FCPA Compliance: Leveraging Long-Awaited Updated DOJ/SEC Resource Guide

New DOJ and SEC Policies; Defining Agent, Instrumentality, and Foreign Official; M&A and Successor Liability

This program has been cancelled

A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT

This CLE webinar will guide FCPA practitioners through the recently published second edition of A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The panel will review the updated guidance, focusing on notable updates.


On July 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission published the second edition of A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. First published in November 2012, the Resource Guide has been a valuable tool for practitioners in navigating the FCPA.

It was also due for an update, and thus the second edition is welcome. The Guide addresses the many enforcement actions and the significant case law that has developed since the Guide was first published. It also summarizes new DOJ and SEC policies, including the DOJ’s FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy, the Selection of Monitors in Criminal Division Matters, and the Criminal Division’s Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs.

To hear more about what is new – and what remains the same – in the Guide, and to get additional guidance on current compliance best practices, please join us for what should be a lively webinar. Our panel will examine topics including the following:



  1. Newly articulated DOJ and SEC policies
  2. Expanded definitions
  3. “agent”
  4. “instrumentality”
  5. “foreign official”
  6. M&A and corporate successor liability
  7. Recent enforcement
  8. Compliance best practices


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What are the new policies outlined in the updated Guide?
  • How does the Guide address the definitions of agency, instrumentality, and foreign official?
  • What steps should companies and counsel take to leverage the new guidance in training and in addressing potential FCPA violations?


Fetzer, Lindsey
Lindsey B. Fetzer

Bass Berry & Sims

Ms. Fetzer focuses her practice on white collar and corporate compliance matters, including healthcare fraud and abuse...  |  Read More

Thaddeus R. McBride

Bass Berry & Sims

Mr. McBride represents companies and individuals in international trade regulatory, compliance, investigative, and...  |  Read More