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Howard Weissman

Howard Weissman is of counsel in Baker McKenzie's Washington, D.C., office. He has decades of experience in advising on US laws and regulations directly impacting international business operations such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and US antiboycott laws, International Traffic in Arms Regulations, Export Administration Regulations, and foreign agency and anti-bribery laws. Mr. Weissman has designed and implemented corporate anti-corruption compliance programs and training programs. He served as vice president and associate general counsel at Lockheed Martin Corporation, where he worked for more than 25 years.

On April 27, 2015, Transparency International UK (“TIUK”) released the Defense Companies Anti-Corruption Index 2015 (the “Index”). The Index, which was first released in October 2012 and now updated for the first time since then, assesses the transparency and quality of the ethics and anti-corruption compliance programs of 163 defense…

As companies expand into overseas markets, they are increasingly turning to joint ventures (“JVs”) with local companies instead of acquisitions or establishing their own local greenfield operations. This trend is not surprising and is likely to continue. A JV with a local company usually offers faster market entry and can…