Thursday, 30 April 2020, 555 13th St NW, Washington, DC


LBR Events and Global Investigations Review have taken the difficult decision to postpone this year’s 5th Annual GIR Live DC event, due to be held on 30th April 2020.

The health and safety of our clients, partners and staff are our primary concern. To that end we have been closely following the developing situation with regards to the COVID-19 strain of the coronavirus and adhering to the advice being provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

We have also been listening carefully to the concerns of those no longer able to travel and attend 5th Annual GIR Live DC on its current dates, as either a speaker or delegate, due to travel restrictions imposed by their governments.

In order to make sure the event is delivered to the high standards on which we pride ourselves, and which our attendees expect, the decision to postpone the event has been taken. We will confirm the new date as soon as possible.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions you may have, and we continue to look forward to delivering the best event yet in the annual series later in the year.

Nic O’Callaghan, Commercial Director

E-mail Tel: +44 20 3780 4282


Kathryn Cameron Atkinson

Miller & Chevalier Chartered, Washington, DC

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.

Tarek Helou

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Washington, DC

Tarek Helou is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he represents companies in internal investigations and defends companies and individuals in significant and multi-jurisdictional government enforcement actions. He also handles crisis management and counsels clients on risk assessments, compliance, and due diligence, with a focus on anti-corruption matters. 

Keynote Speaker

Felipe Dantas de Araujo

General Counsel, Brazilian Office of the Comptroller General

Felipe Dantas worked as a state police inspector, and, for the Brazilian federal government, as a federal attorney, as a commissioner in COAF (FIU and AML regulatory agency), and at the Office of the Comptroller-General of the Union (CGU) as its parliamentary advisor, and, since January 2019, as its General Counsel. 

He was a member of the working group that drafted the Presidential Decree that regulates the BCCA and worked with the design of internal legislation to fulfill anti-corruption international conventions and AML FATF recommendations.

Felipe also worked for Walmart Brazil as its Anti-Corruption Compliance Director. 


Audrey Harris

Mayer Brown

Jeffrey Lehtman

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Margot Laporte

Miller & Chevalier

Matthew Cowie


Matt Jones


Paul Peterson


Blanche Balian

Baker McKenzie

Peter Axelrod

Paul Hastings


8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.30: Chairs' opening remarks

Kathryn Cameron Atkinson, Miller & Chevalier
Tarek Helou, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

9.40: Keynote speech
Felipe Dantas, General Counsel, Brazilian Office of the Comptroller General (CGU)

10.20: Session one: What will happen after Operation Car Wash?

With the Car Wash investigation still reverberating, our panel will discuss what the future holds for Brazilian companies and foreign companies operating there. How far will life change?

Some of the questions the panel are likely to address include:

  • Will the new anti-corruption mindset —not just in law enforcement but throughout society—last? 
  • Will enforcement continue? 
  • Has improved compliance become permanent?
  • Which agencies will take the lead? How do the various enforcement agencies coordinate with each other and with counterparts in other countries?
  • What legislative or other structural changes would help with coordination? 

Jeffrey Lehtman, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Audrey Harris, Mayer Brown
Felipe Dantas, General Counsel, Brazilian Office of the Comptroller General (CGU)
Paul Peterson, BDO

11.40: Coffee break

12.10: Session two: France’s evolving enforcement approach

The French government recently passed laws giving enforcement more teeth. In turn, French authorities have responded by focusing on anti-corruption enforcement, but how will this affect how multinational companies approach compliance?

Our panel of experts will discuss the following challenges:

  • How have legislative changes and increased prosecutorial resources changed French enforcement? 
  • Will France’s enforcement continue to increase and ultimately match its importance to the world economy? 
  • As France continues to coordinate with the U.S. government, will it also coordinate with more countries throughout Europe? 
  • Will this increased enforcement result in more money laundering cases against corrupt officials from countries with historical and economic ties to France who’ve hidden the dirty money in France? 
  • Will French authorities charge more individuals?
  • How will these changes affect compliance programs at French companies?

Margot Laporte, Miller & Chevalier

Matthew Cowie, Dechert
Matt Jones, WilmerHale
Blanche Balian, Baker McKenzie
Peter Axelrod, Paul Hastings

13.20: Chairs' closing remarks

Kathryn Cameron Atkinson, Miller & Chevalier
Tarek Helou, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

13.30: Networking lunch

14.30: Close of conference


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