About Athéna Arbes
Athena Arbes is a partner in the firm’s Anti-Corruption and Internal Investigations practice group. She assists clients on matters involving the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, UK Corruption Act, French Sapin II Act, international anti-corruption and compliance law, third party due diligence and internal investigations. Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard, Athena worked on international issues for several large international law firms in Paris, France. She speaks French, Greek and Spanish.
About Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is an international law firm ranked for 12 years, including five consecutive years as the top New York-based firm, on the American Lawyer A List of what the magazine calls “the best law firms.” among the nation’s legal elite. We advise and represent clients in more than 30 specialized firms. Our firm finds the balance between scale and agility, dealing with large and complex issues, while remaining flexible to adapt to client needs and market changes.
Financial organizations typically use the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Anti-Money Laundering Policy (AML) to deal with disputes involving corruption and bribery issues. Thus, strengthening these litigation tools is vital to tackle relevant threats within the financial system. With this in mind, the Biden administration recently issued the “Memorandum on Establishing the Fight Against Corruption as a Basic U.S. National Security Interest,” demanding interagency cooperation to develop strategies to fight global corruption, money laundering and illicit financing. This means that stronger enforcement regulations and more stringent compliance requirements are to be expected in the coming days.
While a more in-depth review of regulatory compliance awaits, financial institutions must be vigilant with recent trends in enforcement to prevent breaches and quickly detect occurrences of such.
Join a panel of key opinion leaders organized by The Knowledge Group as they provide a comprehensive discussion of recent trends and developments in law enforcement regarding the FCPA and anti-money laundering regulations. Speakers will also discuss notable cases and provide practical advice and strategies for complying with the ever-changing regulatory landscape.
Key topics include:
FCPA and AML application trends
Biden Anti-Corruption Memorandum: Priorities and Potential Impact
FCPA, AML and targeted sanctions: anti-corruption enforcement tools
Best Compliance Practices for Financial Institutions
What awaits us in the landscape of litigation.
About the Knowledge Group
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