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The FCPA in 2015 – What Will It Look Like?

The Dow Jones Global Compliance Symposium (see here for details) is set for March 31st and April 1st in Washington DC at the Park Hyatt Washington.

I am pleased to be participating in a panel discussion on March 31st titled “The FCPA in 2015 – What Will It Look Like?”

Moderated by Dionne Searcey (Legal Correspondent – Wall Street Journal), other panelists will include: Mark Mendelsohn (Paul Weiss); Peter Jaffe (Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, AES); and Frederic Miller (PricewaterhouseCoopers).

Other panels or interviews at the Symposium will focus on the FCPA and related issues as well.

Joe Palazzolo (Dow Jones and Wall Street Journal Corruption Currents) will speak with Stephen Reynolds (SVP & General Counsel, Alcatel-Lucent) in a keynote interview titled “Moving Forward: Alcatel-Lucent’s Anti-Corruption Program.” See here for prior posts on the December 2010 Alcatel-Lucent FCPA enforcement action.

Georg Kell (Executive Director, UN Global Compact) will be interviewed on “Stamping Out Corruption: The Role That Corporations Can Play.”

Dionne Searcey will speak with Commissioner Dabney Friedrich (U.S. Sentencing Commission) in a featured interview expected to cover how new and evolving corporate and anticorruption regulations are being enforced.

David Wessel (Economics Editor, Wall Street Journal) will speak to former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter in a keynote interview titled “FCPA Enforcement: How to Comply. If No Compliance, Then Jail Time, Not Just Fines.” As highlighted in this previous post, Senator Specter chaired the November 30, 2010 Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on “Examining Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.”

Jean Eaglesham (Senior Reporter, The Wall Street Journal) will speak with Lorin Reisner (Deputy Director, Enforcement Division, Securities & Exchange Commission) in a keynote interview expected to cover the SEC’s enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Cassell Bryan-Low (Reporter – Wall Street Journal) will speak with Vivian Robinson (General Counsel – U.K. Serious Fraud Office) in a featured interview titled “The U.K. Bribery Act: Dispelling the Myths.”

In addition, other events or interviews at the Symposium are sure to touch upon FCPA issues as well.

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