New York, NY, April 27, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Cori Lable, Government Enforcement Group, Ropes & Gray LLP will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “Anti-Corruption Compliance in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Industry LIVE Webcast.” This two-hour event is scheduled on May 20, 2014 from 12:00 AM to 2:00 PM ET.
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Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, the United States Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating and prosecuting alleged bribery and corruption overseas by US pharmaceutical and medical device companies.
These law suits have generated global interest in stronger enforcement of anti-corruption and bribery laws and, the addition of new regulations in several countries.
Many countries now require greater transparency and more ethical business practices. However, many multi-national companies remain un-sure of or miss-interpret the regulations of countries, fail to develop robust compliance programs, or fail to train employees, leading them into significant legal risks nationally and globally.
About Cori Lable
Cori Lable is currently a senior associate in the Boston office of Ropes & Gray. In July 2014, she will assume the position of Counsel and become resident full-time in Ropes’ Hong Kong office. Cori concentrates her practice in defending multinational organizations in a variety of government investigations, enforcement actions, and related complex civil litigation, and has extensive experience advising on potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, False Claims Act, Food, Drug, & Cosmetic Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Stark Law. She has represented multiple major pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in federal criminal investigations into the companies’ marketing practices and relationships with physicians, and has also led over a dozen FCPA internal investigations in China, Malaysia, and Taiwan relating to commercial sales, marketing, and distribution issues in the pharmaceutical industry. In 2012, Cori was a senior member of the trial team defending a major medical device company against a 13-count felony indictment in federal court in Massachusetts; after one day of testimony, the government dismissed all felony charges against her client in exchange for a plea to a single-count, no-intent misdemeanor. She holds a B.A. from Yale University, an M. Phil. from Cambridge University, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.
About Ropes & Gray LLP
Ropes & Gray, a global law firm with more than 1,100 lawyers and professionals, has a rich history of achieving success for the world’s leading businesses, educational institutions and technology innovators from offices in the world’s major centers of business, finance, technology and government – Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul, London, New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Silicon Valley. The firm has consistently globally ranked practices in private equity, M&A, finance, investment management, hedge funds, life sciences, health care, intellectual property, litigation, securities litigation and government enforcement.
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.
The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries.