TASA Recorded Courses
The TASA: TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation® program offers more than 100 recorded courses at the introductory, intermediate and advanced levels. The program provides a core set of fundamental anti-bribery compliance courses along with a broad range of region- and industry-specific topics that participants can select from to tailor their training to meet their interests and professional goals.
*DENOTES THE COURSE IS LISTED AS ONE OF THE SEVEN (7) FUNDAMENTAL COURSES PROVIDED.
Compliance Program and Risk Management
FCPA Compliance in Action* (Introductory)
Richard Dean has provided practical compliance advice to companies operating internationally for much of his career. He will discuss current trends and will, using examples from his extensive experience, illustrate areas of particular concern. He will suggest how best to prioritize resources to ensure the best and most appropriate compliance program. In one hour, participants will gain a practical foundation in this fascinating and dynamic area of corporate compliance.
Recorded: February 14, 2011
*This course is one of the seven (7) Fundamental Courses provided
Gifts & Hospitality in the Anti-Bribery Context* (Introductory)
Recorded: April 7, 2011
*This course is one of the seven (7) Fundamental Courses provided.
Anti-Bribery Books & Records – Background, Best Practices and Red* (Introductory)
Matt Birk and Michele Cross will discuss the history and context of anti-bribery books and records requirements. They will explore established best practices with respect to the accounting provisions and highlight common “red flags” in this field.
Recorded: March 22, 2011
*This course is one of the seven (7) Fundamental Courses provided.
Due Diligence on Third Parties: Rationale, Requirements and Red Flags* (Introductory)
Anne Takher, former Director of Member Services at TRACE, will discuss the anti-bribery challenges posed by third party intermediaries and how companies can go about managing such risks. She will discuss best practices in conducting due diligence as part of an anti-bribery compliance program, as well as case studies of companies that have failed to effectively manage their third party relationships.
Recorded: February 1, 2011
*This course is one of the seven (7) Fundamental Courses provided.
FCPA Financial Risk Assessment (Intermediate)
Albert Vondra and Sulaksh Shah will address FCPA financial risk assessments, including how and when they should be performed. They will explore whether a Sarbanes-Oxley internal control assessment is adequate for FCPA compliance and will discuss how to begin, manage and complete an FCPA financial risk assessment.
Recorded: February 28, 2011
Conducting Anti-Bribery Compliance Due Diligence in the M&A Context (Introductory)
Kate Atkinson and James Tillen will discuss anti-bribery due diligence with respect to mergers and acquisitions. Drawing on their extensive experience in this field, they will describe common themes, specific challenges and best practices.
Recorded: March 1, 2011
At the Crossroads of Anti-Bribery Compliance and International Trade Compliance (Intermediate)
Many professionals handling anti-bribery compliance also have responsibility for, or regularly come across, issues related to a company’s compliance with export control, sanctions, customs and anti-boycott regulations. Ben Lindorf will discuss the intersection between anti-bribery compliance and international trade compliance, including areas of overlap, flashpoints to watch out for and managing third parties and due diligence with an eye to both areas of law.
Recorded: April 6, 2011
Managing the Anti-Bribery Risks Posed by Joint Ventures, including SOEs (Intermediate)
Kevin Abikoff, a partner with Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, will provide an overview of the anti-bribery compliance challenges posed by joint ventures and what companies can to do to mitigate such risks. Kevin also will discuss the unique problems – and solutions – around engaging in a joint venture with a state-owned enterprise.
Recorded: May 3, 2011
Compliance with U.S. Lobbying and Government Ethics Regulations (Introductory)
In this session, Trevor Potter and Matt Sanderson of Caplin & Drysdale will provide an overview of U.S. lobbying and ethics regulations, the risks companies face in this area and the various compliance measures companies can to take to mitigate such risks. They also will discuss the points of overlap between domestic lobbying and international anti-bribery compliance programs.
Recorded: May 20, 2011
Anti-Corruption Due Diligence in M&A Deals in Emerging Markets (Intermediate)
Sharie A. Brown will discuss how to conduct effective anti-corruption due diligence as part of a merger or acquisition in an emerging market country. Ms. Brown will cover strategies for executing an effective review on the ground and best practices for mitigating corruption risk in the larger transaction, along with examples of real life M&A due diligence dilemmas and solutions.
Recorded: June 2, 2011
The Nexus of Bribery and Money Laundering: An Introduction to AML in the Anti-Corruption Context (Intermediate)
Marcus Cohen of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. and Sam Cantrell of Ballard Spahr LLP will provide an overview of U.S. anti-money laundering (AML) regulation from an anti-corruption perspective. They will discuss the intersection between anti-bribery compliance and AML compliance, areas of overlap and managing third parties and foreign interactions with both areas of the law in mind. They will also discuss how asset forfeiture—something not often considered—should impact compliance efforts.
Recorded: May 17, 2011
Due Diligence Run Amok: Perspectives on the Abuse of Preventative Compliance (Intermediate)
Thomas Kolaja, Warsaw-based Managing Director with the management consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal, discusses the dangers connected to covert due diligence investigations, including the risk of fraudulent accusations and the struggle to protect reputation and credibility.
Recorded: August 18, 2011
How to Conduct Effective and Engaging Training (Intermediate)
Lyn Cameron from Microsoft will share her experience and provide practical tips on how to create and implement and effective and engaging training program.
Recorded: June 26, 2012
How to Create and Manage a Sustainable Anti-Corruption Compliance Program for Your Latin America Operations (Intermediate)
Rafael Mendes Gomes will provide practical guidance on developing, implementing and managing an effective anti-corruption compliance program. He will discuss what makes a global anti-corruption compliance program effective on the ground in Latin America, taking unique regional risk factors into consideration.
Recorded: July 11, 2012
Political and Charitable Donations: Pre-Donation Due Diligence and Effective Controls (Intermediate)
Jay Martin, Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Deputy General Counsel at Baker Hughes, will discuss the anti-bribery concerns raised by political and charitable donations and how companies can go about minimizing their exposure to risks. He will discuss best practices in developing a structured and transparent approach to making political and charitable donations and implementing effective guidelines.
Recorded: August 14, 2012
Third Party Due Diligence and Evolving Paradigms in Supply Chain Compliance – Beyond Anti-Bribery Regulations (Advanced)
This course, taught by Alex Brackett, will begin with an overview of third party due diligence best practices, before shifting to a discussion of the growing importance of supply chain due diligence in contexts beyond anti-corruption. This will include a detailed discussion of the new Conflict Mineral and Resource Extraction Disclosure rules recently implemented under Dodd-Frank.
Recorded: October 24, 2012
Addressing the Challenges of Charitable Giving Under the FCPA (Advanced)
One of the most challenging areas under the FCPA is that of charitable donations. This webinar, taught by Thomas R. Fox, will bring together all the relevant information on charitable donations under the FCPA, including Opinion Releases, enforcement actions and the recently released FCPA Guidance to provide information on the current best practices in this area.
