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Room 190, Stanford Law School
7:30 – 8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 9:30am Program
1 hour CA CLE Credit
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is a hot-button issue for enforcement agencies in the United States, and for companies around the world that may be subject to the FCPA’s long extraterritorial reach. Nonetheless, many executives remain unsure of the law’s scope and requirements, and of the best practices for FCPA compliance. There are also important considerations regarding the benefits of self-reporting potential FCPA violations to U.S. authorities and cooperating with those authorities in their investigation of FCPA-related misconduct. The SEC and DOJ have tried to shed light on some of these issues by releasing new guidance and policies and by publicizing official letters of declination. What has been the impact of this guidance, and how is the landscape of enforcement changing?
Join us for a panel discussion of these and other issues. The event will also feature a brief demonstration of the new Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Clearinghouse, launched by Stanford Law School in collaboration with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, presented by Laura Kabler Oswell, Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, and Kristen Savelle, Associate Director of Empirical Research at the Rock Center for Corporate Governance.
|Brendan P. Cullen is a partner in Sullivan & Cromwell’s Litigation Group and serves as co-coordinator of the Firm’s Appellate Practice. Mr. Cullen has litigated a broad range of matters, including complex securities, commercial, intellectual property and antitrust litigation, frequently with a substantial technological element. He has advised and represented clients in arbitrations, in cases in state and federal trial courts and on appeals before state and federal appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He has also conducted numerous confidential internal investigations, including investigations related to issues of corporate governance, securities matters, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance.
|Carol C. Lam is Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at QUALCOMM Incorporated in San Diego, California. From 2002 to 2007, she was the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California. Prior to her confirmation as U.S. Attorney, Ms. Lam was a judge of the Superior Court in San Diego, where she presided over a criminal trial calendar. From 1986 to 2000, Ms. Law served as Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of California, where she was Chief of the Major Frauds Section. Ms. Lam is a recipient of the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service and the Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney.
|Erin E. Schneider is the Associate Regional Director for enforcement in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s San Francisco office. Ms. Schneider began working in the San Francisco office in 2005 as a staff attorney and became an Assistant Regional Director in 2012. She served as a member of the Division of Enforcement’s Asset Management Unit from 2010 through 2015. In her role as Associate Regional Director, Ms. Schneider oversees the San Francisco office’s enforcement efforts for northern California and the Pacific Northwest. Prior to joining the SEC staff, Ms. Schneider worked as a litigation associate in the Washington D.C. and San Francisco offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, and as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
|Joseph A. Grundfest (moderator)
W.A. Franke Professor of Law and Business and Senior Faculty, Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford Law School