Buying a business in Europe: Understanding the employment issues and how to ensure a smooth acquisition 

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Date: June 9, 2015

Presenters: François Alambret, Martin Lüderitz, Helen Webb and Federica Dendena

In this 45 minute webinar, the Bryan Cave European Employment team will provide an insight into the employment obligations and issues when purchasing a business operating in France, Germany, Italy or the UK together with the potential liabilities when things go wrong. We will also provide practical tips and strategies for handling the “employee issues” to help you ensure any acquisition progresses quickly and smoothly.


Information Exchanges: What you can and cannot exchange with your competitors

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Date: June 3, 2015

Presenter: Philip Bartz and Robert Bell

The line between legitimate and illegitimate information exchange arrangements has become difficult to draw. In this one hour webinar we examine recent developments and cases on information exchanges in the US and the EU to provide guidance.


Private Equity and the FCPA: What You Need to Know

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Date: May 28, 2015

Presenter: Mark Srere and Andrew Mohraz


Legal and Practical Commercial Leasing Issues For Real Estate Lenders

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Date: April 8, 2015

Presenter: Ren Hayhurst


Aftermarket Risk and Challenges under US and EU Antitrust/Competition Law

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Date: March 18, 2015

Presenters:Robert Bell and Jacob Kramer

In this one hour webinar, we provide a critical assessment of how US and EU courts and regulators have developed their thinking on aftermarket issues.


Confidentiality and enforcing post termination restrictions across Europe

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Date: March 17, 2015

Presenters: Gary Freer, Sarah Delon-Bouquet, Steffen Görres and Federica Dendena

In this 45 minute webinar, the Bryan Cave European Employment team provided an insight in to the practical steps you can take to protect your business should such a situation arise in France, Germany, Italy* or the UK. The webinar will include consideration of post termination restrictions, garden leave, injunctive action, and tips on how to gather important evidence. It will also provide useful strategies to help you minimise the risk to your business


Distribution Agreements and Product Pricing: Part 2 – UK, Germany and Italy

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Date: March 3, 2015

Presenters: Robert BellEckart Budelmann, Alexandra Rose and Luigi Zumbo

In this one hour webinar, Robert Bell (London), Eckart Budelmann (Hamburg), Alexandra Rose (Hamburg) and Luigi Zumbo (Milan) will examine vertical restraints in product distribution systems under EU competition law, including as administered and enforced in the UK, Germany and Italy.


Distribution Agreements and Product Pricing: Part 1 – The EU and France

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Date: February 25, 2015

Presenters: Anita Esslinger and Kathie Claret

In this one hour webinar, Anita Esslinger and Kathie Claret will examine vertical restraints in product distribution systems under EU competition law, including as administered and enforced in France, as well as under French competition law.


Bryan Cave Briefing: Protecting Human Assets and Intellectual Property When Selling or Buying a Business

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Date: February 19, 2015

Presenters: Chris Rodgers and Alec Farr

Employment agreements with key employees; non-compete, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure restrictions; protecting trade secrets; and due diligence respecting customers, vendors, and employees.


The Latest in Money Transmitter Licensing

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Date: February 19, 2015

Presenters: Judie Rinearson (NY), Reed White (ATL), Jennifer Crowder (KC), Seyi Iwarere (D.C.)

The Bryan Cave Payments Team hosted a webinar that focused on the latest in money transmitter licensing.


UK Bribery Act: 2014 Year-in-Review

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Presentation Slides Date: February 12, 2015

Presenters: Anita Esslinger and Cara Dowling


PCI Data Breach Preparedness – How To Prevent Your Organization From Becoming the Next Data Breach Headline

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Date: January 29, 2015

Presenters: Judie Rinearson (NY),Linda Odom (D.C.), Courtney Stout (D.C.), Jena Valdetero (D.C.)

The Bryan Cave Payments Team along with special guest speaker Andi Baritchi, Global Managing Principal in charge of Verizon’s PCI Practice, hosted a webinar that focused on PCI Data Breaches and what you can do today from a legal perspective to avoid being the next “headline”.