Recorded: January 10, 2013
Best Practices in Supply Chain Ethics (Intermediate)
This informative webinar, taught by Robert W. Kuhn, provides participants with a foundation on ethical supply chain management, including:
- The Institute for Supply Management’s Ethical Principles, widely viewed as the standard in this area.
- Ethical sourcing and procurement policies and practices.
- Current issues in ethical supply chain management, including conflict minerals and human trafficking.
- A framework for dealing with “ethical dilemmas,” where two “rights” compete and force a difficult choice.
Recorded: January 30, 2013
Contract Negotiation and Execution: Detecting and Responding to Bribery Risks (Intermediate)
This course, taught by Tim Cummins of IACCM, will provide attendees with practical guidance on addressing bribery risks in the context of contract negotiation and management. The discussion will be based on the results of a survey distributed to members of the International Association for Contract and Commercial Management and will cover questions related to anti-bribery provisions and managing contracts with third parties to prevent improper payments.
Recorded: February 26, 2013
What to do When a Company Receives a Dodd-Frank FCPA Whistleblower Letter: Key Considerations and Practical First Steps (Intermediate)
In this session, Sharie Brown of Troutman Sanders LLP will provide an overview of the Dodd-Frank whistleblower incentives and discuss issues posed by internal employee whistleblowers versus a whistleblower law firm communication. She will provide practical first step considerations, including issues that may be raised depending on the corporate department that receives the letter, role of in-house attorneys with outside counsel, timing of company notification to government agencies of receipt of letter and whether to contact the whistleblower, and conclude with protocols for the internal investigation.
Recorded: May 6, 2013
The FCPA Year-in-Review: 2013’s Top Five Compliance Takeaways (Intermediate)
Taught by Martin J. Weinstein, this course will provide an overview of enforcement trends in 2013 and compliance takeaways from the year’s most notable cases. Weinstein will offer insights on what’s driving enforcement and how companies should rethink their compliance programs as the year draws to an end.
Recorded: December 18, 2013
Third Party Anti-Bribery Compliance Audits: How to Draft and Enforce Audit Clauses (Intermediate)
An effective anti-bribery compliance program must include the right to conduct audits of third party vendors. In this course, Sanjay Bhandari, partner at Ballard Spahr LLP, will provide guidance on state-of-the-art audit clauses and how companies should enforce them. He will discuss how companies can begin their audit process for FCPA compliance on vendors in their supply chain and what they should be reviewing beyond financial data. The course will also cover termination rights and how to avoid related pitfalls.
Recorded: February 5, 2014
Anti-Corruption Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions: Uncovering Bribery Risks and Mitigating Potential Successor Liability Issues (Intermediate)
To date, 2014 stands to be the biggest year in value of announced mergers and acquisitions of the past two decades. But while mergers and acquisitions are often seen as a relatively risk-free way to increase profit, they are also a real avenue for increased compliance risks. Those sectors experiencing the highest M&A activity – health care, telecommunications, technology and oil and gas – also happen to be the same sectors that have had recent compliance problems, particularly involving anti-corruption. In fact, many of the companies making headlines today because of potential buy-outs (Alstom, AstraZeneca, Biomet) were making yesterday’s headlines because of recent corruption scandals. This course, taught by Severin Wirz, former Manager, Advisory Services at TRACE, will serve as a reminder of best practices for M&A anti-bribery due diligence, with practical advice of what the government’s expectations are and what companies can do to protect themselves from liability when acquiring another company.
Recorded: July 9, 2014
Anti-Bribery Compliance Audits – A Checklist of Essentials (Intermediate)
The FCPA resource guide, as well as guidance under the UK Bribery Act and the 2013 annual report of the OECD Working Group on Bribery, make it clear that a meaningful compliance program must include regular audits. Such audits should be designed to evaluate the effectiveness of an existing program and to identify potential areas for improvement. This course will address how and when companies are expected to perform audits that focus on bribery risks, what should be tested and how to follow up and preserve information on an audit’s findings. The course will offer step-by-step guidance and best practices for performing an initial risk assessment that ensures a company has the right program in place, as well as more specific transaction testing of finance and accounting, gifts and hospitality and expense reports.
Recorded: July 28, 2014
Compliance’s Next Frontier: Preventing Bribery through Shell & Shelf Companies (Intermediate)
Shell corporations (“shells”) are empty companies that often exist in name only with no real assets, yet contain the outward appearance of being legitimate businesses. In recent years, corrupt foreign officials, cyber-criminals and terrorists have purchased and utilized shells in order to engage in business with legitimate corporations and mask the occurrence of bribery, money-laundering and other illegal funds transfer. This webinar, conducted by Savaria B. Harris, an attorney who is also a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, will provide practical recommendations for how a company may prevent and detect bribery through shell companies. James Brachulis, Senior Financial Investigator, will serve as co-panelist.
Recorded: October 3, 2014
The Other Anti-Bribery Litigation: Understanding Risk & Exposure Under the False Claims Act (Intermediate)
While much attention has been given to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, another and growing tool for anti-bribery litigation by whistleblowers and government regulators is The False Claims Act (“FCA”). The FCA prohibits fraud on the federal government and many states, cities and counties have passed local versions of the same. The FCA presents a formidable tool against bribery involving federal and state governments, most notably in schemes involving bid rigging and kickbacks. In 2013 alone, defendants paid $3.8 billion in penalties under the FCPA and regulators have collected another $2 billion this year to date. Attorneys for companies receiving money or operating pursuant to certifications from the government should be alert to the legal risks, some of which include damages, debarment and legal fees, presented by bribery under the False Claims Act.
Recorded: November 12, 2014
Compliance with International Sanctions: Making Sense of Increasingly Complex Sanctions Restrictions (Intermediate)
International sanctions raise complex compliance challenges for companies operating worldwide. Recent developments, including Russia and Ukraine sanctions, increase compliance risks and require a firm understanding of the expanding scope of Sanctions Programs and due diligence requirements. In this webinar, led by Thomas Firestone, Senior Counsel, Baker & McKenzie LLP, Steven F. Hill, Of Counsel, Baker & McKenzie LLP, and Tristan Grimmer, Senior Associate, Baker & McKenzie LLP, topics include new OFAC and EU sanctions and how to ensure that your third party screening program is meeting evolving sanctions requirements. Speakers will provide an overview of international sanctions as well as practical compliance tips, including which lists to incorporate into your screening program, who you need to screen and rescreen and how often, and how to respond to tightened sanctions against Iran, Syria, Russia and others
Recorded: December 3, 2014
Conducting an Effective Anti-Bribery Risk Assessment (Introductory)
This webinar, led by Michael Ward, former Senior Director, Compliance Services, TRACE, will cover the best ways to carry out an effective anti-bribery risk assessment. Topics will include the benefits of a risk assessment, avoiding potential pitfalls and assessment scoping. The speaker will also address what to do once the risk assessment is complete, communicating the outcome and addressing the results.
