Legal Ethics Training and Seminar
PLI Internal Investigations 2015
4th Annual White Collar Crime Institute
To learn more, visit the program page on the NYC Bar’s website.
The Compliance Function Post Financial Crisis: How Leading Banks should respond to the Convergence of AML, Anti-corruption, Fraud, FCPA and Tax Evasion enforcement, and the call for increased personal liability (board members, directors and compliance officers) Continuing the De-Risking Discussion
The Global Compliance Function Post Financial Crisis: How leading Banks should respond to the convergence of AML, Anticorruption, fraud, FCPA and tax evasion enforcement, and the call for increased personal liability.
Anti-bribery and corruption remain a major risk and concern for multi-national corporations and the focus of continuing DOJ and SEC investigations. Whether conducting risk assessments, due diligence or investigations, or monitoring the effectiveness of ABC compliance programs, when lawyers and forensic accountants team up, they create a powerful alliance that can help client organizations with their anti-bribery and corruption-related matters.
Moderator & Co-Chair
Gray’s Inn, London
42nd Annual Institute on Securities Regulation
Mary Jo White is moderator for this panel.
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.
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.
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.
Agir Contre La Corruption – Quels Moyens D’Action Pour Une Justice Plus Efficace?
Table Ronde n° 1
Debevoise’s White Collar and Regulatory Defense Group excels in high-profile, complex representations for clients facing corporate crises. The group’s depth of experience and global reach means it works strategically and effectively with international clients to anticipate and respond to risks, swiftly identifying the root of any problem.
The team’s expertise includes defending against criminal prosecutions and civil enforcement actions, securities related litigation, conducting internal investigations, negotiating complex global settlements, and facilitating cooperation with government regulators. The team also routinely counsels clients regarding preventive measures, compliance programs and the collateral consequences of criminal proceedings.
Respected by enforcement agencies, the group’s lawyers are renowned for their investigative skill, seasoned judgment and consistently clear and persuasive presentation of the facts. This makes the team a powerful advocate for clients, and leads to considerable success in matters involving investigations by the SEC, U.S. Department of Justice, New York Attorney General, UK Serious Fraud Office, and other authorities around the world.
The Group is made up of highly experienced partners in New York, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Shanghai, Moscow, Hong Kong, and Washington, D.C. It is one of the few in the market to have exceptional capabilities across geographies. Debevoise is the only firm that Chambers & Partners ranks as “Band 1” for corporate crime and investigations in both the UK and the U.S. The team is made up of highly experienced career defense lawyers, as well as former federal prosecutors and regulators. The Group includes Mary Jo White, immediate past Chair of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York; Litigation Co-Chair Andrew J. Ceresney, immediate past Director of Enforcement at the SEC; Lord (Peter) Goldsmith QC, PC, former Attorney General of the United Kingdom; John Gleeson, former United States District Judge in the Eastern District of New York and Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, including two years as Chief of the Criminal Division; David A. O’Neil, former Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Fraud Section at the Department of Justice; Kara N. Brockmeyer, former Chief of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement; Matthew E. Fishbein, former Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; Robert B. Kaplan, former Co-Chief of the Asset Management Unit of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement; Julie M. Riewe, former Co-Chief of the Asset Management Unit of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement; Luke Dembosky, former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the DOJ’s National Security Division; and a number of former Assistant U.S. Attorneys.
The Group combines this unique understanding of the enforcement landscape with a deep appreciation for client business issues. As leading trial lawyers, but skilled negotiators, a successful outcome for the client is frequently achieved before a trial begins, and government cases are sometimes dropped altogether.
The practice also tailors its solutions, placing an emphasis on flexibility and knowing when to shift gears and adapt to best meet the needs of each unique circumstance. Capabilities are scaled to match the size of any challenge, and adjusted as a case progresses.