Bruce Bean: Impossible to Comply with 2010 UK Bribery Act

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Bruce Bean: Impossible to Comply with 2010 UK Bribery Act
American Bar Association Section of International Law - Hyatt Regency on Capitol HIll
Corruption: Enforcement, Compliance and Futility; Fighting Corruption in the Second Decade of the 21st Century

The U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as foreign governments, are intensifying their enforcement efforts and now target entire industries. In the U.S. there are currently more than 150 active Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations. There is also enhanced enforcement of anti-corruption laws in the EU, China and Russia and a relatively new anti-bribery law in the U.K.

International lawyers and multinational businesses face enormous challenges in proactively implementing effective anti-corruption compliance programs. How is a multinational company to deal with this crazy quilt of laws and practices? Does the "uneven playing field" that results from the many national anti-bribery laws mean that counsel cannot devise an acceptable compliance program?

The panel, representing experienced lawyers from private practice, government, academia and NGOs, will discuss current enforcement activities and the elements of a strong anti-corruption compliance program.

Sponsoring Committees:
International Anti-Corruption Committee, International Corporate Counsel Forum, International M&A Joint Venture Committee, International Securities and Capital Markets Committee, Russia/Eurasia Committee, International Procurement Committee, U.S. Lawyers Practicing Abroad Committee

Program Chair & Moderator:
A. BRUCE BOWDEN
Duane Morris LLP
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Program Chairs & Speakers:
BRUCE W. BEAN
Michigan State University College of Law
East Lansing, Michigan

ELENA HELMER
Ohio Northern University College of Law
Ada, Ohio

Speakers
JOHN S. (JAY) DARDEN
Patton Boggs LLP
Washington, DC

PASCALE HELENE DUBOIS
The World Bank Group
Washington, DC

HOWARD O. WEISSMAN
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Bethesda, MD

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