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Cuneyt A. Akay and Michael X. Marinelli to Present at Texas General Counsel Forum

AUSTIN – Aug. 4, 2022 – Cuneyt A. Akay and Michael X. Marinelli, shareholders of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice, will present a virtual continuing legal education (CLE) program for the Texas General Counsel Forum (TGCF) Aug. 9.

Akay and Marinelli will present “Assessing Compliance Programs and Risks During Pandemic Volatility,” a panel discussion of how to assess the impact of the pandemic on compliance programs and the risks in a volatile environment. The panel also will discuss U.S. Department of Justice guidance on evaluating corporate compliance programs, COVID-19-specific risk factors, key sources of risk, program effectiveness data, and remediation of program weaknesses.

The TGCF has more than 650 general and senior managing counsel members representing over 450 companies throughout the state of Texas, according to the TGCF website. This CLE program is hosted for TGCF in-house members and prospective in-house members. TGCF has been serving in-house leadership since 1998.

Akay is a compliance, investigations, and anti-corruption lawyer. He designs, builds, and implements effective compliance programs for clients around the world. Akay’s experience includes performing compliance risk assessments, handling pre-and post-acquisition compliance due diligence, training staff and third parties on compliance requirements, and assisting in the monitoring and auditing of anti-corruption programs. He has also conducted internal investigations for mid-sized companies to Fortune 50 companies in connection with potential violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-corruption laws.

Marinelli has wide-ranging experience advising clients on compliance with the U.S. laws and regulations that apply to international operations and transactions. He focuses his practice on the FCPA, as well as U.S. export control regulations, including Export Administration Regulations, International Traffic in Arms Regulations, and the economic sanctions regimes enforced by the Office of Foreign Assets Control.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP – Texas: Texas is important to Greenberg Traurig, LLP and the firm’s history. With approximately 140 Texas lawyers in AustinDallas, and Houston, Greenberg Traurig has deep roots in the Texas business, legal, and governmental communities. Greenberg Traurig Texas works with clients to address their interdisciplinary legal needs across the state utilizing the firm’s global platform. The Texas attorneys are experienced in industries key to the state’s future, including: aviation, chemicals, construction, education, energy and natural resources, financial institutions, health care, hedge funds, hospitality, infrastructure, insurance, media, medical devices, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, real estate, retail, sports, technology and software, telecommunications, transportation, and video games and esports.

About Greenberg Traurig’s White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s White Collar & Special Investigations Practice comprises over 60 experienced and knowledgeable global practitioners prepared to tackle whatever new challenges may arise, whenever they may arise. The team includes a number of former prosecutors from U.S. and non-U.S. enforcement agencies, with a wide array of experience and intimate knowledge of the highest levels of federal and state government.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2500 attorneys in 43 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm reported gross revenue of over $2 Billion for FY 2021 and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law 100, Am Law Global 100, and NLJ 250. On the debut 2022 Law360 Pulse Leaderboard, it is a Top 15 firm. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab and the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy program certifies that the firm’s U.S. offices are 100% powered by renewable energy. The firm is often recognized for its focus on philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono. Web: