New York, NY, May 01, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Frank Burke, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP will speak at a webcast entitled “Anti-Corruption Compliance in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Industry Live Webcast.” This two-hour event is scheduled for May 20, 2014 from 12:00 PM 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 unsure of or misinterpret the regulations of countries, fail to develop robust compliance programs, or fail to train employees, exposing them into significant legal risks nationally and globally.
About Frank Burke
Frank Burke, a partner in Foley & Lardner’s San Francisco office, works in a wide variety of areas, including white collar defense and counseling in the life sciences and health care industries. He defends companies and individuals against alleged criminal and civil antitrust, securities, FCPA, health care and pharmaceutical violations, export controls and government contracts violations and False Claims Act matters. He represents clients in trials, grand jury, agency and internal investigations, including parallel civil and criminal proceedings and in developing compliance programs. He is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney. He is a member of the firm’s Government Enforcement, Compliance & White Collar Defense Practice and the firm’s Health Care, Life Sciences and Technology Industry Teams. He is a graduate of Cornell University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in Economics, and Harvard Law School.
About Foley & Lardner LLP
Foley & Lardner LLP is a full-service law firm providing comprehensive legal services to an international clientele. With 20 offices worldwide, the firm serves clients in business and government, including Fortune 500 companies. In the recent BTI Consulting Group survey of Fortune 1000 corporate counsel, Foley received a Top 10 ranking out of more than 500 firms for its strong client focus, breadth of service, innovation, and value for the dollar. In addition, Foley was a Top 10 firm on the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2010 “Best Law Firms” list, based on the total number of first-tier metropolitan rankings. The firm continues to be a perennial selection for the prestigious CIO-100 List, CIO Magazine’s survey recognizing technological innovation that enhances business value. Learn more at Foley.com.
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.