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Global Investigations Review is pleased to announce a major international conference to be held in Washington, DC. Wednesday, 16 November 2016.

Wednesday, 16 November

08:30 AM to 14:00 PM

Columbia Square, 555 Thirteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004

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

Chaired by Nathaniel Edmonds, Paul Hastings and Karen Popp, Sidley Austin

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Speakers

Chaired by:

Nathaniel Edmonds, Paul Hastings (and Former Assistant Chief of the FCPA Unit and DOJ Representative to the State Department-led US-China Anticorruption Working Group)

Karen Popp, Sidley Austin

Keynote speakers:

Claudio Mascotto,Public Prosecutor's Office, Geneva, Switzerland

Stephen Zimmermann, Director of Operations, Integrity Vice Presidency (INT), World Bank Group

Speakers:

Anna Ashton, Director, Business Advisory Services, The US-China Business Council

Daniel Braun, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (and Former Deputy Chief for Litigation in the Fraud Section of the DOJ’s Criminal Division)

Eugene Chen, Hogan Lovells

Charles Duross, Morrison & Foerster

Jonathan Leiken, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Diebold

Stephen Spiegelhalter, EY Fraud Investigations & Dispute Services (and Former DOJ Criminal Division Fraud Section FCPA Unit Prosecutor)

Leo Tsao, Assistant Chief, Criminal Division Fraud Section FCPA Unit

Further speakers to be announced


Programme

8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs' welcome

Nathaniel Edmonds, Paul Hastings
Karen Popp, Sidley Austin

9.10: Keynote speech

Claudio Mascotto, Public Prosecutor's Office, Geneva, Switzerland

9.40: Session one: European enforcement in an evolving environment

Recent developments are impacting cross-border investigations and resolutions in Europe, where companies and individuals face increasingly ambitious enforcement efforts against a backdrop of ever-expanding US jurisdictional reach. European agencies are increasingly collaborating with each other as well as with authorities in the United States, spurring continued growth in parallel international investigations and prosecutions. Agencies are reorganizing and adopting new tools to fight transnational corporate crime.

Among the questions the panel will discuss:

  • What are the recent cross-border cooperation developments among the US, UK, Germany, Switzerland and other European jurisdictions?
  • What does it mean for companies facing simultaneous investigations in multiple jurisdictions?
  • Are there different approaches to internal investigations given possible varying practices and expectations among differing European jurisdictions?
  • How are agencies and companies addressing the prospect of duplicative penalties in multiple jurisdictions?
  • Libor and FX – will the paradigm for close US-UK cooperation continue? Will the same trend develop in other European jurisdiction?
  • Are UK DPAs changing the equation for settlements, and does change have implications for parallel US-UK investigations?
  • What does increasingly aggressive Swiss enforcement mean for the global corporate investigation?
  • Which industries have the most exposure as US-style kleptocracy and money-laundering investigations spread to Europe?
  • How is the pan-European prosecutors’ network known as EuroJust increasing ties between national agencies?
  • Are European data privacy and banking secrecy rules creating challenges in cross-border investigations and monitorships?
  • The Brexit effect: What will the UK’s departure from the EU mean for enforcement, transnational cooperation, regulation, transactions and data privacy?

Moderator:
Karen Popp, Sidley Austin

Panel:
Daniel Braun, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (and Former Deputy Chief for Litigation in the Fraud Section of the DOJ’s Criminal Division)
Jonathan Leiken, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Diebold
Claudio Mascotto, Prosecutor, Public Prosecutor's Office, Geneva
Stephen Spiegelhalter, EY Fraud Investigations & Dispute Services (and Former DOJ Criminal Division Fraud Section FCPA Unit Prosecutor)

11.00: Coffee break

11.20: Session two: US-China anti-corruption cooperation: A tentative partnership

Corruption issues in China continue to grab headlines as companies struggle to thrive in a challenging business environment. China has continued its anti-corruption campaign against both high-level and low-level public officials, and FCPA enforcement actions against U.S. companies more often include China than any other country. Yet the anti-corruption cooperation between the United States and China remains shrouded in mystery, despite an officially announced bilateral anti-corruption working group.

This panel will analyze pressing issues important for any company doing business in China, including:

  • What are the current anti-corruption enforcement risks facing companies operating in China and how have they changed in the past five years?
  • To what extent do US and Chinese officials cooperate on cross-border enforcement goals, including sharing evidence and intelligence?
  • What can companies (and their outside lawyers) do best to prepare for this evolving enforcement environment?

Moderator:
Nathaniel Edmonds, Paul Hastings (and Former Assistant Chief of the FCPA Unit and DOJ Representative to the State Department-led US-China Anticorruption Working Group)

Panel:
Anna Ashton, Director, Business Advisory Services, The US-China Business Council
Eugene Chen, Hogan Lovells
Leo Tsao, Assistant Chief, Criminal Division Fraud Section FCPA unit; current Fraud Section Representative to the US-China Joint Liaison Group on Law Enforcement Cooperation

12.45: Luncheon featured discussion: DOJ and World Bank Group cooperation

Charles Duross, Morrison & Foerster interviews Stephen Zimmermann, Director of Operations, Integrity Vice Presidency (INT), World Bank Group

14.00: Close of conference


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