 FCPA Enforcement: 2014 Year-In-Review

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Date: January 29, 2015

Presenters: Mark Srere, Stanley Marcuss, and Andrew Mohraz

A record criminal fine, a lawyer wearing a wire, and an appellate decision affirming the government’s broad interpretation of an “instrumentality” of a foreign government are several highlights from US FCPA enforcement efforts in 2014. This one-hour webinar provides a short primer on the FCPA and discusses 2014 enforcement actions.


How to terminate the employment of non-performing employees in Europe

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Date: January 27, 2015

Presenters: Gary Freer, Sarah Delon-Bouquet, Martin Lüderitz, Federica Dendena, and Helen Webb

In this 45 minute webinar, the Bryan Cave European Employment Team outline the issues and potential costs for terminating employment for poor performance in France, Germany, Italy and the UK. The webinar also provides useful tips and strategies to help navigate your way through the legal difficulties and keep potential costs to a minimum.


US and EU Merger Control / Antitrust Reforms and Enforcement Trends

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Date: January 21, 2015

Presenters: Robert Bell and Rebecca Nelson

In this live one hour webinar Rebecca Nelson & Robert Bell will review and discuss the implications of the recent merger control / antitrust reforms and enforcement trends. The webinar covered the EU Commission’s plans to extend the EU Merger Regulation to the acquisition of non-controlling minority shareholdings, a review of the EU Antitrust implementing regulation, Council Regulation No 1/2003 proposing convergence of National Competition Authorities investigation decision-making powers and procedures including fines and a possible unified leniency policy and a look at recent US enforcement trends with respect to mergers (including investigations into and enforcement against non-reportable transactions) as well as antitrust generally.


Bryan Cave Briefing: Hot topics in Historic Tax Credits, New Market Tax Credits and Tax Credits in Renewable Energy Transactions

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Date: January 13, 2015

Presenters: Jerry Breed , Donna Rodney, John Dalton, and Scott DeMartino


EMV, PCI, Tokenization, Encryption – What you should know for 2015

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Date: December 9, 2014

Presenters: Judie Rinearson (NY), John ReVeal (D.C.), Courtney Stout (D.C.), Jennifer Crowder (KC).

The Bryan Cave Payments Team hosted a webinar entitled EMV, PCI, Tokenization, Encryption – What you should know for 2015 on Thursday, December 4, 2014. The webinar focused on details regarding EMV, PCI, Tokenization, Encryption and what you need to know for 2015.


Interface between Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and US & EU Antitrust/Competition Law

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Date: December 9, 2014

Presenters: Robert Bell and Arindam Kar

In this one hour live webinar Robert Bell and Arindam Kar review the recent steps taken by US & EU competition/antitrust regulators to enforce antitrust/competition law in the IPR field particularly with regard to Standard Essential Patents. The webinar also addresses what role, if any, does antitrust/competition law have in disciplining the exercise of intellectual property rights on both sides of the Atlantic.


The CFPB’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Prepaid Accounts

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Date: November 19, 2014

Presenters: Judie Rinearson (NY), John ReVeal (D.C.), Reed White (ATL), Margo Hirsch Strahlberg (Chicago), Seyi Iwarere (D.C.) Dan Wheeler (San Fran)

The Bryan Cave Payments Team hosted a webinar entitled Understanding Prepaid Accounts under the CFPB’s NPRM on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, from 2 to 3:30 pm EST. The webinar focused on details and potential impact of the NPRM issued last week proposing to extend Regulation E and Regulation Z to Prepaid Accounts. Topics of discussion included: Definitions and Scope, Credit and Overdrafts, Posting Requirements with the CFPB, Short and Long Form Disclosures, Periodic Statements and E-Sign, Payroll and Government Benefits Cards, Error Resolution and Unauthorized Transfers, and FDIC Insurance, among other issues.


Bryan Cave Briefing: Clarifying Competition Law – Antitrust Private Damage Actions in the UK

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Date: November 19, 2014

Presenters: Robert Bell and Mathew Rea

This live one hour broadcast presented by Robert Bell and Mathew Rea will examine the provisions of the new EU and UK legislation as well as practical issues relating to jurisdiction, liability, limitation periods, calculation of damages and passing on defences. Also, they will provide tips for formulating successful litigation strategies to deal with these claims.


Environmental Concerns in the Business of Lending

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Date: November 18, 2014

Presenter: Ren Hayhurst


EU/US Sanctions Webinar

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Date: November 13, 2014

Presenter: Anita Esslinger

US and EU sanctions are constantly changing and have broad implications for companies seeking to do business with persons or countries that are the subject of sanctions. In many instances, it is necessary to comply with both US and EU sanctions, even where operating from the EU. Failure to comply can have serious consequences. This webinar will help you better understand these issues.


Bryan Cave Briefing: Midterm election review

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Date: November 6, 2014

Presenters: Miguel Rodriguez, David Russell, and Jack Oliver


Clarifying Antitrust/Competition Law: How best to protect your rights in US and EU Antitrust/Competition Investigations and how to handle Dawn Raids

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Date: October 22, 2014

Presenters: Philip Bartz and Robert Bell

This live one hour broadcast presented by Philip Bartz and Robert Bell provided an insight into how to safeguard your personal and your company’s rights effectively in US and EU antitrust/competition investigations.

The webinar particularly examined the extent of US and EU competition regulators’ powers of investigation, key steps in the investigation process, how to internally deal with information requests and dawn raids and important tips in how to minimize your and your company’s exposure during the course of an investigation.


The ever-changing landscape of U.S. and EU Ukraine/Russia Sanctions: What you need to know for your business.

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Date: October 14, 2014

Presenters: Anita Esslinger and Susan Kovarovics

As a result of escalating diplomatic tension arising out of the role of Russia in recent events in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union, along with several other countries, have expanded economic sanctions against Russia, including targeting the finance, energy and defense sectors. These are constantly changing and have broad implications for companies doing business in and with Russia. This seminar will help you better understand these issues.


 

The ITAR and the FCPA: What You Disclose May Hurt You

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Date: October 7, 2014

Presenters: Mark Srere and Susan Kovarovics

Through the ITAR regulations, the U.S. government has additional avenues to gather information about possible corruption violations of companies that are engaged in defense trade activities. This one-hour webinar discusses the connections and crossovers among the FCPA and the ITAR Part 129 brokering provisions and Part 130 provisions concerning reporting fees and commissions. In addition, the webinar provides useful information on how to ensure compliance with both the ITAR provisions and the FCPA.


Successful EU Public Tendering: Latest Developments in EU Public Sector, Utilities and Defence Procurement

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Date: October 1, 2014

Presenters: Robert Bell and Roman Madej

This live webinar provided a review of the latest leading EU and UK procurement cases and legislative changes. The webinar examined new EU Directives and key problem areas such as award criteria, evaluation of bids, post tender changes and under the threshold procurements.


Deposit and Pledge Agreements for Reserves, Impounds, Letters of Credit and other Cash or Securities Collateral

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Date: September 22, 2014

Presenters: Ren Hayhurst


 

Subordination Issues

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Date: August 29, 2014

Presenters: Ren Hayhurst


 

Cross-Border Internal Investigations: Data Protection and Employee Issues

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Date: June 11, 2014

Presenters:  Anita Esslinger, Christopher Dueringer, Sarah Delon-Bouquet, Jana Fuchs, and Skip Westfall (of Grant Thornton LLP)

Cross-border anti-corruption investigations are made increasingly difficult by the need to comply with multiple data protection and employee protection rules. This one-hour webinar addresses issues arising in the EU, particularly in France and Germany, as well as in China. Presenters also discuss possible ways to mitigate the risks often associated with conducting business outside the United States.