Recorded: April 29, 2015
Offsets, Charitable Donations, and Other Foreign Government Requests: What Are the Risks? (Intermediate)
This webinar, led by Thomas Firestone, Howard Weissman, Lina Braude and Reagan Demas of Baker & McKenzie LLP, will examine the compliance issues in “institutional” quid pro quo arrangements in government contracts. Special focus will be paid to offsets, charitable donations, the potential for money laundering and reputational risk.
Recorded: May 27, 2015
Human Trafficking in the Supply Chain – Complying With Federal, State and Foreign Requirements (Introductory)
This webinar, taught by Michael R. Littenberg, will include an overview the New FAR Rule and compliance requirements for government contractors and subcontractors; the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act and related compliance requirements; proposed human trafficking legislation in the U.S. and Europe and what you should be doing to prepare; and Complementary Supply Chain Requirements outside of human trafficking.
Recorded: August 26, 2015
Leveraging Corporate Compliance Programs to Address Human Rights Challenges: Risks and Opportunities
The webinar will provide practical guidance regarding compliance with new legal and regulatory requirements that seek to address the human rights impacts of corporate operations. It will include an overview of compliance challenges and opportunities as well as a discussion of which internal stakeholders need to be engaged in order to develop effective compliance programs
Sarah Altschuller has been a member of Foley Hoag’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practice since 2003. In this role, she advises multinational companies regarding the development and implementation of CSR strategies, policies, and procedures, as well as compliance with emerging legal and regulatory requirements. Sarah provides counsel regarding engagements with socially responsible investors, government policymakers, local communities, non-governmental organizations, and other key stakeholders. She also conducts site-level human rights and labor rights impact assessments, as well as due diligence efforts.
Recorded: May 18, 2016
Third Party Due Diligence in Brazil: Identifying Obscure Red Flags and Responding to Bribery Risks (Advanced)
Recent economic and political crisis as well as the large-scale corruption scandal centering around the state-run oil company Petrobras have drawn global attention to Brazil, leaving many multinational companies operating there with a new set of compliance challenges. This webinar will cover the unique compliance issues facing companies operating in Brazil, focusing on best practices for conducting due diligence on third parties in the region. Speakers will highlight obscure red flags to look out for and how to respond to bribery risks when working with distributors, sales agents, local consultants and customs brokers.
Recorded: October 19, 2016
Voluntary Self-Disclosure, Cooperation and Remediation under the DOJ's Pilot Program
Jeffrey D. Clark is a partner in the Litigation Department and is a member of the Compliance & Enforcement Practice Group. Jeffrey represents corporations and individuals in a wide variety of criminal and civil investigations and enforcement matters, including criminal investigations and SEC enforcement actions. His practice includes conducting complex, worldwide internal corporate investigations and providing advice to corporate management and directors regarding compliance and enforcement matters. He also counsels companies on designing and implementing corporate compliance programs. Jeffrey focuses on Foreign Corrupt Practices matters, and also has substantial experience in other types of international business and white collar litigation.
Recorded: November 18, 2016
Using Due Diligence to Manage Supply Chain Risks - Bribery, Human Trafficking and Deforestation
This webinar will provide an overview of an approach to managing compliance risks in the contexts of a global and complex supply chain. The speakers will discuss similarities among anti-corruption and social compliance requirements, how industry collaboration can improve insight as well as provide practical guidance on how companies can maximize their supply chain due diligence frameworks to effectively manage risk and comply with anti-bribery, human trafficking, and deforestation risk requirements efficiently.
Speakers: Sarah Powell, Global Compliance Manager, Pearson; and Peter Hughes, Director Sustainability, Pearson.
Sarah Powell is Global Compliance Manager for Pearson, the world's leading learning company. She has spoken and written internationally on the topic of human trafficking and slavery. Sarah works in the Global Compliance Office at Pearson helping to manage risk and due diligence for the company across the globe.
Peter Hughes is Director of Sustainability for Pearson, the world's leading learning company. He has overall responsibility to lead on responsible business at Pearson including environmental and supply chain management issues. Pearson made a ground breaking commitment to be climate neutral in 2007, a goal achieved on schedule in 2009 and renewed every year since.
Recorded: March 8, 2017
Using Due Diligence to Manage Supply Chain Risks - Bribery, Human Trafficking and Deforestation
European data privacy law is in a state of flux, with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) about to come into effect next year. This course, led by Mark Webber, Partner & Registered Foreign Legal Consultant at Fieldfisher, will discuss the compliance challenges presented by the changing regulatory landscape and the steps companies must take to comply with forthcoming enhanced data privacy requirements.
Speakers: Mark Webber, US Managing Partner, Fieldfisher .
Recorded: June 15, 2017
Innovations in Compliance Training
Shifting the compliance training paradigm: leveraging training trends, innovations, and technologies with time-tested techniques to maximize employee engagement.
Compliance training can be a tough sell, especially to a fast-paced, diverse global workforce. New technologies and innovations in training aimed at boosting employee engagement have put in motion a shift in how companies approach their compliance training initiatives, but with so many emerging trends if can be difficult to know what More...really works. This presentation will provide an in-depth look at some of the key trends and innovations in employee training techniques and technologies with practical guidance on how companies can apply them to their compliance programs. In addition to looking ahead at new trends, the speakers will also provide attendees with a roadmap for a successful training launch from development to 100% completion.
Speakers: Emily Anderson, Counsel, Ethics and Compliance - Americas and Emily Peake, Manager, Training.
Recorded: August 24, 2017
Anti-Corruption Risk for Private Equity Firms Dealing with Sovereign Wealth Funds (Intermediate)
Asheesh Goel and Lee Stein will discuss the challenges that private equity firms must address when dealing with sovereign wealth funds. They will discuss best compliance practices for private equity firms and encourage discussion around this newly-identified area of exposure.
Recorded: February 7, 2011
Tough Compliance in Tough Places: Diligence in Development Assistance (Introductory)
Development assistance ranges from disaster relief to community stabilization to economic and social development; spans sectors including health, agriculture, democracy, governance and infrastructure; involves the world’s most vulnerable including children and displaced persons; is provided in countries around the world with different histories, cultures and geographies; and is funded by individual, bilateral, multilateral, private sector and faith based donors all with different rules, regulations, procedures and expectations. Jason Matechak will discuss the particular challenges faced by international development implementers in international operators. Participants will learn about tools and techniques designed to face the particular challenges of international development anti-bribery compliance.
Recorded: February 18, 2011
Overcoming Compliance Challenges in Customs and Freight Forwarding Operations (Intermediate)
This session will use actual customs invoices to explore common red flags and potential pitfalls encountered with customs-related agents and third parties. Reagan R. Demas, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP will share and discuss best practices on preventing and detecting problems in customs-related third party relationships.
Recorded: March 16, 2011
Anticorruption Challenges in the Oil and Gas Industry (Introductory)
A significant percentage of FCPA cases brought by the U.S. government have focused on companies in the oil & gas sector. William Jacobson, Former Chief Compliance Officer and Co-General Counsel of Weatherford International, a leading oilfield services provider, will discuss the challenges faced by this business sector when operating internationally. Participants will also hear practical, “best practice” responses to these challenges aimed at ensuring that an anticorruption program works in a challenging environment.
