The Corporate Lab Clinic Hosts Conference on the Challenges of Complying with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Kara Danielle Hughley, '13
June 12, 2012

In the Corporate Lab Transactional Clinic (“Corporate Lab”), students work on “real-world”
projects for major corporations. The Corporate Lab faculty, Dean David Zarfes and Lecturers Michael L. Bloom and Sean Z. Kramer, ensure that the students have the opportunity to take part in projects on the cutting-edge of corporate practice. Last year, several students in the Corporate Lab wrote a special report on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) as part of their work for John Frank of the Microsoft Corporation. The report, Complying with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: A Practical Primer, was published in January of this year by the American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, Global Anti-Corruption Task Force and served as the impetus for a conference held by the Corporate Lab at the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center on Thursday, May 3, 2012.

The conference, FCPA Corporate Compliance Programs and Third-Party Vetting: Toward a Determination of Compliant Practices, was designed to engender productive dialogue around provisions of the FCP