The F​CPA Turns 40:
An Assessment of FCPA Enforcement Policies and Procedures

FCPA ConferenceThursday, October 12, 2017
Texas A&M University School of Law
Fort Worth, Texas

This conference brings together Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement officials, experienced FCPA practitioners, and leading FCPA academics and scholars to discuss the many legal and policy issues relevant to the current FCPA enforcement and compliance landscape.


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Registration, 8:30 a.m.

Morning Session, 9:00 a.m. to Noon

FCPA Legal and Policy Issues

  • Paul Yanowitch, Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office – Northern District of Texas
    Mr. Yanowitch will be speaking on the DOJ’s views on the statute generally and its enforcement.
  • Daniel Chow, Professor, Ohio State School of Law
    "China’s Crackdown on Government Corruption and the FCPA"
  • Mike Koehler, Professor, Southern Illinois School of Law
    "Has the FCPA Been Successful In Achieving Its Objectives?"
  • Peter Reilly, Associate Professor, Texas A&M School of Law
    "The Fokker Circuit Court Opinion and Deferred Prosecution of FCPA Matters"
  • Juliet Sorensen, Professor, Northwestern School of Law
    "The Phenomenon of an Outsize Number of Male Defendants Charged with Federal Crimes of Corruption"
  • Marcia Narine Weldon, Professor, Univ. of Miami School of Law
    "What the U.S. Can Learn from Enforcement in Other Jurisdictions and What Other Jurisdictions Can Learn from Us"

Luncheon, Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Afternoon Session, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

FCPA Conference JorgensenKeynote address

(1:00 to 2:00 p.m.)

  • Jay Jorgensen
    Executive Vice President, Global Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Walmart

Follow-up panel (2:00 to 3:00 p.m.):

FCPA Enforcement and Compliance Landscape: Past, Present, and Future

CLE Credit for Attendees

All attendees are eligible for ​​5 hours of CLE credit. The morning session offers ​3 CLE credits. The afternoon session offers 2 CLE credits, one of which will be an Ethics credit. Forms will be provided to attendees at the conference. CLE ​credit is free for all attendees.

Texas A&M School of LawDirections & Map

Driving directions to our campus located at 1515 Commerce Street can be found using the map below. The main entrance to the law school is on Commerce Street, across from the Fort Worth Water Gardens.

Free parking for conference attendees is available in the Law School parking lots.

Hotel Information

SheratonWe have negotiated a special group rate at the Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel, ​next door to the Law School, of $159 per night plus tax. The reservation deadline for the group rate is ​September 20, 2017, or when the entire list of rooms is booked, whichever comes first. If necessary, cancellations must be made ​72 hours prior to the scheduled day of arrival to avoid a one-night cancellation charge. Reservations may be made by calling the Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel at 817-335-7000 or on the Sheraton's website ​via the room block link. Be sure to mention you are attending the “​FCPA Conference” to receive the group rate.

Other downtown Fort Worth hotel options include the OmniHilton, several Marriott properties and the Ashton Hotel. Please note that these other hotels do not have reserved room blocks or special group rates for the conference.


Airports:  Texas A&M University School of Law is located in downtown Fort Worth, Texas, just 30 minutes from the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). The second largest airport in the ​United States, DFW has direct flights to over 200 locations around the world and is a hub for American Airlines (AA). The Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL), about 40 minutes from the Law School, is a hub for Southwest Airlines (SWA).

To and From the Airport:  The ​​​hotel does not offer a shuttle from the airport, but ground transportation options, such as taxi, SuperShuttle, shared ride (Uber, Lyft, etc.) and rental cars, are available.

Rental Cars:  The Sheraton Hotel is directly across the street from the Law School. So there is no need for a rental car or other transportation between the Law School and the hotel.

Navigating Downtown Fort Worth

Molly the TrolleyFree Trolley:  "Molly the Trolley" offers free trolley routes throughout downtown Fort Worth to Sundance Square and picks up directly in front of the Sheraton ​Hotels.

Enjoy the walk:  Download a walking map of Downtown Fort Worth.

Fort Worth Bike Share:

Shared Ride:  Uber and Lyft service this area.

Explore Fort Worth

Sundance SquareDiscover "Where the West begins" in the city of cowboys and culture. Experience world-class museums, restaurants, entertainment, outdoor activities and sports (Go Rangers!). Explore one of the best downtowns in America, complete with a visit to Sundance Square or venture to the vibrant West 7th area or Near Southside Magnolia District. ​Find your zen in the Water Gardens directly across the street from the law school or explore your wild side at the Fort Worth Zoo, one of the top 5 zoos in the nation.


For all questions, contact Professor Peter Reilly at or 817-212-4054.