Clarifying Competition Law Webinar: Merger Control Developments

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Date: May 22, 2014

Presenters: Robert Bell, Eckart Budelmann and James Harvey (of Economic Insight)

In this live one hour webinar we discussed recent legal and economic developments in merger control policy and procedure in the EU, UK and Germany and assess whether these reforms will produce greater efficiency or yet more red tape in the merger control process.


Corruption Investigations: How to Get the Biggest Bang for Your Buck

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Date: May 22, 2014

Presenters: Mark Srere, Stan Marcuss, and Bryan Moser (of Grant Thornton LLP)

This one-hour webinar is the second of the year in Bryan Cave’s anti-corruption series. This webinar explores ways to conduct an effective and reliable investigation without breaking your company’s bank. The discussion is ideal for those conducting any business outside the United States, including M&A and joint ventures.


Clarifying Competition Law

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Date: February 26, 2014

Presenters: Robert BellAnita Esslinger

This live one hour broadcast provided insight into vertical restraints in product distribution systems and how to draft them in Compliance with EU competition law. The webinar examined common issues such as resale pricing, internet distribution and territorial protection.


FCPA and UK Bribery Act: 2013 Year-in-Review

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Date: February 25 and February 26, 2014

Presenters: Mark SrereAnita Esslinger, Andrew Mohraz and Cara Dowling

This one-hour webinar is the first of the year in Bryan Cave’s anti-corruption series. The agenda includes a year-end enforcement review of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA); a review of enforcement highlights of the UK Bribery Act; and compliance tips from our four presenters.


Anti-Corruption Compliance in China

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Date: November 21, 2013

Presenters: Mark Srere, Evan Chuck and Therese Pritchard

This one-hour webinar provides analysis of recent anti-corruption enforcement actions in China, from both the U.S. and China perspectives. In addition, it discusses common anti-corruption issues that arise in China and how your compliance program can address those issues.


Strategic Trade Management Regimes in Asia and Oceania

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Date: October 7 (US focus) & 9 (EU focus), 2013

Presenters: George Tan, Susan Kovarovics and Anita Esslinger

Businesses involved in the trade of goods in and out of the Asia-Pacific region are susceptible to Export Controls risks. This one-hour webinar provides insight into Export Controls management across the Asia-Pacific region for businesses that are involved in and experiencing rapid growth in this diverse and multi-cultural region. The webinar focuses on the key characteristics of major strategic trade regimes such as legislation, governing agencies, control lists, licensing schemes, penalties and enforcement. You will also learn about the latest in Export Controls trends and developments in emerging countries where the trade of large-scale goods is prevalent.


Strategic Recourse Issues

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Date: August 22, 2013

Presenter: Ren Hayhurst


Complex Collateral Situations

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Date: August 21, 2013

Presenter: Ren Hayhurst


Ring, Ring: New TCPA Consent Requirements Take Effect on October 16. Are You Ready?

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Date: July 23, 2013

Presenter: Megan Gajewski

In this mini-webinar, we will discuss the changes to the consent requirements in the FCC’s revised rules implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The new consent rules will take effect on October 16. In this webinar we will review the new requirements and discuss their practical effect on telemarketing communications.


The FCPA: A Primer and Mid-2013 Enforcement Update

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Date: July 18, 2013

Presenters: Mark Srere and Therese Pritchard

This one-hour program provides an overview of the FCPA and an introduction to key concepts in anti-corruption enforcement. In addition, we will discuss recent enforcement actions and what they mean for your company’s anti-corruption compliance program.


Outsourcing and Technology Services Arrangements: Data Security and Privacy Considerations

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Date: June 27, 2013

Presenters: Sean Christy and Chuck Hollis

The webinar will provide an overview of data privacy and security considerations in outsourcing and technology service arrangements where access to PII is involved, including contractual provisions and trends for addressing data security, compliance and allocation of risk.


The Scope of EU Privacy Law

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Date: April 30, 2013

Presenter: Jana Fuchs

In this mini-webinar, we will focus on the scope of the EU privacy regime and how it affects foreign businesses.  We discuss risk assessment factors as well as future developments, which could affect your business when the EU reforms its privacy law.


