Thursday, 26 October 2017, Columbia Square, Washington, DC


Global Investigations Review is pleased to announce a major international conference to be held in Washington, DC. Thursday, 26 October 2017. 

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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)

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 Popp

Sidley Austin

KAREN A. POPP, is the Global Co-Leader of the firm’s White Collar: Government Litigation & Investigations 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 investigationsSEC EnforcementCongressional 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.

Lunchtime speakers

Eduardo El Hage

Federal Prosecutor, Lava Jato Task Force Coordinator, Federal Public Ministry, Rio de Janeiro


Leslie Caldwell

Former assistant attorney general for the criminal division, US Department of Justice

James Koukios

Morrison & Foerster

Maneesha Mithal

Associate Director, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission


12.00: Welcome coffee and registration

12.30: Chairs' welcome

12.45: Luncheon keynote address

Eduardo El Hage, Federal Prosecutor, Federal Public Ministry

1.30: Session one: Multi-national resolutions: The new normal for global investigations

This panel will focus on managing investigations when multiple governments are likely to demand resolutions for the same factual conduct. As a former Swiss attorney general's office prosecutor recently told GIR, "There is more of a team spirit at the international level" today among international law enforcers than ever before, as Odebrecht, Vimpelcom and other resolutions last year showed. Every investigation now must be planned under the assumption that three or even more sovereigns could be involved in final negotiations and a company must be prepared to handle their competing interests.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Trends in international cooperation from the OECD Working Group on Bribery and IACCC to bilateral cooperation and informal evidence sharing
  • How to manage process issues negotiating global resolutions and minimize the risk of follow-on prosecutions
  • How to stay within data privacy laws of multiple jurisdictions and still maintain an effective and efficient investigation that meets regulator expectations
  • How to handle competing and conflicting perceptions of attorney client privilege and attorney work product protections

2.45: Coffee break

3.15: Session two: Getting your arms around the cyber threat: managing breaches, ransom ware and other electronic intrusions

Many in-house counsel say their top fear today is managing the aftermath of a cyber security breach. From the Justice Department and FBI perspective, you're a victim. Most everyone else thinks you're a culprit, including the Securities and Exchange Commission and Federal Trade Commission. State attorneys general, plaintiffs' lawyers and the press will want to know how you let your customers' data get stolen. In some cases, even Congress will pile on. This panel will help in-house and outside counsel learn how to manage investigations and an aftermath that is part technical and part legal.

Issues to be discussed include:

  • How to put a crises management plan in place 
  • How to get IT and legal departments communicating with each other before a breach 
  • Immediate steps to take, including an internal investigation 
  • How to handle follow-on litigation 
  • How to respond to government investigations 
  • How to integrate privacy experts into your investigation 
  • How to protect privilege when dealing with forensic investigators and media consultants 
  • How the EU GDPR may reset the clock on data breach response for global companies 

16.30: Afternoon keynote address  

17.00: Chairs closing remarks

17.10 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception kindly hosted by Hogan Lovells


Columbia Square, 555 Thirteenth Street, N.W, Washington, DC, 20004, USA


  • “Excellent networking opportunities provided by the conference.”

    Charlie Goldschmid

    Marc Jacobs International

  • “Great chairs with in depth experience”

    Wanying Bin

    Mayer Brown LLP

Ticket Prices

Private Practitioner
Type Price Until
Super Early $600 15 September 2017
Early $700 13 October 2017
Standard $800 26 October 2017


Complimentary In-house/governmental registration available