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The Ripple Effect: Understanding Financial and Business Consequences of FCPA Scrutiny and Enforcement

Back in 1977, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act was enacted to prohibit the payment of bribes to foreign government officials to assist in gaining or retaining business.  Today, where and how your company is doing business may bring your employees and third parties into daily contact with foreign bureaucrats and put your FCPA compliance program to the test on a regular basis.  Despite your best efforts, your business practices may make you a target for FCPA investigations or enforcement.

Join us on Tuesday, June 17th at 2PM (EDT) when Mike Koehler, the FCPA Professor, will discuss why the financial and business impact of  FCPA investigations and scrutiny go way beyond  the reported settlement amounts.  In this webinar you will learn:

  • Why the settlement amounts in an FCPA enforcement action are often a relatively minor component of the overall financial consequences
  • How an FCPA investigation and subsequent enforcement has far greater business implications than just the settlement can (Market capitalization, cost of capital, M&A activity, lost/delayed opportunities, shareholder actions, etc.) 
  • How and why business managers need to understand the implications of FCPA compliance
  • How to build executive support for your FCPA program and budget


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Featured Speaker:

Mike Koehler is the founder and editor of FCPA Professor. Professor Koehler is also a leading expert on the FCPA and other similar laws and has testified before Congress on the FCPA, has served as an expert in FCPA and related matters, and is a frequent speaker before business and academic audiences. Leading law reviews and journals have published  Koehler’s scholarship and his work has been cited in legal briefs, judicial decisions, policy papers, and Congressional testimony.

Professor Koehler is also a frequent featured source on the FCPA and related topics in various media including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, The Financial Times, Reuters, The Economist, Time, National Public Radio, CNN, BBC, and Al Jazerra.

Professor Koehler’s expertise and views are informed by a decade of FCPA practice experience at a leading international law firm during which he conducted FCPA investigations around the world, negotiated resolutions to FCPA enforcement actions with government enforcement agencies, and advised clients on FCPA compliance and risk assessment. His FCPA insights are further informed by having read and analyzed: the FCPA’s entire legislative history, every FCPA enforcement action, every FCPA judicial decision, and other information and sources of guidance relevant to the FCPA.

 Professor Koehler can be contacted at fcpaprofessor@gmail.com