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

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Chairs

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. 

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.

Programme

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

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? 

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?

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

Venue

555 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, United States

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