send this invitation on to others who may not have received it directly from us.