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Matt Cannon to Present on the 40th Anniversary of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

CHICAGO – Feb. 21, 2018 – Matthew J. Cannon, a shareholder in the Chicago office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, is speaking Feb. 21 at “FCPA at 40: So What? Now What?” presented by the University of Illinois College of Law and the Gies College of Business, Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society. Cannon’s panel is titled “Has the FCPA Really Worked? How Can We Tell?”

The symposium will contribute commentary and analysis about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) drawn from participants’ diverse academic and practical knowledge. By bringing together academics, corporate ethics and compliance officers, and legal counsel, the symposium offers a dialogue between those who write about a topic and those who actually practice it – a conversation essential to improving business practices as well as ethics, legislative, and regulatory reform in the anti-bribery and corruption arena.

Cannon 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 focuses his practice on representing companies and individuals subject to government investigations and litigation. He also assists companies with implementing and assessing anti-corruption compliance programs throughout the world, including programs focused on the FCPA and the U.K. Bribery Act.

About Greenberg Traurig’s White Collar Criminal Defense Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice has wide-ranging experience protecting companies and individuals under government scrutiny. The firm’s creative defense lawyers are at the forefront of client service in this area, and Greenberg Traurig is one of very few firms with more than 90 former federal and state prosecutors in its litigation group, and where the majority of litigation shareholders and counsel have first-chair trial experience. The team's defense capabilities includes vast experience in structuring internal investigations, developing guidelines and implementing compliance programs and addressing issues of voluntary disclosure, as well as extensive representations involving alleged securities fraud, FCPA violations, health care/pharmaceutical fraud, environmental crimes, money laundering, financial services fraud, public corruption/campaign finance, tax corruption, defense contracting, and bankruptcy fraud.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2017 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.