Bruce E. Yannett

Partner
New York
Tel: +1 212 909 6495
Overview

Bruce Yannett is Deputy Presiding Partner of the firm and Chair of the White Collar & Regulatory Defense Practice Group. He focuses on white collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement and internal investigations.

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Publications

Upcoming Events

Recent Events

  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2017
    24 April 2017
    Practising Law Institute
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • Managing Multiple Regulatory Investigations and Parallel, Private Securities Litigation: An In-House Perspective
    1 March 2017
    New York City Bar
    5th Annual Securities Litigation & Enforcement Institute
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • Targeting the ‘Gatekeepers’: Emerging Challenges for Financial Industry Legal and Compliance Professionals
    15 September 2016
    Global Investigations Review
    3rd Annual GIR Live New York
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • Current Regulatory Enforcement Regimes in the US and Europe
    17 November 2015
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Regulatory Enforcement Seminar
    Hong Kong
    Speaking Engagements
  • Handling Global Regulatory Investigations
    16 October 2015
    New York City Bar Association
    New York City Bar 4th Annual Securities Litigation & Enforcement Institute
    New York, NY
    Speaking Engagements
  • Location, Location, Location
    22 September 2015
    Global Investigations Review
    GIR Fall New York Conference
    New York, NY
    Speaking Engagements
  • Regulatory Enforcement Regimes in Europe and Asia
    15 May 2015
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP invites you to join us in New York on May 15 for a seminar exploring the current regulatory enforcement regimes in the principal financial centers in Asia and Europe.
    Debevoise & Plimpton, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • Global Financial Institution Enforcement Issues: A Discussion of Federal, NY and International Enforcement Approaches, Priorities and Responses
    12 February 2015 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Debevoise Events
  • Anti-Corruption Enforcement in 2015: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Company
    11 February 2015 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Debevoise Events
  • The Defense Perspective: Responding to the Changing Landscape of Securities Enforcement
    5-7 November 2014
    PLI

