United States

Managing Distributors and Other Third-Party Relationships to Combat Bribery & Corruption

Wednesday March 11, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
From Advisory Institute

KPMG Advisory Institute

Webcast Available as CPE-Eligible Self-Study

This live webcast has also been converted to a CPE-eligible self-study and is available for a nominal fee through KPMG Learning. This self-study is also mobile-compatible. If you did not attend the live webcast, but are interested in earning CPE credit for participating in this webcast, visit www.kpmglearning.com and search for the course by name or topic.

Please join our first Webcast, which will feature a distinguished panel of professionals who face the legal and business challenges posed by the FCPA and other anti-bribery regulations and issues.

  • John D. Griffith, Associate General Counsel for Investigations, Weatherford
  • Eric Kraeutler, Partner, Morgan Lewis
  • Brian McCann, Managing Director – Anti-Bribery and Corruption Services, KPMG LLP
  • Phil Ostwalt, Global Investigations Network Leader, KPMG LLP

This will be the first of a series of Webcasts that we will be hosting over the next several months that will focus on key areas of focus for anti-bribery and corruption. The series schedule is as follows:

  • April 8, 2015
    3 Critical Keys to Measure Effectiveness of FCPA Programs
  • May 20, 2015
    Evaluating Process Level Controls in Your Anti-Bribery and Corruption Program
  • September 9, 2015
    Using FCPA Data analytics to find bad actors – How to catch telltale data discrepancies
  • October 7, 2015
    What's Trending in Training – FCPA Compliance Must Haves

Event Overview
With 75% of corruption cases worldwide involving improper payments made through third parties, the importance of risk-based due diligence for business partners has never been higher.

One of the greatest areas of risk in complying with vast regulations globally and in combatting bribery and corruption efficiently is a lack of adequate knowledge about third-party relationships.  Distributor relationships in particular seem to be the most misunderstood.

This webcast will feature the following topics and more:

  • An overview of the financial and reputation damage caused by third-party relationships that have engaged in bribery activity
  • The importance of third-party due diligence and formalized contracting during the retention phase of the relationship
  • Why monitoring third-party relationships, such as conducting distributor reviews, to assess the existence of bribery related red-flags and the existence of an effective anti-bribery & corruption compliance program should be at the top of your list
  • Gain an understanding of the financial and reputation damage caused by third-party relationships that have engaged in bribery activity
  • Learn the importance of third-party due diligence and formalized contracting during the retention phase of the relationship
  • Learn how to conduct distributor reviews and to assess the existence of bribery related red-flags and the existence of an effective anti-bribery & corruption compliance program