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~~~~~~~~~~~~July~~~~~~~~~~~~

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Overview

July 18, 2017 12:00PM-1:00PM MST
This overview will discuss the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), which makes it illegal for companies to influence anyone with any personal payments or rewards. The FCPA applies to any person who has a certain degree of connection to the United States and engages in foreign corrupt practices. The Act also applies to any act by U.S. businesses, foreign corporations trading securities in the United States, American nationals, citizens, and residents acting in furtherance of a foreign corrupt practice whether or not they are physically present in the United States. This is considered the nationality principle of the act. Whenever businesses decide to follow the unethical road, there are consequences including high financial penalties. Any individuals that are involved in those activities may face prison time. This act was enacted for the purpose of making it unlawful for certain classes of persons and entities to make payments to foreign government officials to assist in obtaining or retaining business. In the case of foreign natural and legal persons, the Act covers their actions if they are in the United States at the time of the corrupt conduct. This is considered the protective principle of the act. Further, the Act governs not only payments to foreign officials, candidates, and parties, but any other recipient if part of the bribe is ultimately attributable to a foreign official, candidate, or party. These payments are not restricted to just monetary forms and may include anything of value.

~~~~~~~~~~~~August~~~~~~~~~~~~

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Overview
August 15, 2017 12:00PM-1:00PM MST
This overview will discuss the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), which makes it illegal for companies to influence anyone with any personal payments or rewards. The FCPA applies to any person who has a certain degree of connection to the United States and engages in foreign corrupt practices. The Act also applies to any act by U.S. businesses, foreign corporations trading securities in the United States, American nationals, citizens, and residents acting in furtherance of a foreign corrupt practice whether or not they are physically present in the United States. This is considered the nationality principle of the act. Whenever businesses decide to follow the unethical road, there are consequences including high financial penalties. Any individuals that are involved in those activities may face prison time. This act was enacted for the purpose of making it unlawful for certain classes of persons and entities to make payments to foreign government officials to assist in obtaining or retaining business. In the case of foreign natural and legal persons, the Act covers their actions if they are in the United States at the time of the corrupt conduct. This is considered the protective principle of the act. Further, the Act governs not only payments to foreign officials, candidates, and parties, but any other recipient if part of the bribe is ultimately attributable to a foreign official, candidate, or party. These payments are not restricted to just monetary forms and may include anything of value.

Export Compliance Overview for High Tech Companies
August 29, 2017 12:00PM-1:00PM MST
Did you know that the U.S. Department of Commerce is responsible for controlling dual use research and technology for U.S. companies? Did you know that Department of State is responsible for controlling Department of Defense technology and also commercial satellite technology? Did you know that each institution or company is responsible for controlling this technology from unauthorized access by foreign nationals? Did you know that Department of State/Commerce considers unauthorized access by a Chinese national or student to this technology as an illegal export to China, which can result in both monetary fines and/or criminal liability? This overview is on an emerging topic of export compliance and how an institution or company can adequately protect against illegal exports, including in the United States.

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