Tuesday, 8 October 2019, 200 Park Avenue, New York

Global Investigations Review is delighted to once again host GIR Live New York. This half day event will bring together prominent individuals to deliberate over developments and trends in the investigation’s world. This year’s event will also feature not one but two keynote speeches from Brian Benczkowski, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice and Linda Lacewell, Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services.

This conference is expected to include an audience of practitioners from across the US and the rest of the world, allowing delegates to connect with and learn from like-minded individuals.

CLE credits

GIR Live New York has been submitted for approval for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) hours. Depending on the specific state rules, regulations, and restrictions, the projected CLE credits awarded could be up to 3 hours.

E-mail Tel: +44 20 3780 4137

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. He has extensive experience representing corporations and individuals outside the United States in responding to inquiries and investigations.

Keynote Speakers

Brian Benczkowski

Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, US Department of Justice

Brian A. Benczkowski serves as the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division. In that capacity, Mr. Benczkowski 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. Mr. Benczkowski comes to the Criminal Division with over 10 years of public service in the federal government, having served in a variety of important leadership positions both in the Department of Justice and on Capitol Hill, including as Chief of Staff for the Attorney General, Chief of Staff for the Deputy Attorney General, and the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs. Prior to his confirmation, Mr. Benczkowski was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of a large international law firm, where his practice focused on white collar criminal defense as well as government and internal investigations, including in the areas of health care fraud, environmental enforcement, and campaign finance.

Linda Lacewell

Superintendent, New York State Department of Financial Services

Linda A. Lacewell currently serves as Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services. Ms. Lacewell previously served as Chief of Staff and Counselor to the Governor. In that role, she oversaw Executive Chamber operations, as well as ethics and law enforcement matters.

Ms. Lacewell was formerly special counsel to the Governor, as well as the architect of OpenNY, a state-of-the-art open data initiative. She also served as special counsel to Attorney General Cuomo, where she oversaw the public pension fund pay-to-play investigation and the out-of-network health insurance investigation, both of which led to nationwide systemic reform. Prior to that, Ms. Lacewell spent nine years as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, including two years on the Enron Task Force, and received the Henry L. Stimson Medal and the Attorney General's Award for Exceptional Service.

Ms. Lacewell earned her B.A. from New College of the University of South Florida and her J.D. with honors from the University of Miami School of Law. She clerked for a United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida. Ms. Lacewell serves as an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law, teaching ethics in government, and previously served as an adjunct professor of law at Fordham University School of Law, teaching international criminal law.

Speakers

Zainab Ahmad

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Nicolas Bourtin

Sullivan & Cromwell

John Buretta

Cravath, Swaine & Moore

Jay Bratt

Chief, Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, National Security Division, US Department of Justice

David Cohen

WilmerHale

Bruce Karpati

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co

Charles Pine

BDO

Frederick Reynolds

Managing Director, Global Head of Financial Crime Legal, Barclays Bank

Richard Tucker

Chief, National Security and Cybercrime Section, Eastern District of New York

Programme

9.00: Welcome coffee and registration 

9.15: Chairs’ welcome

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

9.30: Morning keynote

Brian Benczkowski, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, US Department of Justice

10.10: Session one: The sanctions explosion: navigating US and international sanctions regulations and enforcement

The panellists will address Treasury, Commerce, State, Justice and DFS developments, and the cross-border sanctions.

Questions the panel will explore:

  • How will institutions respond to the ever-growing sanctions regime?
  • How has the Department of Justice’s China initiative evolved?
  • How does a company reconcile conflicting US and European Sanction regimes?
  • Are the Huawei prosecutions the tip of the iceberg?
  • How should institutions respond to piling on threats?

Moderator:
F. Joseph Warin, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Panel:
Jay Bratt, Chief, Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, National Security Division, US Department of Justice
John Buretta, Cravath, Swaine & Moore
David Cohen, WilmerHale
Richard Tucker, Chief, National Security and Cybercrime Section, Eastern District of New York

11.15: Coffee break

11.30:  Midday keynote

Linda Lacewell, Superintendent, New York State Department of Financial Services

12.00: Session two: Globalisation of AML enforcement and lessons learned to develop best practices. 

Questions the panel will explore:

  • What are the lessons learned from the Nordic AML crisis?
  • Are there universal best practices governing the filing of SARs?
  • Has regulatory exposure changed for AML compliance professionals in light of recent enforcement actions?
  • Is AI the road to paradise for AML detection?

Moderator:
Bruce Yannett, Debevoise & Plimpton

Panel:
Zainab Ahmad, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Nicolas Bourtin, Sullivan & Cromwell
Bruce Karpati, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Charles Pine, BDO
Frederick Reynolds, Managing Director, Global Head of Financial Crime Legal, Barclays Bank

13.10: Chairs’ closing remarks

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

13.20: Networking lunch 

Further information

For further information or sponsorship opportunities, please call +44 203 780 4137 or email events@globalinvestigationsreview.com

Venue

200 Park Avenue, New York

Testimonials

  • “Great chairs with in depth experience.” Wanying Bin, Mayer Brown 

  • “Excellent networking opportunities provided by the conference.” Charlie Goldschmid, Marc Jacobs International

Prices

Private Practitioner
Type Price Expires
Super Early $600 30 Aug 2019
Early $700 27 Sep 2019
Standard $800 08 Oct 2019

 

In-house/governmental
Type Price
Standard £0