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

9/17/2008

Corporate, Internal Investigations, Litigation, Securities Litigation, Securities Enforcement, and White-Collar Defense

Palo Alto, CA

Paul T. Friedman

Paul T. Friedman

Seminar

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

Speakers:

  • 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

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