Recorded: March 25, 2011
Anti-Bribery Challenges in the Global Retail Sector (Intermediate)
Kathleen Edmond, Chief Ethics Officer at Best Buy, will discuss the unique anti-bribery compliance challenges faced by retail companies operating internationally, including issues related to vendor and customer relations and the distinct risks faced in certain emerging markets. She also will address broader ethics and compliance strategies in the areas of employee training and discipline, as well as the role of a compliance program in the context of brand protection.
Recorded: May 5, 2011
Anti-Bribery Challenges in the Financial Services Industry (Intermediate)
Noreen M. Fierro, Vice President and Corporate Counsel for Prudential Financial, will provide an overview of the unique anti-bribery challenges faced by financial services firms operating internationally, including traditional areas of risk as well as the recent issues presented by increased activities with sovereign wealth funds. She will discuss the ways in which financial services firms can mitigate such risks through their compliance programs and how such mechanisms fit into the firms’ larger risk management systems.
Recorded: May 18, 2011
Anti-Bribery Challenges in the International Health Care and Life Sciences Industries (Intermediate)
Dr. Sofia Halfmann, Compliance Officer at Bayer Schering Pharma Aktiengesellschaft, will provide an overview of the anti-bribery challenges faced by international health care and life sciences companies operating in socialized health care systems around the world where the majority of medical professionals are considered “government officials.” Sofia will discuss compliance strategies for dealing with the challenges posed by sales representatives and distributors, foreign clinical trials, R&D and manufacturing and drug and device approvals, as well as the recent industry-wide enforcement sweep.
Recorded: May 26, 2011
Anti-Bribery Challenges in the Aerospace & Defense Industry (Intermediate)
Jannette Hasan, Senior Counsel International at Northrop Grumman Corporation, will provide an overview of the anti-bribery challenges faced by aerospace & defense companies operating internationally, particularly in emerging market countries. Jannette will discuss the risks posed by government and military tenders, the use of international marketing representatives and contracting with local agents and subcontractors, along with compliance strategies for mitigating such risks.
Recorded: July 20, 2011
Anti-Bribery Challenges in the Global Entertainment and Media Sector (Introductory)
Dianne Thomas, Vice President International Compliance at NBC Universal, will discuss the unique anti-bribery compliance challenges faced by entertainment and media companies operating internationally, including various “on location” risks related to production, as well as promotion-related challenges and the distinct hurdles faced in certain emerging markets.
Recorded: August 25, 2011
Anti-Bribery Enforcement in the Pharma Industry
This webinar will provide an in-depth analysis of recent enforcement actions in the pharmaceutical industry. By examining what went wrong in the latest cases, the presentation will highlight unique challenges faced by pharma companies and compliance strategies they can use to mitigate risks.
Recorded: January 25, 2017
Investigations and Enforcement Actions
Introduction to the FCPA: the History, the Law and the Lore* (Introductory)
Mark Mendelsohn will discuss the history of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, to whom it applies, what conduct is prohibited and the range of penalties for violations. He will address some of the lore that has developed over time and provide practical advice for professionals working in this field.
Recorded: April 4, 2011
*This course is one of the seven (7) Fundamental Courses provided.
International Anti-Bribery Enforcement Trends (Introductory)
Richard Cassin, founder of the widely-read FCPA Blog, will discuss enforcement trends over the last few years, highlighting exceptional cases and some unusual outliers.
Recorded: April 14, 2011
Conducting Effective Internal Investigations (Introductory)
Jeffrey D. Clark and Robert Meyer will discuss how best to conduct internal investigations, including a description of the critical steps at each stage and “best practices” they have observed during their extensive experience with companies engaged in FCPA investigations. They will also discuss the expectations of enforcement agencies and how to manage potential conflicts between the interest of the company and individual employees.
Recorded: March 14, 2011
Key Considerations in Anti-Corruption Investigations* (Introductory)
Key Considerations in Anti-Corruption Investigations, presented by Richard W. Grime, a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of O’Melveny & Myers, will provide participants with an understanding of important issues and considerations when conducting anti-corruption investigations.
Recorded: April 5, 2011
*This course is one of the seven (7) Fundamental Courses provided.
Corporate Compliance with World Bank Regulations: Investigations, Sanctions and Debarment (Intermediate)
Lucinda Lowe of Steptoe & Johnson will provide an overview of the World Bank’s anti-corruption compliance regime, including an overview and comparison of World Bank rules to national standards, an explanation of the investigation and sanctions process. Ms. Lowe will also describe the risk of cross-debarment and voluntary disclosures, settlements and other options for resolving World Bank issues.
Recorded: April 26, 2011
Comparing Debarment Regimes Worldwide: Risks and Processes (Intermediate)
Pascale Hélène Dubois, Sanctions Evaluation and Suspension Officer at The World Bank, Professor Christopher R. Yukins, Co-Director of the Government Procurement Law Program at The George Washington University School of Law and Steven A. Shaw, the U.S. Air Force’s Suspending and Debarring Official, will provide a comparative overview of debarment systems around the world and the anti-bribery enforcement role such regimes serve. They also will discuss the related compliance measures expected of companies contracting with their respective institutions.
Recorded: April 26, 2011
Resolving the Inherent Conflicts between U.S. Investigations & European Data Privacy Laws (Advanced)
From whistleblower allegations to government inquiries and subpoenas to corporate due diligence, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations and financial fraud – corporate counsel must collect and produce greater amounts of data from around the globe. Besides basic logistical issues, various tiers of data privacy restrictions complicate the process. An in-depth knowledge of data storage technology and practices, multinational data transfer regulations and general e-discovery best practices is needed.
For example, if data is required in response to a regulatory request in the United States — yet the custodians are based in France and Germany — how can the data be collected and reviewed in compliance with EU as well as French and German data privacy laws? This program will outline the key considerations and best practices for collecting and assessing data in a defensible and secure manner.
Speakers: Joe Looby, Senior Managing Director, FTI Technology- New York; Veeral Gosalia, Senior Managing Director, FTI Technology – Washington, D.C.; Craig Earnshaw, Managing Director, FTI Technology – London; William Long, Counsel, Sidley & Austin – London
Recorded: May 5, 2011
Toxic Transactions: Bribery, Extortion and the High Price of Bad Business (Intermediate)
Hosted by Alexandra Wrage, President of TRACE, and featuring insights from renowned anti-bribery experts, this lively and highly informative film provides a training resource ideal for employees at all levels.
Forensic Accounting in the Audit and Investigative Contexts (Intermediate)
Toby Duthie and Frances McLeod, partners with Forensic Risk Alliance, will provide an overview of how companies can use forensic accounting techniques in both the audit and investigative contexts. They will discuss general accounting trends and provide practical tips to companies seeking to strengthen their audit functions.
