Practising Law Institute (PLI): The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Program

New York, NY
April 25, 2017

The Practising Law Institute (PLI) will host their Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) program on April 25, 2017 in New York, NY. This program, taught by a faculty of leading practitioners, in-house counsel, and government officials, will give attendees the background and tools they need to spot the issues early, develop workable risk management processes, plan internal investigations, and implement effective compliance programs.

Partner Jordan A. Thomas will participate in a segment titled, “Ethical Issues in FCPA Practice: Whistleblowers.” The moderator will be Richard W. Grime, a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Additional panelists include:

  • James J. Benjamin, Jr., Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Nathaniel B. Edmonds, Partner at Paul Hastings LLP
  • Jennifer G. Newstead, Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

The following topics will be discussed:

• Best practices for interactions with a whistleblower
• Impact of known vs. anonymous whistleblowers
• Effect of whistleblower on investigation timeline and strategy
• Ethical considerations in confidentiality for whistleblowers
• What happens when your whistleblower is also a wrongdoer – ethical concerns
• Ethical issues in disciplining whistleblowers
• In-house lawyers as whistleblowers – ethics and conflicts

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