The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Recent Enforcement Activity and Compliance Developments

February 29, 2008
Mayer Brown LLP
71 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA"), global companies are facing increased scrutiny from US civil and criminal enforcement officials and the real prospect of disgorgement, severe monetary penalties, and compliance monitors. At the same time, there is a trend towards increased cooperation between US enforcement officials and their overseas counterparts to pursue parallel investigations.

Please join us as we discuss recent developments in FCPA enforcement activity and provide practice tips for in-house counsel. Our lawyers, several of whom are former government enforcement officials, along with in-house counsel from global companies, including Abbott Laboratories, Baxter International, Dow Chemical, and GE Healthcare, will provide:

  • An overview of the FCPA.
  • An update on enforcement trends and their implications for companies and their foreign operations.
  • Practice tips, including the essential elements of an effective FCPA compliance program, due diligence in mergers and acquisitions, and dealing with the government.
  • A panel discussion with in-house counsel regarding challenges doing business overseas.

Friday, February 29, 2008
Registration and Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.
Program Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch will be provided

Program Materials:

FCPA Program Presentation