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Elevate Your FCPA Knowledge At The FCPA Institute – Nashville (May 2-3)

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Learning a new topic or elevating your knowledge and practical skills is not just for traditional students in a traditional education setting.

Professionals in the workplace can benefit from back to “school” moments as well.  For professionals in the FCPA space – or wishing to join the FCPA space – the FCPA Institute serves this objective.

You can elevate your Foreign Corrupt Practices Act knowledge and practical skills in Nashville at the FCPA Institute on May 2nd-3rd.

The FCPA Institute – Nashville also provides participants the opportunity to earn CLE credit as well as a value-added professional credential.

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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Elevate Your FCPA Knowledge At The FCPA Institute – Nashville (May 2-3)

Featured Image FCPA Institute

Learning a new topic or elevating your knowledge and practical skills is not just for traditional students in a traditional education setting.

Professionals in the workplace can benefit from back to “school” moments as well.  For professionals in the FCPA space – or wishing to join the FCPA space – the FCPA Institute serves this objective.

You can elevate your Foreign Corrupt Practices Act knowledge and practical skills in Nashville at the FCPA Institute on May 2nd-3rd.  The FCPA Institute – Nashville also provides participants the opportunity to earn CLE credit as well as a value-added professional credential.

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 video exercises, 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 30 participants.

In short, the FCPA Institute elevates the FCPA learning experience for a diverse group of professionals and is offered as a refreshing and cost-effective alternative to a typical FCPA conference. The goal of the FCPA Institute is simple: to develop and enhance fundamental skills relevant to the FCPA, FCPA enforcement, and FCPA compliance best practices in a stimulating and professional environment with a focus on learning.

The FCPA Institute presents the FCPA not merely as a legal issue, but also as a business, accounting, and auditing issue.  The FCPA Institute is thus ideal for a diverse group of professionals such as in-house and outside counsel; business executives; finance, accounting and auditing professionals; and other compliance professionals seeking sophisticated FCPA knowledge and practical skills.

Click here to see what these diverse professionals are saying about the FCPA Institute.

FCPA Institute participants not only gain knowledge, practical skills and peer insight, but can also elect to have their knowledge assessed and can earn a certificate of completion upon passing a written assessment tool. In this way, successful completion of the FCPA Institute represents a value-added credential for professional development. The FCPA Institute – Nashville has been approved for 13 CLE credits in Tennessee.  FCPA Institute participants seeking CLE in other states will receive a Uniform Certificate of Attendance that can be used for attorney self-submission in other states. In addition, previous FCPA Institute participants have successfully obtained continuing education units from the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics for attending the FCPA Institute.

You can register for the FCPA Institute – Nashville by clicking here.

The SEC’s Recent Alter Ego Theories

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In addition to teaching a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act class (one of the few specific FCPA classes taught in U.S. law schools), in my professor life I also teach a variety of corporate law classes, including Corporations in which coverage includes corporate form, the general rule of limited liability, and exceptions to that general rule based on veil piercing / alter ego theories.

The general rule is that legal liability does not ordinarily hop-skip-and-jump around a corporate organization because separate legal entities (including even those within the same corporate hierarchy) are not liable for the legal liability of other entities (whether that liability arises in tort, contract or the FCPA).

However, if one entity is merely the “alter ego” of another entity, the other entity may be exposed to legal liability based on the conduct of the “alter ego.” The picture at left can demonstrate alter ego issues, namely that one entity will be the alter ego of another if the entities share the same heart, organs, nervous system, etc.

Against this backdrop, it is interesting to see how the SEC asserted alter ego theories in two recent FCPA enforcement actions.

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Welcome To The New FCPA Professor

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FCPA Professor began in July 2009 with this simple mission statement. The initial format of FCPA Professor was very basic, yet provided an effective platform for me to add my voice to the marketplace of ideas on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and related topics.

FCPA Professor soon grew to include a world-wide audience of attorneys, business and compliance professionals, government agencies, scholars and students, journalists and other interested persons. In July 2011, FCPA Professor was enhanced to provide additional content and more user-friendly features.

Since then, FCPA Professor has further grown to become “the Wall Street Journal concerning all things FCPA-related,” and “the most authoritative source for those seeking to understand and apply the FCPA,” Among other plaudits, FCPA Professor has been named a Top Law Blog for in-house counsel by Corporate Counsel, a Top 25 Business Law Blog by LexisNexis, and a top 100 Legal Blog by the American Bar Association.

In response to reader feedback and pursuant to my desire to further elevate the FCPA knowledge and practical skills of readers through new features, I am pleased to unveil the new FCPA Professor.

Have a look around and please be sure to check out the Video Introduction near the top of the page.

Thank you for reading FCPA Professor.

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There are a few kinks in the new website that are being worked on (for instance not all subject matter categories effectively migrated to the premium search function) and I encourage readers to contact me at fcpaprofessor@gmail to inform me of any additional issues or suggestions.

Tech Guy Consulting assisted in the development of the new FCPA Professor 

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Coming Soon – The New FCPA Professor

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FCPA Professor will not be available later today and possibly into Friday.

FCPA Professor is not going anywhere (the web address will be the same).

However, substantial upgrades and enhancements will be made to FCPA Professor which require the website to be down.

In the meantime, check out the article “Measuring the Impact of NPAs and DPAs on FCPA Enforcement” and decide for yourself  whether NPAs and DPAs — while resulting in a higher quantity of FCPA enforcement — nevertheless result in a lower quality of FCPA enforcement

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