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Mintz Attorney Paul E. Pelletier to Speak on FCPA to Corporate Directors Forum and San Diego Chapter of Association of Corporate Counsel

Paul E. Pelletier, a Member of the Litigation Section of Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., will be speaking on the Foreign Corrupt Privacy Act (FCPA) to the Corporate Directors Forum and the San Diego Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC).  The presentations will take place on June 19 and 20 in San Diego, California.

On June 19, Mr. Pelletier will speak on a panel entitled, “Dealing with the FCPA (and The UK Bribery Act).”  The panel, hosted by the Corporate Directors Forum, will focus on “lessons learned” and offer attendees a practical, rational and cost-effective approach to navigating the FCPA.

The Corporate Directors Forum is a nonprofit organization founded to promote high standards of professionalism in corporate governance.  The organization’s goal is to provide its members with the tools necessary to help them excel in the boardroom through educational programs and peer networking opportunities.

On June 20, Mr. Pelletier will participate in a panel discussion presented by the San Diego Chapter of the ACC entitled, “Corrupt or Compliant? Protecting Your Company and Executives from FCPA Liability in 2013.”  Mr. Pelletier will be joined on the panel by Jonathan T. Cain, a Member of Mintz Corporate & Securities Section, and Aaron Tidman, an attorney in the firm’s Litigation Section.  Mr. Pelletier, Mr. Cain and Mr. Tidman will highlight critical issues that directors and executives should be aware of and provide advice for protecting their company and its leadership team from liability.

The ACC is a global bar association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporations, associations and other private-sector organizations through information, education, networking opportunities and advocacy initiatives.

Mr. Pelletier specializes in representing public and private companies of all sizes and high-profile individuals in state and federal investigations.  He represents clients across various industries, including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and financial services.  Mr. Pelletier enjoys a reputation as one of the top white-collar lawyers in the country and has been recognized as one of Washington DC’s Super Lawyers for 2013. 

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Pelletier served in the Department of Justice (DOJ) as a federal prosecutor for more than 25 years, where he was lead counsel in more than 20 jury trials targeting money laundering; sophisticated financial, corporate, and securities fraud; and health care fraud.  As principal deputy chief of the DOJ Criminal Division's Fraud Section, he supervised the dramatic growth of FCPA enforcement as well as directing some of the DOJ's most important initiatives and investigations.  His corporate fraud prosecutions have included criminal resolutions with PNC, AIG, General Reinsurance, and BP.

Mr. Cain has extensive experience in representing domestic and foreign companies, public-private partnerships, and quasi-government agencies in transactions and litigation involving federal government grants and contracts for the research, development, licensing, and sale of information systems hardware, software and services, communications equipment and services, life sciences products, defense hardware and materials, support services, humanitarian and development assistance, infrastructure project development, and the outsourcing of business process and information systems services. His experience includes procurements in the United States by foreign governments of defense and information systems, representation of foreign companies in federal procurements, and sales of products and services to state and local government agencies.