FCPA Compliance: Creating an Effective Anti-Corruption Compliance Program

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FCPA Compliance: Creating an Effective Anti-Corruption Compliance Program


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


Experience with international organizations

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 U.K. Bribery Act or both.

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

Identify best practices for an FCPA risk assessment

Recognize common risk factors associated with FCPA violations

Recognize the essential elements of an effective FCPA compliance program

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

CPE Credit: 4
NASBA Information: Business Law
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: November 2021
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study


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