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CLE - The FCPA, Public Corruption and Government Prosecutions: An Update

Thursday, April 3, 2014 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

 

Description:

The BBA will bring you insight from leading practitioners in this comprehensive overview of the FCPA, public corruption and government fraud prosecutions.

The program will be followed by an hors d'oeuvres reception. Register below or call us at 617-778-2020 to reserve your seat at this popular annual program.

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act:  - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

The U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission continue to prioritize and expand the enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, resulting in criminal prosecutions and civil investigations of U.S. corporations conducting business abroad, a fourfold increase last year in the average corporate fines and continued focus on the prosecutions of individuals.  Learn about managing fraud and corruption risks in mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity, considerations in compliance programs of the Dodd Frank Whistleblower provisions and self-reporting and, updates in FCPA enforcement.

I. Significant Cases of 2013, FCPA Enforcement Priorities and Issues in FCPA Enforcement Litigation
II. Self-Reporting an FCPA Violation, some Pros and Cons
III. Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provisions and the FCPA
IV. Managing Fraud and Corruption Risks in Joint Ventures

Public Corruption - Federal & State Government Prosecutions - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Federal and state prosecutors have renewed their commitment to pursuing public corruption and government fraud investigations.  The panel will discuss recent government trends in investigating and commencing high profile public corruption prosecutions, false claims act investigations and other cases focused on government fraud.  In addition, the panel will discuss the implementation of recently enacted ethics reform laws and the impact of these reforms, as well as prosecutions focused upon corruption related to patronage, campaign activity, and non-traditional enforcement topics.  

I. Recent State and Federal Corruption Initiatives
II. Continuing evaluation of honest services mail fraud developments
III. The impact of the Ethics Reform Law in state criminal and civil enforcement cases
IV. New trends in False Claims Act Cases

Registration Categories:
BBA Member - $130.00
BBA Member - Legal Services / Government Lawyer - $70.00
Non-Member - $170.00
Law Students - $30.00

If the cost of this seminar would preclude you from attending, please contact us about tuition discounts.

If you are a member of the press looking to attend this program, please note that all media requests must be approved in advance by CLE Manager Kristen White at 617-778-1904 or kwhite@bostonbar.org

Materials: It's so easy to be green!  The BBA offers registrants CLE course materials in both electronic and print format.  Please remember to select your option during registration.  If you opt for the electronic version, a PDF link will be email to you prior to the seminar. We encourage laptops and portable devices at the seminar, Free WiFi is available in all conference rooms!

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Contact:

Jacqueline Querubin
jquerubin@bostonbar.org

 

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