Don’t Get Left Behind: Implementing Export Control Reform Webinar

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Date: April 9, 2013

Presenters: Susan Kovarovics and Clif Burns

Export Control Reform is imminent.  Don’t get left behind!  This 60-minute webinar will address how to effectively assess the impact of Export Control Reform on your business.  The discussion will provide a step-by-step approach to implementing changes to internal compliance measures during the transition period and beyond.


Is Your App Compliant?  Designing Your Mobile Privacy Policy

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Date: March 29, 2013

Presenter: Daniel Rockey

California led the way on Internet privacy when it enacted the California Online Privacy Protection Act (Cal OPPA) in 2004, the first law in the country to require websites to include a privacy policy.  California is leading the way once again with mobile applications.  California’s Attorney General announced early last year that Cal OPPA applies to mobile applications.  In December, the AG launched the first enforcement action against an alleged violator, seeking civil penalties of up to $2,500 for each non-compliant download.  Mobile should be a part of every company’s media strategy, but privacy compliance must be an important consideration.  The AG and FTC have recently issues guidance to help companies develop effective mobile privacy policies and practices — and avoid becoming the target of an enforcement action.


Borrower Entity Structure – How Form can Dictate Substance

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Date: April 4, 2013

Presenter: Ren Hayhurst


Successfully Managing Internal Investigations

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Date: March 28 and April 3, 2013

Presenters: Joey Burby, Stan Marcuss, Therese Pritchard and Mark Srere

In this one-hour webinar, we will discuss the ins and outs of conducting an internal investigation. Topics include what role in-house counsel play, when to conduct an investigation, whether to engage outside counsel, how to protect the privilege, how to interview employees, whether and when to disclose the results to outside auditors or the government, and how to present results.


Real Estate Secured Loans: Loan Structures and Related Title Issues

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Date: February 26, 2013

Presenter: Ren Hayhurst


Prepaid & Emerging Payments Year in Review

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Date: February 25, 2013

Presenters: Judith Rinearson, John ReVeal, Linda Odom, Kristine Andreassen, Margo Strahlberg

This 60-minute webinar provides an overview of major legal and regulatory events impacting both open and closed looped credit cards and other emerging payments. Topics include a review of key Consumer Financial Protection Bureau activities for prepaid and payments; new regulatory concerns and open issues for 2013 from FinCEN on anti-money laundering issues; an update on FinCen’s cross-border reporting regulation for prepaid cards; an update on the “Durbin Amendment,” including effective dates on routing restrictions; a 2012 bank regulatory overview; recent trends in social media, mobile products, E-sign and PCI DSS in privacy and data security; and new developments in retail and reward cards, including abandoned property and consumer protection issues.


The FCPA: 2012 Year-in-Review and Enforcement Update

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Date: February 5 and 23, 2013

Presenters: Mark Srere, Anita Esslinger and Dan O’Connor

This one-hour webinar reviews the U.S. government’s enforcement of the FCPA during 2012 and discusses FCPA enforcement trends. It also includes a discussion of the key enforcement highlights of the UK Bribery Act.


State Data Breach Notification Statutes: Annual Review From The Bryan Cave Survey of Breach Notification Laws

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Date: February 5, 2013

Presenters: David Zetoony and Jena Valdetero

Bryan Cave tracks 53 areas of divergence among the state data breach notification statutes in its breach notification counseling tool. This program will provide an overview of the current landscape of data breach notification statutes, and point out 2012 changes to the laws.


