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Speaking Engagements

Deming.6457-2US and international speaking engagements relating to the FCPA, the UK Bribery Act, Canada’s CFPOA, Brazil’s Clean Company Act, Australia’s Criminal Code and related compliance issues.

American Bar Association
  • Speaker on program entitled “Public Procurement in Brazil and the U.S.:  The Effective Use of Leniency and Deferred Prosecution Agreements” at the ABA’s International Law Section’s 2017 Fall Meeting in Miami
  • Speaker on teleconference entitled “Brazil’s Fight Against Bribery: What Foreign Companies Need to Know When Doing Business in Brazil” of the ABA’s International Law Section in February of 2016
  • Speaker on program entitled “Privilege, Privacy and Ethical Minefields: Conducting Due Diligence and Internal Investigations in Different Legal Settings” at the ABA’s International Law Section’s 2015 Fall Meeting in Montreal, Canada
  • Speaker on program entitled “Avoiding Collateral Damage: Implementing Anti-Bribery Compliance Programs and Conducting Internal Investigations in Different Legal Environments,” at the ABA’s International Law Section’s 2014 Fall Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Moderator at program entitled “How is the UK Bribery Act Doing in Practice?” at the ABA’s International Law Section’s 2013 Fall Meeting in London
  • Speaker on program entitled “Corporate Corruption: The Compelling Need for US Firms to Comply with Both the FCPA and UK Bribery Act” at the ABA’s 2013 Annual Meeting in San Francisco
  • Program Chair and Moderator of program entitled “EU Money Laundering Disclosure Obligations: What Non-EU Lawyers Need to Know in Joint Representations” at ABA’s International Law Section’s 2013 Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C.
  • Program Chair and Moderator of program entitled “Whistleblowers: What Protections and Forms of Relief are Available for Foreign-Based Employees” at ABA’s International Law Section’s 2011 Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C.
  • Co-Chair and speaker of program entitled “EU Privacy Regulations: Conducting Due Diligence, Internal Inquiries, and Discovery from the United States” presented at ABA’s International Law Section’s 2010 Fall Meeting in Paris
  • Program Chair and Moderator of teleconference and podcast entitled “The Use of the FCPA’s Accounting and Record-Keeping Provisions in Bribery Prosecutions” sponsored by ABA’s Business Law Section and Center for Continuing Legal Education in August of 2010
  • Speaker at program entitled “Around the World in Eighty Indictments: Anti-Bribery Enforcement at Home and Abroad” at ABA’s International Law Section’s 2010 Spring Meeting in New York
  • Program Co-Chair and Co-Moderator of program entitled: “International Financial Reporting Standards and General Accepted Accounting Principles: Implications on Transactions” presented at ABA’s International Law Section’s 2010 Spring Program in New York
  • Program Co-Chair and Co-Moderator of program entitled: “International Financial Reporting Standards and General Accepted Accounting Principles: Implications on Transactions” presented at ABA’s International Law Section’s 2009 Spring Program in Washington, D.C.
  • Program Co-Chair and Co-Moderator of program entitled: “What Are the Disclosure Obligations to Shareholders under International Accounting and Auditing Standards?” presented at ABA’s International Law Section’s 2008 Fall Program in Brussels
  • Program Chair and Moderator of program entitled “Reporting on Internal Controls: ‘Significant Deficiency’ under the SEC’s New Guidance and the PCAOB’s New Standard” presented at ABA’s International Law Section’s 2008 Spring Meeting in New York
  • Program Co-Chair and Moderator of program entitled “The Implications of the SEC’s Likely Recognition of International Financial Reporting Standards” presented at the ABA’s International Law Section’s 2008 Spring Meeting in New York
  • Speaker at program entitled “Conducting Internal Investigations in Multinational Corporations” presented at the ABA’s International Law Section’s 2007 Fall Meeting in London
  • Moderator of ABA Connection Teleconference in March of 2007 on “Fighting Corruption at Home and Abroad”
  • Program Chair and Moderator of program entitled “Conducting Internal Investigations in Foreign Settings: What Practitioners and In-House Counsel Need to Know” presented at the ABA’s International Law Section’s 2006 Fall Meeting in Miami
  • Program Co-Chair and Co-Moderator of program entitled “Conducting Business in Civil Law Countries at the ABA’s International Law Section 2006 Fall Meeting in Miami
  • Speaker at session entitled “Special Focus: Issues Faced by Small and Medium Enterprises” presented at 2006 ABA National Institute on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in Washington, D.C.
