FCPA and OECD Anti-Bribery Convention Conference at NYU School of Law November 9

Top officials from the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission will address the impact of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Anti-Bribery Convention at a day-long conference on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

NYU Law’s Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement will host the event, which will take place in Greenberg Lounge, 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY.

No Turning Back: 40 Years of the FCPA and 20 Years of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention is being organized by the the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the OECD.

The conference will examine the major impact of the laws on corporate behavior and law enforcement priorities.

“No Turning Back” will explore the crucial role of cooperation between nations in investigating and prosecuting foreign bribery and the effectiveness of different approaches to corporate responsibility for bribery.

The conference will culminate with a discussion of the next era in FCPA enforcement and implementation of the Anti-Bribery Convention.

Opening remarks will be made by Drago Kos, Chair, OECD Working Group on Bribery and Sandra Moser, the acting chief of the Fraud Section at the Justice Department.

The morning keynote speaker is Kenneth Branco, the Department’s acting chief of the Criminal Division.

The first panel is titled The FCPA and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention: A Historical Perspective. The panelists will be white-collar defense attorney Peter Clark and Mark Pieth, a professor of Criminal Law at Basel University.

The second panel is titled The FCPA’s Impact on Corporate Behavior. The moderator is NYU Law Professor Jennifer Arlen. The panelists are Laurent Cohen-Tanugi, Managing Partner, Laurent Cohen-Tanugi Avocats in Paris,  Charles Duross, Partner, Morrison Foerster in Washington, D.C., Andreas Pohlmann, Partner, Pohlmann & Company in Frankfurt, and Kathryn Reimann, Chief Compliance Officer at Citibank.

The third panel is titled The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention’s Impact on Bribery and Corruption over the Last 20 Years. The moderator is Drago Kos, Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery. The panelists are Rachel Brewster, Professor, Duke University School of Law and Kevin Davis, NYU School of Law, Paul Healy, Harvard Business School and Fritz Heimann, Director, Coalition for Integrity.

The fourth panel is titled Implementing the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention: Diverse Approaches. The moderator is Moderator: Nicola Bonucci, OECD Director for Legal Affairs. The panelists are David Green, Director, Serious Fraud Office, United Kingdom, Daniel Kahn, Chief, FCPA Unit at the Department of Justice, Eric Russo, First Deputy Prosecutor, National Financial Prosecutor’s Office, France, and Yoshimitsu Yamauchi, Director, International Affairs Division, Criminal Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Justice, Japan.

The fifth panel is titled Globalization: Increased Foreign Bribery Risks and Increased Opportunities for Cooperation. The moderator is Mark Pieth, Former Chair, OECD Working Group on Bribery. The panelists are Charles Cain, Acting Chief, SEC FCPA Unit, Marianne Djupesland, Senior Public Prosecutor, Anti-Corruption Team, Økokrim, Norway, and Darryl Wegner, FBI International Corruption Unit.

The sixth panel is titled Corporate Liability for Foreign Bribery. The moderator is Jennifer Arlen. The panelists are Duke Law Professor Samuel Buell, Markus Busch, Head of Division, German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, Pascale Hélène Dubois, Vice President for Integrity, World Bank Group and Robert Luskin, Partner, Paul Hastings.

The final panel is titled The FCPA and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention: Unfinished Business. The moderator: Drago Kos. The panelists are Katherine Choo, Chief Investigative and Anti-Corruption Counsel at General Electric, Patrick Moulette, OECD Anti-Corruption Chief, and Matthew Stephenson, Professor, Harvard Law School.


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