This is certainly not the first time these pages have addressed this topic and of all the topics periodically discussed on these pages, this topic has received some of the most positive feedback. As an individual on social media commented the other day when I first highlighted the most recent problematic example: “These are great points and a substantive and optics concern of many.”
For profit companies that host FCPA conferences are entitled to run their business as they see fit. However, when for profit companies use Foreign Corrupt Practices Act officials at the DOJ, SEC, and FBI like commodities that are then marketed and sold to the public, this is where the line needs to be drawn.
It’s a disgraceful practice and it needs to stop. Moreover public officials need to stop allowing themselves to be used as pawns by for profit companies.