Speaking Engagement

FCPA Boot Camp: A Deep Dive into Key Requirements and the Core Components of an Effective Compliance Program

38th International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Washington, D.C.
and via livestream

Blank Rome partner Shawn M. Wright will serve as a panelist at the American Conference Institute’s 38th International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), being held November 30 through December 3, 2021, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Washington, D.C., with a livestream option available.

Shawn’s session, “FCPA Boot Camp: A Deep Dive into Key Requirements and the Core Components of an Effective Compliance Program,” will take place as a pre-conference workshop on Tuesday, November 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST. The panel will take a deep dive into the nuts and bolts of FCPA compliance toward laying the groundwork for the rest of the conference. Participants will benefit from a solid foundation, smaller-group learning, enhanced Q&A, and helpful reference materials for their daily work after the event. Topics will include:

  • Who is covered by the FCPA?
  • Key enforcement agencies, their roles and jurisdictions
  • A close look at new, heightened risks affecting organizations and their employees
  • What it means to “pay, offer or promise to pay, or authorize the payment of anything of value to a foreign official in order to influence any act or decision of the official in order to obtain or retain business”
  • Who is a “foreign official” under the FCPA and how to deal with employees of state-owned enterprises?
  • What does “anything of value” mean?
  • What are the exceptions under the FCPA?
  • Facilitating payments: limits on “grease”
  • Books and records requirements: What it means to maintain records that “accurately and fairly” reflect transactions


In addition to the many workshops and breakout and other sessions, this international flagship conference has routinely kicked off with the highly anticipated “Year In Review,” whereby FCPA Unit Chiefs from the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) provide key updates and address audience questions. And for the last several years, the closing session of the event has been the acclaimed “Government Town Hall.” Audience members have benefitted from open Q&A with senior officials from DOJ, SEC, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service, and Homeland Security Investigations.

For more information and to register, please visit the event webpage.