New York, NY, May 02, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Kevin T. Abikoff, Partner, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “FCPA’s New Corporate Enforcement Policy: Implications to the Year Ahead Event Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET).
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About Kevin T. Abikoff
Kevin is the Deputy Chair of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP. He is Co-Chairman of the firm’s Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations, Securities Litigation and Class Actions practice groups, and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Kevin regularly advises clients across myriad industries and geographic regions on the full range of anti-corruption issues. He was appointed as the independent compliance monitor for Innospec by the U.K. Serious Fraud Office, U.S. Department of Justice, and U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (and with approval from U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control). Kevin led the engagement for a multinational oilfield services company in its post-DPA activities and served as an independent compliance monitor appointed by the United Nations. Kevin leads the firm’s engagements for several multinational companies subject to investigations and in their post-resolution activities, and has successfully assisted numerous multinational companies in satisfying terms of negotiated settlements with international regulators. Kevin authored a treatise on corporate governance and related issues, Corporate Governance: Avoiding and Responding to Misconduct (Law Journal-Seminars Press 2007) and, most recently, Anti-Corruption Law and Compliance: Guide to the FCPA and Beyond (Bloomberg/BNA 2014).
About Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is a New York City-based international law firm with a relentless focus on providing quality service to our clients and delivering successful results in the most complex matters. With a powerful combination of scale and agility, we offer clients innovative and effective solutions, while remaining flexible to adapt to their needs and market developments. Known for a collaborative culture, as well as our diversity and pro bono achievements, Hughes Hubbard has a distinguished history dating back more than a century.
On November 29, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a new Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Corporate Enforcement Policy. The revised policy is intended to improve and make permanent the FCPA 2016 Pilot Program that aims to boost voluntary disclosures of possible FCPA violations by providing companies with a level of certainty about the results of such disclosures. Recent developments in the policy include declination presumption, root cause analysis demonstration, and document retention policy requirement.
As companies continue to monitor the policy’s implementation, they should also start evaluating their FCPA compliance programs and ensure their efficiency. Best compliance program practices should be followed, and compliance training should be undertaken continuously.
In this live webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help companies understand the critical elements of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the revised Corporate Enforcement Policy. Speakers will also offer best practices in developing and implementing an effective FCPA compliance program.
Key topics include:
· The New FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy: Key Developments
· Potential Effect on Cooperation and Self-Disclosure Decisions
· Next Steps for Companies
· Ensuring FCPA compliance program Efficiency
· Best Compliance Practices
About The Knowledge Group/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/