GIR Live: Brazilian prosecutor says WhatsApp chat group drove investigation forward

27 October 2017

A Brazilian federal prosecutor says informal communications between enforcers around the world led to essential discoveries in the Rio Olympics bribery investigation.

GIR Live: Prosecutors worldwide are getting to know each other

30 October 2017

International organisations have helped prosecutors build relationships with each other to make investigations more efficient.

Caldwell: Cyberattacks “kept me up at night”

03 November 2017

Leslie Caldwell, former assistant attorney general of the DOJ’s criminal division, has warned that the department is still in reactive mode in its approach to cyber criminality.


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 (and former Associate White House Counsel and Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York)

Karen Popp is the Global Co-Leader of the firm’s White Collar group.  Karen represents corporations across a host of industries in a wide range of matters including internal and government investigations, SEC Enforcement, Congressional investigations, and State Attorney General actions.  Karen also assists clients in designing and enhancing corporate compliance programs, and conducting risk assessments, training and compliance due diligence on business transactions.  Karen also has a cybersecurity practice and is co-author of “Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide to the Law of Cyber Risk,” PLI Treatise and the “Privacy and Security” chapter in Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, Third Edition.

Lunchtime speaker

Eduardo El Hage

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


Leslie Caldwell

Latham & Watkins and former Department of Justice Criminal Division Chief

Maria Gonzalez Calvet

Executive Counsel, Global Investigations, General Electric

James Koukios

Morrison & Foerster

Maneesha Mithal

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

Karl Racine

District of Columbia Attorney General

Stephen Spiegelhalter

Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services Practice, EY

Stephanie Yonekura

Hogan Lovells


12.30: Welcome coffee and registration

13.00: Chairs' welcome

13.10: Luncheon keynote address

Eduardo El Hage, Federal Prosecutor, Federal Public Ministry

13.45: 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

Stephen Spiegelhalter, Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services Practice, EY

Eduardo El Hage, Federal Prosecutor, Federal Public Ministry
Maria Gonzalez Calvet, Executive Counsel, Global Investigations, General Electric
James Koukios, Morrison & Foerster

15.00: Coffee break

15.30: 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 

Karen Popp, Sidley Austin

Leslie Caldwell, Latham & Watkins and former Department of Justice Criminal Division Chief
Maneesha Mithal, Associate Director, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission
Karl Racine, District of Columbia Attorney General
Stephanie Yonekura, Hogan Lovells

16.45: Chairs closing remarks

17.00 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