Please join us for an interactive and in-depth workshop on what public and private companies and their executives and employees need to know about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The complimentary program in Seyfarth Shaw’s Chicago office is designed for all those who do business overseas regardless of industry. It will be presented by Professor Mike Koehler (who runs the FCPA Professor website which has been described as “most authoritative source for those seeking to understand and apply the FCPA") and Andrew S. Boutros (Seyfarth Shaw LLP's National Co-Chair of White Collar, Internal Investigations, and False Claims Team). During the program, the presenters will engage participants through issue-spotting videos, small-group discussions, and sharing of real-world experiences.
Andrew S. Boutros, Litigation Partner and National Co-Chair of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s White Collar, Internal Investigations, and False Claims Team, is an early pioneer in the modern-day FCPA enforcement space. A well-respected FCPA practitioner and recognized thought leader in the area, Mr. Boutros has handled FCPA matters for clients since the early 2000s. His FCPA work includes internal investigations, DOJ and SEC enforcement defense, and compliance counseling and training. He has conducted FCPA investigations in Canada, China, Europe, and the Middle East. Mr. Boutros has also been retained as an FCPA expert in a post-acquisition dispute between a U.S. issuer and a European acquiree with significant business in Asia. Prior to his government service, where he was an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago for nearly eight years, Mr. Boutros was instrumental in building the FCPA practice of another leading international law firm.
During that phase of his private practice career, Mr. Boutros led upwards of 25 attorneys in defending corporations and executives in high-stakes criminal, regulatory, and FCPA investigations conducted by the Fraud Section of the Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, the Securities and the Exchange Commission, and other government agencies. Mr. Boutros has written and spoken extensively on FCPA and other anti-corruption and related laws. He has coined the term “carbon copy prosecutions,” which refers to the phenomenon of one country bringing corruption charges against a defendant based on the same facts it has already resolved in another country.
Please click on the below links to review some of Mr. Boutros’s recent relevant articles:
- "DOJ Inserts Certainty Into the FCPA Prosecutorial Process By Issuing a Revised FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy,” Bloomberg Law White Collar Crime Report, 12 WCR 999 (Dec. 2017) (with co-authors)
- “Adding Meat to the Bone: The Department of Justice Issues New ‘Meatier’ Guidance on Corporate Compliance Programs,” Bloomberg White Collar Crime Report, 12 WCR 294 (March 2017) (with co-authors)
- “Higher Education Institutions are Beginning to Get an Education in the FCPA,” Management Alert, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (December 2016) (with co-author)
Professor Mike Koehler is a leading FCPA expert and founder and editor of the FCPA Professor website, which has been described as “the Wall Street Journal concerning all things FCPA-related” and “the most authoritative source for those seeking to understand and apply the FCPA.” A former FCPA lawyer in private practice, Professor Koehler has testified before Congress on the FCPA; conducted FCPA investigations around the world; negotiated resolutions to FCPA enforcement actions with government enforcement agencies; and advised clients on FCPA compliance and risk assessment.
Professor Koehler’s FCPA insights are further informed by having read and analyzed: the FCPA’s entire legislative history; every FCPA enforcement action; and every FCPA judicial decision. Among other things, Professor Koehler runs the FCPA Institute, a unique two-day back-to-school learning experience for a diverse group of professionals to elevate their FCPA knowledge and practical skills.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP is an approved provider of Illinois Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. This seminar is approved for 1.5 hours of CLE credit CA, IL, and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, NJ, TX, and VA. This program is pending approval for ethics credit.