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Greenberg Traurig to Host Negotiations for International Anti-Bribery Standard in Miami

MIAMI (September 16, 2014)  – International law firm Greenberg Traurig, on behalf of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), will host the second meeting of the International Organization for Standardization’s committee drafting an international standard on anti-bribery management systems on Sept. 16-19. The meeting will be held in Greenberg Traurig’s Miami office.

Greenberg Traurig Shareholders Michael X. Marinelli (Austin and Washington, D.C.) and Christopher L. Bell (Houston and Washington, D.C.) will attend the meeting as members of the ANSI delegation negotiating the standard. Marinelli and Bell are both members of Greenberg Traurig’s FCPA and Global Anti-Corruption practice group.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a non-governmental organization established in 1947 and based in Geneva, Switzerland whose mission is to promote the development of standardization and related activities in the world. The organization aims to facilitate the international exchange of goods and services, and to develop cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity. ISO's work results in international agreements which are published as International Standards and other types of ISO documents.

American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is the sole U.S. representative and dues-paying member of the ISO and plays an active role in its governance.

Greenberg Traurig's FCPA and Global Anti-Corruption Group is a multi-disciplinary 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 multi-jurisdictional), 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.