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Kevin Bennett, Executive Director, Practice Leader – Forensics & Litigation, Grant Thornton LLP to Speak at FCPA Actions and New Compliance Guidelines: Are You Prepared?


New York, NY, May 06, 2011 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that
Kevin Bennett, Executive Director, Practice Leader – Forensics & Litigation, Grant Thornton LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “FCPA Actions and New Compliance Guidelines: Are You Prepared?.” This event is scheduled for August 25 at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET.

For further details, please visit: http://knowledgecongress.org/event_2011_FCPA.html

Event Synopsis:

In November 2010, the joint effort of DOJ and the SEC has resolved several investigations wherein international companies pleaded guilty to the violation of anti-bribery provisions under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). With these latest FCPA actions in mind, foreign companies as well as their subsidiaries and affiliates face considerable challenges in creating and implementing effective FCPA compliance guidelines.

In live webcast, the Knowledge Group is assembling a panel of distinguished thought leaders and key regulators to help foreign companies and others which are bound to abide by the FCPA understand new compliance guidelines.

About Kevin Bennett

Kevin Bennett is an Executive Director and practice leader of the Advisory Services practice in the Minneapolis office of Grant Thornton and has worked on behalf of Special Committees of the Board of Directors advising them on global anti-bribery and anti-corruption matters regarding potential violations of the Anti- bribery and Books and Records provisions of the FCPA and complex accounting investigations. He has assisted management and corporate boards of directors with comprehensive risk assessments to identify potential fraud, bribery and corruption related risks and assisted corporations in developing and enhancing their anti-bribery and anti-corruption compliance programs to meet their legal compliance requirements, corporate mandate, and transactional due diligence responsibilities.

About Grant Thornton LLP

The people in the independent firms of Grant Thornton International Ltd provide personalized attention and the highest quality service to public and private clients in more than 100 countries. Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the six global audit, tax and advisory organizations. Grant Thornton International Ltd and its member firms are not a worldwide partnership, as each member firm is a separate and distinct legal entity.

For more information about Kevin Bennett and Grant Thornton LLP, please visit: http://www.grantthornton.com.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars 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. To contact or register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.

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