34th International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

November 28 - December 1, 2017
Washington , DC

Partners Martin Weinstein and Peter Burrell spoke at the premier legal and regulatory anti-corruption compliance event in Washington.

Litigation partner Martin Weinstein, who leads Willkie’s Compliance & Enforcement Practice Group, served as moderator on the panel “40 YEARS OF THE FCPA: Former FCPA Unit and Enforcement Heads Discuss Key Enforcement Takeaways, and the Practical Realities Affecting Investigations and Settlements.”

Litigation partner Peter Burrell, who heads Willkie’s Litigation, Compliance and Enforcement and White Collar Defense Practices in the London office, spoke on the panel “FCPA & Data Privacy “Pickles”: Case Studies on Resolving Complex, Sensitive Privacy Issues Affecting Internal and Government Corruption Investigations.” Through a series of practical case studies, the speakers discussed how to operate within strict foreign data privacy requirements, and cooperate with the SEC and DOJ.

Topics included:

  • Reconciling “cooperation” with U.S. agencies’ and conflicting EU data privacy restrictions
  • How far you can go with your investigation without committing a criminal act under foreign data privacy laws
  • How EU regulators have interpreted data privacy vs. U.S. regulators
  • Recruitment and Employment: How to properly screen candidates for internships, boards and employment without running afoul of privacy restrictions
  • Cross-border transmitter issues: How to access emails and other online data
  • Data privacy issues when responding to a U.S. subpoena
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