Grant Thornton Webinar Highlights FCPA and U.K. Bribery Act Enforcement Trends (Part One of Two)

On August 21, 2012, Grant Thornton hosted a webinar entitled “Evolving Anti-Corruption Legislation: Is your business up-to-date?”  The program provided a helpful overview of trends in FCPA enforcement and enforcement of the U.K.’s Bribery Act of 2010 (Bribery Act), including the potentially broad reach of the Bribery Act, and guidance on best practices for anti-corruption compliance.  The FCPA Report is covering the webinar in a two-part article series.  This article, the first part, focuses on enforcement trends, and the second part will focus on compliance.  The participants in the panel were Sterl Greenhalgh and Bill Olsen of international accounting and auditing firm Grant Thornton UK and Grant Thornton US LLP, respectively, and Vivian Robinson of law firm McGuire Woods UK.  Greenhalgh is Grant Thornton UK’s head of anti-bribery and corruption.  Olsen, Grant Thornton’s U.S. leader of Anti-Corruption services and Global Investigations, authored “The Anti-Corruption Handbook.”  Robinson was previously General Counsel to the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office, which has primary responsibility for enforcing the Bribery Act.  Robinson led the development of the SFO’s enforcement policy under the Bribery Act.

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