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Greenberg Traurig’s Jacqueline Becerra and Michael Marinelli to Speak at ACI’s 32nd International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nov. 13, 2015 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP is a sponsor of the American Conference Institute (ACI’s) 32nd  International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The event will take place Nov. 16-19, 2015, at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD.

Miami Shareholder Jacqueline Becerra will speak as a featured panelist during the session, “How to Measure Ethical Behavior and the Success of Your FCPA Compliance Program: Applying the Right Performance Indicators for Testing and Reviews.” The session will address how FCPA and anti-corruption program testing dovetail with overall compliance programs, ensuring the success and accuracy of FCPA testing, and how companies have successfully utilized testing and implemented methodologies, tailoring compliance reviews to different jurisdictions, best practices for identifying compliance and ethical weak spots, and testing and reviewing international sales and high risk transactions.

“We are delighted to once again support one of the largest forums for the exchange of ideas and information regarding anti-corruption compliance,” said Becerra, who is a member of the Litigation and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) & Global Anti-Corruption practices.

Austin and Washington, D.C. Shareholder Michael Marinelli added, “This is a great opportunity for U.S. and international businesses to meet and learn from each other about the latest trends in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement.”

Marinelli, a member of the Global Trade and Investment and the FCPA & Global Anti-Corruption practices, will also be a featured panelist in the session titled, “Data Analytics in Real Life: Concrete Examples of How to Leverage Big Data to Detect Global Corruption Risks, and Improve Audit and Investigative Outcomes.” Marinelli’s panel will discuss a variety of  timely topics, including automated controls that companies are putting in place to flag suspicious payments, what a “dashboard” looks like in practice, when to still use a manual review and approval process, how to define the scope of data, key interest areas and tests needed for your specific corruption risks, best practices for mining and interpreting data during compliance monitoring and investigations, and incorporating predictive coding into your data management.

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. The team also represents 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.