Nov 08 Wed

Celebrating the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention at 20, the FCPA at 40 & Addressing the Challenges Ahead

08:30AM - 11:00AM Washington College of Law YT01
The 1977 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act paved the way for the landmark 1997 OECD Anti-Bribery Convention requiring major exporting nations to criminalize bribery of foreign public officials in international business.  Global enforcement has ratcheted up, spurring enhanced compliance.  As a result, bribery from numerous countries has been reduced in international trade and investment.  Yet, challenges remain, including securing consistent vigorous global enforcement and addressing solicitation, kleptocracy, and opaque offshore vehicles misused to hide illicit assets.  What has been accomplished so far, and what is planned for the future in the fight against corruption in international business?


Stuart Eizenstat, Former Domestic Policy Advisor, President Carter & U.S. Ambassador to the EU, Under Secretary of State & Commerce, Deputy Secretary of Treasury

Drago Kos, Chair, OECD Working Group on Bribery

John P. Cronan, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, Department of Justice

Daniel Claman, Principal Deputy Chief, Money Laundering & Asset Recovery Section, Department of Justice

Eva Hampl, Director, Investment, Trade & Financial Services, U.S. Council for International Business

Brooks Hickman, Analyst, OECD Anti-Corruption Division

Heather Lowe, Legal Counsel & Director of Government Affairs, Global Financial Integrity

Leo Tsao, Assistant Chief, Fraud Section, Criminal Division, Department of Justice


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