Joseph Lee To Discuss Gift-Giving at FCPA Boot Camp Workshop

Joseph D. Lee will discuss best practices relating to gifts and entertainment at the American Conference Institute’s (ACI) 16th Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Boot Camp.

Mr. Lee will speak Oct. 1 at an interactive workshop titled “Preventing Gifts, Entertainment and Hospitality Pitfalls: How to Create and Monitor a Robust, Culturally-Sensitive Policy and Detect Wrongdoing.” Topics will include:

  • Managing the “reasonable and customary” standard across jurisdictions
  • Dealing with contractually mandated hospitality – what is reasonable?
  • Reviewing and documenting decisions related to gifts travel and entertainment
  • Dealing with social and political contributions and handling requests for donations
  • Strategies for overcoming cultural sensitivities in high risk regions
  • Summary of applicable local rules for gifts and entertainment in key foreign jurisdictions
  • Implementing effective travel guidelines: managing the expectations of local governments when it comes to first class travel, corporate jets and spouses
  • Keeping the tab: monitoring and auditing activity under FCPA standards v. local laws

The FCPA Boot Camp is the West Coast’s premier FCPA compliance forum. Sponsored by the ACI, this year’s boot camp is structured specifically to provide a forum for addressing the continuing and emerging areas of focus for FCPA enforcement.

Mr. Lee is a litigation partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation and white collar investigations.