New York, NY, May 15, 2015 –(PR.com)– The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jason M. Halper, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Global Trends in Corporate Regulatory Investigations in 2015 and Beyond Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Tuesday, June 9, 2015 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (ET).
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About Jason M. Halper
Jason M. Halper, Co-Head of the firm’s Financial Institutions Litigation Practice, is a partner and member of the Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement practice group, resident in New York. Mr. Halper is a seasoned litigator and trial lawyer with more than two decades of experience representing financial institutions and other clients in high-stakes litigation and regulatory matters. He has tried cases to jury verdict or decision in federal and state courts, regulatory tribunals and arbitrations. Mr. Halper is also a frequent speaker and author whose articles have been published by, among others, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, The New York Law Journal, Law360, Harvard Law School’s Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation and Columbia Law School’s Blue Sky Blog on Corporations and the Capital Markets.
About Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Orrick focuses on counseling companies in the Technology, Energy & Infrastructure and Finance sectors globally. The firm offers market-leading practices in corporate/M&A, finance, litigation and intellectual property. Financial Times consistently recognizes Orrick among the most innovative firms in the North America and Asia Pacific markets. Law360 named Orrick among the “Practice Groups of the Year” in Technology, Intellectual Property and Restructuring for 2014. Recognizing Orrick’s strong culture of client service excellence, mentoring, inclusion and community responsibility, The American Lawyer recently named the firm to its 10-Year A-List.
Investigation of money laundering, tax evasion, anti-trust, bribery and corruption, sanctions, data loss, and human rights and financial service regulations violations are growing globally.
The increasing regulation and investigation of businesses around the globe is an enormously difficult and financially challenging or even a financially devastating endeavour for many corporations. The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) settlements made by Avon in 2014 and by Diebold Inc., in 2013, were only two of the most publicized cases that resulted from these increased enforcement initiatives.
More than 90 corporations currently are facing US FCPA investigations. In 2012 the US Department of Justice imposed $1.35 billion in fines and the EU fined businesses €2.89 billion. US sanctions fines have risen 67% since 2010 and reached US$1billion in 2011.
Laws are being changed in China, India, Brazil, Indonesia, and many other countries will follow. Some countries are developing laws to retaliate against citizens of other countries; including those of the United States. These laws contribute greatly to the development of ethical and legal business practices. However, the consequence of such laws to the robustness of global commerce is uncertain.
Corporations of all types, especially multi-national corporations need to be aware of the ever changing regulatory conditions, and must develop sound policies and procedures to monitor, address, mitigate the risks of, and comply with a growing array of anti-corruption and other laws in the US and many other countries all over the world.
A panel of key thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the latest Global Trends in Corporate Regulatory Investigations in 2015 and Beyond, and help corporate staff and their counsel avoid the most common pitfalls and risk issues surrounding such regulation.
Key issues include that will be covered in this course are:
Trends in Global Investigations
Regulatory Complexities Affecting Compliance
Increased Financial Penalties in E.U.
Application of U.S. Laws in Other Countries
Regulatory Risk Management
Improved Compliance Management
Retaliatory Regulation (Columbia)
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
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