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Claire Rajan, Senior Counsel with Allen & Overy, to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Trends, Developments and Updates in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

New York, NY, January 12, 2019 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Claire Rajan, Senior Counsel with Allen & Overy, will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Trends, Developments and Updates in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: What You Need to Know.” This event is scheduled for Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET), Eastern Time.

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About Claire Rajan

Claire’s cross-border practice includes representing multinational corporate clients in investigations and litigation matters. Her primary focus is on anti-corruption laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and political law regulation governing campaign finance, pay-to-play, lobbying, and gifts to public officials. In addition, Claire has conducted cross-border investigations regarding economic sanctions and financial fraud. Claire’s experience includes cross-border litigation, internal investigations, federal and state government investigations, and transactional due diligence.

Claire also has extensive experience with evaluating corporate compliance programs, particularly while on multiple secondments to major global financial services providers.

Chambers USA 2018 recognized Claire as “Up and Coming.” Chambers USA 2017 noted that Claire "is deeply experienced in political law enforcement and litigation." According to Chambers, "clients praise her 'incredible judgment,' explaining that 'she is very practical in evaluating the context in which advice is being sought and tailoring it to the specific circumstances.'"

Prior to joining Allen & Overy, Claire worked as a litigation attorney for the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and served as counsel to Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub. Her FEC litigation experience includes matters at the United States Supreme Court, as well as various federal circuit and district courts throughout the United States.

About Allen & Overy

To support our clients’ international strategies, Allen & Overy has built a truly global network now spanning 44 offices in 31 countries. We have also developed strong ties with relationship law firms in over 100 countries where we do not have a presence. This network makes us one of the largest and most connected law firms in the world, with a global reach and local depth that is simply unrivalled.

We have a top-ranked international investigations practice which meets our clients’ need for collaboration across borders and an immediate response to legal and regulatory activity in multiple jurisdictions and time zones. Clients value our synchronized approach, both from a legal and a case management perspective.

We offer a comprehensive range of financial crime and anti-corruption related services (including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, UK Bribery Act, and other anti-corruption laws with global reach), assisting corporates, their boards and management, including advising on internal investigations and the defense of government investigations, enforcement actions, due diligence and compliance, as well as related criminal and civil proceedings.

Our offer extends to criminal defense capability covering anti-corruption and bribery, anti-money laundering, fraud (financial and tax), data privacy, cybercrime, antitrust, sanctions and insider dealing. As a result, we are able to assist clients to minimize the risks of navigating the complex, and often conflicting, issues that arise with as little disruption to business as possible.


The recent months have seen the evolving landscape of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Along with the revisions to the Corporate Enforcement Policy in November 2017, which aimed to “increase the volume of voluntary disclosures” and “enhance the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) ability to identify and punish culpable individuals,” several FCPA-related cases have been noted. Moreover, heightened enforcement efforts are focused on the prosecution of individuals that commit corporate misconduct.

Other notable developments include the new guidance for monitors’ compliance role and tightened Yates Memo requirements.

With the increased scrutiny on FCPA violations, companies must be proactive in addressing potential risks and pitfalls. They must also keep themselves abreast of the recent trends and enforcement actions to avoid FCPA liabilities.

In this live webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will provide an in-depth discussion of the new FCPA corporate enforcement policy. They will offer best practices in developing and implementing compliance and control procedures in light of recent trends, developments and updates, to help them avoid pitfalls. Key topics include:

• Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: An Overview
• Corporate Enforcement Policy Trends and Updates
o Extension to M&A
• Sentencing Guidelines and Monitorship
• Individual Accountability
• Yates Memo Requirements
• Risk Issues and Pitfalls
• Best Compliance Practices
• What Lies Ahead?

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

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