An increasing number of these cases will be litigated through discovery and trial. The Institute will focus on the unique evidentiary and trial challenges that the parties must negotiate to successfully litigate a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act case. Working from a hypothetical fact pattern, a faculty consisting of experienced trial attorneys from private practice and the government, along with consultants, will explore the strategic, tactical and practical aspects of successfully litigating FCPA cases. To prepare for the event, the panelists will be working in teams (defense and government) in order to make the trial as realistic as possible. The fact pattern is structured so that both sides will be able to focus on strong themes to use in the trial, from voir dire, through opening statements, direct and cross examination of key witnesses, and closing arguments. They will also be working with trial consultants to evaluate how to best to present their case in the mock trial.

The capstone of this unique event will be the mock FCPA trial, from voir dire through jury deliberations, presided over by a sitting federal judge, which attendees will be able to observe live and via video. Attendees of this program will improve their knowledge and understanding of the novel challenges involved in evaluating and potentially litigating a FCPA case, including the following:

  • Developing Trial Themes and a Litigation Plan
  • Jury Selection
  • Openings and Closings
  • Direct and Cross Examination

Program attendees will gain knowledge, understanding and insights that will improve their ability to develop — and present to their clients — a viable plan for successfully litigating and trying an FCPA case.

For more information go to the FCPA Mock Trial Institute.

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