Recorded: May 20, 2011
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: Enforcement Tools and Priorities (Intermediate)
Linda Chatman Thomsen, Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and formerly the Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, will provide an overview of how the SEC investigates potential violations of the federal securities laws, with a particular focus on the agency’s approach to FCPA enforcement. Ms. Thomsen will discuss the SEC’s specialized FCPA unit, as well as its new cooperation initiative and the expected impact of the Dodd-Frank whistleblower provisions.
Recorded: July 12, 2011
The Voluntary Disclosure Dilemma: Deciding When and How to Self-Report a Potential FCPA Violation to the DOJ and SEC (Intermediate)
Gregory S. Bruch, Partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, will provide an overview of the DOJ and SEC’s voluntary disclosure program, including factors a company should consider when deciding whether to self-report, the benefits and drawbacks of disclosing and lessons learned from recent voluntary disclosures.
Recorded: October 13, 2011
The Shot Show Case: FCPA Lessons Learned from the Frontlines (Intermediate)
Michael Madigan will use the Shot Show Case to discuss the FCPA in the real world. He will discuss what happens when, instead of immediate disclosure, the DOJ must prove its case, how and if companies can reach a settlement after fighting charges and why a judge and jury are the bedrock of our judicial system, among other questions.
Recorded: October 12, 2012
Global Anti-Corruption Enforcement and Regulatory Update (Intermediate)
Nicola Bonucci, Director of Legal Affairs of the OECD, will discuss international enforcement trends and regulatory developments over the last year, highlighting OECD initiatives to ensure adequate implementation and enforcement by the 39 States Parties.
Recorded: December 14, 2012
Types of Resolutions: New Trends and Patterns (Intermediate)
Mark Mendelsohn will discuss the key differences among resolution vehicles including NPAs, DPAs, plea agreements and SEC civil settlements and the implications of the form of resolution for post-settlement monitoring obligations, collateral consequences and if there is a subsequent problem.
Recorded: September 26, 2012
The FCPA Year in Review and Looking Ahead to 2013 (Intermediate)
Timothy L. Dickinson of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, will discuss FCPA enforcement trends over the last year, highlighting notable cases and the release of the highly anticipated FCPA Guidance. He will also offer insights on what to expect from regulators in 2013.
Recorded: December 12, 2012
FCPA Year-in-Review 2014 (Intermediate)
This webinar, taught by Kimberly A. Parker, Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, will provide a summary of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement activity and related developments and points of interest from 2014. The speaker will provide an overview of FCPA cases from 2014 and discuss lessons learned, offering participants practical compliance tips for the coming year.
Recorded: December 12, 2014
Investigative Journalism, the Media, and Corporate Due Diligence in Eastern Europe (Advanced)
Paul Radu and Nikolay Zyryanov will discuss open source investigations in Eastern Europe and Russia. The speakers will address what is organized "white collar" crime in Eastern Europe and how legitimate businesses may be used for criminal enterprises. By looking into the region's banking system, the speakers will address the way it is abused by local and transnational organized crime, drawing particular attention to the differences between the U.S., European and Russian regulators through various recent cases (e.g. Novo Nordisk v. FAS, 2010, TEVA v. FAS, 2015). Finally, the speakers will address the possibilities of using national automated systems to assist in conducting due diligence while doing business in the region.
Recorded: April 29, 2016
Conducting Effective Internal Investigations (Advanced)
This webinar will cover “best practices” for internal investigations in challenging jurisdictions. The speakers will focus on what has changed in terms of critical steps at each stage of an investigation, and the expectations of enforcement agencies in the last five years.
Charles “Chuck” Duross is a partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP where he heads the firm’s global anti-corruption practice. Prior to joining the firm, Chuck most recently served as a Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was in charge of all of the DOJ’s FCPA investigations, prosecutions and resolutions in the United States.
Recorded: October 5, 2016
TRACE Year-in-Review 2016
2016 has been a record-breaking year, with more corporate enforcement actions than any prior year in FCPA history. This webinar will provide an overview of this year’s landmark cases including JP Morgan Chase, Och-Ziff, VimpelCom, Embraer, Nu Skin and others and help participants navigate the evolving enforcement landscape.
Recorded: December 14, 2016
Are Facilitating Payments Dead. A look at the FCPA's facilitating payments exception through the Wal-Mart case
When the New York Times broke a story alleging widespread bribery in Wal-Mart’s Mexico operations, the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act’s facilitating payments exception was once again thrust into the limelight. Facilitating payments, also known as “expediting” or “grease” payments to speed up routine government actions, have been subject to increasing criticism as the rest of the international community has moved to ban them. In response to international pressure, U.S. authorities have taken a disapproving view of such payments and have narrowly interpreted the exception in recent enforcement actions. This webinar will explore what can companies learn about the facilitating payments exception through the lens of the long-running Wal-Mart investigation. Gaye Montgomery, founder of Gaye Montgomery Law, will discuss how companies can structure their compliance programs to best address the added risk and complexity of these types of payments.
Recorded: May 17, 2017
Anti-Bribery Enforcement and Compliance Challenges in Nigeria (Introductory)
In this course taught by Lawrence Fubara Anga, candidates will learn about recent developments with anti-bribery efforts in Nigeria, including enforcement actions against multinationals operating there. With a particular emphasis on the oil and gas community, Mr. Anga will also discuss practical compliance strategies for ensuring that companies with a presence in Nigeria do not run afoul of either local law or international anti-bribery standards.
Recorded: February 16, 2011
Anti-Bribery Enforcement and Compliance Challenges in France (Introductory)
Dominique Mondoloni will discuss French anti-bribery laws, recent cases and enforcement trends. Participants will also learn about compliance challenges in France, including privacy laws that are amongst the world’s most restrictive.
Recorded: March 3, 2011
RCMP International Anti-Corruption Units - The Canadian Response (Introductory)
This presentation, hosted by Corporal Lloyd Schoepp and co-hosts Corporal Kevin Duggan and Staff Sergeant George Prouse from the International Anti-Corruption Unit of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, provides an overview of the impact of corruption and the measures taken by Canada as part of the global anti-corruption movement. The RCMP's role as part of Canada's response will also be discussed.
Recorded: March 22, 2011
Anti-Bribery Enforcement & Compliance Challenges in Canada (Introductory)
Participants will hear a summary of the Canadian anti-bribery law and will receive an update on enforcement, including efforts by the RCMP anti-bribery task force. James Klotz will discuss compliance challenges specific to companies operating in Canada, together with recent compliance initiatives there.
Recorded: April 15, 2011
Anti-Bribery Compliance in Brazil: Strategies for Managing Risk and Implementing Robust Controls on the Local Level (Introductory)
Esther Flesch, a Partner with Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados, Baker & McKenzie’s affiliate in Brazil, will provide an overview of the anti-bribery risks and challenges faced by multinational companies operating in Brazil, including key considerations companies should focus on when implementing and monitoring local compliance programs. She also will discuss the increasingly rigorous enforcement of domestic anti-bribery laws by Brazilian enforcement authorities and the impact this is having on both foreign and Brazilian entities.
