New York, NY, September 20, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Michael H. Huneke, Partner, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP 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 5:00 pm (ET).
For further details, please visit: https://theknowledgegroup.org/event-homepage/?event_id=2552
About Michael H. Huneke
Michael H. Huneke is a partner with significant experience conducting anti-corruption investigations and compliance program reviews. He advises clients in matters involving the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and the U.K. Bribery Act, corporate governance and compliance, World Bank and other international financial institution matters. Mike performs anti-corruption investigations and due diligence efforts around the globe, including in connection with the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, Serious Fraud Office, World Bank and other multilateral development bank inquiries. This experience includes conducting corporate compliance monitorships and compliance program evaluations. He has assisted U.S., European, and Asian clients in designing, administering, and maintaining anti-corruption, integrity compliance, and corporate governance programs.
About Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is an international law firm ranked for ten years, including five years in a row as the top-ranked New York-based firm, on The American Lawyer’s A-List of what the magazine calls “the top firms among the nation’s legal elite.” Our attorneys advise and represent clients in over 30 specialized practices from offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Paris, Los Angeles, Miami, Jersey City, Kansas City, and Tokyo. For more information, please visit www.hugheshubbard.com.
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/