Anti-Corruption Enforcement Trends Impacting the Aerospace and Defense Industries

07 Oct 2014 02:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m. EDT

Jill Stolarik
(415) 268-6656

Aerospace and defense companies are increasingly focusing on overseas markets and sales to foreign government customers in response to a contracting domestic market. As a result, renewed attention should be paid to anti-corruption enforcement efforts in the U.S. and around the world.

Charles E. Duross, a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, recently served as deputy chief of the Fraud Section in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was in charge of all criminal FCPA investigations, prosecutions, and resolutions in the United States. Because of his work with law enforcement agencies across the globe, his experience provides insight into not only the U.S. government enforcement mindset but also the enforcement atmosphere related to the aerospace and defense industries.

Topics Will Include:

Our webcast will feature a presentation from Mr. Duross that will discuss a broad array of FCPA issues, including:

  • Recent developments in FCPA enforcement and the resources employed to investigate and prosecute FCPA cases
  • The globalization of anti-corruption laws and how to identify particular risks in specific countries
  • The elements of an FCPA violation, common schemes and risk areas, and red flags to look for
  • Measures global companies can undertake to mitigate risk, including risk assessments, compliance program design and benchmarking, third party and transactional due diligence
  • The basis for FCPA jurisdiction over U.S. and non-U.S. companies, and their directors, officers, employees, and agents doing business outside the U.S.
  • Steps to take if a problem arises, including assessing the potential benefits, or not, of self-reporting FCPA violations




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