Recorded: April 18, 2011
Domestic Bribery Enforcement in the United States (Introductory)
Brigham Q. Cannon, Associate with Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Washington, D.C. and a former Trial Attorney in the DOJ’s Fraud Section, will provide an overview of the legal and investigative mechanisms through which prosecutors approach bribery and corruption within the United States, including the federal mail and wire fraud statutes. He will discuss enforcement techniques and trends related to the investigation and prosecution both of bribe-givers and bribe-takers, as well as areas of overlap with the foreign bribery enforcement of the FCPA.
Recorded: May 6, 2011
Anti-Bribery Compliance Strategies for Multinationals Operating in China (Intermediate)
Operating in economies where state-owned business enterprises play a significant role can present particular anti-bribery compliance challenges. Amy L. Sommers, a Shanghai-based authority on anti-corruption compliance, will provide an overview of the challenges faced in one such economy - China. Topics to be covered include key government flashpoints and high risk sectors, managing gifts, hospitality and travel expectations and mitigating risks posed by third parties. Ms. Sommers will also discuss trends in China's commercial bribery enforcement, implications in light of U.S. enforcement trends and issues associated with disciplining employees in compliance with Chinese employment law when facing risk of PRC enforcement actions.
Recorded: June 20, 2011
Anti-Bribery Enforcement and Compliance Challenges in Mexico (Introductory)
Roberto Torres Velasco, as Associate with SOLCARGO in Mexico City, will provide an overview of the anti-bribery risks and challenges faced by multinational companies operating in Mexico, including key considerations companies should focus on when implementing and monitoring local compliance programs. He also will discuss the enforcement of domestic anti-bribery laws by Mexican enforcement authorities and the impact this is having on both foreign and Mexican entities.
Recorded: September 29, 2011
Anti-Bribery Enforcement and Compliance Challenges in India (Introductory)
Kelly Austin, of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Hong Kong, and Lira Goswami, of Associated Law Advisers in New Delhi, will provide an overview of the anti-bribery risks and challenges faced by multinational companies operating in India, including key considerations companies should focus on when implementing and monitoring local compliance programs. They also will discuss the enforcement of domestic anti-bribery laws by Indian enforcement authorities and the impact this is having on both foreign and Indian entities.
Recorded: November 17, 2011
Anti-Bribery Enforcement and Compliance Challenges in Japan (Introductory)
Theodore A. Paradise, a Partner with Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in Tokyo, and Yukiko Yamada of Nishimura & Asahi in Tokyo, will provide an overview of the anti-bribery risks and challenges faced by multinational companies operating in Japan, including key considerations companies should focus on when implementing and monitoring local compliance programs. They also will discuss the enforcement of domestic and foreign anti-bribery laws by Japanese enforcement authorities and the impact this is having on both foreign and Japanese entities.
Recorded: December 1, 2011
Anticorruption Laws and Compliance Challenges in Argentina (Intermediate)
Guillermo Jorge, of Guillermo Jorge & Asociados, will present a webinar on local law issues and compliance challenges multinational companies face when operating in Argentina.
Recorded: February 15, 2012
How to Minimize Exposure to Bribery Risks in Iraq and Afghanistan (Intermediate)
Participants will learn about recent anti-bribery regulatory and enforcement developments in Iraq and Afghanistan from Thomas W. Donovan, Partner of the Iraq Law Alliance, PLLC. Mr. Donovan will also discuss practical compliance strategies for ensuring that companies with a presence in Iraq and Afghanistan do not run afoul of either local law or international anti-bribery standards.
Recorded: August 29, 2012
Navigating the Evolving Regulatory Landscape in Myanmar to Address Anti-Bribery Challenges (Intermediate)
Myanmar is one of the most exciting emerging markets available to the West and the East in many decades. At the same time, however, it is not an easy market to enter, particularly for Western corporates. This course will provide an overview of the evolving regulatory landscape and compliance challenges that Western multinationals face in relation to anti-bribery compliance issues. Peter Coleman, Partner and Executive Director, of Deloitte in Singapore will draw from his extensive experience in the region to provide participants with practical guidance on how to minimize bribery risks and succeed in this new market.
Recorded: November 28, 2012
Anti-Bribery Compliance Strategies for Multinationals Operating in Kazakhstan (Intermediate)
Drawing from his extensive experience in the region, Diya Assanov of Siemens Russia will provide an overview of the anti-bribery risks and challenges faced by multinational companies operating in Kazakhstan. Mr. Assanov will also discuss practical compliance strategies for ensuring that companies with a presence in the region do not run afoul of either local law or international anti-bribery standards.
Recorded: January 16, 2013
Addressing Anti-Bribery Risks in India and Navigating the Evolving Regulatory and Enforcement Landscape (Intermediate)
This webinar, taught by Ms. Priyanka Sharma, Partner, Dua Associates (New Delhi), will begin with a discussion of the anti-bribery enforcement landscape in India and an update on proposed changes to the Indian Penal Code. It will then shift to a practical discussion on the FCPA/anti-bribery risks faced by multinational companies operating in India and measures both foreign and Indian entities can take to prevent violations of domestic and foreign laws.
Recorded: January 24, 2013
The Anti-Bribery Landscape and Compliance Challenges in Indonesia (Intermediate)
Indonesia has a growing economy and population and is an attractive market to foreign and domestic investors. Bribery and corruption, however, continue to present multinational companies with considerable compliance challenges. This webinar will describe those challenges and how to address them, and will provide an overview of Indonesia’s anti-bribery regulatory regime. Richard Cornwallis, drawing from his extensive experience in the region, will also discuss how investors can adapt their compliance programs to Indonesia’s specific business environment and how they can avoid paying bribes and facilitation payments. In addition, this webinar will touch upon how overseas legislation such as the FCPA and the UK Bribery Act are considered in Indonesia and whether significant and lasting improvements can be made to Indonesia’s low status in global compliance rankings.
Recorded: March 6, 2013
Anti-Bribery Compliance Strategies for Multinationals Operating in Venezuela (Intermediate)
State-owned companies are a prominent feature of the Venezuelan economy and can present particular anti-bribery compliance challenges. Rafael Díaz Oquendo, Partner and General Director of the law firm DPZ Abogados Corporativos in Venezuela, will provide an overview of the anti-bribery risks and challenges faced by multinational companies operating in Venezuela, including key government flashpoints and high-risk sectors, managing gifts, hospitality and travel expectations and mitigating risks posed by third parties. He will also discuss the anti-bribery regulatory and enforcement environment in Venezuela and the impact of U.S. enforcement trends.
Recorded: March 13, 2013
China: 2014 Enforcement Outlook and the Impact of Landmark Cases on Compliance (Intermediate)
This course will provide an update on anti-bribery developments in China in recent months and an outlook for 2014. Amy L. Sommers, a Shanghai-based authority on anti-corruption compliance, will discuss what is driving the uptick in official and commercial anti-bribery enforcement in China, and what recent developments, including the Chinese bribery investigation into UK-headquartered pharmaceutical giant GSK, mean for companies operating in the region.
