Celia Bigoness is a Clinical Professor of Law and founder of the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, Cornell’s first transactional law clinic. In addition to teaching at the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, Professor Bigoness teaches “Introduction to Transactional Lawyering” and organizes the annual Cornell Law School Transactional Lawyering Competition. Before joining Cornell, she spent seven years practicing corporate law at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, London, and Paris. Her experience includes project finance, leveraged finance, capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions. Professor Bigoness received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal of International Law, and her A.B. from Harvard.
If your business has any international activities, it is important to equip yourself with the knowledge to navigate the global business landscape. Familiarizing yourself with the complexities of the federal Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) can help you to avoid running afoul of its requirements and operate confidentially and ethically. Many businesses are subject to the FCPA, yet the statute can be difficult to understand due to its complexity and sheer breadth.
In this course, you will examine the FCPA's origins, scope, and applicability under different circumstances. You will analyze various scenarios in which the FCPA's requirements are implicated, and you will define and evaluate best practices for ensuring compliance with the FCPA. Finally, you will have the opportunity to step back and consider the broader implications of the FCPA for U.S. businesses seeking to compete internationally.
Key Course Takeaways
- Identify how the FCPA applies to a business's foreign operations
- Distinguish between permitted and prohibited corrupt practices
- Establish company best practices within the FCPA
- Analyze the implications of the FCPA for U.S. businesses
How It Works
Who Should Enroll
- Business leaders doing international business
- Public and nonprofit professionals
- Business developers
- Finance and accounting professionals
- Human resource or talent management professionals
- Compliance or risk-management professionals
- Anyone looking to work effectively with legal professionals