Conferences and Speeches

ACI's 39th International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 {ml-event-to} Thursday, December 1, 2022

White collar partners Zane David Memeger and Sandra Moser will speak at the American Conference Institute’s (ACI’s) 39th International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). This flagship event, widely regarded as the premier anti-corruption conference, provides a unique opportunity to hear from senior US and foreign government officials, highly regarded corporate executives, and leading outside counsel in the anti-corruption community.

Zane will speak on the panel, “Track 2: Revisiting Your Self-Disclosure Calculus” on Wednesday, November 29 at 4:05 PM. The panel will cover how the US Department of Justice (DOJ) provides specific benefits to companies that self-disclose in the context of FCPA violations but that companies should consider all factors when evaluating whether to self-report. The risk calculus is complicated and fact intensive.

During this session, leading outside counsel will discuss key factors to incorporate into your analysis and decision-making.

Topics will include:

  • Initial considerations regarding the benefits and risks of self-disclosure
  • Whether the company is a recidivist
  • The practical impact of US disclosure on foreign corruption investigations: Will this expose your organization to foreign prosecution?
  • The likelihood of similar, but undiscovered, misconduct in other locations or countries in which the company operates
  • Assessing the possibility of full cooperation with the DOJ, including the production of documents and witnesses, both within the United States and overseas
  • Possible exposure to parallel investigation by other US and international authorities and civil litigation
  • The company’s compliance program and internal controls and their willingness to enhance that program
  • The dynamics of whether self-disclosure will be considered voluntary
  • Getting the sequencing and the substance right: Identifying in which order to disclose, how much to say, and to whom

Sandra will speak on the panel, “General Counsel Exchange” on Thursday, December 1 at 2:15 PM. The panel of general counsel from leading organizations will offer their perspectives on strategic "big picture" issues to address in 2023.

Topics will include:

  • How general counsel are evaluating and prioritizing risks for 2023
  • How to align legal department activities with the strategic goals of the business while maintaining an effective compliance program
  • Determining the messaging needed to convey the necessity and value of the corporate compliance program
  • Implementing cost-containment strategies that won’t diminish the compliance program
  • Perspectives on the scope of legal exposure amid the DOJ’s enforcement posture
  • The outlook from general counsel for compliance, enforcement, and budget increases that will likely be needed to remain compliant with the FCPA

Use discount code P15-999-ML23 to receive 15% off of your conference registration.

CLE credit: See event website for more information.