After a relatively slow year of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) prosecutions in 2015, this year started out with a landmark settlement against telecommunications provider VimpelCom Ltd. DC Partner Mark Srere, Denver Partner Andrew Mohraz and DC Associate Kristin Robinson will examine how VimpelCom and other recent government settlements reinforce best practice components of an effective FCPA compliance program in a webinar on July 20: “Benchmarking Your FCPA Compliance Program.”
This webinar will be the third of the year in Bryan Cave’s anti-corruption series. The topic will be of interest to in-house counsel and compliance professionals of companies that conduct business outside the United States.
Srere is the leader of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations / Securities Litigation & Enforcement Client Service Group. He concentrates his practice in the criminal area and counsels corporate clients on compliance issues and internal investigations. Srere has extensive experience related to the FCPA, providing a full range of counseling for clients in anti-corruption compliance areas, including drafting policies, implementing compliance programs, and addressing due diligence issues that arise from mergers and acquisitions, hiring of agents and joint ventures, as well as designing training programs in the anti-corruption and anti-money laundering areas.
Mohraz’s practice emphasizes white collar defense and investigations, commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation. He has significant experience counseling clients on compliance with the FCPA and other anti-corruption laws. Mohraz conducts training programs for clients and develops anti-corruption compliance programs, including policies, risk assessments and due diligence programs. He conducts internal investigations related to corruption allegations and regularly advises companies on anti-corruption issues that arise in mergers and acquisitions.
Robinson defends individuals and corporations under investigation by government agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Food & Drug Administration and the Department of Justice. She also conducts internal investigations for corporate clients involving whistleblower complaints and other allegations of fraud.