O'Melveny to Host "Enforcement Trends and the Current Economic Crisis"May 28, 2009
O'Melveny partners Richard Grime, Howard Heiss, Greta Lichtenbaum, Ken Wainstein, and Stevan Bunnell, and senior counsel David DeMuro will lead a seminar for O'Melveny clients on enforcement trends and the current economic crisis on May 28. The three-part panel discussion will be held in the New York office.
US companies are evaluating changes in a new era of criminal enforcement policy. Corporate upheavals, financial bail-outs, increasing FCPA enforcement, and the Obama Administration's focus on corporate transparency all are working in concert to transform the US criminal enforcement landscape. The following panel discussions will address these topics and more.
Panel 1: Criminal Enforcement Priorities and Trends
This panel will summarize and review emerging criminal enforcement trends of the new economic and political era, including securities enforcement; economic sanctions and export controls, antitrust enforcement trends, healthcare enforcement trends, environmental enforcement trends, and money laundering
Panel 2: Financial Institutions and Enforcement in the Current Economic Crisis
This panel will discuss key implications and ramifications of the current economic situation for financial institutions and other companies whose operations will be impacted by the SIGTARP, by the regulation and oversight of stimulus funding or by the inevitable Congressional hearings and investigations. It will also focus on the changes we can anticipate in securities and financial regulation and enforcement and strategies by which companies can prepare for those changes.
Panel 3: Trends on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
This panel will address key FCPA topics such as managing risk in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and business partnerships; the challenges of operating in high-risk markets; managing sales promotion (such as travel & entertainment); risks in agent and other third party relationships; and dealing with potential FCPA violations.
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