New York, NY, October 25, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences has announced today that Kenneth B. Winer, Partner with Foley & Lardner LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming teleconference entitled: “Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Compliance - Global Compliance with Export Control Laws”. This 2-hour event is scheduled on December 12, 2007 at 1:00 pm EST. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit: http://www.knowledgecongress.org)
With the rise of enforcement throughout the globe, identification of incidents of bribery is more likely to be uncovered overseas and then traced back to the often unsuspecting U.S. company. The U.S. was a major driver in developing international cooperation and enforcement in this area. The Department of Justice is involved throughout the globe in both helping countries to adapt to the new laws and concepts and with enforcement activities. China is just the beginning.
The Knowledge Congress has assembled a panel of distinguished experts to help professionals understand the FCPA impact on the market. The panel will present their findings, which include best practices in this live teleconference.
About Kenneth B. Winer
Kenneth B. Winer is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the firm's Securities Litigation, Enforcement & Regulation, Transactional & Securities and White Collar Defense & Corporate Compliance Practices. Mr. Winer represents clients in investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), self-regulatory organizations, the Department of Justice and other government agencies, and in securities litigation and internal investigations. In addition, Mr. Winer advises clients regarding compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act and conducts internal investigations.
From 1983 until 1988, Mr. Winer was a staff attorney, senior counsel and branch chief with the SEC's Division of Enforcement. Since leaving the SEC, Mr. Winer has represented individuals and entities in investigations relating to the following: financial fraud, including investigations relating to accounting issues and other disclosure issues; broker-dealers, including investigations of sales practices, quality of supervision, market-making, underwriting, and net capital; the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; insider trading; market manipulation; and municipal bonds.
Mr. Winer speaks regularly on topics relating to securities enforcement, internal investigations and corporate governance at seminars and conferences sponsored by such organizations as the American Bar Association, the Association of Corporate Counsel, the D.C. Bar, Glasser LegalWorks, Financial Executives International, and CFO Executive Programs.
Mr. Winer is former chair of the D.C. Bar Committee on Corporate Governance and Accounting and former chair of the D.C. Bar Committee on Broker-Dealer Regulation and SEC Enforcement.
Mr. Winer graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School (B.S., finance, summa cum laude) and Harvard Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1981).
About Foley & Lardner LLP
Foley & Lardner LLP provides the full range of corporate legal counsel. The firm’s attorneys understand today's most complex business issues, including corporate governance, securities enforcement, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property counseling and litigation, outsourcing and information technology, labor and employment, and tax. The firm offers total solutions in the automotive, emerging technologies, energy, entertainment and media, financial services, food, golf and resort services, insurance, health care, life sciences, nanotechnology, and sports industries.
For more information about Kenneth B. Winer and Foley & Lardner LLP, please visit: http://www.foley.com
About The Knowledge Congress
The Knowledge Congress is an organization that produces teleconferences that examine regulatory changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour teleconferences to study the impact of changing regulations.” To contact or to register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.