Larry Urgenson is a co-leader of the firm's Global Anti-Corruption & FCPA practice. Larry is widely recognized as one of the preeminent FCPA authorities in the United States. He has represented corporate and individual clients in FCPA and anti-corruption matters worldwide for nearly four decades. As noted in Chambers, Larry is “a brilliant lawyer and a leading light at the FCPA Bar.” (Chambers USA 2016).
Miller & Chevalier
Kathryn Cameron Atkinson is the Chair of the International Department and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Her practice focuses on international corporate compliance, including, in particular, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), as well as export controls and economic sanctions, and anti-money laundering laws. She advises clients on corruption issues around the world.
General Counsel, UK Serious Fraud Office
Wednesday, 21 March
18.00 - 19.30 - Cocktail reception - Sponsored by KPMG
Thursday, 22 March
8.30: Welcome coffee and registration
9.00: Chairs' welcome
Laurence Urgenson, Mayer Brown
Kathryn Atkinson, Miller & Chevalier
9.10: Keynote speech
Alun Milford, general counsel, Serious Fraud Office
9.50: Session one: Fundamental differences: How US and UK approaches to global investigations and resolutions diverge
The US Justice Department and the UK Serious Fraud Office are following significantly different approaches to deferred prosecution agreements, internal investigations, and privilege. In the UK, the more active supervisory role of the courts, coupled with fewer statutes of limitations, contribute to complexity for white-collar lawyers and potentially more legal exposure for the client. Recent important court rulings on both sides of the Atlantic -- restricting privilege in internal corporate investigations in the UK and the use of overseas compelled testimony in the US courts -- have changed the landscape.
Please join our panel of experts as they discuss the following topics:
11.00: Coffee break
11.30: Session two: TBD
Full conference programme to be confirmed