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Greenberg Traurig’s Matthew J. Cannon to Speak on FCPA Anti-Corruption Compliance Programs Post-Merger or Acquisition

Litigation Shareholder Matthew J. Cannon of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will present a TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation (TASA) webinar titled “FCPA: After the Merger or Acquisition,” on Dec. 9, 2015.

This webinar will provide guidance on integrating and implementing an anti-corruption compliance program post-merger or acquisition, with emphasis on how to handle these matters in higher risk or emerging market regions of the world. The webinar will also provide tips on conducting anti-corruption risk assessments post-acquisition as part of the implementation and integration process. Within the context of implementation and integration, this program will provide guidance on steps to take in the event the post-acquisition efforts reveal information that may require a deeper investigation.

Cannon, resident in the firm’s Chicago office, has almost two decades of criminal and civil litigation experience. He has served as the First Chair in numerous federal jury trials and has combined his courtroom skills, his experience as a federal prosecutor with the Department of Justice (DOJ), and his wide-ranging civil litigation skills into a practice that combines anti-corruption compliance work and litigation. Cannon’s practice includes implementing and assessing anti-corruption compliance programs throughout the world, including programs focused on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the U.K. Bribery Act. His practice also includes handling DOJ and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) FCPA investigations as well as False Claims Act investigations and litigation for defense contractors and health care providers. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Cannon served as a federal prosecutor for more than seven years and worked on FCPA, international fraud, bribe, False Claims Act, and kickback matters. Much of the international work Cannon did while with the government stemmed from his time serving as the Lead Prosecutor for the LOGCAP Working Group – a group that prosecuted warzone corruption matters related to the multibillion-dollar LOGCAP III and IV prime contracts awarded to private contractors to provide logistical support to the U.S. Army in relation to the military conflicts in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan.

The TASA is a comprehensive and rigorous training and accreditation program that offers a professional credential for anti-bribery compliance specialists. The TASA accreditation program is the only accreditation available that is dedicated to anti-bribery compliance and offers over 100 courses taught by a world-renowned faculty. The accreditation is awarded by TRACE, the internationally respected anti-bribery standard setting organization.