Webcast: 2023 Year-End FCPA Update

February 29, 2024

In this webcast, Gibson Dunn attorneys provide an overview of the FCPA developments and emerging trends from 2023 and will discuss current and anticipated areas of focus for 2024. Intended to complement our Year-End FCPA Update, this webcast discusses in greater detail recent FCPA enforcement updates of note, including enforcement, compliance, and monitorship developments through the lens of particular resolutions, and DOJ’s use of opinion letters and declinations within the past year. We also discuss the SEC’s and DOJ’s increasing focus on compliance programs and what that means for companies in terms of law enforcement expectations and industry best practices.

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Patrick F. Stokes is Co-Chair of the firm’s Anti-Corruption and FCPA Practice Group and a partner in the Washington, D.C. office, where he focuses his practice on internal corporate investigations, government investigations, enforcement actions regarding corruption, securities fraud, FDA regulatory issues, and financial institutions fraud, and compliance reviews. Mr. Stokes is ranked nationally and globally by Chambers USA and Chambers Global as a leading attorney in FCPA. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Stokes headed the DOJ’s FCPA Unit, managing the FCPA enforcement program and all criminal FCPA matters throughout the United States covering every significant business sector. Previously, he served as Co-Chief of the DOJ’s Securities and Financial Fraud Unit. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar.

John W.F. Chesley is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Chesley has been recognized repeatedly recognized for his white collar defense work by Global Investigations Review, Law360, and the National Law Journal, among others. He represents corporations, audit committees, and executives in internal investigations and before government agencies in matters involving the FCPA, procurement fraud, environmental crimes, securities violations, antitrust violations, and whistleblower claims. He also has served as the Interim Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer for a publicly-traded, multi-national food company. Mr. Chesley is a member of the bars of the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia and has held a Secret security clearance.

Courtney M. Brown is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office, where she practices primarily in the areas of white collar criminal defense and corporate compliance. Ms. Brown has experience representing and advising multinational corporate clients and boards of directors in internal and government investigations on a wide range of topics, including anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, sanctions, securities, tax, and “me too” matters. Ms. Brown has participated in two government-mandated FCPA compliance monitorships and has advised companies during the post-resolution reporting period. Ms. Brown completed a secondment at a Fortune 100 company where she advised global legal and business teams on compliance with anti-corruption laws. She was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 2008 and District of Columbia Bar in 2009.

Ella Alves Capone is Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C. office, where her practice focuses on advising multinational corporations and financial institutions in enforcement actions, internal investigations, and corporate compliance matters involving anti-corruption laws and a variety of financial services laws and regulations. She regularly counsels clients on the implementation, assessment, and enhancement of their compliance programs and internal controls. Ms. Capone is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and New York, as well as before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.


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