Broadcast Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020
from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET)


The aggressive enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) continues to be a priority for the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Seven enforcement actions were made during the third quarter of 2019 with about $78.5 million in disgorgement and penalties. Top areas of enforcement include corporate compliance individual accountability, international cooperation, and multi-jurisdictional coordination.

In this LIVE Webcast, seasoned FCPA experts Garrett Schuman (Paul Hastings LLP) and Bradley D. Simon (Windels Marx) will offer helpful insights on how to manage risks of FCPA noncompliance. They will also provide an in-depth analysis of the recent trends and updates concerning FCPA enforcement.

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

  • FCPA Enforcement – 2019 Statistics
  • Latest Regulatory Trends, Developments, and Updates
  • Managing Risks and Challenges
  • Best Compliance Practices
  • What Lies Ahead


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)



General knowledge of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional


Total Credits:

1.5 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Bradley D. Simon, Partner
Windels Marx

Bradley D. Simon is a Partner with the law firm of Windels Marx, resident in the New York, NY office. He represents corporations and individuals in the areas of white collar criminal defense, complex civil litigation and corporate compliance. In his White Collar Criminal Defense practice, he represents clients under investigation for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations (FCPA) violations, as wells as a wide array of other alleged federal and state offenses in jurisdictions throughout the United States. He is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, where he prosecuted complex white collar fraud, tax and organized crime cases, and a former Trial Attorney with the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he tried cases in federal district courts throughout the United States. In the course of his career, Brad has tried over thirty federal jury trials. He received his J.D. from Georgetown University School of Law, and an A.B., cum laude, from Harvard University.

Garrett Schuman, Attorney
Paul Hastings LLP

Garrett Schuman is an associate based in Paul Hastings’ Washington, D.C. office.  Mr. Schuman’s practice focuses on matters relating to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, with a particular emphasis on serving clients in Latin America. He has experience advising multinational clients in internal investigations as well as those involved in criminal litigation with the United States Department of Justice. Mr. Schuman has also advised clients involved in corporate monitorships, cross-border civil litigation, and multilateral development bank sanctions proceedings.

Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Mr. Schuman served as a law clerk to the Honorable Michael M. Baylson in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and to the Honorable Jane R. Roth in the United States Circuit Court for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Schuman is fluent in Spanish.


Bradley D. SimonPartner Windels Marx

  1. Brief Statutory Overview
  2. Fines and Penalties Continue to Increase
  3. Closely watched  2019-2020 FCPA cases:  U.S. v. Hoskins, a roller coaster ride;  conviction, reversal by the Second Circuit, retrial, conviction and verdict set aside by District Judge.  U.S.  v. Coburn and Schwartz; every email may constitute a separate FCPA violation
  4. Recidivism;  Some corporations are serial  bribers;  France’s Technip pays staggering penalties for the second time
  5. DOJ issued several noteworthy FCPA declinations

Garrett SchumanAttorney Paul Hastings LLP

2019 trends

  • No end in sight to FCPA enforcement
  • Non-FCPA charges brought by DOJ’s FCPA Unit
  • Trials!
  • Spinoff prosecutions continue
  • More guidance = more clarity

DOJ updates its policies

  • FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy
    • Ephemeral messaging apps
    • Internal counsel – stay out of the way!
    • M&A – FCPA diligence is worth it!
    • Voluntary disclosure – probably worth it even with “aggravating circumstances”
  • Evaluating Corporate Compliance Policy
    • What this means for FCPA compliance programs
      • Design
      • Implementation

Date & Time:

Thursday, April 16, 2020

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

Who Should Attend:

  • FCPA Lawyers
  • White-Collar Lawyers
  • Legal and Compliance Executives
  • Corporate Lawyers
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Bradley D. SimonPartner
Windels Marx
Garrett SchumanAttorney
Paul Hastings LLP



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