Ethisphere Webinar

Webinar: FCPA Compliance and Due Diligence Lessons from the Frontlines 

1 HOUR(S) | SEPTEMBER 17, 2024 - | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM | EDT

About the webinar:

While most companies now have mature FCPA/anti-bribery compliance and due diligence programs in place, the success of these programs depends highly on people, processes and technology which are constantly changing. Additionally, evolving compliance standards and expectations require companies to regularly reevaluate and refresh their approach to third party risk management and overall FCPA compliance strategies. In this webinar, anti-bribery and anti-corruption experts with extensive in-house experience will share personal anecdotes, common compliance pitfalls and valuable lessons learned. They will also offer tips on maintaining a reasonably effective, rather than perfect, compliance and due diligence program.

Key discussion topics will include:

  • The current landscape of FCPA enforcement and compliance, along with recent developments
  • The evolution of FCPA compliance and third-party due diligence, and projections for the next five years
  • Strategies for sustaining an effective compliance and due diligence program that adapts to new technologies, internal changes, and evolving standards and best practices
  • Approaches to evaluating and refreshing your compliance and due diligence program, including frequency, scope, and processes

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SEPTEMBER, 17, 2024

1:00 PM-2:00 PM


Patrick Rowe

Chief Compliance Officer & Deputy General Counsel

Patrick is Accenture's Chief Compliance Officer and Deputy General Counsel, leads ethics and compliance, employment law, and geographic compliance issues across market units. He oversees programs such as the Code of Business Ethics and associated training, and is responsible for compliance areas including Data and AI, Data Privacy, Anti-Corruption, AML, Competition Law, Confidentiality, Government Compliance, and Trade Compliance. Patrick has been with Accenture since 1995, with previous legal experience at Clayton Utz in Australia and as an associate to a Federal Court Judge. He holds degrees in Jurisprudence and Laws from the University of Western Australia and is qualified as a Solicitor in Australia and the UK.

Novonor and OEC

Rafael Mendes Gomes

Chief Officer of Risk & Compliance

Rafael serves as the Chief Risk & Compliance Officer at Novonor and OEC, part of the economic group formerly known as Odebrecht. With over 25 years of experience in Legal and Compliance, Rafael has advised more than 100 companies on developing and improving Compliance programs. Prior to joining Novonor and OEC, he practiced law for over a decade and held senior Compliance roles at Walmart Brazil and Petrobras.

At Petrobras, Rafael played a key role in navigating the complexities of the Operation Car Wash investigations. He led strategic risk assessments and negotiations with entities such as the DOJ, SEC, and Brazilian authorities. Rafael also coordinated collaborative efforts with Brazilian law enforcement agencies, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank. He has been actively engaged in Collective Action initiatives, representing Petrobras in international forums like the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) and contributing to OECD's integrity and anti-corruption initiatives. Rafael's fluency in Portuguese, English, Spanish, German, and Italian enhances his ability to operate effectively in global compliance environments.

Morrison Foerster

Charles Duross

Investigations Defense Practice Group Global Co-Chair and FCPA and Global Anti-Corruption Co-Head

Charles Duross is the Global Co-Chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Investigations and White Collar Defense Practice Group, and Co-Head of the FCPA and Global Anti-Corruption practice. With over 27 years of experience, his practice focuses on complex white-collar criminal matters, internal investigations, compliance counseling, due diligence for third parties and transactions, and defending clients before enforcement agencies worldwide. Charles is renowned as "Mr. FCPA" in The Washington Post, consistently recognized in Chambers Global, Chambers USA, and Ethisphere for his expertise in FCPA and foreign corruption cases. He has a strong courtroom record in high-profile trials and has conducted investigations across numerous countries.

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