Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance in Joint Ventures and Consortia: Minimizing FCPA Risk

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

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

1:00pm-2:30pm EST, 10:00am-11:30am PST

Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, December 13, 2019

or call 1-800-926-7926

This CLE webinar will provide counsel for companies in international joint ventures (JVs) or consortia with guidance on effective compliance programs to minimize Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) risks. The panel will examine the unique FCPA issues, offer best practices to mitigate risks, and review strategies for handling investigations.


Most FCPA compliance risks are due to third-party conduct, including JV partners and agents. However, the usual steps that companies take to minimize FCPA risks often are ineffective for JVs and consortia.

In international JVs, unreliable partners must be identified early--and either avoided or carefully managed. Counsel to companies involved in international JVs must develop and implement tailored compliance programs that reduce the risk of government investigations and penalties.

The U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission have been increasing FCPA enforcement in recent years. Effective FCPA compliance must be a high priority, particularly when dealing with the unique complexities of consortia and JVs.

Listen as our authoritative panel of international attorneys examines the unique FCPA risks for JVs and consortia and offers steps to minimize those risks. The panel will review what should be expected from JV partners and provide best practices for handling an investigation of a JV and disputes among JV partners.



  1. FCPA risks and steps to minimize risk for JVs and consortia
    1. Unique risks
    2. Due diligence
    3. Board/management reviews
    4. Audits and approvals
    5. Right to terminate
  2. JV partners
    1. What to expect from JV partners
    2. Handling disputes with JV partners
    3. Compliance obligations in JV documents
  3. Best practices
    1. Investigation of the JV
    2. Disputes among JV partners


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What FCPA due diligence is appropriate when working with JV partners?
  • What compliance obligations should be included in JV documents to minimize FCPA risk?
  • What are the key steps companies and counsel should take when a JV is subject to a government investigation?
  • What does FCPA guidance issued by the DOJ and SEC reveal about JV risk?


Fishman, Edward
Edward J. Fishman

Hogan Lovells

Mr. Fishman provides regulatory, compliance, and transactional advice to clients in the life sciences,...  |  Read More

Tillen, James
James G. Tillen

Miller & Chevalier

Mr. Tillen is Vice Chair of the firm’s International Department. His practice focuses on matters involving the...  |  Read More

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