On August 28, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued its long-awaited decision in United States v. Hoskins, a rare decision addressing the scope of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). Specifically, the court held in Hoskins that the government cannot pursue theories of conspiracy and aiding and abetting liability under the FCPA against classes of foreign individuals and entities who are not otherwise subject to direct liability under the FCPA. Chris Morvillo of Clifford Chance US LLP, who successfully argued the appeal for the defense, will join us to discuss the decision and its broader implications.
Christopher J. Morvillo is a partner at Clifford Chance in New York and has more than twenty-five years of experience handling white-collar investigations and regulatory enforcement matters in both the private and public sectors. From 1999 to 2005, Chris served as an Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and received the US Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service in recognition of his role in the investigation and successful prosecution of a large international terrorism case. He is a member of the New York City Bar Association and the Federal Bar Council, sits on the Board of the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice and has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law. Chris is also an editor of The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations.