Thin Ice: Avoiding Missteps with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

International Roundtable

October 20, 2011: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Since the passage of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in 1977, the taking of bribes and other unethical actions have ensnarled both US and foreign firms. In recent years, the Federal government has stepped up its enforcement action and foreign companies, for example, Siemens and ABB, have run afoul. What should companies do to avert criminal prosecution and damage to the brand? Gregory Thiess, an expert on ethics and compliance, presents case studies on corruption and assesses their consequences for regulating behavior regarding the conduct of international business.


Gleacher Center
450 Cityfront Plaza
Chicago, Illinois

Driving Directions:


No Charge


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Deadline: 10/20/2011


6:00 PM-6:30 PM: networking

6:30 PM-8:00 PM: presentation

Speaker Profiles

Gregory Thiess (Speaker)
Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Robert Bosch LLC


Karl L. Buschmann, '85 


Other Information

300 East Illinois Street (AMC Theater-River East Self Park Garage)
$6.00 after 3:00 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday for a 12-hour period
Garage: Self Park Facility

Payment: Automated; at pay-stations by cash or credit card or upon exit pay by credit card only.

To receive discounted rate: There is a card validator at the first floor security desk of the Gleacher Center. You will only need to insert your parking card in the validator and the new price will be automatically applied. When you leave the lot you will be charged for the lower $6.00 fee.

Detailed Directions:
Garage is located next to PJ Clarks and below the AMC Theater.
a) When traveling east on Illinois cross over Columbus and enter the Garage on the left (north) side of the street
b) If driving west on Grand (north of Theater), you can enter the garage ½ block before Columbus on the left (south) side of the street.


After many years of service, Sophia Kholodenko is stepping down as Co-chair. Karl Buschmann welcomes inquiries from Booth alumni who would like to get more involved in running the International Roundtable. Responsibilities include:

--Regular attendance
--Programming: identifying interesting topics and securing speakers
--Administration: writing publicity, publicizing events through the University and roundtable email distribution list channels, and coordinating with the Alumni Office