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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, a recent civil complaint sheds light on the FCPA industry sweep of Hollywood film studies doing business in China.

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Civil Complaint Sheds Light On Hollywood Industry Sweep

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Previous posts herehere, here, and here highlighted the so-called industry sweep of Hollywood film studies for its business practices in China. These prior posts were generally from 2012 and 2013 and given the passage of time it appears that this sweep did not yield any Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement actions.

Nevertheless, this recent civil complaint filed in California state court by Christopher Fenton (pictured – a former General Manager and Motion Picture Group President of DMG Entertainment) sheds light on the matter specifically as it relates to DMG Entertainment. In the complaint, Fenton alleges that after a “long, successful tenure with DMG, [and his] prominent role within the organization” DMG Entertainment, related entities and individuals failed to comply with certain contractual obligations and oral promises to compensate him in connection with the company’s eventual initial public offering.

Among the job tasks Fenton alleges in the complaint was his successful handling of the SEC’s FCPA investigation of the company. If nothing else, the allegations make for an interesting read on the alleged impact the FCPA inquiry had on Fenton’s life and career.

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Invest In Yourself – Attend The FCPA Institute – Nashville (April 11-12)

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Learning a new topic or elevating knowledge and practical skills in a topic is not just for formal students in formal educational settings. Professionals in the workplace can also invest in themselves and take advantage of “back to school” opportunities.

For professionals in the FCPA space – or wishing to join the FCPA space – the FCPA Institute serves this objective.

The next FCPA Institute will take place in Nashville on April 11-12.

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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, an SEC administrative law judge gets it right when talking about the books and records and internal controls provisions.

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Come For The FCPA, Stay For The Music: FCPA Institute – Nashville (April 11-12)

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Join lawyers from leading firms and compliance professionals from leading companies who will be elevating their Foreign Corrupt Practices Act knowledge and practical skills at the FCPA Institute – Nashville on April 11-12.

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. Moreover, the FCPA Institute promotes active learning by participants through issue-spotting videos, skills exercises, small-group discussions and the sharing of real-world practices and experiences. To best facilitate the unique learning experience that the FCPA Institute represents, attendance at each FCPA Institute is capped at 25 participants.

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