Insights on U.S. Anti-Corruption Enforcement

17 Apr 2014 04:00 p.m. - 06:30 p.m.

Room 901, Conference Square
9th Floor, Shin Marunouchi bldg.
Marunouchi 1-5-1, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-6509, Japan

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, including the Tokyo Public Prosecutor’s Office, Indonesia’s Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi (Corruption Eradication Commission), Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission, and China’s Ministry of Supervision, his experience provides insight into not only the U.S. government enforcement mindset, but also the enforcement atmosphere abroad, including in Asia.

Our seminar will feature a presentation from Mr. Duross, followed by a panel discussion that will address:

  • Recent developments and likely trends in FCPA enforcement.
  • The basis for FCPA jurisdiction over non-U.S. companies and people doing business outside the U.S.
  • What to do when FCPA problems are discovered in the course of an M&A transaction.
  • An examination of FCPA prosecutions of Japanese companies.
  • The resources and investigative techniques available to enforcement agencies when investigating corrupt conduct.
  • Increasing cooperation among OECD member countries (including Japan) in enforcing anti-corruption laws.
  • How to implement compliance programs to mitigate risk when pursuing business opportunities in challenging markets and reduce possible scrutiny from the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • The “Compliance Cluster” – the other compliance issues that frequently accompany corruption issues, including violation of competition laws, embezzlement, fraud, kickbacks, and self-dealing.
  • Likely consequences from self-reporting FCPA violations, and from failing to do so.

The panel discussion including other experts will follow the presentation to discuss the above topics and the theme “What to Do When FCPA Problems Arise and How to Avoid them in the First Place.”




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