New York, NY, January 17, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Walter G. Ricciardi, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison 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).
For further details, please visit: http://www.knowledgecongress.org/event_2013_Ensuring_Compliance.html
About Walter G. Ricciardi
Walter G. Ricciardi is a partner in the Securities Litigation and Enforcement Group at Paul, Weiss. Walter has extensive experience defending a broad variety of investigations conducted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory authorities. Prior to joining Paul, Weiss Walter was the Deputy Director of the SEC's Division of Enforcement, where he supervised many of the Commission's most significant investigations related to financial fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, insider trading and broker-dealer and mutual fund compliance issues.
Prior to joining the SEC, Walter spent 20 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers and its predecessor, Coopers & Lybrand, where he was in charge of defending the firm's litigation and regulatory matters. While at PwC, he was elected by his partners to serve on the firm's board, which is responsible for overseeing the management of the firm, and to serve on the Global Oversight Board of the PwC global organization.
About Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Paul, Weiss is a firm of more than 800 lawyers with diverse backgrounds, personalities, ideas and interests who collaboratively provide innovative solutions to our clients' most critical and complex legal and business challenges. We represent some of the largest publicly and privately held corporations and financial institutions in the world as well as clients in need of pro bono assistance.
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: www.knowledgecongress.org