Morgan Heavener, Of Counsel, Litigation Department, Paul Hastings LLP at the KC Event

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NEW YORK - Jan. 6, 2016 - PRLog -- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Morgan Heavener, Of Counsel, Litigation Department, Paul Hastings LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Current Trends and Practices in Mitigating FCPA Risks and Threats in Global Private Equity Ventures LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for February 2, 2015 @ 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET).

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About Morgan Heavener

Morgan Heavener is of counsel in the Litigation Department of Paul Hastings. His practice focuses largely on matters relating to international anticorruption laws, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Mr. Heavener has extensive experience conducting corruption-related internal and government-initiated investigations around the world, including representing clients in enforcement actions brought by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and multilateral development banks. Mr. Heavener also assists clients in developing and enhancing anticorruption compliance programs, conducting anticorruption-focused risk assessments and audits, and conducting due diligence reviews of business partners and acquisition targets.

As part of his pro bono practice, Mr. Heavener has taught courses for foreign government officials and lawyers at the International Law Institute on international anticorruption laws and has also successfully represented in U.S. immigration court an individual from West Africa seeking political asylum.

About Paul Hastings LLP

Paul Hastings is a leading global law firm with a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S. The firm is ranked first on The American Lawyer’s A-List of the most successful law firms in America.

Our lawyers provide innovative legal solutions to many of the world’s top financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. We offer a complete portfolio of services to support our clients’ complex, often mission-critical needs – from structuring first-of-their-kind transactions to resolving complicated disputes to providing the savvy legal counsel that keeps business moving forward.

Since the firm’s founding in 1951, Paul Hastings has grown steadily and strategically along with our clients and the markets we serve. We established successful practices in key U.S. and European cities, creating a broad network of professionals to support our clients’ ambitions. In addition, we were one of the first U.S. law firms to establish a presence in Asia, and today we continue to be a leader in the region. Over the past decade, we have significantly expanded our global network of lawyers to assist our clients in financial centers around the world, including the emerging markets of Latin America.

Drawing on the firm’s dynamic, collaborative, and entrepreneurial culture, our lawyers work across practices, offices, and borders to provide innovative, seamless legal counsel – where and when our clients need us.

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Event Synopsis:

As Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations on several industries continue to ascend, regulators are likely to subject Private Equity (PE) firms to heightened scrutiny. This is to ensure that they are properly disclosing fees to their investors given the fact that they usually employ middlemen in raising money from state-owned investment funds. By establishing effective compliance procedures and thorough anti-corruption due diligence, PE firms can operate efficiently amidst serious probing. However, PE fund advisers must be aware first of the FCPA risks and liabilities to avoid severe penalties and investigation costs.

In this two-hour LIVE webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help firms understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of FCPA Risks and Threats in Global Private Equity Ventures. Speakers will also share helpful insights in handling critical issues and current trends. Best risk mitigation and FCPA compliance practices will be also discussed in this CLE course.

Key topics include:

·         Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - An Overview

·         Major FCPA Considerations

·         FCPA Risks and Threats

·         Possible Implications on PE Firms and their Portfolio Companies

·         Risk Assessment and Monitoring

·         Successor and Post-Acquisition Liabilities

·         Common FCPA Violations

·         Legal Consequences

·         Critical Issues and Current Trends

·         Risk Mitigation Techniques

·         Best Compliance Practices

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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