ABA 2011 Updates To The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 01:00

The American Bar Association Section for International Law is offering a two-day seminar on Thursday and Friday, October 27 and 28, focusing on the latest updates to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The event is located in the Fairmont Hotel at 2401 M. Street, NW in Washington, DC.

Day one begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m.; day two begins at 9:00 a.m. and the conference adjourns at 12:15 p.m.

As enforcement of anti-corruption laws in the United States and abroad continues to be a top priority for law enforcement, the institute will provide a timely and substantive briefing on developments to companies, their officers and employees. This year's program will continue to examine trends stemming from recent proceedings brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as well as address recent challenges to the FCPA both in Congress and the courts. The Institute will also provide a more in-depth focus on certain recurring issues faced by practitioners and companies alike. Whether examining liability presented by other federal and non-U.S. laws in the event of a potential FCPA violation or minimizing liability in connection with complex international business transactions, the program will provide practical tips from experienced government, corporate and private practitioners. In addition, the institute will feature both an in-house perspectives panel and, for the first time, a panel dedicated to SEC enforcement and how it has evolved since the SEC's establishment of its FCPA unit.

Among the speakers are Jeffrey D. Clark, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP; Tracy Price, assistant director, FCPA Unit, U.S. SEC; Stephanie J. Meltzer, chair of the institute and vice president and general counsel, Pfizer Inc.; and Joan E. McKown, Jones Day.

For information see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

For further information and to register, visit http://ambar.org/fcpa2011 or call(800) 285-2221.