FCPA Guidance: Understanding Key Issues and Ensuring Compliance

The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
Event Synopsis:

The joint Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission, "A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practice Act," highlights the agencies intention and approach to halt corrupt practices and bribery of U.S companies to foreign officials.

Aside from addressing enforcement issues, (1) Definition of Foreign Official; (2) Issues on Gifts, Travel and Entertainment; (3) Mergers and Acquisition and Successor Liability; and (4) Effective Compliance Program, were also discussed as they are deemed relevant to FCPA. But, above all, the guidance aims to help U.S companies comply with FCPA rules, mitigate potential pitfalls and prevent costly errors.

Join in this two-hour Live webcast as our panel of distinguished leaders and practitioners provide an in-depth discussion of the significant issues included in the guidelines, along with training and other best practices in complying. The panel will also be available to answer questions and illuminate the latest regulations for participants.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.

About Jeffrey A. Udell

Jeffrey A. Udell is a partner in the Litigation Group at Olshan, with experience litigating a wide variety of matters in both federal and state courts. His practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement and internal investigations, and he represents both corporations and individuals in some of their most sensitive, complex and high-stakes matters. He also represents hedge funds, investors and companies in complex commercial litigations. He has tried cases in a variety of forums, including federal district courts in New York and Ohio, New York State court, FINRA, New York's Judicial Conduct Commission and the New York City Police Department Trials Commission. For three years (2008-2011), Jeff chaired the New York City Bar Association's Professional Responsibility Committee.

Prior to joining Olshan, Jeff served for six years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. He was also a public defender for two years at the Office of the Appellate Defender. Jeff began his legal career by clerking for the Honorable Edward R. Korman, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

About Olshan

Olshan, a law firm based in New York, represents major businesses and entrepreneurs for their most significant transactions, problems and opportunities. Olshan's clients range from public companies, hedge, venture capital, private equity and other investment funds to entrepreneurs and private companies worldwide. Clients choose Olshan for innovative strategies and sophisticated, game-changing advice in corporate, securities law and shareholder activism, complex commercial, corporate and securities litigation, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, real estate, intellectual property and advertising. Since its founding, Olshan has offered an alternative to the AmLaw 50 law firm business model with responsive, independent and client-focused legal counsel provided by the firm's senior lawyers.


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