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Events in DC and NYC: OECD Anti-Bribery Convention at 20 and FCPA at 40 (November 8 and 9)

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. All the Parties to the Convention now have foreign bribery laws and global enforcement has ratcheted up, spurring enhanced compliance. 

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?

American University’s Washington College of Law Anti-Corruption Law Program, The Association of Women in International Trade Anti-Corruption and Corporate Social Responsibility Program Section, the American Bar Association Section of International Law, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development invite you to join FCPA Blog contributing editor Shruti Shah and other policy makers, enforcement officials, scholars, businesspeople and civil society in Washington, DC on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 8:30-11 am to discuss the progress made and what the future holds.

The program will consist of a light breakfast followed by two panels, the first on the history and accomplishments of the Convention and the FCPA and future plans, and the second on leveraging the Convention and addressing corruption challenges ahead. 


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

With welcoming remarks by Nancy Boswell, Director of the U.S. & International Anti-Corruption Law Program, American University Washington College of Law, and moderators Kathryn Nickerson, Senior Counsel, U.S. Department of Commerce, and Shruti Shah, Vice President, Programs and Operations, Coalition for Integrity (formerly Transparency International-USA).

For more information, speakers’ bios, the agenda and registration, see:

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The U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the OECD have organized an all-day conference hosted by the New York University School of Law’s Program on Corporate Law and Enforcement on November 9, 2017, entitled: No Turning Back: 40 Years of the FCPA and 20 Years of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. 

For more information on the New York conference, see:

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