Thursday, 24 October 2019, 555 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

Global Investigations Review is pleased to invite you to our first GIR Live series in DC on 24 October.

Join us at the inaugural GIR Live Sanctions conference in the morning to hear about the latest big ticket sanction investigations and developments from across the world, followed by a networking lunch where participants will have ample time to connect with like-minded colleagues and clients.

The afternoon will continue with the 4th Annual GIR Live DC Fall conference, in which leading practitioners will explore emerging issues and investigations measures across the US and other jurisdictions.

Following the conferences, please join us at the 5th Annual GIR Awards Ceremony to celebrate the investigations practices and lawyers that have impressed the most in the past year, and witness the unveiling of the GIR30 as well as other awards for individuals and firms.

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If you wish to attend both the conferences, we are offering discounted rates. For further information please contact Ed Jeffrey at

E-mail Tel: +44 20 3780 4137

2018 Programme

12.30: Welcome coffee and registration

13.00: Chairs' welcome

Karen Popp, Sidley Austin
Adam Safwat, Weil, Gotshal & Manges

13.05: Keynote address

John Cronan, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, US Department of Justice

13.45: Session one: GIR Live Question Time - Global enforcement update

As the first anniversary of the Justice Department's new FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy approaches, our panel of experts field 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:

• The Second Circuit's recent decision in US v Hoskins limiting the reach of the FCPA to foreign nationals
• Coordination among US and non-US authorities 
• The definition of “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

Karen Popp, Sidley Austin

Jeremy Levin, Assistant General Counsel, International Compliance, BAE Systems
Anthony Fuller, Hogan Lovells
Carolyn Gurland, White & Case

14.45: Coffee break

15.15: Q&A with Leo Tsao

Leo Tsao, Chief, Bank Integrity Unit, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section, Criminal Division, US Department of Justice

Adam Safwat, Weil, Gotshal & Manges

16.00: Session two: Emerging issues in the cross-border regulatory environment

This panel will provide a comprehensive review for in-house and outside counsel of developments affecting cross-border internal investigations. The discussion will address emerging areas of concern for global compliance and legal departments including:

• Challenges to internal investigations and cooperation with DOJ presented by the EU’s new General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR).
• Does the ENRC's recent victory in its landmark privilege appeal finally bring certainty to the conduct of US-UK internal investigations?
• The DOJ’s enhanced focus on anti-money laundering enforcement in the global financial and investment industry
• The management of global regulatory risks surrounding cryptocurrency and block-chain transactions

Adam Safwat, Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Andy Gandhi, Alvarez & Marsal
William Parkin, Senior Director, Ethics and Compliance, Corporate Security and Business Continuity, Avaya
Stéphane de Navacelle, Navacelle

17.00: Chairs' closing remarks

Karen Popp, Sidley Austin
Adam Safwat, Weil, Gotshal & Manges

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

Further information

For further information or sponsorship opportunities, please call +44 203 780 4220 or email


555 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA


  • “Very good and timely topics, great discussions” Brian McCormick, Export-Import Bank

  • “Relevant, rigorous and enlightening discussions” Anu Hundeyin, The World Bank Group


Private Practitioner
Type Price Expires
Early rate $400 04 Oct 2019
Full-day early rate  $600 04 Oct 2019
Standard rate  $500 24 Oct 2019
Full-day standard rate  $800 24 Oct 2019


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