Recorded: March 5, 2014
Focus on Africa: Minimizing Bribery and Corruption Risks in Nigeria, Angola, and Kenya (Intermediate)
Companies operating in Africa face unique anti-corruption related challenges, including issues relating to local content requirements, CSR and community payments, security concerns and special funding requests by officials. This course, taught by Reagan Demas, will address bribery risks in Nigeria, Angola and Kenya and provide practical compliance strategies to manage unique challenges and minimize the risk of liability for companies and their personnel. Recent FCPA investigations and enforcement actions that have involved these jurisdictions, along with compliance takeaways, will also be discussed.
Recorded: March 11, 2014
Brazil’s New Anti-Corruption Law: What Companies Operating in Brazil Need to Know (Intermediate)
Brazil’s new anti-corruption law known as the Brazilian Clean Companies Act (“BCCA” or “Act”) went into effect on January 29, 2014. The new law imposes strict corporate liability for acts of employees and agents and applies to all legal entities with operations in Brazil. This course, taught by Rafael Mendes Gomes, Partner, Chediak Advogados, will summarize the new law, provide an overview of local anti-corruption enforcement risk and offer practical compliance advice for companies that do business in Brazil. It will also address how the new law compares to the FCPA and other anti-bribery laws.
Recorded: March 19, 2014
Internal Investigations in Russia and the CIS (Intermediate)
Robert Wieck, Forensic Audit Senior Manager at Oracle in Romania will discuss how best to conduct a thorough and cost-effective internal investigation into suspected violations in Russia and the CIS. Robert will draw from his extensive experience in the region to provide best practices and country-specific guidance.
Recorded: October 3, 2012
The PRC Labor and Employment Law Regime and Its Effects on Investigations (Intermediate)
The labor and employment law framework in the People’s Republic of China is rigid. Unless companies proactively mold their employment documentation to support the company’s compliance program, frustration and challenges emerge when it is time to take disciplinary action at the end of an investigation. During this webinar, K. Lesli Ligorner, Esq., will highlight the areas in which employers can strengthen their compliance program through employment documentation and will help companies navigate the ultimate decision to terminate employment in this employee-friendly jurisdiction.
Recorded: October 8, 2014
Putting China’s Anti-Corruption Campaign in Context (Advanced)
Chinese regulators have intensified enforcement of China’s own antibribery rules alongside China’s antitrust rules against foreign and domestic companies. In this course, Nate Bush, a partner in the Beijing and Singapore offices of O’Melveny & Myers, will assess the challenges facing multinational companies as they recalibrate their compliance programs and commercial practices for the changed enforcement climate in China.
Recorded: October 15, 2014
Effective Anti-Corruption Strategies in the Public Procurement Process: Making Transparency Work (Intermediate)
Many U.S. Foreign Corruption Practices Act cases highlight the substantial bribery risks present in public procurement. While many countries have passed transparency laws to hold government officials accountable for corruption, corruption schemes in public procurement remain rampant. In this course, Max Kaiser, of CAYAD S.C. in Mexico, will discuss technical exposure to the vulnerabilities in the public procurement process and what is required to make transparency effective against corruption. He will also discuss common corruption schemes in public procurement, with a focus on Mexico, and what compliance officers can do to mitigate corruption risks when working with the Mexican government.
*This course is also available in Spanish.
Recorded: November 20, 2014
Mexico: Anti-Bribery Regulatory and Enforcement Update (Intermediate)
The anti-bribery regulatory and enforcement landscape in Mexico continues to evolve. At the same time, high profile corruption investigations continue to highlight the compliance challenges that multinational companies with operations in Mexico face. Recent tax and energy reforms coupled with new enforcement priorities and the restructuring of the Anti-Corruption Commission require companies to review their local anti-bribery practices. This webinar, taught by Roberto Hernández García, Socio director / socio director, COMAD, S. C., will provide a status update on proposed reforms, the Mexican Anti-Corruption Commission and the July 2012 anti-corruption legislation. The course will also address compliance policy requirements, risk areas and penalties for companies and individuals.
*This course is also available in Spanish.
Recorded: January 28, 2015
The New Canadian Anti-Bribery Landscape: Review of CFPOA Amendments and Enforcement Trends (Intermediate)
This webinar, led by Sgt. Pat Poitevin, Senior Investigator – Outreach Coordinator, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Sensitive and International Investigations, National Division, will provide an overview of the 2014 CFOPA amendments and criminal code offences related to bribery and corruption and new areas of risk for multinational companies. Participants will learn about recent CFPOA cases and enforcement trends and initiatives directly from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and will gain practical guidance on preventing bribery violations under Canadian law.
Recorded: February 18, 2015
Update on the UK Bribery Act: What’s on the Horizon for 2015? (Intermediate)
This course, taught by Michelle de Kluyver, Counsel, Allen & Overy LLP, will provide an update on the UK Bribery Act with a focus on new enforcement trends and what to expect over the coming year. Topics will include the introduction of deferred prosecution agreements, the new sentencing guidelines and the SFO’s evolving enforcement priorities, including money laundering. The speaker will also address what co-operation with the SFO means (waiver of privilege and admissions of wrongdoing) and the impact of bribery on civil law actions.
Recorded: March 4, 2015
Brazil: The Clean Company Act and the Changing Risk Landscape for MNCs (Intermediate)
Brazil’s anti-corruption regulatory and enforcement landscape continues to evolve following the implementation of the Clean Company Act and recent corruption investigations. This webinar, led by Thiago Jabor Pinheiro, Partner, Mattos Muriel Kestener, Advogados will explore the evolution of the Brazilian anti-corruption regime as well as the current and emerging risk landscape. It will also provide an analysis of how enforcement trends are shaping up in the wake of the Petrobras corruption scandal.
Recorded: March 18, 2015
Anti-Bribery Compliance Challenges in the Middle East (Introductory)
In their most recent guidance, the SEC and DOJ admonish that a company’s FCPA compliance program must be tailored to a company’s profile, adapted to local risk and continually evolving to address emerging compliance challenges. To help companies address the challenge of adapting to local risks, we will review the regulatory risks that companies often encounter when engaging in business in the Middle East. We will then explore best practices that may be effective in addressing them.
This webinar, taught by Lamia R. Matta, will include an overview of U.S. enforcement actions involving countries in the Middle East, regulatory risk often encountered by companies operating in the Middle East and best practices for mitigating risk.
Recorded: June 24, 2015
The Politics of Sanctions: Russia (Intermediate)
Have the sanctions strengthened or weakened Putin politically? What effect are they having on the Russian elite? Is Minsk II being implemented? Will the sanctions be expanded or curtailed in the coming year? If so, how? What does the future hold for business in Russia and Ukraine? Are the EU and US going to be able to maintain a consistent position? In this webinar, Tom Firestone, a partner in Baker & McKenzie’s Washington, D.C. office and former Resident Legal Adviser at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Kerry B. Contini, Associate, Baker & McKenzie, and David Chmiel, Managing Director of Global Torchlight and an expert on helping businesses to manage political risks, will discuss these and related issues.
