Georgetown International Trade Update Speaking Engagement 02.28.2014 8:30am — 02.28.2014 10:00am

What Customs and Trade Lawyers Need to Know about FCPA Compliance and Investigations: Risk Reduction, Practice Tips, and Traps for the Unwary

In an era of increasing anticorruption initiatives around the world, our panel of experts will discuss how to incorporate anticorruption best practices into companies’ global compliance programs. Panelists will address strategies for managing risks inherent in doing business abroad, particularly in emerging markets where growth is highest but corruption risks are significant. They will also address challenges commonly faced by international traders, customs brokers, freight forwarders, transportation companies, and other supply-chain participants. Topics will include the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”); the DOJ and SEC Resource Guide, and the UK Bribery Act; FCPA investigations involving improper payments to customs officials; the future of the FCPA facilitation payment exception; and due diligence in the M&A context.


  • Evelyn Suarez, Williams Mullen


  • Charles E. Duross, Morrison & Foerster
  • William B. Jacobson, Weatherford International Ltd.
  • Frances McLeod, Forensic Risk Alliance
  • Alexandra Wrage, TRACE International