April 27, 2011

Partner Andrew Weissmann recently spoke on “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Vital Tool or an Example of Federal Over-Criminalization?” at a program hosted by The Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies and the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.  Mr. Weismann was joined by an esteemed panel to include Shana-Tara Regon, Director of White Collar Crime Policy for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  The panel discussed the paper Mr. Weissmann co-authored, with Jenner & Block Associate Alixandra E. Smith titled Restoring Balance: Proposed Amendments to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a white paper offering suggested changes to the FCPA that was recently released by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.  The paper was the subject of a hearing by the United States Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs hearing titled “Examining Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,” on November 30, 2010 at which Mr. Weissmann testified.

Mr. Weissmann is a Co-Chair of the Firm's White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice. He is a former Director of the Enron Task Force, Chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, and Special Counsel to the Director of the FBI. An internationally recognized white collar litigator, Mr. Weissmann’s practice concentrates on internal corporate compliance and investigations, including representation before the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and state and local authorities. He has tried numerous criminal and civil cases, including winning, in an auction rate securities case, the largest FINRA arbitration award ever.

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