18 September 2014
A photo impression of GIR Live, held on 17 September at the World Trade Center in New York, and chaired by Bruce Yannett at Debevoise & Plimpton, and F Joseph Warin of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.
25 September 2014
The US Department of Justice’s Criminal Division is considering how it can be more transparent about its corporate resolutions, to improve companies’ understanding of its expectations for cooperation, and its rationale for declinations, Marshall Miller said at GIR Live in New York.
24 September 2014
Balancing the conflicting perspectives and expectations in cross-border investigations is a demanding task. At GIR Live New York on 17 September, panellists discussed how to bridge the gaps.
23 September 2014
In an evolving worldwide enforcement landscape, companies and their counsel should move on from the default understanding that the US is the toughest enforcer in the room, lawyers said at GIR Live New York.
18 September 2014
The US Department of Justice will continue to focus on prosecuting individuals, the principal deputy assistant attorney general for the criminal division, Marshall Miller, said on Wednesday at GIR Live in New York.
Debevoise & Plimpton
F. Joseph Warin is chair of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP’s Washington, D.C. Office’s Litigation Department consisting of 150 lawyers and is co-chair of the firm's White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group. He served as Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C. from 1976-83. Mr. Warin represented General Electric in its Oil for Food Investigation, MCI in its criminal investigations, and Joe Cassano, former head of AIG London.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Bruce Yannett is Deputy Presiding Partner and Chair of the White Collar/Regulatory Practice Group at Debevoise & Plimpton. He focuses on white collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement and internal investigations. He represents a broad range of companies, financial institutions and their executives in matters involving securities fraud, accounting fraud, foreign bribery, insider trading, and money laundering.
Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Siemens Corporation
Norton Rose Fulbright
Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff, Criminal Division, United States Department of Justice
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Tuesday, 16 September
Delegates are invited to attend a cocktail reception hosted by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer from 19.00 until 20.00, followed by a conference dinner hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright from 20.00 onwards at the University Club.
Wednesday, 17 September
8.30: Welcome coffee and registration
9.00: Chairs’ opening remarks
9.10: Session one – the art of the impossible
As the playing field of enforcement grows, more clients are being asked to navigate some sort of “impossible” situation. How does one manage such a thing?
In this session, a panel of leading names, led by Bruce E. Yannett of Debevoise & Plimpton, will discuss exactly that: how to unpick the tougher conundrums. Drawing on decades of experience, the panel will discuss in a highly conversational way, what arethe toughest scenarios right now – and how would they be inclined to handle them?
Questions they’ll debate include:
Bruce E. Yannett, Debevoise & Plimpton
Joel Kirsch, Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Siemens Corporation
Mark F. Mendelsohn, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Karen Patton Seymour, Sullivan & Cromwell
Adam Siegel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
10.30: Coffee break
11.00: Session two – the GIR Live Q&A
The GIR Live Q&A is a format borrowed from another field of law (international arbitration) – where it’s known as “Tylney Hall.”
It’s been described as a Q&A session on steroids. Why’s that? For a start, it’s held under the Chatham House rule (so no comments are attributable outside the room and no enforcement agency officials will be present). But more importantly, all the questions will be supplied (in advance) by the audience and distributed to those attending ahead of time.
Then on the day, a pair of leading names will facilitate the discussion. If your question is selected from the bundle, you’ll be asked to stand, introduce yourself, and then introduce your question, after which the topic will be thrown open to the floor. After some rolling debate, the next topic will be selected and so on.
The GIR Live Q&A therefore offers a unique opportunity to benchmark one’s own practice against that of others, and to get opinions on those questions you can’t research any other way.
Bill Leone, Norton Rose Fulbright
F. Joseph Warin, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Sarah Pfuhl, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
12.20: Closing speech
Marshall Miller, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff, Criminal Division, United States Department of Justice
12:50: Networking lunch
14.00: Close of conference
"More intersting that any other i've attended"
Laura Billings, Miller & Chevalier
"Excellent. Good networking time"
Neil O'May, Norton Rose Fulbright
"Both sessions were excellent."
Elizabeth Mullins, SwissRe