    PLI's 46th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation

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    New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • Forum
    Dateline Standard Time
    Cambridge International Forums, Inc.
    English American Litigation Forum
    Delamar Greenwich Harbor, Greenwich, Connecticut
    Speaking Engagements
  • Cross-Border Investigations Involving Multiple Agencies
    19 May 2014 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    NY City Bar
    Third Annual White Collar Crime Institute
    NY City Bar White Collar Crime Institute
    Speaking Engagements
  • Judicial Externship Program
    10 April 2014 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Columbia University
    Columbia University
    Columbia University, New York, NY
    Speaking Engagements
  • Enforcement Update: Priorities and Enforcement Activities of the SEC, CFTC and FINRA
    12 November 2013 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    NYBA
    2nd Annual Securities Litigation & Enforcement Institute
    NYBA, New York, NY
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Defense Perspective: Strategies and considerations in Responding to New Policies and Priorities in Securities Enforcement
    8 November 2013 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    PLI
    PLI's Annual Institute on Securities Regulation
    New York, NY
    Speaking Engagements
  • How to survive a government investigation
    24 October 2013 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Latin Lawyer
    Latin Lawyer Anti-Corruption and Enforcement Conference
    Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Speaking Engagements
  • Latin Lawyer’s Anti-Corruption and Investigations Conference
    24 October 2013 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Latin Lawyer
    Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Speaking Engagements
  • Anticipating Regulatory Risks
    2 October 2013 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    PLI
    Corporate Counsel Institute 2013
    New York, NY
    Speaking Engagements
  • Enforcement Update; Third Party Risk Panel
    4-7 June 2013
    Shell
    Shell Ethics & Compliance Office Conference 2013
    Houston, Texas
    Speaking Engagements
  • How to Win (Without Trial): Pre-Indictment Advocacy
    20 May 2013 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    New York City Bar Association
    2nd Annual White Collar Crime Institute
    New York, NY
    Speaking Engagements
  • Whistleblower Issues: A Roundtable Discussion
    2-3 May 2013
    Practising Law Institute
    Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2013
    New York, NY
    Speaking Engagements
  • Anti-Corruption Enforcement in 2013: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Company
    7 February 2013 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Debevoise Events
  • The View from the Bench: Judicial Views on Trying White Collar Cases, Evidentiary Requests and Effective Defense Advocacy
    23 January 2013 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    American Conference Institute
    American Conference Institute's White Collar Litigation Summit
    New York Marriott, NY
    Speaking Engagements
  • New FCPA Guide Issued November 14, 2012; DOJ and SEC Enforcement and Litigation Trends; SEC Whistleblower Rules – The Second Year; Dealing with Global Regulators on Tough New Enforcement Rules; Disclosure Challenges in the Heightened Regulatory and Enforcement Spotlight
    12 December 2012 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Sandpiper Partners LLC
    SEC & DOJ Hot Topics 2013
    The Harvard Club, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • U.S. Issues New FCPA Guidance: What You Need to Know
    28 November 2012 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Debevoise Events
  • Enforcement Roundtable
    9 November 2012 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Practising Law Institute
    44th Annual Securities Regulation Institute
    New York, NY
    Speaking Engagements
  • Anti-Corruption Compliance in Russian and Ukraine
    19 October 2012 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Debevoise Events
  • The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Recent Enforcement Trends and Developments: What Do they Reveal about the US DOJ and SEC Global Enforcement Priorities?
    26 June 2012 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    C5
    C5 6th Forum on Anti-Corruption
    The Bloomsbury Hotel, London, England
    Speaking Engagements
  • Fraud, Bribery, Corruption: Are Corporate Cops Fighting a Losing Battle?
    4 April 2012 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    New York University School of Law
    The Milbank Tweed Forum
    New York, NY
    Speaking Engagements
  • Anti-Corruption Enforcement in 2012: Protecting and Defending Your Company
    9 February 2012 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Debevoise Events
  • Enforcement Highlights and What the Latest Cases Reveal about Compliance Risk Exposure
    24 January 2012 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    American Conference Institute
    ACIs 6th Houston FCPA Boot Camp
    Houston, TX
    Speaking Engagements
  • Practical Issues When Handling a Government Investigation
    11 November 2011 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Practising Law Institute
    43rd Annual Institute on Securities Regulation
    New York, NY
    Speaking Engagements
  • New Frontiers in M&A Diligence
    15 June 2011 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    International Bar Association
    Tenth Annual International Mergers and Acquisitions Conference
    Waldorf Astoria, New York, NY
    Speaking Engagements
  • Hot Topics in the Boardroom After Dodd-Frank
    12 May 2011 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Debevoise Events
  • Private Equity, Meet the FCPA: What PE Professionals Need to Know About Anti-Corruption and Related Laws
    10 May 2011 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Debevoise Events
  • UK Bribery Act
    10 March 2011 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Debevoise Events
  • FCPA Enforcement: What’s a Responsible Company to Do?
    10 February 2011 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Debevoise Events
  • Corporate Internal Investigations
    9 December 2010 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    New York City Bar
    Securities Litigation and Enforcement: Current Developments and Strategies
    New York, NY
    Speaking Engagements
  • What's Happening Globally?
    19 May 2010 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    PLI
    The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2010
    PLI New York Center, New York, NY
    Speaking Engagements
  • Foreign Corrupt Practice Act: Strategies and Responses - International Litigation Track
    22 April 2010 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    ABA
    ABA Section of Litigation Annual CLE Conference
    Hilton New York, NY
    Speaking Engagements
  • Coordinating a Multi-Jurisdictional Government Investigation: Managing Privacy and Double Jeopardy Risks
    24 March 2010 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    ACI
    23rd National Conference on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
    W New York, NY
    Speaking Engagements
  • Defending and Protecting the Corporation: Managing Cross-Border Criminal Liability
    15 March 2010 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Nardello & Co

    Session 1:

    Trends in Enforcement, Self-Regulation & Corporate Governance

    Current trends in regulatory and criminal law in Italy, the UK and US require varying degrees of selfregulation as a means of deterring fraudulent and criminal conduct. This panel will explore the legal requirements in these jurisdictions and highlight the trends in enforcement of these requirements by regulatory agencies focusing on cross-border implications.

