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International Implications of Cooperation in the Petrobras Corruption Scandal Investigations

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The international ramifications of the multibillion dollar corruption scandal involving state oil giant Petrobras and companies and business executives from Brazil and elsewhere have slowly emerged since the beginning of the investigations led by Brazilian authorities in March 2014.  Earlier this year Petrobras informed shareholders that the company is under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for potential violations of securities laws, and by the U.S. Department of Justice, under the Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA). Early last month, U.S. Attorney Patrick Stokes, who leads the FCPA unit at DOJ, spent four days in meetings in Curitiba with members of the federal task force charged with the investigations in Brazil.

On November 16, the Brazil Institute of the Wilson Center will host a panel of experts on the national and international legal and regulatory frameworks guiding the investigations in the various countries where it is taking place, as well as the ongoing and growing cooperation between judges, prosecutors and law enforcement charged with combating crimes of corruption in their respective jurisdictions.

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  • Isabel Franco

    Partner and Lead Anti-corruption and Compliance attorney, KLA Koury Lopes Advogados, São Paulo
  • Matteson Ellis

    Member, FCPA & International Anti-Corruption, Global Compliance & Risk Management, Miller & Chevalier Chartered
  • Monica de Bolle

    Director of the Latin America Program, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
  • Paulo Sotero

    Director, Brazil Institute