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Matthew J. Cannon with Greenberg Traurig Presents at ACI 7th Chicago FCPA Boot Camp

CHICAGO -- June 16, 2015 -- Matthew J. Cannon, a litigation shareholder at the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will discuss aspects of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) as a presenter on two panels at the American Conference Institute’s (ACI) 7th Chicago FCPA Boot Camp, to be held through Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at the Fairmont Chicago.

According to ACI, this highly interactive FCPA Boot Camp is the premier anti-corruption conference in the Midwest. It offers the latest enforcement trends, practical guidance on anti-corruption policies and procedures, and an unrivalled opportunity to meet with peers. During this Unique FCPA Boot Camp in Chicago, participants can discuss critical compliance and enforcement issues including: How to Scope an Internal Investigation; M & A Guidance for a Newly Acquired Subsidiary; Minimizing FCPA Exposure in Majority, Minority & Contractual Joint Ventures; and Case Study for Utilizing Technology to the Fullest.

Cannon will participate on the following two panels:

  • Responding to the Headlines: Proactive Strategies When Your Client, Industry or Business Partner is Under Investigation. Topics will include:
    • Assessing which business relationship presents risk and which do not
    • Utilizing specific contract provisions to protect your company in advance
    • How to gather the information you need to understand your involvement
    • Establishing and keeping privilege protection
    • Determining whether to contact the enforcement agencies
    • How to determine if your company could be liable
  • Third Party Due Diligence Best Practices in High Risk Countries. Topics to be discussed include:
    • How to identify risky third party transactions
    • How frequently should you review existing third parties
    • How much can you rely on third party monitoring services

Event materials note: FCPA enforcement continues in 2015 and the scope has expanded to include non-US companies and corporate executives. The SEC has recently announced plans to focus not only on multi-nationals but also on small and medium companies who are expanding internationally for the first time. Recent headlines also indicate that no industry is immune from FCPA investigations.

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 SEC FCPA investigations, False Claims Act investigations, and litigation for defense contractors and health care providers. Cannon also handles antitrust matters, class action securities fraud litigation, and derivative and corporate governance breach of fiduciary duty matters. Cannon conducts internal investigations for companies and defends companies against DOJ, Antitrust Division, SEC, and state attorney general investigations in relation to white-collar matters, including matters that involve the FCPA, the False Claims Act, ITAR, securities fraud, antitrust, and cybersecurity breaches. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Cannon served as a federal prosecutor for more than seven years.

The FCPA Boot Camp is presented by the American Conference Institute, an organization whose mission statement says is devoted to providing the business intelligence that senior decision-makers need to respond to challenges both in the United States, and around the world.