TASA: TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation®
TASA: TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation® is a comprehensive and rigorous training and accreditation program that offers a professional credential for anti-bribery compliance specialists. The accreditation enables professionals working in this growing field to distinguish themselves with demonstrated anti-bribery compliance expertise. TASA is the only accreditation program available that is dedicated to anti-bribery compliance and features more than 100 courses taught by world-renowned faculty. This program offers companies the highest level of training for their employees and provides individuals with a way to advance their career. The accreditation is awarded by TRACE, the internationally respected anti-bribery standard setting organization.
FCPA Year-In-Review 2017
Led by Billy Jacobson and Anne Murray, partners at Orrick, this webinar will provide an overview of enforcement trends in 2017 and lessons learned from the year’s most notable FCPA activity. The webinar will offer insights into what’s driving enforcement and what we might expect to see in the coming year.
Billy is a highly experienced white collar lawyer and first chair trial litigator having tried many cases, including complex white collar matters.
He has served as general counsel, chief compliance officer, federal prosecutor and government-appointed monitor. His experience serving in different capacities for the Department of Justice (DOJ), particularly the Fraud Section’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement unit, allows him to provide clients significant insight into the processes and decision making of the DOJ. Billy, along with his partner Guy Singer, currently serves as an independent compliance monitor of a large multi-national petrochemical company, appointed by the DOJ and SEC. He regularly counsels clients facing sanctions proceedings brought by Multi-Lateral Development Banks such as the World Bank and African Development Bank. Billy is also considered a thought leader in the industry having spoken extensively on compliance and investigative topics.
Billy served for five and a half years as Senior Vice President, Co-General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Weatherford International Ltd., one of the world’s largest multinational oil and natural gas service companies. While there, he aided the company in establishing what is widely recognized as a best-in-class compliance program. Further, he supervised a litigation and regulatory docket of more than 1,000 cases around the world, including shareholder suits, complex commercial disputes, International Arbitration, employment matters, intellectual property, property damage and personal injury. This included guiding Weatherford through its response to the Deepwater Horizon incident in 2010 and various shareholder lawsuits.
Anne Murray, Partner in the Washington, D.C., office, is a member of the White Collar & Corporate Investigations practice group. She focuses her practice on defending companies and individuals in government investigations involving white collar and regulatory matters.
Anne frequently represents companies and individuals in matters before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). She regularly conducts internal investigations and risk assessments; performs pre-acquisition anti-corruption diligence; counsels companies about compliance issues; and develops corporate compliance programs, policies, procedures and training models.
Anne has extensive experience in anti-corruption matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). She has represented multinational corporations across the aerospace, communications, defense, financial services, health care, hospitality and tourism, mining, oil and gas, technology, security, and shipping industries. She also has led investigations and compliance reviews throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia with on-the-ground experience in more than 14 countries including Brazil, China and Mexico.
Prior to joining Orrick, Anne was an attorney in the Washington, D.C., office of Norton Rose Fulbright where she was a member of the white collar and government investigations group. She also previously worked for White & Case LLP as an attorney in the white collar and commercial litigation groups. While there, she represented a number of companies and foreign sovereigns in complex civil litigation involving fraud, tort and contract claims.
Accreditation Program Requirements
The accreditation process requires that candidates complete a minimum of 30 hours of coursework and pass the accreditation examination with a score of 85 or higher. The requirements must be fulfilled within 12 months of entering the program.
The TASA program provides a core set of fundamental anti-bribery compliance courses along with a broad range of regional and industry specific topics.
- Substantive Expertise: Courses focused on corporate compliance programs, third party due diligence, books and records provisions, law enforcement and international organizations.
- Regional Expertise: Courses focused on anti-bribery challenges in specific countries including, but not limited to, China, Russia, India, Nigeria, Brazil and Myanmar.
- Industry Expertise: Courses tailored for oil and gas, aerospace and defense, technology, retail, healthcare, financial services industries and the international development community.
Candidates are encouraged to design their own path of study of follow the standard two-phase structure detailed below.
Program Phase 1: Fundamentals
This phase consists of 7 one-hour fundamental courses, which candidates are encouraged to complete before moving on to intermediate and advanced courses. The fundamental courses include:
- Introduction to the FCPA: the History, the Law and the Lore
- Key Considerations in Anti-Corruption Investigations
- FCPA Compliance in Action
- Gifts and Hospitality in the Anti-Bribery Context
- Anti-Bribery Books & Records – Background, Best Practices and Red Flags
- Due Diligence on Third Parties: Rationale, Requirements and Red Flags
- The Role of the Private Sector in Combating Institutionalized Corruption in Emerging Markets
Program Phase 2: Focus Areas
This phase consists of at least 23 hours of live and recorded courses from the 5 focus areas. Candidates are advised to dedicate 3-4 hours to each of the focus areas and obtain any remaining credit hours from a TASA accredited conference.
- Compliance Programs and Risk Management
- Country/Region Specific
- International Organizations & Civil Society
- Investigations and Enforcement
|Employees of TRACE Member companies benefit from complimentary access to all live and recorded TASA: TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation® webinars and discounted tuition.|