FCPA Compliance and Latin America: Specific Corruption Risks in Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela

    Speaker: Matteson Ellis, Principal, Matteson Ellis Law PLLC
    U.S. enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) continues at an intensive pace, and the need for companies to build effective anti-corruption compliance programs is now more important than ever. Companies operating in Latin America face unique corruption risks. To adequately address FCPA liability in that part of the world, companies must know how to tailor their compliance programs accordingly.
    This webinar will address some common risks found in three of Latin America’s largest economies, countries that have each been the source of FCPA enforcement actions: Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela. There are many reasons why these economies are of increasing importance to international businesses, including a thriving agriculture sector in Argentina, the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics in Brazil, and continued oil and gas opportunities in Venezuela. An overview of risks in these countries will help companies establish benchmarks for designing their own anti-corruption compliance programs in the region.
    The webinar will be conducted by FCPA attorney Matteson Ellis, Principal at Matteson Ellis Law PLLC. He has spent years in Latin America working on anti-corruption matters and FCPA compliance with Miller & Chevalier Chartered, Coudert Brothers LLP, and The World Bank before starting his own practice. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
    What You Will Learn:

    • An overview of current FCPA compliance “best practices”
    • Common corruption risks found in key South American economies
    • Suggestions for tailoring compliance programs to address specific risks that are common in Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela
    • How to benchmark your compliance program against the compliance efforts of other companies operating in Latin America

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