On January 29, Fordham Law School and the Chinese Business Lawyers Association jointly hosted a panel titled “China and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Challenges for the 21st Century.” The event was held from 6:00–7:30 p.m. in the Law School’s McNally Amphitheatre.
The panel focused on the recent expanded use of the FCPA and the implications for U.S. companies and law firms, using China as a specific topic of discussion. Topics included an overview of FCPA issues, with a special emphasis on their application to China; the U.S. government perspective on both the investigations and policy side; and issues that clients and attorneys encounter in attempting to comply with or defend against FCPA actions.
Speakers included Ohio State University Professor Daniel Chow, author of China Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; Nathaniel Edmonds, Partner at Paul Hastings and Former Assistant Chief of the FCPA Unit of the Department of Justice; and Thomas O. Gorman, Partner at Dorsey & Whitney and Former Senior Counsel, Division of Enforcement, Securities and Exchange Commission.
Hon. Denny Chin ’78 of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit provided closing remarks, and Fordham Law Professors Sean Griffith and Carl Minzner offered opening remarks and served as moderator respectively. A reception followed the panel.