Latin American countries are facing serious economic challenges from negative growth, high unemployment, limited social mobility and an increasing wealth gap. They also continue struggling with high levels of violence, and a perception that corruption and impunity are worsening making this one of the public’s primary concerns and focus of its scrutiny. The current COVID pandemic has increased financial and economic pressures on governments and companies in the region, increasing incentives and opportunities for fraud and corruption.
Companies doing business in the region should be aware of regional and country specific compliance challenges and risks and government requirements in order to properly adapt their internal control and compliance programs to minimize the risk of a serious compliance violation and other non-compliance risks at play.
This event will address a number of ways to manage these challenges, best practices and guidance based on the most recent U.S. Department of Justice guidelines and enforcement actions. Please join our panelists as they delve into a number of aspects involved, including:
- Potential corruption risks and challenges companies face when doing business in Latin America
- What are governments and companies doing to address these risks challenges
- How is the current COVID-19 pandemic affecting these efforts
- How to enhance your current compliance control environment and avoid potential corrupt practices and minimize other non-compliance risks
Our list of featured panelists includes:
- Marc A. Bohn, Senior Counsel, Anti-Corruption Compliance – VF Corporation
- Marianne Ibrahim, Director Global Compliance – Baker Hughes Company
- Jose Martin, Of Counsel – Squire Patton Boggs
- Alberto Orozco, Partner – PwC Cyber, Privacy & Forensic Services
- Moderator: Paula Galhardo, Principal – Squire Patton Boggs