Practising Law Institute: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2009: Coping with Heightened Enforcement Risks
April 29, 2009 | New York, New York
In recent years, the FCPA has become one of the most important laws for companies and their counsel, as virtually every company now conducts at least some aspect of their business oversees. The records for FCPA enforcement actions and settlements set in 2007 continued in 2008 along with an increasing number of foreign corruption investigations, civil actions collateral to FCPA investigations, and the introduction of legislation providing for a private right of action under the FCPA. This trend will no doubt continue in 2009.
Understanding and managingthe risks is imperative in today’s global market environment. This practical program, presented by PLI and taught by a faculty of leading practitioners, in-house counsel and government regulators, will giveattendees the background and toolsneeded to spot the issues early, develop workable risk management processes and implement effective compliance programs.
WilmerHale partner Roger Witten will be a featured speaker at this event. He will answer audience and faculty questions at the session entitled, "Open Forum with Enforcement Officials."