Broadcast Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021
from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET)


The continuous disruptions brought by the COVID-19 outbreak have significantly impacted the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement and compliance matters. To address the risks brought by the pandemic, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have been continuously working hand in hand in providing updated guidelines for companies to ensure compliance with FCPA.

In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide an in-depth analysis of the FCPA enforcement trends and developments. Speakers will also provide the best compliance practices and patterns to abate potential exposure to legal risks.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

  • FCPA Trends and Developments
  • COVID-19 Implications
  • Challenges and Considerations
  • Best Compliance Tips and Strategies
  • What Lies Ahead

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine current FCPA regulatory focus, the impact of the COVID-19 crisis as well as the best practices in mitigating risks
  • Identify FCPA’s trends and developments, COVID-19 implications, and compliance challenges and considerations
  • Recognize the enforcement lessons learned from 2020


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast



General knowledge of corporate law


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


NASBA Field of Study:

Accounting – Technical


Total Credits:

1.5 CLE

1.5 CPE (Not eligible for QAS (On-demand) CPE credits)

Speaker Panel:

Rajal Dubal, Senior Managing Director
Ankura Consulting Group, LLC

Rajal Dubal is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura based in New York.  She brings over 25 years of experience in independent corporate investigations, anti-money laundering and sanctions, applied analytics, financial accounting and reporting, transactional advice, and auditing. Rajal specializes in conducting fraud and anti-corruption investigations.  She is an expert at assessing accounting systems and corporate control environments and implementing creative solutions to help her clients fill gaps and weaknesses in controls that led to investigations. Rajal also brings her expertise to financial institutions in the areas of compliance testing, AML and sanctions transaction monitoring, lookbacks, model validations and tuning, data governance, and anti-bribery enhancements to KYC platforms. Rajal combines her forensic accounting and operational expertise to help clients develop solutions to improve anti-corruption and anti-money laundering controls.

Kathleen Sacks, Senior Associate
King & Spalding LLP

Kathleen focuses on white-collar criminal defense including anti-corruption investigations and compliance counseling, complex commercial litigation, and cross-border investigations and disputes.  As a senior associate based in the Washington, D.C. office, Kathleen has experience counseling clients facing investigations before the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as other domestic and international authorities.  She also handles cases for clients in high-stakes adversarial proceedings, including trial-level litigation and arbitrations.

Kathleen represents companies across the globe in high-stakes matters.  She has handled investigations and enforcement actions in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.  Kathleen is also experienced in all aspects of compliance counseling, including compliance assessment, remediation, and data privacy considerations.

Jennifer D. Riddle, Of Counsel
Paul Hastings LLP

Jennifer D. Riddle is of counsel in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on compliance with and disputes relating to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and other international anti-corruption laws.

Ms. Riddle conducts internal investigations on behalf of senior management, boards of directors, and audit committees with respect to the FCPA, international anti-corruption laws, fraud, and kickbacks. She has acted as the senior associate leading investigations in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

Ms. Riddle designs and implements comprehensive anti-corruption compliance programs that are tailored to the client’s particular risks and provides compliance training to senior management, in-house lawyers, sales and marketing personnel, internal auditors, and third parties. Ms. Riddle handles due diligence of third party representatives, business partners for joint ventures, teaming arrangements and alliances, and other third party service providers, as well as targets in mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Riddle conducts risk assessments and advises on anti-corruption audits. Ms. Riddle has also advised and acted as the primary liaison with respect to an independent corporate monitor stemming from an FCPA settlement.


Rajal DubalSenior Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group, LLC

  • Increased regulatory focus on accounting and securities fraud, particularly bribery schemes
  • Lessons learned from prior financial crises
  • Areas of accounting and bribery risk in times of crisis
  • Red flags in financial records
  • Steps to mitigate accounting and bribery risk


Kathleen SacksSenior Associate

King & Spalding LLP

  • FCPA Trends and Developments
    • Continued collaboration between U.S. authorities and authorities abroad—special considerations for navigating privilege and COVID-19 related challenges
    • Update on foreign enforcement, including growing emphasis on corporate liability and commercial corruption
  • COVID-19 Implications
    • “Inability to pay” and other considerations for companies feeling the financial impact of COVID-19
  • Challenges and Considerations
    • How to cooperate with a DOJ / SEC investigation when you can’t access people or information due to COVID-19
  • Best Compliance Tips and Strategies
  • What Lies Ahead


Jennifer D. RiddleOf Counsel

Paul Hastings LLP

  • Highlights from the 2020 enforcement landscape
  • Guidance updates in 2020 – both the Resource Guide and Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs
  • Trends with respect to the appointment of monitors

Date & Time:

Thursday, February 11, 2021

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • FCPA Lawyers
  • Corporate Governance Lawyers
  • White-Collar Lawyers
  • Compliance Managers
  • Risk Management Officers
  • In-house Counsel
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Rajal DubalSenior Managing Director
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Kathleen SacksSenior Associate
King & Spalding LLP
Jennifer D. RiddleOf Counsel
Paul Hastings LLP



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