Risk-Weighted Due Diligence on Third Parties for Mergers & Acquisitions, featuring Renowned FCPA Attorneys: Tom Fox & Mike Volkov.
Where: The Houstonian Hotel
When: October 10, 8:00am - 10:00am
Why: You're an innovative forethinker
Conducting proper Due Diligence in today’s world has been described as an “art – not a science.”
And with the heightened enforcement of the FCPA and the UK Bribery Act, amplified by the temptations brought by the severe global recession, it’s no question: companies involved with agents or third-party intermediaries must finesse this art. Without it, you leave your company vulnerable to a shifting, crashing financial landscape, where there’s a growing allure to cut ethical corners for an extra dollar. Simply enacting, enforcing, and communicating anti-corruption/bribery policies is no longer enough.
Mastering proper Third Party Due Diligence can save your company thousands of headaches, and millions of dollars. It protects you from FCPA Liability for the conduct of a third party – as well as Successor Liability for the conduct of an acquired company – but, initially, it’s an involved task – a task that appears overwhelming at first sight.
Join us for a complimentary breakfast discussion with FCPA Compliance Experts.
Register now and join the prolific FCPA attorneys & bloggers, Tom Fox and Mike Volkov, along with Dan Chapman, Chief Compliance Officer & Counsel for Parker Drilling Company. for thought-provoking insight on due diligence issues.
Dan Chapman coordinates the Parker Drilling Company’s overall compliance efforts, developing and implementing initiatives related to anti-bribery, anti-boycott, economic sanctions and export controls compliance. Prior to joining Parker Drilling, Mr. Chapman served in a variety of international trade, compliance and generalist legal counsel roles with Baker Hughes Incorporated. In addition, Mr. Chapman began his career as a securities and merger and acquisitions lawyer with the law firms of Freshfields (London) and King & Spalding (Atlanta and Houston).
Tom Fox is the Principal at Tom Fox Law, and the author of Lessons Learned on Compliance and Ethics and his renowned blog, FCPA Compliance and Ethics. Thomas Fox has practiced law in Houston for 25 years. He is now an Independent Consultant, assisting companies with FCPA and International Transaction issues. He was most recently the General Counsel at Drilling Controls, Inc., a worldwide oilfield manufacturing and service company.
Mike Volkov of LeClair Ryan focuses his practice in LeClair Ryan’s Compliance, Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense Practice Area team. He is a former federal prosecutor and author of the book Corruption, Crime and Compliance as well as the acclaimed blog, Corruption Crime & Compliance. Before entering private practice, Michael served 17 years as a federal prosecutor in the US Attorney’s Office in D.C., 5 years as the Chief Crime and Terrorism Counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Chief Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Counsel for the Senate and House Judiciary Committees; and for 5 years as a Trial Attorney in the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice.
Register now, and you'll receive both acclaimed books written by both of our published FCPA experts.
Some questions they will examine:
- How to design and implement a due diligence third-party screening program.
- How to build in best practices and specific industry concerns.
- How to respond to red flags identified in the due diligence process.
- When to conduct in-depth investigations of potential third parties.
- How to conduct due diligence of potential acquisition targets, how to respond to potential compliance issues, and how to protect against successor liability.
- Add your question here!
Where: The Houstonian Hotel
October 10, 2012
Questions? Please contact Tracy Spears at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512.581.3838.