Mr. Weinstein addressed several key issues, including the year in enforcement, impact of the pandemic and what to expect in 2021.
Willkie partner and chair of the Compliance, Investigations & Enforcement Practice Martin Weinstein was interviewed by The Anti-Corruption Report for an article examining the year in enforcement. The article covered ACI’s recent annual FCPA conference, held virtually this year, examining key trends addressed by Mr. Weinstein and other conference speakers, including the effect of the pandemic on anti-corruption efforts, what 2020’s big settlement numbers mean for companies and what to expect from the new administration in January.
In the article, Mr. Weinstein discussed the impact of the pandemic on investigations and prosecutions. He said that once things return to an approximation of normal, “things will pick up and there will be a rush of energy,” particularly with “the new administration and hopefully a new level of comfort in our public health.”
In addressing whether 2020’s settlement numbers are indicative of any sort of trend, Mr. Weinstein said “2020 is representative of the year 2020….I would not look to 2020 to be a trend of anything related to enforcement.”
On December 3, Mr. Weinstein moderated a panel on The New Reality of Risk at the FCPA conference, a flagship event for the global anti-corruption community.
2020 in Review: Big FCPA Numbers Despite a Pandemic can be found here. (subscription required)