International Anti-Corruption Statutes and the FCPA

This panel from the forum "Cutting-Edge Issues in Compliance and Business Conduct" focused on both the costs and challenges of corruption. Nancy Boswell gave an overview of the scope of the problem in both developing and underdeveloped nations, and provided new insights into the changing attitudes of NGO's and third world governments, both of who are more effectively challenging the "corruption as a cost of doing business" mentality. Marjorie Doyle was very articulate about the difficulties of policing FCPA compliance within large multi-national organizations. Bob Mattson's focus is described more fully below.

Moderator:
Michael Horowitz, Partner, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP; Commissioner, United States Sentencing Commission

Panel Members:
Nancy Zucker Boswell, President and CEO, Transparency International - U.S.A.

Marjorie Doyle, Global Practice Leader, Ethics & Compliance Solutions LRN

Robert Mattson, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
Robert Mattson's PowerPoints
Mattson's role on the FCPA panel was to provide a basic understanding of the major provisions of the FCPA. He offers his insights and experience in dealing with investigations and allegations of FCPA violations

"International Anti-Corruption Statutes and the FCPA" was part of a one-day forum co-hosted by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, the Bay Area Ethics and Compliance Association (BECA), and the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (ECOA).

May 28, 2008