Lee Moran 
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Wednesday April 20, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT

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World Compliance/FCPA Blog Tour

Since 1977, U.S. companies doing business overseas have been liable to the sanctions imposed by the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. With the increasingly aggressive enforcement on the part of the Department of Justice, companies are under heightened scrutiny to comply. Is your organization ready?

WorldCompliance in association with Richard Cassin (FCPA Blog founder) and Michael Volkov, litigation partner with Mayer Brown, invite you to the WorldCompliance FCPA strategy planning session.    

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Join us April 20, 2011 at the Sheraton & the Westin Palo Alto for an in-depth discussion of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The event will focus on real-world situations which arise in the business world, including identifying risks and developing strategies for compliance while minimizing legal risks.  Hear case studies covering the myriad risks that exist with foreign subsidiaries, vendors and third party agents. Share your concerns with a team of experts with a variety of real-world experiences in FCPA compliance.

First segment
Richard Cassin will begin the presentation with an overview of the FCPA (Anti-bribery elements and the accounting provisions), its enactment and early enforcement efforts. He will follow with the latest news concerning modern enforcement, the impact of 9/11 and current national and international trends. He will conclude his presentation with a five to ten year outlook and how FCPA enforcement is reaching beyond the criminal justice system.

Second segment
Presented by Michael Volkov who will discuss specific cases, the complex investigations that evolve from said cases and the severity of the sanctions decreed. Ryan Morgan will conclude the segment with a discussion concerning strategies for implementing a systematic due diligence process and how to screen for entities, their family members and business associates.

Third segment
A discussion panel including Richard, Michael and Ryan; in addition to a select group of business leaders who will discuss the most pressing FCPA issues affecting their businesses. 

This event is complimentary, but you must register as seating is limited.


Richard L. Cassin
Richard CassinRichard Cassin is the creator and principal writer of the FCPA Blog. Over the years, he has presented his ideas about the FCPA and anti-corruption enforcement to Silicon Valley CEOs, international bankers, law professors, company boards and management, auditors, journalists, students, and others.

He dissects enforcement practices and policies and interprets their long and short-term implications.
Cassin's articles about compliance have appeared in the Wall Street Journal (Asia), the Financial Times, the Business Times (Singapore) and many other leading publications. His influential opinions are often cited in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal Online, Business Week, Compliance Week, Bloomberg's news wire, and others.

He supports global compliance and the aims of the FCPA and laws like it. Through his talks, he provides audiences with an update on where FCPA enforcement has been and forecasts where it will go in the months and years ahead.

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Michael Volkov
Michael VolkovMr. Volkov is a litigation partner with Mayer Brown who focuses on trial practice, white collar defense and complex internal investigations. He was a federal prosecutor for 17 years; a Chief Counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Judiciary Committee; a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Justice; and a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division. He has practiced in the District of Columbia for nearly 30 years. Mr. Volkov has extensive criminal trial practice - over 75 criminal jury trials.

Given his broad range of experience and expertise, Mr. Volkov handles a variety of matters for clients - Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Fraud, Corruption, Export- Import, Office of Foreign Asset Control, Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering, False Claims Act, Antitrust violations, Food and Drug Administration enforcement matters, professional disciplinary proceedings, and securities enforcement. With his extensive contacts in Washington, D.C., Mr. Volkov brings a unique problem solving approach to clients - solutions to complex problems may involve a coordinated approach, including the design and implementation of an internal investigation, contacts with key policy makers on Capitol Hill, or negotiation of solutions in the Department of Justice or a specific US Attorney's Office.

Contact information
Direct (202) 263-3288
Cell (240) 505-1992
Washington, D.C. 20006

Ryan Morgan
FCPA Specialist

Ryan MorganRyan is the FCPA Specialist for WorldCompliance, offering clients' insight on risk evaluation, implementing effective due diligence policies, as well as best practices in protecting their company's reputation. In this position, Ryan has worked with dozens of Fortune 500 companies as well as financial institutions around the world to develop effective anti corruption policies and procedures.

In 2007, Ryan joined WorldCompliance where he began servicing financial companies in North America and the Caribbean. Mr. Morgan has attended industry conferences focused on preventing corruption, money laundering, and terrorism financing all over the world. He has also participated in workshops where he consulted the US government on ways to fight drug trafficking in the US and Latin America. 


Prior to WorldCompliance, Ryan worked as a consultant with Wolters Kluwers where he advised financial institutions on ways to stay in compliance with US Banking laws. Mr. Morgan started out his career in the financial services division of Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette in Miami.

Ryan Morgan has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Missouri State University and is certified as an Anti-Money Laundering Specialist through Florida International Bankers Association.

Contact information
+1 305.579.2298 Ext. 262


About WorldCompliance
WorldCompliance has the most comprehensive database of individuals and organizations, which may pose a risk to the financial system. We offer the most comprehensive screening tools for due diligence by offering in-depth profiles with portrait photographs along with other unique identifying details including dates and place of birth plus multiple address information.

WorldCompliance solutions help identify individuals and companies linked to over twenty risk categories. Our services conform to over 100 local anti-terrorism and money-laundering legislations including The USA PATRIOT Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the 3rd EU Money Laundering Directive and the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA).


Lee Moran
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