Legal Committee: FCPA Enforcement Trends and What They Mean for Businesses with Operations in Thailand
Charles (Chuck) Duross will lead a discussion on current Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement trends and what they mean for businesses with operations in Thailand. Chuck is a leading FCPA practitioner, based in the US and a partner in Morrison & Foerster, a major international law firm with a number of offices in Asia. He will discuss, among other things, international cooperation in corruption investigations, recent major high-profile cases, and practical compliance steps businesses should take to mitigate their risk of future FCPA violations.
About our speaker:
Chuck Duross, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
He serves as global co-chair of the MoFo’s Investigations + White Collar Defense Practice Group and is a co-head of the FCPA + Global Anti-Corruption practice. With more than 23 years of experience principally focused on white collar cases, Chuck’s practice has an emphasis on complex white collar criminal matters, including internal corporate investigations, representing special committees, compliance counseling, due diligence regarding third parties and business transactions, and defense of clients before government enforcement agencies and multilateral investment banks. Chuck has handled cases and overseen investigations in dozens of countries. As a veteran trial attorney, Chuck has a proven track record in the courtroom in high-profile, high-stakes trials. Dubbed “Mr. FCPA” in The Washington Post, Chuck is routinely recognized in various rankings and publications, including Chambers Global, Chambers USA, and GIR, as a leading attorney in white-collar criminal defense, with a particular specialty in FCPA and foreign corruption cases.
Before joining MoFo, Chuck served as a Deputy Chief in the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where he led the FCPA Unit and was in charge of all of the DOJ’s FCPA investigations, prosecutions and resolutions in the United States. Chuck is internationally recognized for his leading role in developing and implementing the government’s FCPA enforcement strategy, and he is widely credited with developing the current enforcement regime. He was one of the principal authors of the first edition of DOJ and SEC’s joint publication A Resource Guide to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The Guide has received wide praise from the business community, compliance and ethics professionals and private practitioners, and has been described as a “landmark document,” an “FCPA hornbook,” and a “must-read for compliance officers.”