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International law, corruption subject for BYU David M. Kennedy Center lecture Sept. 29

"Protecting the Public Interest: International Law and the U.S. Government's Efforts to Prevent Corruption Abroad" will be the lecture topic for J. Troy Beatty, senior counsel and branch chief for comparative law and regulation for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Thursday, Sept. 29, at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building at Brigham Young University.
Beatty joined the SEC staff in 2004 as an attorney in the Office of International Affairs. He is responsible for liaising with the EU and other foreign government officials in Eastern Europe, Russia and Asia to provide advice and analysis concerning securities regulation.

He is a member of the U.S. delegation to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s working group on bribery and played an instrumental role in the negotiation of the recent OECD good practice guidance on internal controls, ethics and compliance.

Beatty received bachelor's and master's degrees in international area studies from BYU and a juris doctorate from BYU’s J. Reuben Clark Law School.

This lecture will be archived at For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or


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