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Renee A. Latour, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP at the Knowledge Group’s Event

New York, NY, January 12, 2016 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Renee A. Latour, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Current Trends and Practices in Mitigating FCPA Risks and Threats in Global Private Equity Ventures Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for February 2, 2015 @ 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET).

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About Renee A. Latour

Renee A. Latour focuses her practice on international trade regulation with an emphasis on compliance with U.S. export controls and economic sanctions. Renee assists clients on matters related to international trade that arise under the jurisdiction of various U.S. governmental agencies, including the Departments of Commerce, State, Treasury, and Defense. She advises on U.S. export control laws, anti-boycott laws and special sanctions maintained by the U.S. Government against various countries including Iran, Cuba and Sudan. Renee also assists clients with matters relating to issues arising under the anti-bribery and record-keeping provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the OECD Convention and the United Nations (UN) Convention Against Corruption. Additionally, she assists clients in designing and implementing internal compliance policies and procedures and conducting cross-border export and sanctions regulatory due diligence, particularly in the context of mergers and acquisitions. Renee also counsels on the Exon-Florio provisions of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and assists clients in mitigating foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI) under the applicable national industrial security regulations. Renee counsels clients in a wide variety of industries, including but not limited to civilian and commercial aerospace and aviation, defense, energy, retail, telecommunications, software and life sciences, on complying with the broad array of statutes and regulations regimes that apply to international transactions.

About Greenberg Traurig LLP

Greenberg Traurig is an international law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys and governmental affairs professionals in 37 commercial and government centers across the United States and in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Greenberg Traurig provides integrated, business-focused legal services for clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to innovative start-ups. The firm’s multidisciplinary teams include senior lawyers who have served as chief legal officers at major multinational companies and have spent years solving real-world problems in the business, political and legal arenas. Based in Washington, D.C., our Export Controls team advises and represents clients on the full range of international goods, software and technology transfer issues. We have broad experience providing export controls and related regulatory counsel to both U.S. and foreign businesses. Our industry-specific experience includes assisting companies in a wide range of industries. For additional information, please visit

Event Synopsis:

As Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations on several industries continue to ascend, regulators are likely to subject Private Equity (PE) firms to heightened scrutiny. This is to ensure that they are properly disclosing fees to their investors given the fact that they usually employ middlemen in raising money from state-owned investment funds. By establishing effective compliance procedures and thorough anti-corruption due diligence, PE firms can operate efficiently amidst serious probing. However, PE fund advisers must be aware first of the FCPA risks and liabilities to avoid severe penalties and investigation costs.

In this two-hour live webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help firms understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of FCPA Risks and Threats in Global Private Equity Ventures. Speakers will also share helpful insights in handling critical issues and current trends. Best risk mitigation and FCPA compliance practices will be also discussed in this CLE course.

Key topics include:
· Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - An Overview
· Major FCPA Considerations
· FCPA Risks and Threats
· Possible Implications on PE Firms and their Portfolio Companies
· Risk Assessment and Monitoring
· Successor and Post-Acquisition Liabilities
· Common FCPA Violations
· Legal Consequences
· Critical Issues and Current Trends
· Risk Mitigation Techniques
· Best Compliance Practices

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group 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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