During the last several years, there has been an explosion of enforcement activity surrounding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) as regulators work to combat corruption. Statements by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) indicate that this trend is expected to continue. Of particular concern to the DOJ and the SEC is whether companies are conducting robust and comprehensive FCPA due diligence of their vendors and other third-party business partners, including merger and acquisition targets and joint venture parties.
West LegalEdcenter is featuring the program "Conducting Effective FCPA Due Diligence" on November 3, 2009 at 1:00 Eastern. This webcast includes the Acting Chief of the Criminal Division's Fraud Section at the U.S. Department of Justice and professionals from Patton Boggs LLP and Daylight Forensic & Advisory LLC.
The program will address the concept of leveraging technology to develop a risk-based approach to conducting effective FCPA due diligence consistent with the DOJ Opinion Procedures Release 08-02.
For more information, go to westlegaledcenter.com.