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James Slear, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP to Speak at KCís FCPA Guidance: Understanding Key Issues and Ensuring Compliance Live Webcast

New York, NY, January 17, 2014 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that James Slear, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “FCPA Guidance: Understanding Key Issues and Ensuring Compliance LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Friday, January 24, 2014 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET).

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About James Slear

Jim Slear is a partner in Thompson Coburn's International Trade practice. He focuses his practice on international trade compliance and enforcement, including the FCPA, the economic and trade sanctions administered by the OFAC, ITAR, and the EAR. He advises domestic, foreign and multinational clients in a wide array of industries, including aerospace, biomedicine, defense, financial services, insurance, Internet services, manufacturing, semiconductor and telecommunications. Jim has more than 25 years of experience conducting investigations and has conducted internal investigations for numerous clients in international trade and other matters--such as antitrust and securities--both domestically and abroad, including Europe, the Middle East, Japan, the People's Republic of China and Malaysia. Prior to entering private practice, Jim was a Judge Advocate with the U.S. Air Force.

About Thompson Coburn

Thompson Coburn attorneys represent clients from nearly every industrial and corporate sector, including manufacturing, banking, transportation, energy, and communications. Companies choose to work with our firm because of our results-oriented approach, staffing that is appropriate for each assignment, and our understanding of their business. Thompson Coburn was recently named as one of the top 30 firms in the nation for client service in 2014 by BTI Consulting, which also named the firm among the nation's top firms at providing exceptional value. With 360 attorneys and 40 practice areas, we serve clients nationally and internationally.

Event Synopsis:

The joint Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission, “A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practice Act”, highlights the agencies intention and approach to halt corrupt practices and bribery of U.S companies to foreign officials.

Aside from addressing enforcement issues, (1) Definition of Foreign Official; (2) Issues on Gifts, travel and Entertainment; (3) Mergers and Acquisition and Successor Liability; and (4) Effective Compliance Program, were also discussed as they are deemed relevant to FCPA. But, above all, the guidance aims to help U.S companies comply with FCPA rules, mitigate potential pitfalls and prevent costly errors.

Join in this two-hour Live webcast as their panel of distinguished leaders and practitioners provide an in-depth discussion of the significant issues included in the guidelines, along with training and other best practices in complying. The panel will also be available to answer questions and illuminate the latest regulations for participants.

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:
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