FCPA in India 2016: Compliance Strategies for India's Unique Cultural and Governmental Intricacies
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel for companies doing business in India to develop and implement a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance program. The panel will review recent FCPA enforcement focused on India operations and discuss the unique FCPA challenges for conducting business there.
- Risk factors of doing business in India
- Indian business culture/practices
- Defining a bribe
- Exposure to third party you may not control
- Reach of the FCPA in India
- Working with the Indian government
- Preventative steps to mitigate risk in transactions
- Internal controls
- Education/training adapted to local conditions
- Due diligence—all third parties
- Investigations and enforcement
- Compliance programs—anti-bribery and accounting provisions
- Steps if misconduct is suspected
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the risk factors that make companies conducting business in India vulnerable to possible FCPA violations?
- What lessons can be learned from recent SEC and DOJ enforcement efforts affecting companies doing business in or with India?
- What are the best practices for companies to utilize in developing anti-corruption compliance programs and due diligence efforts?
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
Mr. Holtmeier conducts investigations involving conduct in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America and... | Read More
Mr. Holtmeier conducts investigations involving conduct in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America and counsels clients facing difficult FCPA issues in a variety of business contexts. He has assisted clients in numerous industries in developing and implementing FCPA compliance programs and advises clients on FCPA problems that arise in mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions.Close
Elizabeth D. Keating
Vice President, Global Investigations Counsel
Ms. Keating is responsible for oversight and supervision of all internal investigations for Johnson Controls, Inc., a... | Read More
Ms. Keating is responsible for oversight and supervision of all internal investigations for Johnson Controls, Inc., a global diversified manufacturing and services corporation headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Johnson Controls has over 172,000 employees in more than 150 countries with +$42B in revenue. As Global Compliance Counsel – Investigations, Ms. Keating manages the Johnson Controls 24/7 Helpline and supervises all legal compliance investigations and the internal investigative teams, along with external resources, including external counsel and forensic accountants. She manages and leads significant investigations in all regions including India, China, Russia, Turkey, Africa, South America and EuropeClose
Ernst & Young
Mr. Stavridis is a US CPA and a South African Chartered Accountant and a Partner in the Fraud Investigation &... | Read More
Mr. Stavridis is a US CPA and a South African Chartered Accountant and a Partner in the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS) practice of Ernst & Young in Chicago. He has more than 20 years’ experience in forensic accounting and fraud investigations as well as compliance program design and compliance risk monitoring.Close