  • Program Chair and Moderator of program entitled “International Accounting Standards: Their Increasing Impact on Business and Legal Practices in the U.S. and Abroad” presented at ABA’s International Law Section’s 2006 Spring Program in New York
  • Program Co-Chair and Co-Moderator of program entitled “Corruption: Putting the Oil and Gas Scandal in Context” presented at the ABA’s International Law Section’s 2006 Spring Program in New York
  • Program Chair of a session entitled “The Risks and Aftermath of Accounting Fraud-Enron, WorldCom, Parmalat – What Next” at the ABA’s International Law Section 2005 Fall Meeting in Brussels
  • Speaker, ABA-CLE Teleconference Series: FCPA Compliance and Enforcement Series – 2005: “Internal Investigations and Disclosure Issues in the Wake of Sarbanes-Oxley and the SEC’s 21(a) Report” (June 21, 2005)
  • Program Co-Chair and Speaker: ABA-CLE Teleconference Series – 2003: “Hot Topics in FCPA Compliance and Enforcement”
  • Program Co-Chair and Speaker: ABA National Institute – 2002: “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the OECD Convention: Mitigating and Managing Risks in a Changing Legal Environment” in San Francisco
  • Moderator of panel session in 2002 entitled “Licensing” at ABA National Institute on Economic Sanctions in Washington, D.C.
  • Program Co-Chair and Speaker: ABA National Institute – 2001: “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the OECD Convention: Mitigating and Managing Risks in the Changing Legal Environment” in Miami Beach, Florida
  • Speaker: Program sponsored by the ABA, UIA, IBA, CCBE, UNDP at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium – 2000: “Third Annual Symposium on the Implementation of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions”
  • Program Co-Chair and Speaker: ABA National Institutes – East and West Coast – 2000: “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the OECD Convention: New Compliance Issues in the Changing Legal Environment” in Redondo Beach, California and Miami Beach, Florida
  • Speaker: Program sponsored by the ABA, UIA, IBA, CCBE, UNDP at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium – 1999: “Second Annual Symposium on the Implementation of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions”
  • Program Co-Chair and Speaker: ABA National Institutes – East and West Coast – 1999: “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: How to Comply under the New Amendments and OECD Convention” in Marina Del Rey, California and Coral Gables, Florida
  • Speaker: Program sponsored by the ABA, UIA, IBA, CCBE, UNDP at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium – 1998: “First Annual Symposium on the Implementation of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions”
  • Speaker: ABA Annual Meeting – 1998: “Dealing with Corruption in the Capital Markets and the Global Economy: Development and Enforcement of Legal Standards to Counter Corruption in International Trade, Business Arrangements and Securities Transactions”
  • Program Co-Chair and Speaker: ABA National Institutes – East and West Coast – 1998: “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: How to Comply and Compete in International Markets” in Marina Del Rey, California and Miami, Florida
  • Program Co-Chair and Speaker: ABA National Institute – 1997: “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: How to Comply and Compete in International Markets” in Marina del Rey, California
  • Speaker on panel session entitled “Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Being Aware and in Compliance” at ABA International Law Section’s Forum in 1996 in Scottsdale, Arizona: “Doing Business Worldwide”
  • Speaker on panel session entitled “Establishing Effective Regulatory Compliance Programs for Doing Business Abroad” at ABA International Law Section’s Forum in 1995 in Chicago: “Doing Business Worldwide”
  • Program Chair and Moderator of panel session entitled “International Business and U.S. Criminal Laws: Counseling Foreign and Domestic Clients” in 1995 at the ABA International Law Section’s Spring Meeting in New York
  • Speaker on panel entitled “Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Being Aware and in Compliance” at ABA International Law Section’s Forum in 1994 in Chicago: “Doing Business Worldwide – Executing the International Transaction: A Checklist of Core Issues”
American College of Construction Lawyers
  • Speaker in 2002 on “U.S. and International Anti-Corruption Initiatives” at the American College of Constructions Lawyers International Construction Committee Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida
American Conference Institute
  • Speaker: Annual FCPA Conference in Washington, D.C. – 2001: “The Accounting and Record-Keeping Provisions”
  • Speaker: Annual FCPA Conference in Washington, D.C. – 2000: “The Accounting and Record-Keeping Provisions”
  • Speaker in 1996 in Washington, D.C. as a session on “Multilateral Agreements: The OAS Convention and the OECD” at the ACI’s Institute for International Law and Business’s Program: “Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Learn What You Can and Cannot Do”
American Society of International Law
  • Speaker: Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group Winter Conference on “Controlling Corruption: Possibilities, Practical Suggestions & Best Practices” in 2017 at the University of Miami School of Business Administration.
