New York, NY, February 21, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Charles E. Duross, Partner, Morrison & Foerster will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “FCPA 2014: Compliance Initiatives and Trends.” This event is scheduled for March 26, 2014 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).
For further details, please visit: http://www.knowledgecongress.org/event_2014_FCPA_2014_Compliance.html.
About Charles E. Duross
Charles E. Duross recently joined Morrison & Foerster LLP where he heads the firm's global anti-corruption practice and is a partner in the Securities Litigation, Enforcement & White-Collar Defense Practice Group. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Duross most recently served as a Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was in charge of all of the DOJ's FCPA investigations, prosecutions and resolutions in the United States. Internationally recognized for his leading role in developing and implementing the government's FCPA enforcement strategy, he was widely credited with developing the current enforcement regime, which, under his leadership, resolved more than 40 corporate cases, including two-thirds of the top 25 biggest corporate resolutions ever, resulting in approximately $1.9 billion in monetary penalties. During this time, the FCPA Unit also secured convictions of more than two dozen business executives and money launderers. Mr. Duross' tenure was also marked by his efforts to make FCPA enforcement more transparent and compliance with the statute more understandable to the business community. Working closely, for example, with his counterparts at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Mr. Duross was a principal author of the DOJ and SEC joint publication, A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which followed a series of consultations with business and compliance leaders. The FCPA Resource Guide has been described as a "landmark document," an "FCPA hornbook," and a "must-read for compliance officers."
Mr. Duross also served as DOJ's principal representative to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Working Group on Bribery for many years and helped develop the OECD's acclaimed "Good Practice Guidance on Internal Controls, Ethics and Compliance." Once dubbed "Mr. FCPA,"
About Morrison & Foerster
Morrison & Foerster is a global firm of exceptional credentials. The firm’s clients include some of the largest financial institutions, investment banks, Fortune 100, technology and life science companies. Morrison & Foerster has been included on The American Lawyer’s A-List for 10 straight years, Chambers Global named MoFo its 2013 USA Law Firm of the Year, and Law360named the firm’s White-Collar practice among its Practice Groups of the Year. The firm’s lawyers are committed to achieving innovative and business-minded results for clients.
In a two hour live webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the significant issues and latest insights on what to do once your company or client is at risk of an FCPA investigation:
• The nature of negotiations with the SEC and DOJ for FCPA settlements
• How to calculate the gain from the alleged bribe for determining DOJ and SEC fine amounts
• Other factors that can significantly affect fine amounts
• How to manage an investigation and the risks and benefits of self-reporting
• Factors which can significantly change the nature of FCPA liability
• DOJ expectations and enforcement actions for 2014, and recent regulatory updates
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