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.

E-mail Tel: +44 20 3780 4137


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 for the Criminal Division of the United States 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 of the 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.

Further information

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


200 Park Avenue, New York


  • “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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