Glenn Pomerantz, CPA, CFE, Partner, Global Forensics Practice, BDO Consulting to Speak at The Knowledge Group's LIVE Webcast

Top Quote This two-hour event is scheduled on March 14, 2017 @ 12:00pm - 12:00pm ET. End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) March 10, 2017 - The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Glenn Pomerantz, CPA, CFE, Partner, Global Forensics Practice, BDO Consulting will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled "FCPA/Anti-Corruption Compliance in Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical Industry: A 2017 Update"

    Event Summary:
    True to its promise, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is returning focus on the pharma industry after a break for a number of years. Recently, following several other SEC resolutions in the life sciences sector, the SEC has announced its settlement with AstraZeneca PLC. The company's Chinese and Russian subsidiaries were alleged to have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act's (FCPA) internal controls and recordkeeping requirements, resulting in AstraZeneca's payment of $4,325,000 in profit disgorgement, $822,000 in prejudgment interest and $375,000 for civil penalty.

    With this renewed focus on the industry and the increased international cooperation, pharmaceutical companies should ensure that a strong anti-corruption compliance program is in place.

    In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the significant FCPA updates and developments in 2016 for the pharmaceutical industry and will provide a comprehensive outlook for the year ahead. Speakers will also provide expert insights on the best practices for FCPA compliance.

    Key topics include:
    FCPA/Anti-Corruption in Pharmaceutical Industry: Current Trends
    Notable Cases
    Common Anti-Corruption Risks
    Best Compliance Practices
    Regulatory Forecast
    Survey of Whistleblower Complaints from the Front Lines

    About Glenn Pomerantz
    Glenn Pomerantz is a Partner in BDO Consulting with over 30 years of forensic accounting, auditing and consulting experience and leads BDO's Global Forensic Practice. Mr. Pomerantz is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner specializing in fraud investigations, compliance and due diligence. His experience includes multi-national fraud investigations pertaining to allegations of corruption, theft and embezzlement as well as financial reporting fraud. Mr. Pomerantz has particular expertise in FCPA investigations, asset tracing, and other cross border fraud and corruption matters having led such matters across several continents.

    About BDO's Global Forensics Practice
    The Global Forensics practice at BDO provides insight and forensic resources for high-stakes matters involving fraud and corruption, accounting irregularities, and compliance issues. Around the world, and across all major industries, we are recognized for the depth of our understanding, the breadth of our resources, and the credibility of our analyses. Learn more at bdo.global

    About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts 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.

    The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries.

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