Practising Law Institute: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2008: Coping with Heightened Enforcement Risks

April 23, 2008 | New York, New York


  • PLI New York Center
    810 Seventh Avenue at 53rd Street (21st floor)
    New York, New York 10019 Map

The past few years have seen a dramatic increase in the number of FCPA investigations and enforcement actions as well as record penalties and settlements. Sarbanes-Oxley and the enactment of similar FCPA laws by the OECD countries, strengthened export control laws and heightened scrutiny of cross-border transactions have opened the door to a much greater risk to U.S. companies and their foreign subsidiaries. As U.S. companies continue to expand their markets and operations overseas, potential exposure to the FCPA increases, and the growing trend of FCPA enforcement will continue as the SEC and DOJ continue to make the FCPA a priority.

WilmerHale partner Roger Witten will speakat a session entitled, "The Enforcement Agencies Speak and the Private Bar Responds"at this conference, presented by PLI.