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Aspen Publishes Jenner & Block Attorney-Authored FCPA Treatise

A multi-disciplinary team of attorneys from across the Firm, led by Partners Joseph P. Covington and Of Counsel Iris E. Bennett, have authored a treatise titled Practicing Under the U.S. Anti-Corruption Laws that was recently published by Aspen Publishers. This one-of-a-kind and insightful book covers the panoply of issues relevant to counseling and defending companies and individuals with respect to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other U.S. laws dealing with anti-corruption enforcement in the international marketplace.

The treatise delivers the practical guidance lawyers need to advise their clients on all major U.S. anti-corruption laws in one, easy to use volume. It contains comprehensive coverage of the representation process from planning the prevention and compliance program through internal and governmental investigation, enforcement, and post-investigation compliance.

The chapters in this substantive and authoritative treatise include: the FCPA anti-bribery provision; the FCPA accounting provisions; federal money laundering laws as anti-corruption enforcement tools; other federal statutes employed to regulate or criminal corrupt dealings in international business; relevant aspects of Sarbanes-Oxley; corporate criminal liability standards; DOJ enforcement policies and trends; SEC enforcement policies and trends; special issues faced by government contractors; FCPA compliance programs and due diligence; conducting internal investigations; attorney-client privilege issues in internal and government investigations; and anti-bribery enforcement by other nations.

Contributors to the treatise include several partners and associates from across the Firm, including: Partners Kali N. Bracey, W. Jay DeVecchio, Larry P. Ellsworth, David M. Greenwald, Jessie K. Liu, Michael K. Lowman, Lorelie S. Masters, Monica R. Pinciak-Madden, Kenyanna M. Scott, William L. Tolbert, Jr., Martina E. Vandenberg, Andrew Weissmann, Elaine Wolff, and Richard F. Ziegler; and Associates Brandon J. Dodgen, Caroline A. Keller, Jeffery D. Larson, David Z. Moskowitz, David A. Newman, Eric J. Schwab, and Alixandra E. Smith, and former partners Mark Heilbrun and James Fieweger.  Additional contributors include Alexandra Wrage and Anne Richardson, both of TRACE International, Inc.

On April 29, Jenner & Block will host "Doing Business in Bad Neighborhoods: Tips and Challenges for Staying on the Right Side of the FCPA," a CLE seminar -- coinciding with the release of the treatise -- in the Washington, DC office.  Partners David A. Savner (former General Counsel at General Dynamics), Andrew Weissmann and Jessie K. Liu will join Mr. Covington and Ms. Bennett for this panel discussion of FCPA compliance tips and challenges from a general counsel's perspective, managing risk posed by agents, consultants, and other third parties and what to look for in outside counsel, among other things. The opening reception will feature wines from around the world and dinner hors d'oeuvres.

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