The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Exploring the New Guidance Manual and How it Affects Your Company’s Compliance Program

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Dates: December 13 and 20, 2012

Presenters: Mark Srere and Therese Pritchard

This one-hour program will provide an in-depth review of the recently issues Guidance Manual on the FCPA from the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. It will discuss how this guidance addresses the key issues involved in FCPA enforcement and how the Guidance Manual affects a company’s anti-corruption compliance Program


Strategic Entity Formation Issues: Recourse Beyond the Collateral

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Date: November 15, 2012

Presenter: Ren Hayhurst


The UK Bribery Act: A Year Later

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Date: October 17, 2012

Presenters: Anita Esslinger and Andrew Mohraz

This one-hour program will provide an overview of the UK Bribery Act and will discuss recent developments in the enforcement of the Act, as well as the approach of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office to investigations, prosecutions and settlements with respect to potential violations of the Act. It will discuss the exposure of US companies under the Act and issues arising out of multijurisdictional enforcement of actions that could violate both the UK Bribery Act and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.


Doing Business in Latin America: What You Need to Know About Anti-Corruption Enforcement

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Date: June 19, 2012

Presenters: Nicole Simonian, Mark Srere, Ruby Asturias (Aczalaw), Daniel Rodriguez Bravo and Robert Kuster (Brigard & Urrutia), William Read (The Risk Advisory Group), and David T. Reuben and Fernando Vargas Winiker (Pacheco Coto)

U.S. business in Latin America continues to expand. This one-hour webinar discusses the anti-corruption landscape for foreign businesses in Latin America, with a special focus on Costa Rica, Guatemala and Colombia. This webinar not only discusses the landscape, but also will discuss due diligence considerations as well as issues that arise in anti-corruption investigations in Latin America.


First Quarter Developments in the Ever Changing Landscape of Privacy and Data Security

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Date: April 10, 2012

Presenters: David Zetoony, Gina Hough, Dan Rockey, Brandon Pollak and Jana Fuchs

The field of privacy and data security is ever changing and critically important to any and all entities that collect,store, or otherwise use consumer or customer personal information. The legal and regulatory framework that governs the field is evolving at a rapid pace. This one-hour webinar provides an overview of major legal and regulatory events that occurred in the first quarter of 2012 concerning privacy and data security, including recent FTC developments, significant state law developments, trends in private litigation, emerging federal legislation, and recent developments in the European Union.


The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: A Primer and Enforcement Update

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Date: April 5, 2012

Presenters: Paul Huey-Burns, Stan Marcuss, Mark Srere, and David Wilson

This one-hour program provides an overview of the FCPA and an introduction to key concepts in anti-corruption enforcement. We will discuss recent developments in the DOJ’s and SEC’s programs to investigate and prosecute potential violations of the Act and describe how companies can best respond to these trends.


Managing Reserves, Impounds & Holdbacks: Legal Strategies for Lenders

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Date: April 4, 2012

Presenter: Ren Hayhurst


Legal and Practical Title Issues for Real Estate Lenders

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Date: March 6, 2012

Presenter: Ren Hayhurst


The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Focus on the Mining and Oil & Gas Industries

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Dates: February 8 & 15, 2012

Presenters: Jim Cress, Paul Huey-Burns, Stan Marcuss, Mark Srere and David Wilson

This one-hour webinar focuses on how the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act affects the mining and oil & gas industries. In addition to providing an overview of the FCPA, it discusses specific anti-corruption issues that U.S. mining and oil & gas companies often face when conducting operations overseas, including freight-forwarding, use of agents and third parties, social development contracts and security. The webinar also will discuss how to protect your company through the use of appropriate compliance programs.


Prepaid & Emerging Payments Year in Review

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Date: January 25, 2012

Presenters: Judith Rinearson, Carol Osborne, David Zetoony, John ReVeal, Katherine Koops, Margo Strahlberg, Kristine Andreassen, Barry Hester, Jennifer Crowder

This 90-minute webinar provides an overview of major legal and regulatory events impacting both open and closed looped cards and other emerging payments. Topics included the “Durbin Amendment,” prepaid access AML regulations, current activity and the recess appointment of Richard Cordray, the implications of the New Jersey abandoned property legislation, the recent Third Circuit Opinion on New Jersey Retail Merchants Association v. Andrew Sidamon-Eristoffand other major legal events in 2011.


