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Anti-Corruption Program including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

Instructor: Robert Brewer
Product ID: 703316
  • Duration: 75 Min

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This webinar will explain the anti-bribery and accounting provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and will also discuss the UK Bribery Act. Learn the best practices for avoiding penalties for FCPA, UK Bribery Act, or local law violations.

Why Should You Attend:

The U.S. Government has significantly increased the enforcement of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and a record number of companies have been fined and penalized for violations. This is a challenging area for multinational companies in which to enforce compliance in each country they operate regardless of the size of the operation. In addition to the U.S. corruption law, many other countries have similar laws such as the United Kingdom, China, Columbia, India, and Canada. The FCPA has two key parts which are the Anti-Bribery provisions and the Accounting provisions.

This webinar will explore each of the key provisions of the FCPA, and how one can implement a practical program to mitigate risk in this area.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Elements of the FCPA
  • United Kingdom Bribery Act
  • Key anti-corruption and bribery laws that regulate business conduct
  • Recognize and avoid potential FCPA, UK Bribery Act, or local law violations
  • Identify when and where to seek assistance
  • Establishing a proactive program to mitigate risk in this area

Who Will Benefit:

  • Finance professionals
  • Internal audit
  • Business operations management
  • Compliance officers
  • Executive management
  • General/corporate counsel
  • Regulatory/legislative affairs professionals
  • Risk management specialists
  • Sales/marketing personnel
  • Training personnel
  • Consultants
  • International business operations

Instructor Profile:

Robert Brewer, is currently associated with JPA International. Mr. Brewer served as Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Office Depot from 2005 until the end of 2013. In this role, he had overall responsibility for compliance activities on a global basis for a retailer who provided supplies and services to its customers through 2,200 worldwide retail stores, have annual sales reaching $17 billion, employing 66,000 associates around the world. Office Depot provides more office supplies and services to more customers in more countries than any other company, and currently sells to customers directly or through affiliates in 59 countries. Among other functions, global internal audit, loss prevention, risk management functions and social compliance reported to him. He had direct reporting relationship with the Audit Committee of the Board with respect to audit and risk assessment matters. He also served as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Office Depot Foundation providing resources and product valued at over $12 million annually. He previously served as Vice President of Global Corporate Audit Services for six years.

Prior to joining Office Depot, he was Director of Audit for W.R. Grace & Co., Boca Raton, FL; Director of Audits/Security for Praxair Inc., Danbury, CT; and Manager of Audit Regions for Union Carbide Corporation, Danbury, CT. He holds a MBA from the University of New Haven, CT; a CPA from the State of West Virginia; and a BS from the West Virginia Institute of Technology, Montgomery, WV

Topic Background:

The enforcement of FCPA has increased significantly by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has established a specialized unit for FCPA. The top ten FCPA settlements have occurred since 2008 with the first conviction through criminal trial under FCPA in May 2011

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