Vinson & Elkins’ Palmina Fava and Fry Wernick Co-Author Chapter Covering the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) for Thomson Reuters’ Treatise on 'Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel'
Partners Palmina M. Fava in Vinson & Elkin’s New York City office and Ephraim (Fry) Wernick, as well as associates Brian L. Howard II and Peter T. Thomas, all in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, joined Natura & Company’s Group Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Itamar Gaino Filho, and Group Vice President of Ethics & Compliance, Richard P. Davies, to author a new chapter on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) for Thompson Reuters’ Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel.
This new chapter will attest to the continuing importance of providing practical solutions to corporate legal problems in today’s challenging climate. Vinson & Elkins’ and Natura’s chapter on the FCPA addresses the key elements of a successful relationship between inside and outside counsel in anti-corruption matters. First, it focuses on anti-corruption compliance, including the efficient allocation of responsibilities between inside and outside counsel and the hallmarks of an effective compliance program. Then, it explains the respective roles played by inside and outside counsel in corruption investigations, something of particular importance as they increase in frequency and scope. Finally, the chapter provides a primer on the FCPA’s language and recent enforcement trends.
Please contact Fry Wernick or Palmina Fava for additional information regarding the chapter, and their anti-corruption and FCPA work more generally. You can learn more about obtaining access to the chapter here.
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