New York, NY, September 13, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Gabriel Groisman, Shareholder, Coffey Burlington will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “FCPA Enforcement Action: Highlighting the Importance of Implementing and Monitoring Effective Compliance Programs.” This event is scheduled for September 18, 2017 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET).
For further details, please visit: https://theknowledgegroup.org/event-homepage/?event_id=2552
About Gabriel Groisman
Gabriel Groisman is a Shareholder with the firm and has a diverse legal practice, focusing primarily in the areas of international commercial litigation, transactions and counseling, international anti-corruption and anti-money laundering compliance, international trademark law, and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Groisman has been with the firm since 2006 and represents clients in the retail, manufacturing, distribution, fashion, real estate, technology, and oil and gas industries. Mr. Groisman serves the firm as the Chair of its intellectual property team, and the Co-Chair of its international commercial law team.
Mr. Groisman is also an elected public official, also serves as the Mayor of the Village of Bal Harbour, Florida. He is also very involved in numerous charities, serving on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of both the Children’s Tumor Foundation, and the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, Greater Miami Chapter. Mr. Groisman is a regular speaker, having presented as a “legal scholar” at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on two occasions in 2016, and at several international conferences, including the International Trademark Association on trademark issues.
About Coffey Burlington
The law firm of Coffey Burlington, PL (www.coffeyburlington.com), a commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense firm, has extensive experience in counseling and defending clients in matters involving the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and related anti-corruption laws. Coffey Burlington represents companies and individuals in all aspects of anti-corruption matters, including internal investigations, training, counseling, due diligence, defense of government investigations, enforcement actions, and criminal proceedings. Coffey Burlington also helps companies develop and implement anti-bribery compliance programs and conduct anti-corruption due diligence on proposed transactions. We train boards, senior management, sales teams, and employees on anti-bribery issues.
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) of 1977 made it unlawful to make payments to foreign government officials to assist in obtaining or retaining business. The law, which includes civil and criminal provisions, has been rigorously enforced. Last September, in the first major FCPA case against a financial services company, the hedge fund Och-Ziff Capital Management Group agreed to pay $412 million to resolve charges that it made illicit payments to government officials in African countries. The FCPA could apply to any payment to any foreign government official made by or on behalf of an American enterprise. Any company doing business overseas could potentially come within its maw.
In this live Webcast, a panel of thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will lay out the essentials of a compliance program that will be effective in educating and monitoring company executives and staff on the practices prohibited by the statute. The speakers will provide an overview of the FCPA and review recent enforcement actions that provide a roadmap of governmental policies and priorities.
Key topics include:
FCPA: History and Overview
Anti-Bribery and Accounting Provisions
Corruption Risk Assessment
Civil and Criminal Penalties
Recognizing Operational Pitfalls
Internal Accounting Controls
Establishing Best 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 for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/