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

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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.

2018 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

Matthew Miner, Deputy 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 LitvakFlotron, 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.

F. Joseph Warin, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher 

Michael Birnbaum, Morrison & Foerster
Jonathan Francis, Assistant US Attorney, US Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut, US Department of Justice
James Meadows, Managing Director and Americas Head of Litigation, Investigation and Enforcement, Barclays
Marc Mukasey, Greenberg Traurig

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?

Bruce Yannett, Debevoise & Plimpton 

Helen Cantwell, Debevoise & Plimpton
Amy Donehower, Sanford Heisler Sharp
Sandra Paul, Kingsley Napley
Brenda Lee, WilmerHale
Glenn Pomerantz, BDO

13.10: Afternoon keynote 

Robert Khuzami, Deputy US Attorney, United States Attorney's Office 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

Further information

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

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


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