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Greenberg Traurig Sponsoring Anti-Corruption Boot Camp

MIAMI (October 14, 2014) – International law firm Greenberg Traurig is a sponsor of the American Conference Institute’s Inaugural Miami Anti-Corruption Boot Camp. The event will take place Oct. 15-16, 2014 at the Eden Roc – South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida.

The American Conference Institute hosts events in major cities around the world featuring the expertise of lawyers and other experts in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Anti-Corruption practices.

Greenberg Traurig Miami Shareholder Jacqueline Becerra, Co-Chair of the event, will speak as a featured panelist during the Anti-Corruption Compliance Syllabus session. The discussion session will focus on the “Hallmarks of a Robust Anti-Corruption Compliance Program.”

Becerra and others will provide information on gaining support from senior management on the establishment of a clearly articulated policy against corruption; implementing code of conduct and compliance policies; providing effective risk assessment and training; and managing an internal investigation.

“We are excited to host this event in Miami, which already serves as the gateway to Latin America and home to a host of international companies,” said Becerra, who is a member of the Litigation and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) & Global Anti-Corruption Practice Groups. “This is a great opportunity for businesses to get up to speed on the latest trends in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement and ensure they are taking all the necessary steps to comply with the law.”

Shareholder Micheal X. Marinelli in the Austin and Washington, D.C. offices and member of the FCPA and Global Anti-Corruption Practice, will participate in the session titled “Conducting an Effective Anti-Corruption Risk Assessment: How to Determine Your Risk Profile and Design the Right Internal Controls.”

Marinelli’s session will discuss a variety of topics including the importance of risk assessments in designing and implementing compliance programs, the methodologies to use when conducting risk assessments and the best ways to report and act on findings from such assessments

Greenberg Traurig's FCPA and Global Anti-Corruption Group is a multidisciplinary team of global governance, compliance, economic crime, securities, and corporate lawyers with extensive experience in evaluating, designing, enhancing, monitoring and defending global corporations’ anti-corruption compliance programs based on international laws and standards, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The team’s experience also includes conducting corruption-related M&A due diligence, internal investigations (frequently multijurisdictional), risk assessments, compliance assessments and program implementation efforts (such as training) both in the U.S. and abroad. We also represent clients before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and non-U.S. enforcement agencies, as well as World Bank, and regional Development Banks in enforcement actions.