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Go “Back To School” At The FCPA Institute – Philadelphia (Oct. 18-19)

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Learning a new topic or elevating your knowledge and practical skills in a topic is not just for formal students in formal educational settings. Professionals in the workplace can also benefit from a “back to school” experience.

For professionals in the FCPA space – or wishing to join the FCPA space – the FCPA Institute serves this objective and the next FCPA Institute will take place in Philadelphia on Oct. 18-19.

At a typical FCPA conference, 40-50 individuals bombard you with information during various panels. Just introducing these countless individuals takes over one hour in the aggregate. Moreover, the 3 p.m. panelists were likely not present for the 10 a.m. panel, thus information is presented in a disjointed and largely repetitive fashion.

The FCPA Institute is different than a typical FCPA conference. At the FCPA Institute, information is presented in an integrated and cohesive manner by an expert instructor with FCPA practice and teaching experience.

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This Week On FCPA Professor

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FCPA Professor has been described as “the Wall Street Journal concerning all things FCPA-related,” and “the most authoritative source for those seeking to understand and apply the FCPA.”

Set forth below are the topics discussed this week on FCPA Professor.

Continuing with the analysis of U.S. v. Hoskins, this post highlights various big picture issues from the Second Circuit’s recent decision and this post rounds up other commentary regarding the decision.

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This Week On FCPA Professor

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FCPA Professor has been described as “the Wall Street Journal concerning all things FCPA-related,” and “the most authoritative source for those seeking to understand and apply the FCPA.”

Set forth below are the topics discussed this week on FCPA Professor.

As highlighted here, in a rare FCPA appellate opinion the Second Circuit rejected the DOJ’s expansive jurisdictional theory of prosecution in U.S. v. Hoskins.

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What Viable Criminal Charges Against Guralp Systems Did The DOJ Actually “Decline”?

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This July 2017 post highlighted the criminal conviction of Heon-Cheol Chi (Chi) of South Korea -“the Director of South Korea’s Earthquake Research Center at the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM) for “laundering bribes that he received from two seismological companies based in California and England through the U.S. banking system.”

The prior post noted that attention now turns to Kinemetrics (the California company) and Guralp Systems Ltd. (the U.K. company).

Recently, the DOJ quitely released this substantively vague so-called declination letter concerning Guralp Systems. However, as highlighted below it is difficult to analyze just what viable criminal charges against Guralp Systems that the DOJ actually “declined” to prosecute.

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This Week On FCPA Professor

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FCPA Professor has been described as “the Wall Street Journal concerning all things FCPA-related,” and “the most authoritative source for those seeking to understand and apply the FCPA.”

Set forth below are the topics discussed this week on FCPA Professor.

As highlighted in this post, recent survey results seriously call into question whether the FCPA has been successful in achieving its objectives.

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