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

日本語: 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

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.

CLE Credits Available: Y



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Shinsuke Yakura Partner Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Patents


Shinsuke Yakura is the Office Leader of Orrick's Tokyo office and a member of the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. He has broad experience in handling cross-border litigation, arbitration, intellectual property and compliance matters.

His practice focuses on intellectual property, antitrust, product liability, medical and pharmaceutical, 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 various countries.

In regards to intellectual property, Shinsuke has represented numerous companies in patent infringement litigation involving a wide range of technologies related to electric devices and industrial machinery. He has also handled other IP-related issues such as trademark, copyright and right to publicity. He is a qualified patent attorney (Benrishi) in Japan.

Recently, he has been involved in business and legal issues related to artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and big data; he also acts as the Asia representative of Orrick’s Global AI Working Group.

Consistently providing strategic advice from a global perspective, he is also actively involved in bribery regulations including FCPA and UKBA, antitrust and competition law, cartel, fraud and compliance investigations.

He also advises in mergers and acquisitions, licensing and other transactional matters.