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GFI’s Heather Lowe to Speak on Panel Regarding Amendments to FCPA

Clark Gascoigne, +1 202 293 0740 ext. 222

Georgetown University Panel to Also Feature Speakers from DOJ, SEC, Shearman & Sterling and World Bank

WASHINGTON, DC – Global Financial Integrity’s Legal Counsel and Director of Government Affairs, Heather A. Lowe, will participate in a panel discussion on proposed changes to the FCPA at Georgetown University Law Center tomorrow evening, Tuesday, March 13, 2012.

The panel, titled “Corruption & Compliance: Should the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Be Amended?,” will also include Charles Duross, Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section, Department of Justice; Charles Cain, Assistant Chief of FCPA Unit, Securities & Exchange Commission; and Phillip Urofsky, Litigation Partner, Shearman & Sterling.  The discussion will be moderated by Pascale Dubois, Evaluation & Suspension Officer at the World Bank and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.

The event is closed to the press. To schedule an interview with Ms. Lowe, please contact Clark Gascoigne at +1 202 293 0740 x222 or email

Scroll down for the full Georgetown University Law Center event invitation.


Sponsored by Georgetown Human Rights Action/Amnesty International (GHRA/AI), the
Corporate Law Association (CLA), and Georgetown Criminal Law Association (GCLA)

Corruption & Compliance: Should the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Be Amended?

PANEL 6:30-7:30PM

In 2011, the Chamber of Commerce declared its intent to amend the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. While no legislation has been introduced, the amendments have been met with criticism from enforcement agencies as well as anti‐corruption advocates. However, the increasing expense of compliance program, the lack of settled case law on judicial interpretations of the Act, and the pervasiveness of corrupt practices as business as usual in foreign nations continues to make the FCPA controversial and au courant. Join us on Tuesday, March 13th for what is sure to be a frank and informative discussion on the merit of the amendments and the challenges the FCPA poses for enforcing anti‐bribery laws from a diverse group of stakeholders.


  • Charles Duross, Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section, Department of Justice
  • Heather Lowe, Legal Counsel & Director of Government Affairs, Global Financial Integrity
  • Phillip Urofsky, Litigation Partner, Shearman & Sterling
  • Charles Cain, Assistant Chief of FCPA Unit, Securities & Exchange Commission


  • Pascale Dubois, Evaluation & Suspension Officer, World Bank; Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Refreshments will be served.

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