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As part of one of the largest and most recommended Dispute Resolution practices in the world, our North America Litigation & Government Enforcement lawyers offer practical insights on how to help you navigate the complexities your business may face with confidence, while achieving your strategic and commercial objectives. To share these insights, we have developed a webinar series that is focused on practical business solutions and the risks and challenges in doing business locally and internationally.

Please join us for our first webinar in 2017:

U.S. Government Expectations For Compliance Programs Through the Eyes of the Justice Department’s Compliance Counsel

It’s been over a year since the Compliance Counsel assumed her role at the Fraud Section of DOJ’s Criminal Division and earlier this year the Fraud Section released additional guidance on how it evaluates compliance programs.  The U.S. Sentencing Guidelines allow companies to receive a credit for having a pre-existing compliance program in place even if it failed to prevent misconduct.  Even in the absence of a pre-existing compliance program, FCPA settlements show that effective compliance remediation can significantly impact the resolution of an FCPA investigation.

How has the Compliance Counsel impacted this analysis for the DOJ?  How has the review of corporate compliance programs changed as a result of the Compliance Counsel’s involvement?  Should compliance professionals change the way they view and implement their compliance programs?  What should companies do to be in the best position should they have to disclose or defend against potential corruption-related conduct with the DOJ?

Event Details

Our complimentary webinar series is aimed at in-house legal counsel and compliance managers, ranging from those who are new to the areas concerned, through to experienced practitioners who want to refresh their knowledge and learn more about litigation risks and best practices.

A registration reminder with log-in and dial-in details will be sent to you one week and one hour prior to the start of the webinar.

Date Thursday 27th April 2017
Time 10 am EDT
Contact Natalie Trevino
Dial in 877-445-9761 / 201-689-8592 (Passcode 13659993)
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CLE Information Approved for 1.0 California general CLE credit, 1.0 Illinois general CLE credit, 1.0 New York general areas of professional practice CLE credit, and 1.0 Texas general CLE credit. Florida and Virginia CLE applications can be made upon request. Participants requesting CLE for other states will receive Uniform CLE Certificates.

Baker McKenzie LLP is a California and Illinois CLE approved provider. Baker McKenzie LLP has been certified by the New York State CLE Board as an accredited provider in the state of New York for the period 12/12/12-12/11/18. This program is appropriate for both experienced and newly admitted New York attorneys. Baker McKenzie LLP is an accredited sponsor, approved by the State Bar of Texas, Committee on MCLE.

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Lina Braude
Crystal Jezierski

Crystal Jezierski is a partner in the Compliance & Investigations practice group in Baker McKenzie´s Washington, DC office. She has 18 years of experience, including high-level government positions having served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs at the US Department of Justice and as Chief Counsel for Oversight and Investigations for the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee. In these roles she provided strategic advice to top Justice Department officials and leading US Congress members on federal law enforcement priorities, congressional oversight of the Justice Department and other federal law enforcement agencies, and congressional investigations


Lina Braude is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Washington office and a member of Baker McKenzie's North America Compliance & Internal Investigations practice group. She advises clients on corporate compliance issues, including the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and US money laundering laws and their application to the activities of multinational companies in emerging markets. Ms. Braude began her legal career in Kazakhstan in 1995 and has an in-depth understanding of the cultural and political challenges of doing business in developing countries, especially in the former Soviet Union. She earned her LL.M. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 1999, and has been admitted to practice in New York, the District of Columbia and Kazakhstan.