Recorded: September 29, 2015
Combatting Judicial Corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa (Advanced)
A series of high-profile scandals have rocked the judicial branches in several sub-Saharan countries, including Kenya and Ghana. In this course, Mr. Igbanugo will discuss the developmental challenges of Sub Saharan countries in eradicating judiciary corruption and modernizing African courts through enhanced transparency and rule of law.
Recorded: May 26, 2016
European Anti-Corruption Update: France, Italy & Spain (Advanced)
This course, hosted by Patrick J. O'Malley (Milan-based international corporate and securities lawyer, dually qualified both in the United States and in England & Wales) will look at the notable developments around Europe, and especially the three noted countries, as regards recently enacted or shortly to be enacted legislation, official guidance and enforcement actions & cases. These include the draft French "Sapin II bill for transparency and modernization of economic life", the Italian bill introducing special enhanced protections for whistleblowers in both public and private sectors, as well as the newly issued guidelines to evaluate corporate compliance programs issued by Spain's State Prosecutor as a valid defence to bribery allegations (based on recent changes to the Spanish Criminal Code).
Recorded: June 15, 2016
Proposed Amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act in India: What Global and Local Companies Need to Know (Intermediate)
This webinar will provide an overview of the recent changes proposed to the anti-bribery legislation in India, identifying the key implications of such changes for local entities and global companies with a presence or operations in India. The speaker, Priyanka Sharma Goswami, Advocate & Partner, Quad Law Associates, will also address enforcement trends and bribery risks, as well as compliance challenges and best practices.
Recorded: September 28, 2016
Mexico's New National Anti-Corruption System: What Global and Local Companies Need To Know
In July 2016 Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto approved the laws of Mexico's new National Anti-Corruption System. These new measures, which include newly enacted laws as well as amendments to existing laws, establish the most far-reaching anticorruption enforcement system to date in Mexico. This webinar will provide an overview of the newly enacted laws and amendments to existing laws, identifying the key implications of the National Anti-Corruption System for local entities and global companies with a presence or operations in Mexico.
Speaker: Martha Mallory, Business Development Manager-Latin America, TRACE International
Recorded: February 9, 2017
Operation Car Wash and Anti-Corruption Trends in Brazil
The ongoing investigation into Lavo Jato or “Operation Car Wash” has revealed a scandal of unprecedented scope, as the list of countries, officials, and companies implicated continues to grow. In December 2016, Odebrecht S.A. and Braskem S.A., both headquartered in Brazil, agreed to pay a record-breaking $3.6 billion global settlement to Brazilian, Swiss, and U.S. authorities to resolve allegations of bribery. The scandal, however, is not limited to Brazil and more parties throughout Latin America, such as Peru’s ex-President Alejandro Toledo, are being drawn into the net as the investigation proceeds. The speakers will provide an overview of the key players involved in “Operation Car Wash” and the latest anti-corruption developments in Brazil, including an update on the continued fallout from the Odebrecht case in Latin America.
Recorded: April 26, 2017
International Organizations and Civil Society
The OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions (Intermediate)
Dr. Mark Pieth (Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology, University of Basel; Chairman, OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions; Chairman, Basel Institute on Governance; Member of the World Bank’s Integrity Advisory Board, Switzerland) provides an overview of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions, which is responsible for monitoring the implementation and enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and related instruments. Dr. Pieth discusses the origins and evolution of the Convention, providing insights into the key debates and challenges surrounding its passage and the ongoing struggle to ensure adequate implementation and enforcement by the 38 States Parties.
World Bank Sanctions and Anti-Corruption Efforts (Introductory)
Participants will hear from three key groups at the World Bank on the Bank’s global anti-corruption efforts and enforcement options, including sanctions. This high-level panel, moderated by Pascale Hélène Dubois, Sanctions Evaluation and Suspension Officer, The World Bank, will also discuss the Bank’s commitment, in 2010, to cross-debar with other international financial institutions and will describe the legal framework within which the Bank operates. Other panelists include: Frank Fariello, Lead Counsel, Legal Vice Presidency; Elizabeth Lin Forder, Secretary to the Sanctions Board; Alison Micheli, Lead Counsel, Legal Vice Presidency; and Stephen Zimmermann, Director of Operations, Integrity Vice Presidency.
Recorded: February 15, 2011
Implementing the Global Compact 10th Principle against Corruption: from Learning and Dialogue to Collective Action and Disclosure (Introductory)
Since the adoption of the UN Convention against Corruption in December 2003, the UN Global Compact has advocated for companies to strategically address anti-corruption issues in their operations through our 10th Principle, which calls on business to "work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery." In this webinar, Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Office, will introduce three approaches that GCO advocate in order to assist GC business participants in their anti-corruption implementation efforts: internalization (to fully integrate anti-corruption policies and programmes into operations); external communications (externally report on the work against corruption in the annual Communication on Progress); and collective action (join forces with industry peers and with other stakeholders). In this end, Georg will highlight existing Global Compact anti-corruption tools and resources for corporate anti-corruption implementation, and outline opportunities that companies can engage to address anti-corruption challenge collectively.
Recorded: March 11, 2011
Countering Bribery in Business – The Transparency International Suite of Tools (Introductory)
Participants will learn from Susan Côté-Freeman about the anti-bribery compliance resources available from Transparency International, an international civil society organization operating through a global network of more than 90 national chapters. Ms. Côté-Freeman is a member of Transparency International’s private sector team which has worked for more than ten years to develop practical tools for companies working to improve their anti-bribery compliance.
Recorded: March 23, 2011
The Role of the Private Sector in Combating Institutionalized Corruption in Emerging Markets* (Introductory)
Aleksandr Shkolnikov will explore the role of the private sector in fighting corruption, including specific anti-corruption initiatives from developing countries and emerging markets. The discussion will prompt participants to think broadly about the impact of corruption and to develop a definition of institutionalized corruption appropriate for emerging markets.
Recorded: March 24, 2011
*This course is one of the seven (7) Fundamental Courses provided.
The UN Oil for Food Investigation: The Price of Corruption and its Aftermath (Intermediate)
Susan Ringer will discuss the background and context of the United Nations Oil for Food Program and the extensive fraud and corruption scheme that grew out of it. She will address the Independent Inquiry Committee’s investigation and the subsequent enforcement actions brought by national governments against companies identified in the Committee’s report. Ms. Ringler also will discuss the “lessons learned” from the scandal, for both the UN and for corporate compliance programs.
Recorded: March 29, 2011
Collective Action as a Tool to Counter Corruption: How Companies can Craft and Leverage Collective Action Initiatives (Intermediate)
Using case studies and examples, Ms. Aiolfi will illustrate how collective action can be a powerful tool for companies of all sizes and sectors. This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to the theory and categories of Collective Action and detailed instruction on how companies can leverage collective action initiatives to tackle bribery and corruption.
Recorded: September 19, 2014