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U.S. Importers and Exporters to Address Increase in Anti-Corruption Enforcement at Foreign Trade Association Seminar

>PRWEB.COM Newswire

Richmond, VA (PRWEB) May 08, 2012

Williams Mullen announced today that partner Evelyn Suarez will speak at the Foreign Trade Association's Anti-Corruption Seminar. This event will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, from 8:30 to 11:30 am (PT) at Torrance Holiday Inn, 19800 S. Vermont Avenue, Torrance, CA 90502.

Ms. Suarez states, "I am pleased to be speaking at the Foreign Trade Association's Anti-Corruption Seminar. Prudent companies involved in international trade, transportation and logistics, as well as companies that do business abroad, should be aware of trends in anti-corruption enforcement. This event will address the risk points in the international supply chain and offer practical solutions for effective compliance with relevant laws such as the FCPA and UK Bribery Act."

In addition to Evelyn Suarez, speakers will include Frances McLeod, Partner & Co-Founder, Forensic Risk Alliance; Frank Orellana, Senior Compliance Counsel, Chevron Corporation; and Rebecca Mei Reese, Senior Attorney, Office of the Chief Counsel for International Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce

Anti-corruption enforcement is on the rise in the United States and worldwide. International traders, as well as transportation and logistics companies, have been hit hard by enforcement actions. The speakers will discuss measures that companies can take to comply with these legal requirements and how to mitigate the risks associated with anti-corruption enforcement actions. The significance of Panalpina and associated cases and the UK Bribery Act will be discussed.

More information can be found at the Foreign Trade Association's website:

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