Chambers Seminar: FCPA Investigations and OFAC Sanctions Programs

The DOJ recently updated its FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy outlining the steps companies must take when voluntarily disclosing a potential FCPA violation and the remedial procedures the government expects in order to receive maximum credit for the disclosure. OFAC also issued their new Compliance Commitments that set out their newly required Sanctions Compliance Guidelines. This seminar will be discussing both these recent changes and address the associated risks and challenges.


Robert I. Targ
Diaz, Reus & Targ, LLP
Founding Partner

Robert Targ is a highly successful international and domestic litigator for individuals and institutions in complex, high-stakes money laundering, fraud, white-collar criminal defense, and customs cases. Mr. Targ is a widely sought-after seminar and conference speaker on asset seizure and forfeiture, and global money laundering issues for organizations such as the International Symposium on Economic Crime in Cambridge, UK, The Florida International Bankers Association, Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers, and the Bankers Association of Central and Eastern Europe. His practice focus includes: federal trial and administrative matters involving asset seizures and forfeitures, health care fraud and abuse, criminal fraud and money laundering, and criminal or civil matters involving customs laws and regulations.

Richard Wiedis
Diaz, Reus & Targ, LLP

Richard N. Wiedis is a highly experienced trial attorney and former software company executive. Prior to joining Diaz Reus in private practice, Richard served nine years at MicroStrategy, a $2 billion market cap, multinational business intelligence software company. His most recent position at MicroStrategy was Executive Vice President of Risk Management and Human Resources and Associate General Counsel. In addition, he has 15 years’ prosecutorial experience with the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section. Richard’s work for both the U.S. Justice Department and a large, publicly traded technology corporation gives him a unique perspective in effectively representing Diaz Reus’ clients in high-stakes litigation, investigations, and regulatory compliance advisory services. During his tenure at MicroStrategy he designed and deployed a comprehensive risk management and corporate compliance regime for the company and its 23 international subsidiaries. He also oversaw the company’s litigation portfolio and obtained significant settlements in litigation for IP theft and property damage matters, among others. As a Federal Prosecutor his investigatory and trial work led to convictions in high profile cases involving bank fraud, securities fraud, accounting fraud, and other white collar crimes. A member of the New York and District of Columbia bars, Richard’s practice includes white collar criminal defense, independent internal investigations, FCPA, general civil litigation, trial counsel, civil forfeiture, money laundering, RICO, mediation, arbitration, and compliance and risk management counseling.