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Courtney Trombly, Partner, King & Spalding to Speak at KCís FCPA 2014: Compliance Initiatives and Trends Live Webcast

New York, NY, February 28, 2014 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Courtney Trombly, Partner, King & Spalding 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).

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About Courtney Trombly

Ms. Trombly is a partner in King & Spalding’s Special Matters and Government Investigations group in Washington, D.C. Her practice focuses on white collar criminal and civil litigation and internal corporate investigations in a variety of areas, with specific expertise and experience in handling complex Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and False Claims Act matters. She has represented clients in the life sciences, energy, and transportation industries in FCPA matters in a variety of jurisdictions, including China, Angola, West Africa, Iraq, and Latin American and Eastern European countries.

Ms. Trombly started her legal career as a JAG officer in the United States Marine Corps, where she attained the rank of Captain and served as defense counsel for hundreds of Marines and sailors in criminal courts-martials and administrative proceedings. She served as lead counsel in multiple bench and jury trials, and obtained numerous outright acquittals for her clients. In 2005, she received the United States Marine Corps Defense Counsel of the Year Award (Eastern Region).

After the USMC, Ms. Trombly served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Middle District of Tennessee, where she was a member of the Criminal Division’s White Collar and Corporate Fraud Unit. She served as lead counsel on dozens of white collar crime investigations, including public corruption, money laundering, and securities, bank, ERISA, mail, wire, health care, and bankruptcy frauds. Ms. Trombly was lead counsel for the United States on several high-profile federal jury trials, presented dozens of cases to the grand jury, and appeared in federal court for numerous legal and evidentiary hearings, including appellate proceedings in the Sixth and Second Circuits.

Talking Points:

− Discussion of the DOJ/SEC FCPA Guide’s “Hallmarks of an Effective Compliance Program” and challenges and trends in implementation of various areas such as risk assessments, training, and dedication of sufficient resources.
− “Compliance is Everyone’s Job” — The unique challenges of rolling out compliance “hallmarks” with a cross-functional, multi-disciplinary approach that gives all enterprise stakeholders ownership and accountability for compliance – not just legal / compliance.
− Building business partnerships across functions to make compliance a team effort guided by compliance/legal departments, but owned by all functions.
− Setting the tone: Rolling out compliance measures as a value-add to the business, and trends in educating business partners to see compliance as a business multiplier, not an impediment.

About King & Spalding

Celebrating more than 125 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 800 lawyers in 17 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, uncompromising commitment to quality and dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients. More information is available at

Event Synopsis:

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:
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