Program Will Examine NuancesOf Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Friday, December 1, 2006 - 01:00

The DC Bar Association this month is offering a CLE seminar titled Practical Guide to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

The program is scheduled for Monday, December 11 from 6 to 9:15 p.m. at the DC Bar Conference Center, 1250 H Street, NW, Washington, DC.

Enforced by the U.S. Department of Justice and the SEC, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) affects virtually every U.S. company that invests in foreign countries, sells goods abroad, or pays taxes in foreign countries. Faculty members will discuss related FCPA issues that attorneys need to know to assist their companies, including the scope of the act; measures that companies must take to comply; recurring issues that arise under the FCPA; how to conduct internal investigations of possible violations; how to respond to investigations by the SEC, and the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the USA Patriot Act on the FCPA.

The program chair is Kenneth B. Winer, Foley & Lardner. Other speakers will be Gregory S. Bruch, Foley & Lardner; Richard Grime, assistant director, Division of Enforcement, SEC; Lucinda A. Low, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, and Mark Mendelsohn, deputy chief, Fraud Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice.

For details on program fees and CLE credits, see the Bulletin Board on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at

For reservations, call (202) 626-3488 or visit