FCPA Compliance: Creating an Effective Anti-Corruption Compliance Program (Online Self-Study)

FCPA Compliance

CPE Credit: 4
Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Experience with international organizations


The U.S. Congress enacted the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) to prohibit corrupt payments directed at foreign officials or political organizations. Since its enactment, the FCPA has had significant impacts on the way organizations worldwide conduct business domestically and abroad. As a result, it is important for you and your organization to understand the intricate and interlocking network of criminal and civil laws designed to combat transnational bribery.

In this course, learn about the legal and regulatory framework of the U.S. government’s efforts to combat bribery in international trade. FCPA Compliance provides an overview of the FCPA and other international anti-corruption initiatives, advises how your organization can establish compliance programs to detect and minimize legal violations and examines bribery risk assessments.

Key Takeaways:

Elements of the FCPA compliance program, and the FCPA’s accounting and anti-bribery provisions

International and regional anti-corruption initiatives

Standards and tools you can use to help design, assess and certify your organization’s anti-corruption program

A six-phase approach to develop a framework for conducting FCPA risk assessments

Methods to analyze your FCPA risk assessment

Risk factors you should evaluate when conducting an FCPA risk assessment

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Table of Contents:

Lesson 1: Introduction and Course Overview

Lesson 2: Introduction to the FCPA

Lesson 3: The FCPA's Accounting Provisions

Lesson 4: The FCPA's Anti-Bribery Provisions

Lesson 5: International and Regional Anti-Corruption Initiatives

Lesson 6: Compliance Programs

Lesson 7: Elements of an FCPA Compliance Program (Part 1)

Lesson 8: Elements of an FCPA Compliance Program (Part 2)

Lesson 9: Standards and Tools

Lesson 10: Introduction to FCPA Risk Assessments

Lesson 11: Phases of a Risk Assessment

Lesson 12: Methods of Analysis

Lesson 13: FCPA Risk Factors

Lesson 14: Conclusion

CPE Information:

You Will Learn How To:

Identify key elements of the FCPA, the UK Bribery Act and other international anti-corruption initiatives

Determine whether specific transactions violate the FCPA, the UK Bribery Act or both

Recall how FCPA is enforced and the penalties available for FCPA violations

Recognize the essential elements of an effective FCPA compliance program

Identify best practices for an FCPA risk assessment

Recognize common risk factors associated with FCPA violations

Field of Study: Business Law

Last updated: October 2017

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