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Tara M. Lee, Partner, Co-Chair, Global Investigations, DLA Piper LLP, to Speak at KC’s Global Trends in Corporate Regulatory Investigations

New York, NY, May 29, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Tara M. Lee, Partner, Co-Chair, Global Investigations, DLA Piper LLP, will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Global Trends in Corporate Regulatory Investigations in 2015 and Beyond Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Tuesday, June 9, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (ET).

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About Tara M. Lee
Tara Lee is co-chair, with Senator George Mitchell, of DLA Piper's Global Investigations practice. She also serves as the Global Chair of the firm’s Cross Border Litigations practices, and is a leading trial litigator and investigations counsel in the United States. In 2015 she was recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the Pioneers and Trailblazers in Litigation and named by the Financial Times as one of the ten most Innovative Lawyers in the United States.

Tara has significant jury trial and appellate experience, and her investigations and litigation practice include some of the highest profile Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and False Claims Act cases brought by the Department of Justice. Throughout her career, Tara has received numerous accolades recognizing her skills as a trial advocate, and Chambers USA consistently ranks her among America's leading litigators. She has been recognized as one of the top Female Powerbrokers in Law by Law 360, and by Congressional Quarterly as an expert in transnational litigation.

She is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and the University of San Diego School of law, where she attended night classes while serving as an officer in a helicopter squadron at Naval Air Station North Island, and she is the mother of four boys.

About DLA Piper LLP

DLA Piper is a global law firm with 4,200 lawyers worldwide. It provides its clients with legal and business solutions locally, regionally and internationally using integrated teams of lawyers with experience that spans a broad range of disciplines. DLA Piper is widely recognized for its pioneering approach and extensive geographic reach, which enables the practice to look after the business issues that matter to its clients – whether they are large or small. Clients of DLA Piper include single-owner startups, local and household name companies, multinationals, financial institutions, FTSE and Fortune 500 enterprises and their subsidiaries, public bodies and governments.

Event Synopsis:

Investigation of money laundering, tax evasion, anti-trust, bribery and corruption, sanctions, data loss, and human rights and financial service regulations violations are growing globally.

The increasing regulation and investigation of businesses around the globe is an enormously difficult and financially challenging or even a financially devastating endeavour for many corporations. The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) settlements made by Avon in 2014 and by Diebold Inc., in 2013, were only two of the most publicized cases that resulted from these increased enforcement initiatives.

More than 90 corporations currently are facing US FCPA investigations. In 2012 the US Department of Justice imposed $1.35 billion in fines and the EU fined businesses €2.89 billion. US sanctions fines have risen 67% since 2010 and reached US$1billion in 2011.

Laws are being changed in China, India, Brazil, Indonesia, and many other countries will follow. Some countries are developing laws to retaliate against citizens of other countries; including those of the United States. These laws contribute greatly to the development of ethical and legal business practices. However, the consequence of such laws to the robustness of global commerce is un-certain.

Corporations of all types, especially multi-national corporations need to be aware of the ever changing regulatory conditions, and must develop sound policies and procedures to monitor, address, mitigate the risks of, and comply with a growing array of anti-corruption and other laws in the US and many other countries all over the world.

A panel of key thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the latest Global Trends in Corporate Regulatory Investigations in 2015 and Beyond, and help corporate staff and their counsel avoid the most common pitfalls and risk issues surrounding such regulation.

Key issues include that will be covered in this course are:

Trends in Global Investigations
Regulatory Complexities Affecting Compliance
Increased Financial Penalties in E.U.
Application of U.S. Laws in Other Countries
Regulatory Risk Management
Improved Compliance Management
Retaliatory Regulation (Columbia)

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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