Learn about the FCPA and how to implement a compliance program from this panel of experts.
CHICAGO September 28, 2018
For those in law school, three years seems like a lifetime. But for JDs, law school memories are just a blur. And while law school provides a great foundation, there are so many things it does not teach. The Financial Poise webinar series LAWYERING MADE EASY 2018 provides lawyers, business professionals, or anyone interested in the law, with some specialized learning in four distinct areas of law.
The fourth episode of the series, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act-101, airs on October 2nd at 1:00 PM CST (Register Here) and features Moderator Cristina Nolan of Financial Poise. She is joined by Nancy DePodesta of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP and Michael Skopets of Miller & Chevalier Chartered.
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) prohibits a U.S. company or person from bribing foreign government officials to obtain a business advantage. Along with this seemingly simple restriction comes accounting and record keeping requirements with which companies must comply.
The FCPA requires the implementation of a compliance program which addresses FCPA concerns and establishes an FCPA corporate policy. This webinar covers the basics of the FCPA, including an introduction to the regulators, both the SEC and DOJ, and recent communications to the public regarding the FCPA from these regulatory bodies.
The standards for a compliance program review is analyzed, including what makes a program current and effective as well as how often the program requires review. The role of a compliance coordinator is discussed, as is record keeping, training, and retaliation. Finally, meals and entertainment, gifts, travel, charitable contributions, and hiring will all be discussed with reference to recent government actions and legal decisions.
The LAWYERING MADE EASY 2018 webinar series is produced by Financial Poise.™ All episodes premiere live through West LegalEdCenter and then are made available on-demand.
As with every Financial Poise Webinar, each episode is delivered in Plain English understandable to investors, business owners, and executives without much background in these areas, yet is also valuable to attorneys, accountants, and other seasoned professionals. And, as with every Financial Poise Webinar, each episode brings you into engaging, sometimes humorous, conversations designed to entertain as it teaches. Each episode in the series is designed to be viewed independently of the other episodes, so that participants will enhance their knowledge of this area whether they attend one, some, or all episodes.
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