    • MODERATOR: PROF. EMANUELE RIMINI, Partner, Studio Rimini; Full Professor of Commercial Law at Statale University, Faculty of Law, Milan; Proboviro of Borsa Italiana 
    • Lord (Peter) Goldsmith QC, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 
    • Honorable Michael B. Mukasey, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 
    • Dott. Francesco Di Carlo, Partner, Annuziata e Associati 
    • Avv. Luigi Isolabella, Partner, Studio Isolabella

    Session 2:

    The Consequences of Failure in Self-Regulation

    Failures in self-regulation may lead to regulatory sanctions and criminal penalties. This panel will discuss actions the company should take in the event of failure of self-regulation, including the need to retain outside counsel, conduct internal investigations, self-report in various jurisdictions, and in some instances, defend itself against regulatory or criminal proceedings.

    • MODERATOR: AVV. UMBERTO AMBROSOLI, Studio Isolabella & Director, Nardello & Co. Srl 
    • Bruce E. Yannett, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 
    • Dott. Eugenio Fusco, Prosecutor 
    • Avv. Francesco Isolabella, Partner, Studio Isolabella

    Session 3:

    Corporate Governance & Compliance as Vehicles for the Protection of the Corporation

    Establishing adequate and appropriate corporate governance mechanisms has become a primary step in preventing breaches in self-regulation and identifying and investigating possible breaches as they arise. This panel will focus on current legal and other standards for corporate governance within the framework of effective self-regulation, especially as they apply to public companies, and ways to use corporate governance as a method of self-regulation.

    • MODERATOR: PROF. FILIPPO ANNUZIATA, Partner, Annuziata e Associati;
    • Prof. Commercial Law and of Intermediaries & Financial Markets Law at Luigi Bocconi University, Milan; Director, Nardello & Co. Srl 
    • Avv. Umberto Mosetti, Head of Corporate Governance Department, University of Turin, Deputy Chairman, Amber Capital Italia SGR S.p.A
    • Dott. Claudio Salini, CONSOB
    • Dott. Edoardo Guffanti, Partner, Annuziata e Associati
    • Daniel Nardello, Principal, Nardello & Co.
    Palazzo Mezanotte, Milano, Italy
    Speaking Engagements
  • Internal Investigations in Switzerland
    19 January 2010 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Debevoise Events
  • The Year Just Passed and the One to Come: Staying Ahead of the FCPA
    13 January 2010 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Debevoise Events
  • Government Enforcement Update - Civil/Criminal Enforcement and Internal Investigations
    6 November 2009 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Practising Law Institute
    Securities Regulation Institute 2009 (41st Annual)
    New York Hilton, New York, NY
    Speaking Engagements
  • Talking Corruption with the SFO
    20 October 2009 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Debevoise Events
  • Internal Investigations in Germany of US-listed Companies
    27 June 2009 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Beck Seminare
    8th Annual German Legal Conference on White Collar Crime 2009
    Frankfurt, Germany
    Speaking Engagements
  • Responding to Multi-Jurisdictional Government Investigations
    23-24 June 2009
    American Conference Institute
    5th European Forum on Anti-Corruption – Reducing the Risks of Improper Payments in an Era of Increased International Enforcement
    London, England
    Speaking Engagements
  • International Investigations and Domestic Laws: The Inevitable Conflicts and How to Handle Them
    13 June 2009 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    International Bas Association
    IBA Transnational Crimes Conference
    Intercontinental Barclay, New York, NY
    Speaking Engagements
  • Responding to a Government Investigation - What To Do if the US SEC or DOJ Comes Knocking
    29 April 2009 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    American Conference Institute
    2nd Annual Canadian Forum on Foreign Corruption: Compliance and Enforcement
    The Fairmont Royal York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Speaking Engagements
  • Implementing Effective Fraud Risk Internal Controls
    25 March 2009 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    American Conference Institute
    21st National Conference on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Panel Moderator
    Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers
    Speaking Engagements
  • Enquêtes pénales visant des sociétés européennes -- vers un nouveau paradigme
    24 February 2009 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Debevoise Events
  • Anti-corruption case study
    23 February 2009 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    IBA
    IBA 8th Annual International Corporate Counsel Conference
    Hotel Concorde La Fayette, Paris, France
    Speaking Engagements