Thursday, 25 October 2018, Columbia Square, Washington, DC

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Adam Safwat

Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Adam Safwat is counsel in Weil’s global White Collar Defense, Regulatory and Investigations practice and is resident in the Firm’s Washington, DC office. His practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement matters, and internal investigations.


Karen Popp

Sidley Austin

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. 



Session one: Structuring and managing global internal investigations in an evolving regulatory environment

This panel will provide a comprehensive update for in-house and outside counsel on developments affecting internal investigations.  The panel will explore some of the unique challenges presented by internal investigations in different parts of the world, including the EU’s General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) that came into effect on May 25, 2018, and the differing rules around legal privilege.  

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Strategies for managing investigations in multiple international jurisdictions
  • Role of data science in modern investigations
  • Whether the GDPR erects roadblocks to data preservation orders for European subsidiaries and if so, how can practitioners maneuver around the new hurdles?
  • Strategies for dealing with the differing laws of legal privilege, including in the uncertain privilege landscape of the UK in the aftermath of the ENRC decision
  • Impact of the Second Circuit’s Allen decision on DOJ investigations and prosecutions in cross-border cases
  • Impact of whistleblowers
  • Improving efficiency and controlling costs of a global internal investigation 

GIR question time - Trends in global enforcement 

As the first anniversary of the Justice Department's new FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy approaches, our panel of experts fields your questions about the trends emerging from DOJ and SEC enforcement and other global investigations, lessons learned from recent declinations and other actions, and the policy’s impact on anti-corruption enforcement. A freewheeling discussion is encouraged with strong audience participation. 

Suggested topics include:

  • Emerging issues from recent prosecutions and settlements
  • Coordination among US and non-US authorities 
  • Defining “voluntary” disclosure and asking, is it worth it?
  • Status of corporate monitorships
  • DOJ's renewed focus on individual prosecutions
  • Credit for compliance programs and the impact of ISO 37001
  •  Use of anti-money laundering charges to build FCPA cases against individuals


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