OECD Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Anti-Bribery Convention and 40th Anniversary of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
This month, the OECD is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and the 40th anniversary of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
The 1977 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act paved the way for the 1997 OECD Anti-Bribery Convention requiring major exporting nations to criminalize bribery of foreign public officials in international business.
What has been accomplished so far, and what can we expect from the next era in FCPA enforcement and implementation of the Anti-Bribery Convention?
Join us for two events to commemorate this milestone and address the major achievements and future challenges of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and the FCPA: in Washington, DC on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 and in New York on Thursday, November 9, 2017.
Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 8:30 am-11:00 am
Location: American University Washington College of Law, Claudio Grossman Hall, 4300 Nebraska Avenue, Washington, DC 20016
The 1977 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act paved the way for the 1997 OECD Anti-Bribery Convention requiring major exporting nations to criminalize bribery of foreign public officials in international business. Global enforcement has ratcheted up, spurring enhanced compliance. As a result, bribery from a number of countries has been reduced in international trade and investment. Yet, challenges remain, including securing consistent vigorous global enforcement and addressing solicitation, kleptocracy, and opaque offshore vehicles misused to hide illicit assets. What has been accomplished so far, and what is planned for the future in the fight against corruption in international business?
- Stuart Eizenstat, Former Domestic Policy Advisor, President Jimmy Carter, and U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, Under Secretary of State and Commerce, Deputy Secretary of Treasury
- Drago Kos, Chair, OECD Working Group on Bribery
- John P. Cronan, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, Department of Justice
- Daniel Claman, Principal Deputy Chief, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery section, Department of Justice
- Eva Hampl, Director, Investment, Trade & Financial Services, U.S. Council for International Business
- Brooks Hickman, Analyst, OECD Anti-Corruption Division
- Heather Lowe, Legal Counsel and Director of Government Affairs, Globl Financial Integrity
- Leo Tsao, Assistant Chief, Fraud Section, Criminal Division, Department of Justice
Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 8:30 am-6:00 pm
Location: New York University School of Law, 40 Washington Square South, First Floor, New York, New York
Join experts in a discussion of the FCPA and OECD Anti-Bribery Convention at a conference organised by the US Department of Justice, US Securities and Exchange Commission and the OECD. The conference is hosted by the New York University School of Law’s Program on Corporate Law and Enforcement.
With the FCPA’s enactment 40 years ago and 20 years after the adoption of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, the global fight against corruption has changed forever. This conference examines the major impact of these ground-breaking instruments on corporate behaviour and law enforcement priorities. It explores the crucial role of cooperation between nations in investigating and prosecuting foreign bribery and the effectiveness of different approaches to corporate responsibility for bribery. The conference culminates with a discussion of the next era in FCPA enforcement and implementation of the Anti-Bribery Convention.
View draft agenda and speakers.