Brooke Hopkins, Director, AlixPartners to Speak at TKG's FCPA Compliance and MandA Transactions

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New York, NY February 05, 2018 – The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Brooke Hopkins, Director, AlixPartners will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “FCPA Compliance and M&A Transactions: Due Diligence, Integration, Investigations and Controls LIVE Webcast.â€� This event is scheduled for February 28, 2018 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm (ET).

For further details, please visit:
https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/fcpa-investigations-in-ma-transactions

About Brooke Hopkins
Brooke Hopkins is a Senior Director in the Dallas office of AlixPartners LLP. She helps companies through high-urgency regulatory investigations and the complexities of financial and accounting processes and controls improvement, concurrently identifying areas for cost reduction and increased compliance. Brooke has more than two decades of experience in project management, process improvement, controls integration, forensic accounting investigation, compliance remediation, and intellectual property litigation matters. With professional certifications in compliance, fraud, valuation, and forensic analytics, Brooke offers her clients innovative solutions through automation and analytics while considering their business models and operational strategies. Brooke has a Bachelor of Science with honors from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

About AlixPartners
AlixPartners’ investigative, dispute, and risk professionals have a 36-year record of responding to urgent client situations all over the world. We help counsel make sense of complex issues by evaluating financial, economic, and valuation issues and by serving as expert witnesses and consultants to law firms and corporations nationwide. Our teams includes forensic accountants, economists, industry experts, and former enforcement accountants. We consult and testify on a wide variety of cases, including bankruptcy litigation, solvency and fraudulent conveyance, purchase price disputes, securities litigation, cross-border disputes and intellectual property infringement related matters. We have been involved in over 250 investigations, in areas such as anticorruption, FCPA, insider trading, Ponzi schemes, revenue recognition, anti-money laundering, and antitrust. A global, integrated team in Europe, North America, and Asia differentiates us from other consulting firms. We support companies and their counsel by providing expert evidence, testimony, and advice to address the most important issues when it really matters. For more information, please visit: www.alixpartners.com.

Event Synopsis:
Practicing effective and efficient due diligence is critical for companies involved in M&A deals, especially with the heightened anti-corruption enforcement across the globe. In the U.S., anti-bribery and anti-corruption due diligence has become a significant component of an M&A deal, as both the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) strictly enforce the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Under the principles of successor liability, the acquirer of a company with FCPA violations may be held liable and deemed as FCPA violator. If the illegal conduct continues after the acquisition of the company, the acquiring company can still be held liable even if it is not aware of the violation. Therefore, it is important to establish a due diligence plan and proceeding accordingly and address potential FCPA violations discovered in an M&A transaction.

This course examines FCPA investigations in M&A transactions. A panel of key thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will discuss post-acquisition due diligence and offer best practices for addressing FCPA red flags.

This LIVE webcast will discuss the following key topics:
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – An Overview
Why the FCPA Matters for Corporate Transactions
-Successor Liability
-Recent Enforcement Actions
Pre-Acquisition FCPA Due Diligence
-Risk-Based Due Diligence
-Contractual Protections
Common FCPA Red Flags
Post-Acquisition FCPA Integration, Due Diligence and Monitoring
Key Risk Areas in M&A Transactions
-Direct Equity Investments
-Lending Transactions
-Third Parties and Intermediaries
-Interacting with SWFs or SOEs
FCPA Investigations in M&A Deals
-Review of Some Problematic M&A Deals
-Foreign Investment
-DOJ Opinion 14-02
Compliance Development/Controls to Mitigate Risk in M&A Deals
-Development of Standard Process for Pre- and Post-Acquisition Due Diligence for International M&A
–Target Evaluation and Profile
–Forensic Review and Transaction Testing
–Compliance Program Review
–Historical Investigations/Hotline Reporting
–Deal Documentation

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/

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