Jennifer Riddle, Of Counsel, Paul Hastings LLP to Mitigating FCPA Risks in M&A Deals

Top Quote The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jennifer Riddle, Of Counsel, Paul Hastings LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Mitigating FCPA Risks in M&A Deals: Practical Compliance Guide LIVE Webcast.” End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 15, 2019 - This event is scheduled for Friday, November 22, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET.

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    About Jennifer Riddle
    Jennifer D. Riddle is of counsel in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on compliance with and disputes relating to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and other international anti-corruption laws.

    Ms. Riddle conducts internal investigations on behalf of senior management, boards of directors, and audit committees with respect to the FCPA, international anti-corruption laws, fraud, and kickbacks. She has acted as the senior associate leading investigations in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

    Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Ms. Riddle advised clients on compliance with U.S. securities laws and regulations, conducted internal investigations relating to suspected infractions of U.S. securities laws, and coordinated all phases of discovery in complex litigation cases.

    About Paul Hastings LLP
    Paul Hastings provides innovative legal solutions to many of the world’s top financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies in markets across Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Our Investigations & White Collar Defense group helps clients secure successful outcomes in high-stakes government investigations, litigation, and corporate compliance matters, including anti-corruption and FCPA, global trade controls, privacy and data security, securities enforcement, and white collar matters. We lead the way in our respective areas of law, from developing innovative compliance programs and measures to conducting complex, sensitive internal investigations. Our team represents numerous multinational corporations that do business in a wide array of industries and countries and, consequently, are potentially subject to simultaneous U.S. and multi-jurisdictional enforcement actions.

    The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act‎ (FCPA) Corporate Enforcement Policy continues to evolve over the years. The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently released its modifications on the FCPA’s Corporate Enforcement Policy which includes the intensified crackdown on M&A deals. In the new FCPA policy, a successor company who voluntarily discloses its predecessor company’s pre-acquisition FCPA violations will receive “a presumption in favor of a declination to prosecute.” Although the DOJ hasn’t provided parameters for the presumption, the successor company must be able to uncover the misconduct sooner and it shall meet the policy requirements to receive the right to declination.
    In this rapidly changing legal environment, it is essential for companies involved in M&A deals to take necessary due diligence procedures. Counsel to businesses must be proactive in addressing potential FCPA violations. They must also develop strategic actions plans to ensure compliance.

    In a LIVE Webcast, a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will present an in-depth discussion of the latest and fundamental trends and developments in FCPA investigations in M&A transactions. Speakers will dig deeper as they analyze critical issues and offer the latest insights on how to stay compliant in this rapidly changing legal climate.

    Key topics include:
    • FCPA Investigations in M&A Deals: Trends and Statistics
    • M&A Due Diligence Procedures
    • Red Flags
    • Risk Mitigation Techniques
    • Best Compliance Strategies
    • 2020 Outlook

    About The Knowledge Group

    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 to an event, please visit:

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