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Not just Wal-Mart: Free training on how to cover Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act forJournalists

For more information about this free training by Main Justice, click the image above.

In the wake of Wal-mart’s alleged violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in Mexico,
Main Justice has pulled together some experts and is offering a free webinar to explain the FCPA.

Main Justice is a site run by Mary Jacoby, a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Salon and the St. Petersburg Times among others. It covers insider news about the U.S. Department of Justice with a focus on white collar law enforcement.

The webinar, at 11 a.m. EDT on Thursday, May 24, is aimed at journalists or policy professionals and will be open to anyone who is interested. Registration is required: Registration details | More details about the webinar.

Organizers promise to cover:

The politics of the FCPA on Capitol Hill, why the U.S. Chamber of Commerce failed in its attempt to amend the law; primers on corporate prosecutions, deferred prosecution agreements, corporate monitors, and forensic accounting investigations; learning how the law works and understanding its global reach.

Panel members, who offer to be available as sources for reporters following the webinar, are:

Steven Tyrrell, partner at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
Former chief, U.S. Justice Department Criminal Division Fraud Section

Ellen Zimiles, managing director, Navigant Consulting Inc.
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York

Mary Jacoby, Editor-in-Chief of Main Justice
Former Wall Street Journal reporter

Again, registration is required and you can do that here: FCPA Training for Journalists and Policy Professionals

About the Author

I am digital director at the Reynolds Center for Business Journalism, which I joined in 2009. Before that I was Online Community Manager for azcentral, the online site for The Arizona Republic. Before arriving in Arizona, I worked at Newsday where I was Deputy Business Editor. I was the small business editor at BusinessWeek Online. I teach journalists to use Twitter, Facebook and other social media tools to expand and manage their networks. And I am a cofounder of #wjchat, a weekly Twitter chat about web journalism. You can reach me at Email: Robin.Phillips@BusinessJournalism.org OR RobinJPhillips.com OR @RobinJP

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