New York, NY, April 01, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Margot Laporte, Attorney, Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “FCPA Enforcement Trends and Patterns: Retrospect and Predictions in 2017.” This event is scheduled for June 8, 2017 from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (ET).
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About Margot Laporte
Margot Laporte focuses her practice on securities regulation and cross-border enforcement matters, including matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-money laundering laws and regulations, economic sanctions, insider trading and accounting fraud. She also regularly advises global companies and financial institutions with respect to anti-corruption compliance policies, procedures and training, as well as anti-corruption due diligence relating to potential transactions and investments.
Ms. Laporte has represented public companies, audit committees, hedge funds, financial institutions and individuals in matters involving U.S. and foreign regulators, including the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, as well as the French Autorité des marchés financiers and other foreign regulators. She has represented companies in both internal and regulatory anti-corruption and accounting-related investigations regarding conduct in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and Russia.
About Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP:
Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP has long been a go-to firm in the fields of cross-border enforcement, government investigations and criminal defense. They have a proven record of navigating difficult regulatory and criminal issues, from high profile investigations, parallel criminal and regulatory proceedings to the latest hot-button international enforcement situations.
For 25 years, RK&O has helped clients facing potential scrutiny in multiple jurisdictions and confronting severe civil, criminal and reputational penalties. Their highly skilled team draws on the key attributes of the firm: a renowned white-collar practice, a proficiency in regulatory counseling, an ability to seamlessly manage parallel proceedings and vast cross-border experience.
The RK&O team understands the enforcement perspective and can foresee future challenges lurking around the corner. They deeply understand the importance of international cooperation and the complications of regulatory exposure in multiple jurisdictions.
FCPA enforcement was a top priority in 2016. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) brought the highest number of enforcement actions since the statute's enactment, with 27 corporate enforcement actions and a total of $6 billion corporate sanctions. Among the highlights from 2016 include the enforcement actions against Odebrecht, VimpelCom, Teva, Och-Ziff, JPMorgan and Embraer. In the same year, the DOJ also announced the FCPA Pilot Program, which aims to encourage self-reporting and cooperation. These heightened enforcement efforts of both DOJ and SEC have continued into 2017.
In this live Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the latest FCPA enforcement trends and patterns. The speakers will also review notable enforcement actions from 2016 and how they will impact current and future FCPA compliance practices.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- FCPA – An Overview
- Recent Enforcement Trends
- Latest Legal Developments
- Impact to FCPA Compliance Practice
- Recurring Statutory Issues
- Compliance Guidance
- DOJ's FCPA Pilot Program
- Yates Memo
- Trump’s Impact on FCPA Enforcement
- DOJ and SEC's Priorities for 2017
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: http://theknowledgegroup.org/