Presentation: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) & Global Corporate Corruption Risk: What’s New?
Speaker: Michelle A. Blaine, J.D., Blaine & Maney, Houston, TXMichelle Blaine is a Houston attorney with an international practice focused on anti-corruption compliance. She advises boards and senior management of multinational enterprises on corruption risk and compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), U.K. Bribery Act and other anti-bribery laws worldwide. An expert on global corporate corruption, she develops anti-corruption strategies and internal processes to enable companies to detect and prevent bribery in international business transactions. She conducts internal investigations, risk assessments and due diligence in M&A transactions and on companies’ high-risk business partners. She has conducted anti-corruption training in over 25 countries. Ms. Blaine is knowledgeable about the new ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management System and certification. She is in the process of becoming a certified lead auditor for this new ISO anti-bribery standard.
Her clients include both foreign and domestic companies, including Fortune 100 companies, private equity firms and their international portfolio companies, and public and private energy and logistics companies that conduct business globally.
Ms. Blaine earned her J.D. at Southern Methodist University School of Law with a specialty in international law and graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. from Texas Tech University. She began her legal career as a litigator with Bracewell in Houston. She then served as Assistant General Counsel with Enron Global Assets and Prisma Energy International where she headed the company’s international litigation and arbitration section and its FCPA compliance program. Her in-house experience enables her to understand problems from a client’s perspective and to develop practical legal solutions.
Presentation Description: Some organizations, such as multinationals and those in specific industries, including defense, major construction and resources, are more exposed to the risk, but the possibility of corruption and bribery typically extend to any organization competing for contracts across the globe. Virtually no business is completely free of the risks associated with some form of corrupt payments. Many people in the world of audit, compliance, legal, and risk management will be aware of high profile instances in which organizations had to pay many hundreds of millions of dollars in fines and penalties to U.S. and other national authorities for failing to comply with anti-bribery and corruption regulations.
Michelle Blaine will present an update on global anti-corruption laws and enforcement worldwide to show the significant impact the anti-corruption movement has made in just the past few years. She will also discuss measures to identify and address corruption risk and provide information on the new ISO Anti-Bribery Management Systems standard for corporate compliance programs (ISO 37001), and how companies can become certified.CPE Credits: 1.0 CPE Hours 1.0
- To learn from a professional about how compliance with FCPA and Anti-Corruption legislation occurs in today's corporate world
- To learn about the new ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management System and certification
- To learn how firms develop anti-corruption strategies and internal processes to enable companies to detect and prevent bribery in international business transactionsEvent Policies:
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Delivery Method: Group-Live
Prerequisites: Working Knowledge of Fraud and Fraud Schemes
Field of Study: Fraud Examination
"Who Should Attend?: Anti-fraud professionals ,FCPA Compliance auditors, Auditors, Accountants, Attorneys, Investigators, Law Enforcement, Educators, Students
Advanced Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
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