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 April 9th Luncheon and Technical Session

4/9/2013 11:30 AM
4/9/2013 3:30 AM
Maggiano’s Bellevue- 10455 NE 8th St -Bellevue, WA 98004 |  

​Please Join the Puget Sound Chapter of the IIA 
For an exciting Luncheon and Technical Session 
Regarding “Foreign Corrupt Practices Act” 
Presented by 
Kate Eckhart, Manager, Ernst & Young 
April 9, 2013 

Date: April 9, 2013 
Time:  Luncheon 11:30 AM, Technical Session 1:00 PM 
Location: Maggiano’s Bellevue- 10455 NE 8th St -Bellevue, WA 98004 
Cost: Luncheon $35 Member/$40 Non-Member; Technical Session $60 Member / $80 Non-Member 
Luncheon details (50 minute session) 
With the November 2012 joint release of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commissions’ (SEC) “A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act”, the DOJ and SEC have restated their continued priority of enforcing the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and outlined elements of an effective FCPA program.  This presentation will discuss the various components of the FCPA as well as recent trends and guidance.  The objectives of this presentation are to obtain an understanding of:

·         The basic provisions of the FCPA.

·         Recent trends in FCPA enforcement and fines.

·         Insights from the recently released guidance from the DOJ and SEC. 
Technical Session details (2.5 hour session) 
As the DOJ and SEC continue to place priority on FCPA enforcement, companies with international reach are expected to have a robust FCPA compliance program in place.    This presentation will provide a detailed look at Internal Audit’s role in the various elements of an effective FCPA compliance program, including:

·         Risk assessments

·         Investigations

·         Monitoring 

Kate Eckhart brings more than 11 years experience assisting clients with accounting, auditing, financial reporting and litigation matters. Her experience encompasses various industries, including technology, oil & gas, health care, and manufacturing.   
Kate has conducted investigations for public companies related to asset misappropriation, financial statement fraud and corruption. These matters have included issues such as revenue recognition, side letters, bribes, slush funds, expense reimbursement schemes and FCPA.