Anti-Corruption Investigations in China

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Dates: November 2 & 9, 2011

Presenters: Mark Srere, Paul Huey-Burns, Therese Pritchard, Stan Marcuss, Dean Bunch (Ernst & Young) and John Auerbach (Ernst & Young)

Business activities in China continue to be a focus for anti-corruption enforcement and regulatory actions by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The enforcement of local Chinese anti-corruption laws by the Chinese government has added fuel to the fire. This one-hour webinar addresses the issues that arise in conducting anti-corruption investigations in China. We will discuss both U.S. and Chinese anti-corruption laws and trends in enforcing these laws. Our discussion will take a deep dive into the latest cases highlighting the attributes of high risk counter-parties, business partners, and business activities that are at the forefront of these cases. Join our panel of experienced attorneys and accountants as they discuss these issues.


Internal Investigations of Anti-Corruption Issues

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Dates: September 20 & 28, 2011

Presenters: Paul Huey-Burns, Stan Marcuss, Therese Pritchard and Mark Srere

This webinar addresses the key issues that often arise in an anti-corruption investigation, including: When is it appropriate or necessary to conduct an investigation?; Should you report the pendency or results of an investigation to the government?; How can you control the scope on investigation? Join our panel of experienced attorneys as they discuss these, as well as other important issues.


The Durbin Amendment: What Does Regulation II – The Final Ruling — Mean For Prepaid?

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Date: August 2, 2011

Presenters: Judith Rinearson, Linda Odom, Courtney Stout

This one-hour webinar provides an overview of the final interchange regulations under the Durbin Amendment of the Dodd-Frank Act that went into effect October 1, 2011, changing the rules for interchange transaction fees. It will explain what the new interchange and routing rules mean for the prepaid industry and how to comply.


Anti-Corruption 2011 Mid-year Enforcement Update–Analyzing the Trends in Global Enforcement

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Dates: July 25 & August 2, 2011

Presenters: Mark Srere, Stan Marcuss, Anita Esslinger, Jana Fuchs, Joe Smallhoover and Evan Chuck

This one-hour webinar provides a mid-year update on anti-corruption enforcement efforts around the world. It will speak from various geographic perspectives, including the U.S., UK, Germany, France and Asia.


The FCPA, the SEC’s Revamped Enforcement Program and the New Whistleblower Rules

Presentation Slides – PDF

Dates: June 16 & 23, 2011

Presenters: Mark Srere, Paul Huey-Burns and Therese Pritchard

This one-hour webinar focuses on SEC enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), including the implications of the SEC’s newly-adopted rules implementing the Dodd-Frank Act’s whistleblower provisions. We will review the new rules as well as the SEC Division of Enforcement’s revamped structure and investigative procedures and discuss how these watershed developments will affect investigations in this area.


Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: A Primer

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Dates: May 12 & 18, 2011

Presenters: Mark Srere, Paul Huey-Burns and Anita Esslinger

This one-hour webinar provides an overview of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, from the basic legal provisions to how those provisions are interpreted and enforced by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, the webinar will touch on the differences between the FCPA and the new UK Bribery Act. Finally, the webinar will present an overview regarding FCPA compliance programs and the necessary due diligence needed to protect against anticorruption violations.


Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: What It Means for the Prepaid Card Industry

Presentation Slides – PDF

Date: August 16, 2010

Presenters: Judith Rinearson, Linda Odom, Margo Strahlberg, John ReVeal, Jennifer Crowder, Kristine Andreassen

This one-hour webinar provides an overview of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and what it means for the prepaid card industry.


Gift Cards and Cards that are Not Gift Cards: Navigating Compliance with the Gift Card Provisions of the CARD Act: Practical Guidance Concerning the CARD Act and the Federal Reserve Board’s Final Gift Card Rules

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Date: April 28, 2010

Presenters: Judith Rinearson, John ReVeal, Margo Strahlberg, Linda Odom

This one-hour webinar explores open-loop and closed-loop gift card compliance with the new laws and regulations related to the Credit CARD Act.