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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Live-Streamed Panel on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act at Loyola Law School

Info is after the jump.

The Loyola of Los Angeles International & Comparative Law Review will host the panel discussion "Perspectives on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Where We've Been and Where We're Heading" on Thursday, Feb. 27 from 6-8 p.m. PST to address the growing impact of the FCPA. The talk will be live streamed via a link at

The panel will explore the effectiveness of the FCPA, whose reach is growing rapidly. The number and amount of FCPA-related fines and penalties nearly tripled from 2012 to 2013 – going from about $260 million to $730 million. Already in 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has secured a $384 million settlement with aluminum producer Alcoa for its violations. The panel will assess goals and priorities for FCPA enforcement, as well as corporate responses, individual risks and tips for those pursuing practice in the area.

The speakers will be Kimberly A. Dunne, partner, Litigation Group, Sidley Austin and a co-chair of the firm's White Collar: Government Litigation & Investigations group; Michael Emmick, former assistant U.S. Attorney and adjunct professor of white-collar crime and corruption classes, Loyola Law School; Charles La Bella, deputy chief, Fraud Section, United States Department of Justice; and George Newhouse, partner, Brown White & Newhouse, who defended and prosecuted corporations in public corruption investigations, regulatory fraud and other white collar violations.

Members of the media are invited to join the discussion either live or via the web stream. The session will be held in Robinson Courtroom on Loyola Law School's downtown LA campus at 919 Albany St., Los Angeles, CA 90015. Learn more or register at, which will house the web stream link once available. For more information, please contact Brian Costello, assistant director of marketing and communications, at 213.736.1444 (o) or

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