The Ethical Considerations of Representing International Contractors in a Corrupt World
Start Date: October 21, 2019
End Date: October 21, 2019
Start Time: 12:00 pm et
End Time: 1:30 pm et
Speaker(s): Robert S. Peckar,
Practice Area(s): International Construction and Infrastructure, Construction & Infrastructure, Corporate Compliance & Integrity Counsel, White Collar Criminal Defense,
In the last decade there has been a significant emphasis on the global fight against corruption, especially bribery of government officials. This fight has been led by the United Nations, other international organizations, the governments of the United States and some European countries and has resulted in many countries (where corruption is rampant) also enacting strict anti-corruption laws and procedures. Prosecution of large companies and their government counterparts who have participated in bribery are widely reported and have demonstrated the catastrophic impact of such prosecutions on companies’ futures and the careers and personal freedom of those involved.
The construction and real estate industries have been universally identified as the most corrupt industries. Lawyers who serve the international construction industry must be aware of that fact and the possibility, therefore, that these lawyers could be placed in positions where their legal services are used to advance a corrupt purpose and violations of law—both international and domestic.
After an introduction about the nature of corruption in the construction industry, this program will address the responsibilities of lawyers under the Rules of Professional Conduct and the law when confronted with such situations. Please join P&A’s Founding Partner, Robert S. Peckar, for this discussion.
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