Webcast: FCPA Trends in the Emerging Markets of China, Russia, Latin America, India and Africa

January 9, 2018

Corruption was a defining characteristic of a roller-coaster 2017, with landmark Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) enforcement actions, the passage of historic anti-bribery legislation in key markets, and sustained grassroots anti-corruption movements threatening to upend established political orders. As companies increasingly look to do business in emerging markets, the ever-present threat of corruption creates an environment fraught with commercial, legal and reputation risk.

Join our team of experienced international anti-corruption attorneys to learn more about how to do business in China, Russia, Latin America, India and Africa without running afoul of anti-corruption laws, including the FCPA.

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Topics to be discussed:

  • An overview of FCPA enforcement statistics and trends for 2017;
  • The corruption landscape in key emerging markets, including recent headlines and scandals;
  • Lessons learned from local anti-corruption enforcement in China, Russia, Latin America, India and Africa;
  • Key anti-corruption legislative changes in China, Russia, Latin America, India and Africa; and
  • Mitigation strategies for businesses operating in high-risk markets.


Kelly Austin Partner-in-Charge of Gibson Dunn’s Hong Kong office and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Ms. Austin’s practice focuses on government investigations, regulatory compliance and international disputes. She has extensive experience in government and corporate internal investigations, including those involving the FCPA, anti-money laundering, securities, and trade control laws. Ms. Austin also regularly guides companies on creating and implementing effective compliance programs.

Joel Cohen Trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor, Mr. Cohen is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s New York office, Co-Chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Group, and a member of its Securities Litigation, Class Actions and Antitrust & Competition Practice Groups. He has been lead or co-lead counsel in 24 civil and criminal trials in federal and state courts, and he is equally comfortable in leading confidential investigations, managing crises or advocating in court proceedings. Mr. Cohen’s experience includes all aspects of FCPA/anticorruption issues, in addition to financial institution litigation and other international disputes and discovery.

Sacha Harber-Kelly New Partner in Gibson Dunn’s London office and a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group. Mr. Harber-Kelly was a prosecutor from 2007 to 2017 with the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office, in the Anti-Corruption and Bribery Division. He handled some of the largest and most complex cases brought by the SFO, and he was centrally involved in the U.K.’s development of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) regime.

Benno Schwarz German-qualified partner in Gibson Dunn’s Munich office and a member of the firm’s International Corporate Transactions and White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Groups. Mr. Schwarz has many years of experience in the area of corporate anti-bribery compliance, especially issues surrounding the enforcement of the US FCPA and the UK Bribery Act as well as Russian law.

F. Joseph Warin Partner in Gibson Dunn’s Washington, D.C. office, Chair of the office’s Litigation Department, and Co-Chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group. Mr. Warin is regarded as a top lawyer in FCPA investigations, FCA cases, and special committee representations. He has handled cases and investigations in more than 40 states and dozens of countries in matters involving federal regulatory inquiries, criminal investigations and cross-border inquiries by dozens of international enforcers, including UK’s SFO and FCA, and government regulators in Germany, Switzerland, Hong Kong, and the Middle East.