Stafford Publications is putting on a teleconference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in China.
Before I talk about that though, there is one thing I have to get out of the way. Every time I see a very British name like Stafford, I cannot help but smile and remember a hometown friend of mine who named his business “Tafford.” My friend’s business has become quite successful on a national level and my friends and I still always effect a very British accent whenever we discuss it. Now here’s the funny part, my friend came up with the name from an expression we back then: Take a Flying F–k On a Rolling Donut. That equals TAFFORD. Get it? Sorry.
Anyway, this teleconference will be on September 3 and it features really good people and it will be focusing on the following:

This seminar will examine recent FCPA enforcement focused on business activity in China, discuss the unique FCPA challenges of conducting business in China, and outline strategies for effective FCPA compliance.

The panel will review these and other key questions:
* What risk factors increase the exposure of companies conducting business in China to possible FCPA violations?
* How are the U.S. and Chinese governments acting to enforce their respective anti-bribery laws against U.S. companies?
* What are the best practices for companies to utilize in developing anti-corruption compliance programs and due diligence efforts for their China operations?

The faculty consists of Kyle Wombolt of Goodwin Procter, Nathan Bush of O’Melveny, and Amy Sommers of Squire Sanders.
The US has been stepping up its prosecution of FCPA claims and it is critical that all US businesses in China have at least basic knowledge of what it is all about. Click here for more information on the teleconference.

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Dan Harris

I am a founder of Harris Bricken, an international law firm with lawyers in Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, China and Spain.

I mostly represent companies doing business in emerging market countries. It has taken me many years to build my network and it takes constant communication and travel to maintain it. My work has been as varied as securing the release of two improperly held helicopters in Papua New Guinea, setting up a legal framework to move slag from Canada to Poland’s interior, overseeing hundreds of litigation and arbitration matters in Korea, helping someone avoid terrorism charges in Japan, and seizing fish product in China to collect on a debt.

I was named as one of only three Washington State Amazing Lawyers in International Law, I am AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (its highest rating), I am rated 10.0 by AVVO.com (its highest rating), and I am a SuperLawyer.

I am a frequent writer and public speaker on doing business in Asia and I constantly travel between the United States and Asia. I most commonly speak on China law issues and I am the lead writer of the award winning China Law Blog (www.chinalawblog.com). Forbes Magazine, Fortune Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, Business Week, The National Law Journal, The Washington Post, The ABA Journal, The Economist, Newsweek, NPR, The New York Times and Inside Counsel have all interviewed me regarding various aspects of my international law practice.

I am licensed in Washington, Illinois, and Alaska.

In tandem with the international law team at my firm, I focus on setting up/registering companies overseas (via WFOEs, Rep Offices or Joint Ventures), drafting international contracts (NDAs, OEM Agreements, licensing, distribution, etc.), protecting IP (trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights and patents), and overseeing M&A transactions.