Orrick Library Seminar Series: The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Past, Present and Future - Predicting Trump’s Administration

Seminar | March.21.2017 | 9:00am - 10:30am (Tokyo Standard Time)

Orrick Tokyo

(英語の後に日本語が続きます)

Orrick’s Tokyo Office Litigation Group is hosting a series of monthly “Orrick Library” seminars to explore legal issues in various fields in Japan as well as the United States, Asia and Europe. The next seminar will be held on Tuesday, March 21 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.

Melinda Haag, Chair of Orrick’s Global Litigation Business Unit, and a former United States Attorney appointed by President Barack Obama, will discuss the state of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and compliance issues, including the following:

  • The Department of Justice’s most recent FCPA Enforcement Plan and Guidance, issued in 2016;

  • DOJ’s Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act;

  • The 2015 Yates Memo, which requires prosecutors to focus enforcement efforts on individual defendants;

  • The attorney-client privilege in the context of FCPA investigations;

  • Compliance counter-measures for Japanese corporations; 

  • Insights regarding the future – how the Trump Administration, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and SEC Commissioner Jay Clayton might approach the FCPA.

There will be time set aside for questions and answers.

Date: March 21, 2017 (Tuesday) 9:00 am – 10:30 am (Registration 8:45 am)
Place: Orrick Tokyo Law Offices (Map)
Speakers: Melinda Haag, Partner, San Francisco Office
Language: English
Fee: No charge
Registration deadline: March 17, 2017 (Friday)

*Tokyo Litigation Partners Yoshihiro Takatori and Shinsuke Yakura will join and offer additional perspectives in Japanese.

** Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is an accredited MCLE provider in the States of New York and California.  This continuing legal education course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.5 credit hours, of which 1.5 credit hours can be applied toward the areas of professional practice requirement.

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米国海外腐敗行為防止法(FCPA):過去・現在・未来の予測 トランプ政権におけるFCPA対策

オリック東京オフィス訴訟グループでは、「Orrick Library」と題し、日本のみならず米国、アジアおよびヨーロッパの各地域における様々な分野の法律問題について、毎月セミナーを開催しております。次回セミナーは2017年3月21日(火)、午前9時~午前10時30分にて開催いたします。

オリックのグローバル訴訟ユニットの代表であり、オバマ前米国政権時に連邦検事を務めたメリンダ・ハーグ米国弁護士を東京オフィスに迎え、現在の米国の海外腐敗行為防止法とコンプライアンスの具体的方策について、以下のようなトピックで講演いたします:

  • 2016年に米国司法省より発表された最新のFCPA 執行計画とガイダンスの詳細

  • 米国司法省による、FCPA リソースガイドについて

  • 検察官は、FCPAの個人に対する執行に注力すべき、とした2015年の米国司法省副長官のサリー・イエーツ(Sally Yates)氏の覚書(いわゆる「イエーツ・メモ」)について

  • FCPA 調査における弁護士・依頼者間の秘匿特権

  • 日本企業のためのコンプライアンス対策

  • 未来の展望–トランプ政権、司法長官ジェフ・セッションズ及び米国証券取引委員会(SEC)委員長ジェイ・クレイトンのFCPAに対する姿勢

講演後に、質疑応答の時間を設けます。

日 時:2017年3月21日(火)9:00 am – 10:30 am (開場および受付開始8:45 am)
会 場:オリック東京法律事務所内(アクセス)
講 師:オリック・サンフランシスコ・オフィス、パートナー、メリンダ・ハーグ
言 語:英語
費:無料
申込締切:2017年3月17日(金)

※1 当セミナーのプレゼンテーションは英語で行われますが、東京オフィス訴訟グループの髙取 芳宏弁護士(第一東京弁護士会)、矢倉 信介弁護士(第一東京弁護士会)が適宜協議に参加すると共に、日本語で対応質問等にお答え致します。

※2 このプログラムは米国ニューヨーク州及びカリフォルニア州のCLEクレジットの対象となっています。

CLE Credits Available: Y

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Yoshihiro Takatori Partner Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

Tokyo

Yoshi Takatori is head partner of the Litigation Group in the Tokyo office. His practice focuses on cross-border dispute resolution including multi-jurisdictional litigation and international arbitration on intellectual property, product liability, anti-trust, FCPA, UKBA, cybersecurity issues and compliance investigation and disputes involving labor laws.

Yoshi has an active practice advising and counseling multi-national Japanese companies and the Japanese Government, on proactive cybersecurity program development, testing and strategy. He also advises on cybersecurity issues in the context of adversarial proceedings and dispute resolution. He is an Editor and Co-author of “Cyber Security Strategy for Litigation and Compliance,” which is the first book in the Japanese legal marketplace discussing multi-stakeholder risk management strategies relating to external cyber-attacks and insider cyber trade secret theft. He is regularly consulted by leading media outlets, including TV and newspapers, and quoted, in major business publications on cybersecurity issues and insights.

Yoshi's previous experience includes:

  • representing several Japanese companies in the Cresvale Securities (Princeton Bonds) incident, which victimized over 150 Japanese companies, and played a central role in the trial and settlement procedures in Japan and New York;
  • successfully representing clients in a number of IP-related dispute resolutions involving trademark, counterfeit and patent issues in U.S., Asian and EU jurisdictions. In recent years he has gained attention for victories in compensation for damages of trademark infringement in foreign countries through application of foreign law and Japanese law through the Act on General Rules for Application of Laws; and
  • numerous achievements in cross-border enforcement, trial and international arbitration such as obtaining a temporary restraining order in Japanese court based on the certified decision in California that includes JPY400 billion in punitive damages.
In addition, Yoshi is listed as a recommended arbitrator for the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA) and listed on SIAC’s Panel of Arbitrators, and serves key positions in the international arbitration field such as being an executive director for the Japan Association of Arbitrators, a fellow (FCAIrb.) and co-convener of the Japan Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb.).

Prior to joining Orrick, he was chair of the litigation department at the Tokyo office of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP.
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Shinsuke Yakura Partner Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Patents

Tokyo

Shinsuke Yakura is a partner in Orrick’s Tokyo office and a member of the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. His practice focuses on intellectual property, antitrust, product liability, medical and pharmaceutical disputes, employment law, including labor law related disputes, and other commercial disputes for both domestic and foreign companies.

He actively engages in cross-border litigation and arbitration and draws on his extensive knowledge and experience from the United States, United Kingdom, China and Japan.

Shinsuke has represented companies in patent infringement litigation involving a wide range of technologies related to pharmaceuticals, computer software, electric devices and industrial machinery. He has also handled other IP-related issues such as trademark infringement (including parallel import matters), anti-counterfeiting, copyright and right to publicity. He is a qualified patent attorney (Benrishi) in Japan.

Shinsuke also counsels clients on antitrust and competition matters. He is regularly involved in mergers and acquisitions, licensing and other transactional matters, as well as litigious matters related to antitrust and competition issues.