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ACI 11th Summit on Anti-Corruption Brazil

São Paulo, Brazil

William Barry and Matteson Ellis will speak at the American Conference Institute's 11th Summit on Anti-Corruption Brazil on May 25-26, 2022, in São Paulo, Brazil.

On May 25, Barry will present "DOJ & SEC Update: What's in Store for U.S. Anti-Corruption Enforcement in Brazil and the Region?" This panel discussion will address topics including:

  • Updated national security priorities in the U.S. and Brazil – and countering corruption as a core security interest
  • Individual and corporate accountability
  • The escalation of the DOJ's corporate criminal enforcement, and broader view of past misconduct
  • The intersection of anti-corruption and anti-money laundering
  • New legislation and guidance

Ellis will speak on the panel titled "M&A Compliance Due Diligence: When Deals Survive and When They Fail," on May 26. This panel will explore best practices and creative solutions regarding Latin American mergers and acquisitions. Topics for discussion include:

  • What are the expectations of U.S., Brazilian, and other enforcement officials for compliance due diligence in these deals?
  • What challenges do companies confront in the region when trying to access information at a target?
  • What types of risk findings at a target can be addressed with tailored controls and what situations can otherwise cause a deal to fail?