Benjamin Klein of DLA Piper to Speak at TKG's FCPA Compliance and M&A Transactions: Due Diligence, Integration, Investigations and Controls Webcast

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  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) January 30, 2018 - The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Benjamin Klein of DLA Piper will speak at the webcast entitled: “FCPA Compliance and M&A Transactions: Due Diligence, Integration, Investigations and Controls LIVE Webcast.”

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    About Benjamin Klein
    Benjamin Klein is a former international prosecutor who has extensive experience representing and counseling clients on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters. He has performed cross-border investigations, risk assessments, and compliance reviews in over two dozen countries on practically every continent including Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Ben also routinely performs anti-corruption compliance due diligence for acquisitions, joint ventures, and other transactions.

    Ben advises clients in a number of industries—including the energy, life sciences, and technology sectors—on the development and improvement of corporate compliance programs and has drafted numerous compliance policies, operating procedures, and codes of conduct. He has written extensively on international anti-corruption developments including the implementation of the DOJ’s new FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy and changes to the Canadian Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act. His most recent Law360 publication, “Lawyers as Targets: How Attorneys Get Ensnared in FCPA Misconduct,” examines how in-house counsel and compliance professionals can get caught in the crosshairs of FCPA enforcement actions.

    About DLA Piper
    DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers worldwide. It provides its clients with legal and business solutions locally, regionally and internationally using integrated teams of lawyers with experience that spans a broad range of disciplines. DLA Piper is widely recognized for its pioneering approach and extensive geographic reach, which enables the practice to look after the business issues that matter to its clients – whether they are large or small. Clients of DLA Piper include single-owner startups, local and household name companies, multinationals, financial institutions, FTSE and Fortune 500 enterprises and their subsidiaries, public bodies and governments.

    Event Synopsis:
    Practicing effective and efficient due diligence is critical for companies involved in M&A deals, especially with the heightened anti-corruption enforcement across the globe. In the U.S., anti-bribery and anti-corruption due diligence has become a significant component of an M&A deal, as both the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) strictly enforce the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

    Under the principles of successor liability, the acquirer of a company with FCPA violations may be held liable and deemed as FCPA violator. If the illegal conduct continues after the acquisition of the company, the acquiring company can still be held liable even if it is not aware of the violation. Therefore, it is important to establish a due diligence plan and proceeding accordingly and address potential FCPA violations discovered in an M&A transaction.

    This course examines FCPA investigations in M&A transactions. A panel of key thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will discuss post-acquisition due diligence and offer best practices for addressing FCPA red flags.

    This LIVE webcast will discuss the following key topics:
    Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – An Overview
    Why the FCPA Matters for Corporate Transactions
    -Successor Liability
    -Recent Enforcement Actions
    Pre-Acquisition FCPA Due Diligence
    -Risk-Based Due Diligence
    -Contractual Protections
    Common FCPA Red Flags
    Post-Acquisition FCPA Integration, Due Diligence and Monitoring
    Key Risk Areas in M&A Transactions
    -Direct Equity Investments
    -Lending Transactions
    -Third Parties and Intermediaries
    -Interacting with SWFs or SOEs
    FCPA Investigations in M&A Deals
    -Review of Some Problematic M&A Deals
    -Foreign Investment
    -DOJ Opinion 14-02
    Compliance Development/Controls to Mitigate Risk in M&A Deals
    Development of Standard Process for Pre- and Post-Acquisition Due Diligence for International M&A
    -Target Evaluation and Profile
    -Forensic Review and Transaction Testing
    -Compliance Program Review
    -Historical Investigations/Hotline Reporting
    -Deal Documentation

    About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:

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