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The Consequences of Failed Compliance Programs for Latin

The Consequences of Failed Compliance Programs for Latin American Companies: Lessons Learned from Operation Car Wash and Other Tales
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Program Fee:
Free for Members | $15 for Non-Members

Latin America continues to be an important focus of Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA)-related investigations and enforcement actions for the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). During the past five years, there have been a number of high profile investigations targeting corruption in state-owned enterprises and large, privately owned companies in Brazil which have had significant consequences for Brazil and the rest of Latin America.  Nearly all of these investigations have resulted in significant settlements with enforcement authorities.  A number of those investigations have also spawned class action lawsuits alleging violations of United States Securities Laws, which have forced Latin American companies to pay out even more in settlements. With the benefit of hindsight, this experienced panel of experts on Latin America will discuss the compliance and investigatory best practices stemming from the Brazilian experience as well as lessons learned from the securities litigations involving Brazilian companies.  The panel will also look to recent experiences in other parts of the region and enforcement prospects in Latin America. Finally, the panel will consider the lasting effects of corruption investigations including implications for access to capital markets.

Ted Helms
, Executive Director, Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Fabiola Haselof, Federative Republic of Brazil, Federal Court of Appeals for the Second Region

Paula Anderson, Shearman & Sterling 
A.J. Bosco, Zeichner Elliman & Krause
Moroni Costa, Bichara Advogados
Walter Van Dorn, Dentons US LLP
Chet Waldman, Wolf Popper LLP

Sponsoring Association Committee:
Inter-American Affairs Committee | Michael Fernandez, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Association Committees:
Compliance Committee | Patrick T. Campell, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:
Columbia Law School Brazilian Association
Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice | Alexander Papachristou, Executive Director
Inter-American Bar Association, New York Chapter

Sponsoring Firms:

New York City Bar Association 42 West 44th St New York, NY 10036 UNITED STATES

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