FCPA and Anti-Corruption Enforcement on the Rise

Leveraging Guidance from Recent DOJ and SEC Enforcement Actions and UK Prosecutions

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel for companies doing business outside the U.S. on FCPA enforcement activity, review lessons that can be gleaned from DOJ and SEC enforcement actions, and discuss fraud enforcement in the U.K.


The U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission continue to focus on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance. Companies doing business outside the U.S. can learn from recent enforcement actions by both the DOJ and SEC.

Among the current enforcement trends, both the DOJ and SEC are continuing to focus on prosecution of individuals. Defendants in several cases have taken the government to trial with mixed results.

Governments across the globe are taking on the fight against corruption. Outside the U.S., the U.K.’s Bribery Act went into full force in 2011, and the British government wasted no time prosecuting its first case under the Act. Counsel must prepare for both U.S. and global enforcement against corruption.

Listen as our authoritative panel examines recent enforcement actions by the DOJ and SEC and enforcement activity outside the U.S. The panel will review the lessons that can be learned from recent enforcement activity.


  1. DOJ enforcement actions
    1. Corporate settlements
    2. Individual prosecutions
    3. Successor liability from acquisitions
    4. Clamping down on demand side of foreign bribery
    5. Criminal trials
  2. SEC enforcement actions
    1. Corporate settlements
    2. Individual prosecutions
    3. Filing of unsettled cases
  3. U.K./SFO prosecutions


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What can be learned from recent actions brought by the DOJ?
  • How do the enforcement trends of the SEC differ from those of the DOJ?
  • What actions have the Serious Fraud Office taken to enforce the U.K. Bribery Act?


Edward J. Fishman, Partner
K&L Gates, Washington, D.C.

Mr. Fishman advises clients with respect to government and internal corporate investigations, corporate transactions, and related regulatory matters. He focuses on FCPA compliance and auditor independence requirements. Mr. Fishman has extensive experience representing companies in connection with FCPA compliance, due diligence, training and other risk management procedures. He also regularly advises clients on matters before the DOJ and the SEC.

Matthew J. Feeley, Shareholder
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Miami

Mr. Feeley focuses his practice on international commercial litigation with particular emphasis in FCPA and complex civil matters. He advises on conducting internal investigations, designing and implementing compliance programs, and asserting, responding to and defending against federal, state and international civil and criminal proceedings, investigations, prosecutions and trials.

Elizabeth Robertson, Partner
K&L Gates, London, England

Ms. Robertson regularly represents clients facing prosecution by the Serious Fraud Office and the Financial Services Authority, dealing with ancillary matters such as Mutual Legal Assistance and Extradition. She has particular experience in the defence of multi jurisdictional white collar crime cases involving allegations of fraud, corruption and money laundering, and internal investigations.


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