Thursday, 27 September 2018, 200 Park Avenue, New York

Overview

Global Investigations Review is pleased to announce a major international conference to be held in New York on Thursday, 27 September 2018.

E-mail Tel: +44 203 780 4160

Chairs

F. Joseph Warin

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

F. Joseph Warin is chair of the Washington, DC office’s Litigation Department, which consists of over 150 attorneys. Mr. Warin also serves as co-chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group. He also served as Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, DC, where Mr. Warin was awarded a Special Achievement award by the Attorney General.  

Bruce Yannett

Debevoise & Plimpton

Bruce Yannett is Deputy Presiding Partner of the firm and Chair of the White Collar & Regulatory Defense Practice Group. 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, cybersecurity, insider trading, and money laundering. 

Keynote Speakers

Geoffrey Berman

United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, US Department of Justice

As US Attorney, Mr. Berman oversees the investigation and litigation of all criminal and civil cases brought on behalf of the United States in the Southern District of New York. He supervises an office of about 220 Assistant US Attorneys, who handle a high volume of important cases, including domestic and international terrorism, white collar crime, securities and commodities fraud, public corruption, cybercrime, narcotics and arms trafficking, gang violence, organized crime, and civil rights violations. 

John Cronan

Acting Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, US Department Of Justice

John supervises the Criminal Division’s more than 600 federal prosecutors who conduct investigations and prosecutions involving organized and transnational crime, gang violence, securities fraud, health care fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, public corruption, cybercrime, intellectual property theft, money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act violations, child exploitation, international narcotics trafficking, human rights violations, and other crimes, as well as matters involving international affairs and sensitive law enforcement techniques.

Programme

9.00: Welcome coffee and registration  

9.30: Chairs’ welcome

F. Joseph Warin, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Bruce Yannett, Debevoise & Plimpton 

9.40: Morning keynote

John Cronan, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, US Department Of Justice

10.10: Session one: Emerging trends in securities enforcement and prosecutions

A panel of experts drawn from private practice, in-house counsel and government enforcement will explore the issues surrounding market manipulation, spoofing, market participant communications, and customer/trader duties.

Specifically, the panel will discuss the most recent trials and appeals in the criminal securities law arena. What do these cases, including the Litvak, Flotron, and Allen cases, mean for enforcement and prosecution in the future? What impact does the use of experts by both prosecutors and defendants, as well as the participation of victims as trial witnesses, have on a case? The panel will also dissect the legal bases for criminal liability arising from the duty owed by market participants to customers.

11.25: Coffee break

11.55: Session two: How to navigate a Me Too investigation

Since last year, sexual harassment scandals have been a regular part of the business news cycle, affecting companies of all stripe, and even charities. Investigating and reacting to these scandals, which often reach to the top of an organisation, requires different skills and sensitivities than a typical internal investigation. 

In this session a panel of experts with real world experience of handling such matters from the in-house, defence, and plaintiff’s perspectives will discuss the challenges that are unique to Me Too work and share lessons learned on the front line. The session will help equip in-house counsel and private practitioners with the knowledge needed to avoid the numerous land mines these scandals often present.

Questions they’re expected to discuss include:

  • Who should conduct the investigation?
  • How do you conduct an investigation that is sensitive to conflicting interests?
  • How much should be disclosed to the public, when and by whom?
  • What factors influence the legal strategy?
  • Should there be a referral to criminal authorities?

13.10: Afternoon keynote

Geoffrey Berman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, US Department of Justice

13.40 Chairs’ closing remarks

F. Joseph Warin, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Bruce Yannett, Debevoise & Plimpton

13.45: Networking lunch

14.45: Close of conference

Venue

200 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10166-0193, USA

Prices

Private Practitioner
Type Price Until
Super Early $700 17 Aug 2018
Early $800 14 Sep 2018
Standard $900 27 Sep 2018

 

In-house/governmental
Type Price
Standard Complimentary