21 November 2016
Strongly forged ties between US and European prosecuting agencies are likely to help white-collar crime enforcement continue apace regardless of who the US president is, panellists said at GIR Live DC.
17 November 2016
International companies believe they are one step away from being targeted by Chinese authorities as part of the country’s anti-corruption drive, panellists said at GIR Live DC.
16 November 2016
A senior prosecutor at the Geneva Public Prosecutor’s Office has said that a move to prevent banks sharing customer information could be a game changer, following the US Swiss Bank Programme.
Paul Hastings (and Former Assistant Chief of the FCPA Unit and DOJ Representative to the State Department-led US-China Anticorruption Working Group)
Nathaniel Edmonds serves as the Chair of the firm's litigation practice in Washington, D.C, which houses over 80 lawyers handling a variety of litigation matters, including intellectual property and patent litigation, international arbitration, sanctions and export controls, antitrust, white collar crime, anti-corruption compliance and internal corporate investigations. Mr. Edmonds focuses on global internal investigations, specializing in anti-corruption matters and the challenges arising from multi-jurisdictional investigations into complex economic crime.
KAREN A. POPP, is the Global Co-Leader of the firm’s White Collar: Government Litigation & Investigtions group. Karen has an expansive practice representing companies and individuals in high-profile matters with legal, political and public relations components, such as corporate criminal defense, internal investigations, SEC Enforcement, Congressional investigations, OIG and State Attorney General actions, corporate compliance, and litigation. Chambers Global and Chambers USA recognize her as a leader in the fields of White Collar and FCPA.
Public Prosecutor's Office, Geneva, Switzerland
Since 2004, Claudio Mascotto works as a senior prosecutor with the Office of the Prosecutor General of the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland, specialising in financial and complex cases, including corruption, money laundering, art looting and asset forfeiture, as well as mutual legal assistance.
Director of Operations, Integrity Vice Presidency (INT), World Bank Group
Stephen Zimmermann is the Director of Operations for the World Bank Integrity Vice- Presidency. He directs a multi-disciplinary team charged with detecting, investigating, sanctioning and preventing fraud and corruption in Bank- financed activities around the world. Since assuming his position, he has had a leading role in developing and implementing an expanded strategy for the World Bank’s integrity agenda.
Director, Business Advisory Services, The US-China Business Council
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (and Former Deputy Chief for Litigation in the Fraud Section of the DOJ’s Criminal Division)
Morrison & Foerster
8.30: Welcome coffee and registration
9.00: Chairs' welcome
Nathaniel Edmonds, Paul Hastings
Karen Popp, Sidley Austin
9.10: Keynote speech
Claudio Mascotto, Public Prosecutor's Office, Geneva, Switzerland
9.40: Session one: European enforcement in an evolving environment
Recent developments are impacting cross-border investigations and resolutions in Europe, where companies and individuals face increasingly ambitious enforcement efforts against a backdrop of ever-expanding US jurisdictional reach. European agencies are increasingly collaborating with each other as well as with authorities in the United States, spurring continued growth in parallel international investigations and prosecutions. Agencies are reorganizing and adopting new tools to fight transnational corporate crime.
Among the questions the panel will discuss:
Karen Popp, Sidley Austin
Daniel Braun, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (and Former Deputy Chief for Litigation in the Fraud Section of the DOJ’s Criminal Division)
Jonathan Leiken, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Diebold
Claudio Mascotto, Prosecutor, Public Prosecutor's Office, Geneva
Stephen Spiegelhalter, EY Fraud Investigations & Dispute Services (and Former DOJ Criminal Division Fraud Section FCPA Unit Prosecutor)
11.00: Coffee break
11.20: Session two: US-China anti-corruption cooperation: A tentative partnership
Corruption issues in China continue to grab headlines as companies struggle to thrive in a challenging business environment. China has continued its anti-corruption campaign against both high-level and low-level public officials, and FCPA enforcement actions against U.S. companies more often include China than any other country. Yet the anti-corruption cooperation between the United States and China remains shrouded in mystery, despite an officially announced bilateral anti-corruption working group.
This panel will analyze pressing issues important for any company doing business in China, including:
Nathaniel Edmonds, Paul Hastings (and Former Assistant Chief of the FCPA Unit and DOJ Representative to the State Department-led US-China Anticorruption Working Group)
Anna Ashton, Director, Business Advisory Services, The US-China Business Council
Eugene Chen, Hogan Lovells
Leo Tsao, Assistant Chief, Criminal Division Fraud Section FCPA unit; current Fraud Section Representative to the US-China Joint Liaison Group on Law Enforcement Cooperation
12.45: Luncheon featured discussion: DOJ and World Bank Group cooperation
Charles Duross, Morrison & Foerster interviews Stephen Zimmermann, Director of Operations, Integrity Vice Presidency (INT), World Bank Group
14.00: Close of conference