Seminar To Review Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Thursday, November 1, 2007 - 01:00

The New York City Bar Association has scheduled a CLE seminar titled FCPA: Complying & Implementing Risk Strategies.

The program will take place on Friday, November 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the House of the Association, 42 West 44th Street, New York City.

Topics to be covered include: trends in international cooperation among enforcement officials; analysis of recent cases against companies and individuals; the long arm of the FCPA: update on FCPA enforcement explosion in Europe; do's and don'ts of hosting, traveling, entertaining and lodging of foreign officials; conducting due diligence of foreign commercial intermediaries, agents and joint venture partners to minimize liability risks; books and records requirements of the FCPA; overcoming cultural and legal challenges in rolling out a compliance culture; weighing the pros and cons of voluntary disclosures; conducting internal investigation in challenging countries.

Among the speakers are Claudius O. Sokenu, Mayer Brown LLP; James J. Benjamin Jr., Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; Mark F. Mendelsohn, deputy chief, Fraud Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, and Don Zarin, Holland & Knight LLP.

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

For reservations, call (212) 382-6663 or visit