The "New" DOJ and SEC Guidance on the FCPA: Is There Anything New?
Program Number: 2320
Presenter: Thomas O. Gorman, Esq.
The DOJ and the SEC have issued their new guidance on the FCPA after more than a year-long wait. The new 100-page plus booklet, which contains chapters and sections on virtually every key topic from jurisdiction to who is a foreign official to compliance, was written in the wake of comments by the OCED suggesting that additional guidance be given to the market place. At the same time business groups were clamoring for reform, claiming, among other things, that a procedures defense should be added to the statute, that the definition of foreign official needed to be clarified, and that the issue of successor liability needed to be addressed. Congress held repeated hearings and draft legislation was introduced. But now that the guidance has arrived, along with a virtual blizzard of comment, is there really anything new and/or important? Join Tom Gorman as he addresses the key issues, including