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2nd Annual GIR Live DC

Global Investigations Review is pleased to announce a major international conference to be held in Washington DC. Thursday, 16 February 2017.

 
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Thursday, February 16 2017 

8.30 AM to 14.00 PM

Covington & Burling, One CityCenter, 850 Tenth Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20001-4956, USA

Global Investigations Review is pleased to announce a major international conference to be held in Washington, DC. There will also be a cocktail reception on Wednesday, 15 February from 6.00pm - 7.30pm, kindly hosted by KPMG.

Chaired by Laurence Urgenson, Mayer Brown and Kathryn Atkinson, Miller & Chevalier


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Speakers

Chaired by:

Laurence Urgenson, Mayer Brown

Kathryn Atkinson, Miller & Chevalier

Keynote speaker:

Miranda van Turennout (VimpelCom prosecutor), Public Prosecution Service, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Speakers: 

Mary Butler, Chief, International Unit, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section, Criminal Division, US Department of Justice

Trevor McFadden, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, US Department of Justice

Jim Mintz, Mintz Group 

Kimberly Parker, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

Teresa Pesce, KPMG

John Richter, King & Spalding

Rebecca Rohr, Vice President, Anti-Corruption and Global Trade, Office of the General Counsel, Hewlett Packard  

Daniel Suleiman, Covington & Burling

 


Programme

Wednesday, 15 February

18.00 - 19.30 - Cocktail reception - Sponsored by KPMG

Thursday, 16 February

8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs' welcome

Laurence Urgenson, Mayer Brown
Kathryn Atkinson, Miller & Chevalier

9.10: Keynote speech

Miranda van Turennout (VimpelCom prosecutor), Public Prosecution Service, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

9.40: Session one: From bribers to the bribed: How the fight against kleptocracy and money-laundering is changing the face of global enforcement 

After more than a decade of focus on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the US Department of Justice has begun attacking institutionalized corruption in a more traditional manner: by forfeiting the bribe proceeds and putting individuals in prison. Investigations from VimpelCom to Petroleos de Venezuela to the Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB reveal an aggressive US-led campaign against kleptocrats and money launderers that is shaping up as the next global frontier in anti-corruption enforcement, with international banking in the crosshairs. Newly energized authorities, from Switzerland to the Netherlands, have joined the US and UK in efforts to fight money laundering and trace and confiscate the proceeds of corruption. The result is new risks for businesses and individuals and new challenges for the counsel who represent them.

Among the questions the panel will discuss:

  • What can we expect from the Trump administration concerning kleptocracy enforcement?
  • How should bank compliance operations respond to the increased law enforcement interest?
  • How vigorously do law enforcers across the globe scour the Panama Papers, whistleblower tips and public source information for investigative leads?
  • Can we expect to see a reduced emphasis on FCPA investigations as the focus shifts to the bribe-takers?

Moderator:
Kathryn Atkinson, Miller & Chevalier

Panel:
Miranda van Turennout (VimpelCom prosecutor), Public Prosecution Service, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mary Butler, Chief, International Unit, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section, Criminal Division, US Department of Justice
Kimberly Parker, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
Teresa Pesce, KPMG

11.00: Coffee break

11.30: Session two: The impact of media, hacking and whistleblowers on international investigations and corporate risk

White-collar defense today increasingly demands sophisticated media management skills and analysis. Whistleblowing, state-sponsored and activist hacking, corporate espionage, WikiLeaks, and subsequent press attention have greatly complicated the legal and reputational landscape for companies. In Brazil, prosecutors’ open-file policy has allowed journalists to produce stories related to the Petrobras scandal that often have corporate defense lawyers scrambling to catch up. The North Koreans are believed to have hacked Sony Pictures, with email correspondence from their outside lawyers discussing an internal FCPA investigation popping up on WikiLeaks. Whistleblowers from Wal-Mart to Unaoil to the Panama Papers have spurred international government investigations that follow press reports. In this atmosphere, information technology security is ever more important, but often still inadequate – especially when the threat comes from an employee within. Our team of expert panelists will discuss strategies for conducting corporate investigations in today’s asymmetrical environment, with an emphasis on outside media management.

Questions expected to be addressed include:

  • What are the policy and legal issues presented by the fact that much material in the public domain is illegally obtained?
  • How does increased hacking and media coverage impact internal investigations, the voluntary disclosure calculus, and the requirements and burdens of cooperation?
  • Should lawyers engage with journalists?
  • How must compliance programs change to respond to the new threats?
Moderator:
Laurence Urgenson, Mayer Brown

Panel:
John Richter, King & Spalding
Jim Mintz, Mintz Group
Rebecca Rohr, Vice President, Anti-Corruption and Global Trade, Office of the General Counsel, Hewlett Packard 
Daniel Suleiman, Covington & Burling

12.45: Short lunch interim

13.00: Luncheon keynote speech: Trevor McFadden, deputy assistant attorney general for the Criminal Division

Mr. McFadden, a former partner at Baker McKenzie, was appointed in January to oversee the fraud and appellate sections in the DOJ Criminal Division in the new Trump administration. His talk will assess the FCPA, 40 years after the landmark anti-corruption law's enactment.

Trevor McFadden, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, US Department of Justice

14.00: Close of conference

 


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