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CLE - Recent Developments in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Public Corruption and Government Prosecutions

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


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The Department of Justice and the SEC have recently prioritized and expanded enforcement of the FCPA resulting in a significant increase in criminal and civil investigations and prosecutions of U.S. corporations conducting business abroad.  The DOJ and SEC’s new detailed and comprehensive 2012 Resource Guide to the FCPA’s criminal and civil enforcement provisions will be one of the central features of this panel’s discussion by experienced government and private attorneys.

In addition, this past year has seen a renewed emphasis on how federal and state enforcement agencies address issues of government corruption.  Prosecutors are placing renewed emphasis on pursuing public corruption and government fraud cases. Recent legislation has provided new tools to law enforcement agencies and enhanced penalties for offenders. 

Join these leading practitioners in this comprehensive overview of  the FCPA and public corruption and government fraud prosecutions. The program will be followed by a reception.

Agenda and Speakers:

Panel I: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Panel
Co-Sponsored By: ABA White Collar Crime Committee

I. Analysis of 2012 DOJ/SEC Resource Guide to the FCPA
II. How Companies Can Avoid Running Afoul of the FCPA-Compliance Programs and Beyond
III. Effective Due Diligence to Minimize Successor Liability in Major Business Transactions
IV. Selected Legal Topics

Matthew C. Solomon
Deputy Chief Litigation Counsel, Enforcement Division,
SEC, Washington D.C.

Paul G. Block, Esq.
Assistant Director,

Karen O'Toole, Esq.
Associate General Counsel
Fidelity Investments

John M. Hodgens, Jr., Esq.
Assistant Vice President & Senior Counsel
Global Compliance, Manulife Financial & John Hancock Financial

Luba Greenwood, Esq.
Corporate Compliance
Pfizer, Inc.

Paula J. DeGiacomo, Esq.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Peter E. Gelhaar, Esq. (moderator)
Donnelly, Conroy & Gelhaar, LLP

Panel II: Public Corruption and Government Fraud Prosecutions Panel

I. Trends in Investigation and Enforcement of Public Corruption and Procurement Fraud Cases
II. Pitfalls to Avoid in Advising a Client on Corruption or Fraud Investigation
III. How Should Corporate Counsel Respond to a Government Inquiry
IV. Existing Concerns Regarding the Type of Government Agency (regulatory v. criminal) Conducting the Investigation 

Glenn A. Cunha, Esq.
Inspector General
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Brian T. Kelly, Esq.
Chief of Public Corruption
U.S. Attorney's Office

James H. O'Brien, Esq.
Chief of Public Integrity Division
Attorney General's Office

Charles Rankin, Esq.
Rankin & Sultan

Zachary A. Cunha
False Claims Act Section
U.S. Attorney's Office

Joseph F. Savage, Jr., Esq. (moderator) 
Goodwin Procter, LLP

Mark D. Smith,. Esq. (moderator)
Laredo & Smith, LLP

Sponsoring Section/Committee(s):



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