The transatlantic Womble Bond Dickinson team of attorneys Audrey Koh (UK) and Claire Rauscher (US) were speakers at the May meeting of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Compliance and Ethics Network.

Koh and Rauscher spoke on “Global Compliance: Complying with the Growing Patchwork of Legal Requirements”. They were joined by SCORE Group Chief Compliance Officer Spencer Aldridge. The Webinar took place May 8.

The French Anti-Corruption law, which became effective in December 2016, requires companies to have compliance programs meeting specific standards. Thus, France joins other countries, like the United Kingdom, Brazil, Chile, and others, in setting requirements for corporate compliance programs. But are these all the same? And is it possible to implement consistent, global policies, procedures, and internal controls to meet these various standards? Add to that other emerging legal requirements, such as whistleblower protection and data privacy laws, and what is a company to do? Aldridge, Koh and Rauscher discussed ways to successfully navigate this patchwork and build on best practices to create a sustainable and effective compliance program across the globe.

Womble Bond Dickinson is the long-time sponsor of the ACC Compliance and Ethics Network.

Audrey Koh represents clients in US, UK and multinational regulatory investigations, including those brought by the US. Department of Justice, the US. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the US. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the US. Federal Reserve, the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the UK Competition and Markets Authority and various other international regulators. She regularly advises clients on anti-bribery, anti-corruption, sanctions and corporate governance compliance, due diligence and related training.

Claire Rauscher has more than 25 years of white collar criminal defense experience, having tried numerous cases, negotiated favorable resolutions and obtained dismissals. She represents companies in grand jury investigations and related enforcement proceedings as well as witnesses and individual targets. In addition, Claire leads corporate internal investigations and provides compliance guidance in such areas as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-trust, government contracts, qui tam and false claims matters.

Rauscher and Koh

Claire with SCORE Group Chief Compliance Officer Spencer Aldridge