American University Washington College of Law
  • Speaker: American University International Law Review Symposium entitled “Bribes without Borders: The Challenge of Fighting Corruption in the Global Context” in 2013 in Washington, D.C.
American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce
  • Speaker: Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. – 2000: “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act”
Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation
  • Speaker at APEC workshop in Cairns, Australia on issues related to anti-corruption initiatives in preparation for 2007 APEC Summit in Australia
Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists
  • Speaker in September of 2015 on the “FCPA and the UK Bribery Act: Vicarious Liability” at Miami ACAMS Chapter in Miami, Florida
Association of Chartered Accountants in the United States
  • Speaker on webinar entitled “FCPA Prosecutions: The Critical Roles of the Accounting and Record-Keeping Provisions” in March of 2011
Center for International Legal Studies
  • Speaker in 2002 on the FCPA’s Accounting and Record-Keeping Provisions at the International Criminal Justice and White Collar Crime Conference in Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Chicago Bar Association
  • Speaker in Chicago – 2001: “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act”
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University
  • Speaker in Cleveland 2012 – The Global Business Law Review 3rd Annual Symposium: Navigating Anti-Bribery Legislation: Remaining Compliant and Competitive in the Global Marketplace
District of Columbia Bar
  • Speaker in September of 2012 at program entitled “The Current Scope of the Facilitation Exception in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ” in Washington, D.C.
  • Speaker in May of 2009 at program entitled “Investing in Africa: Regimes and Challenges” in Washington, D.C.
Forbes
  • Speaker: Construction Superconference in San Francisco – 1998 at session entitled: “Going International – What You Should Know”
  • Speaker in 1998 on panel entitled: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Issues Inherent in Latin American International Infrastructure Projects” at the Forbes/Council of the Americas Conference on the Latin American Market, Aventura, Florida
  • Speaker in 1998 on panel entitled: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Issues Inherent in International Infrastructure Projects” at the Forbes Worldwide Partnerships Infrastructure Conference in New York
  • Speaker in 1997 on panel entitled: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Issues Inherent in International Infrastructure Projects” at the Forbes Infrastructure Conference in San Francisco
Georgetown University
  • Speaker: International Trade Update – 2003: “U.S. Export Laws: Legal Traps for the Unwary”, in Washington, D.C.
Indiana Global Business Conference Series
  • Speaker – 1997: “Dealing with Ethical Issues on a Global Scale: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act” at a program on Negotiating Global Transactions in Indianapolis, Indiana
Insight Conferences
  • Speaker: Program – International Business Transactions in Chicago – 2002:The Key Issues in Identifying and Complying with United States Regulation of International Business”
  • Speaker: Program – Compliance and Risk Management for International Business Activities on “Sanctions, Antiboycott and Corrupt Practices Compliance” in New York – 1999: “Vicarious Liability for Payments to Third Parties”
  • Speaker: Program – Compliance and Risk Management for International Business Activities on “Sanctions, Antiboycott and Corrupt Practices Compliance” in New York – 1998: “Vicarious Liability for Payments to Third Parties”
Institute for Brazilian Issues, The Center for Latin American Issues, The George Washington University
  • Speaker – Spring 2014 in Washington, D.C.: “Corruption: Overview of Critical Parts of Federal Government that Address Various Aspects of Public Corruption” and “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act “
  • Speaker – Spring 2013 in Washington, D.C.: “Corruption: Overview of Critical Parts of Federal Government that Address Various Aspects of Public Corruption” and “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act “
  • Speaker – Spring 2012 in Washington, D.C.: “Corruption: Overview of Critical Parts of Federal Government that Address Various Aspects of Public Corruption” and “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act “
  • Speaker – Fall 2010 in Washington, D.C.: “Corruption: Overview of Critical Parts of Federal Government that Address Various Aspects of Public Corruption” and “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act”
  • Speaker – Spring 2009 in Washington, D.C.: “Corruption: Overview of Critical Parts of Federal Government that Address Various Aspects of Public Corruption” and “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Due Diligence”
  • Speaker – Fall 2008 in Washington, D.C.: “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Due Diligence”
Institute for International Research
  • Speaker in 1996 at session entitled “The New International Norms: How Will They Affect Your Company?” at program in Chicago: “Doing Business under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act”
International Business Institute for Community College Faculty
  • Speaker on International Business Law Issues at Sixth Biennial Institute for Community College Faculty, May, 2005 in East Lansing, Michigan at Michigan State University. [presented paper: Legal Issues in International Business]
  • Speaker on International Business Law Issues at Sixth Biennial Institute for Community College Faculty, March, 1999 in East Lansing, Michigan at Michigan State University.
