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George J. Terwilliger III, Partner, White & Case LLP to Speak at Knowledge Congress’ Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Compliance Event in December 12, 2007

New York, NY, December 03, 2007 --( The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences has announced today that George J. Terwilliger III, Partner with White & Case LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming teleconference entitled: “Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Compliance - Global Compliance With Export Control Laws”. This 2.5-hour event is scheduled on December 12, 2007 at 1:00 pm EDT. (For updated details of the event and list of panelists, please visit:

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 team of key regulators and distinguished experts to help professionals and anyone involved in FCPA compliance understand its impact on the market. The experts will present their findings, which include a "best practice" panel at a comprehensive two-and-a-half hour live teleconference. This teleconference will be accompanied by a webinar.

About George J. Terwilliger III

George J. Terwilliger combines an illustrious career in public service with a private practice record of outstanding client results.

In private practice, Mr. Terwilliger's clients have included some of the world's largest companies and most prominent individuals. Most recently, representing an international financial institution and a European defeasance entity, he led civil and criminal litigation teams to successful resolution of multi-billion dollar bank fraud allegations. He has represented energy, telecommunication and industrial companies in government investigations and in civil and criminal litigation. Mr. Terwilliger has conducted and supervised corporate internal investigations and legal compliance reviews across the globe. He has also represented prominent academic medical centers and other entities in connection with government healthcare fraud investigations.

In addition to representing corporate and other clients in court, Mr. Terwilliger regularly leads internal investigations in connection with proceedings involving the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and other enforcement agencies. In recent representations, his team has conducted internal investigations and compliance reviews in more than 40 countries. Mr. Terwilliger also provides counsel to boards of directors and special board committees in connection with legal issues, related litigation and other parallel proceedings, including legislative inquiries. Recently, after disclosure of corrupt business practices in a public company, he counseled the board in replacing top management and assisted new management in the institution of remedial measures and negotiation of the disposition of civil and criminal enforcement proceedings. He has also led a comprehensive review, on behalf of a special board committee of a public company, of the response by the board and senior management to allegations of financial reporting improprieties, including review of the board's exercise of its fiduciary responsibility and of management's internal inquiries into the questioned practices.

Mr. Terwilliger served as a US presidential appointee in two administrations, including as the Deputy Attorney General, the number two official of the DOJ. He served briefly as Acting Attorney General of the United States, capping a 15-year public service career that began when he served as an appellate law clerk at DOJ while a law student. He has ten years as a front-line federal prosecutor conducting investigations, trials and appellate proceedings. Highlights of this service include his leadership in major cases, such as BCCI, an international banking scandal, where he led the negotiation of a criminal and civil settlement involving over 20 parties in the United States and abroad, in domestic crisis, including managing the federal response to massive civil unrest in Los Angeles and the rescue of federal officers taken hostage in a prison takeover as well as lead prosecutor in significant white collar crime and terrorism cases.

Mr. Terwilliger has also served as counsel to a US Senate investigation, outside general counsel to federal commissions, as well as confidant and counselor to elected and appointed officials. Mr. Terwilliger was a leader of President George W. Bush's legal team during the Florida election recount and has been a formal and informal advisor to appointed and elected public officials. Mr. Terwilliger is supported by a superb practice group and the extensive experience of lawyers in one of the world's largest firms with an unparalleled international presence.

About White & Case

White & Case LLP is a leading global law firm with more than 2,100 lawyers in 35 offices in 23 countries. Our clients value the breadth and depth of our US, English and local law capabilities and rely on us for their complex cross-border commercial and financial transactions and for international arbitration and litigation. Whether in established or emerging markets, the hallmark of White & Case is our complete dedication to the business priorities and legal needs of our clients.

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