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Women in Investigations conference - in pictures

29 June 2018

Women in Investigations conference - in pictures

Pictures from GIR’s Women in Investigations conference held in London on 28 June in association with the Women in White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA).

Former US Department of Justice (DOJ) criminal division chief Leslie Caldwell, now of Latham & Watkins in San Francisco, gave the keynote speech, in which she described the frustration that her former colleagues at the DOJ have with US President Donald Trump’s attacks on the agency. She also recalled some of the highlights of her time at the DOJ. 

Pictures from GIR’s Women in Investigations conference held in London on 28 June in association with the Women In White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA).

Former US Department of Justice (DOJ) criminal section chief Leslie Caldwell, now at Latham & Watkins in San Francisco, gave the keynote speech, in which she described the frustration that her former colleagues at the DOJ have with US President Donald Trump’s attacks on the agency. She also recalled some of the highlights of her time at the DOJ. 

Karen Popp, at Sidley Austin in Washington, DC, moderated the first panel titled ‘negotiated resolutions and coordinating them’, during which Jodi Avergun, at Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft in Washington, DC, spoke about how the DOJ is requiring companies under investigation to “get creative” when looking to obtain information located outside the US. 

Other panels discussed how to navigate the grey areas of privilege and monitor specialists gave the audience a survival guide to handling a monitorship. There was also a wide-ranging Q&A session that dealt with everything from the first 48 hours on an investigation to the use of artificial intelligence. 

The conference was sponsored by Baker McKenzie, Debevoise & Plimpton, White & Case and Wilkie Farr & Gallagher. Nardello, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, Jenner & Block and Morrison Foerster were associate sponsors. 

The conference was followed by a dinner sponsored by PwC, at which Popp, co-founder of the WWCDA, won the inaugural GIR Award for Services to Diversity.