International Congress of Compliance & Regulatory Summit
  • Speaker on Leniency Agreements and Compliance and Best Practices at the International Congress of Compliance & Regulatory Summit at the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, June 2015, in São Paulo, Brazil
International Law Association
  • Speaker – 1997 in New York at session entitled: “Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Compliance Issues from U.S. and Foreign Perspectives”
  • Speaker – 1996 in New York at session entitled: “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Cultural and Legal Chasm”
John Marshall School of Law Center for International Law
  • Speaker at CLE Program on “Recent Developments in EU Law: What Lawyers Need to Know,” April, 2013 in Chicago.
Knowledge Group
  • Speaker on Knowledge Group Webcast entitled “US & EU: Conducting and Evaluating Complex Anti-Corruption Investigations With FCPA and Bribery” on May 2, 2018
  • Speaker on Knowledge Group Webcast entitled “Anti-Corruption Enforcement and Regulation: Latin American Landscape” on June 8, 2017
  • Speaker on Knowledge Group Webcast entitled “Anti-Bribery and Anti-Money Laundering Enforcement in Brazil: 2015 Perspective” on March 24, 2015
Michigan Association of CPAs
  • Speaker on “International Accounting Standards” at Winter Accounting and Auditing Conference, 2006 in Detroit
Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Speaker, “Troubleshooting Global Issues for New Business” at Entrepreneurial Law Institute, May, 2015, in Detroit, Michigan
MSU-MichCon Export Academy
  • Speaker on Legal Agreements at program sponsored by the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management of Michigan State University in 1996 in East Lansing, Michigan
Pacific Basic Economic Council
  • Speaker, International General Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii – 2000: “Corporate Governance from an Auditing Perspective”
3rd Seminar on Public-Private Inter-Institutional Coordination in the Fight Against Corruption
  • Speaker, “Comparing the U.S. Experience with the FCPA and Brazil’s Implementation of the Clean Companies Act,” in November of 2016 in São Paulo, Brazil
State Bar of Michigan
  • Program Chair and Moderator in 2012 of panel session entitled “Hot Topics in FCPA, U.K. Bribery Act, and Money Laundering” at the Annual Meeting of the International Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan in Detroit, Michigan
  • Program Chair and Moderator in 1999 of panel session entitled “NAFTA: Maximizing Opportunities” at State Bar of Michigan in Dearborn, Michigan
  • Speaker on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in 1996 at the Going International Series of the State Bar of Michigan on “Issues for Investment in Today’s Russia and the Newly Independent States (NIS)” in Dearborn, Michigan
Union Internationale des Advocates
  • Speaker in 1997 in Philadelphia at a special session of the XLI Congress entitled: “Corrupt Practices in the Conduct of International National Business”
U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Service/Seidman School of Business at Grand Valley State University
  • Speaker in 1997 in Grand Rapids, Michigan: “Practical Strategies in Competing in International Markets While Complying with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act”
World Trade Center of Detroit/Windsor Association
  • Speaker in Detroit at program entitled: “Increased FCPA Enforcement: What You Should Know to Protect Your Company” in November of 2010
World Trade Center of New Orleans
  • Speaker in New Orleans in 2005 and 2008: “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Competing and Complying in Foreign Markets”
WorldSource ’97
  • Speaker, WorldSource ’97, Resources for International Business Managers, October 8, 1997, Kalamazoo, Michigan October 8, 1997.
Other Programs:
  • American Bar Association – organized and participant in numerous programs on money laundering, doing business abroad, war crimes and international criminal tribunals, and rendition of criminals from abroad.
  • State Bar of Michigan – organized and participated in programs on a range of international law issues.
  • District of Columbia Bar – Co-Chair of numerous programs on national security issues with senior administration officials, with members of Congress, and with leading figures from the private sector.
  • Other Programs – Speaker and writer on the products liability and CE marking directives of the European Union.

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