Tuesday, 26 November 2019, Brandschenkestrasse 24, 8027 Zurich

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Dominique Müller

Lenz & Staehelin

Dominique Müller heads the Investigations practice in Zurich and advises on white collar, administrative, regulatory and internal investigations. He is a litigator and represents corporations and private individuals in proceedings before Swiss courts, administrative authorities and international arbitral tribunals. Dominique Müller focuses in particular on takeover and corporate litigations as well as M&A and Joint Venture disputes. He further co-heads the employment practice in Zurich (litigious employment matters) and practices insolvency law.

Benjamin Gruenstein

Cravath, Swaine & Moore

Benjamin Gruenstein is a partner in Cravath’s Litigation Department. His practice focuses on the representation of U.S. and multinational companies and their senior executives in government investigations, including those conducted by the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as internal corporate investigations. Mr. Gruenstein represents clients in their U.S. and cross border government and internal investigations related to such matters as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), healthcare fraud, insider trading, criminal antitrust, accounting fraud and trade sanctions, and accompanying civil litigation. Mr. Gruenstein also conducts independent investigations on behalf of boards of directors in response to shareholder demands. 

Prior to joining Cravath, Mr. Gruenstein served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York from 2002 to 2008. Mr. Gruenstein returned to Cravath in 2008, and became a partner in 2012.


Peter Burckhardt

Schellenberg Wittmer

Benjamin Fischer

Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello

Damian K. Graf

White Collar Crime Prosecutor, Prosecutor’s Office for the States of Nidwalden, Obwalden and Uri

Franziska Janorschke

Global Head Business Practices Office, Novartis International

Ivona Josipovic

Debevoise & Plimpton

Kaisa Karvonen

Forensic Risk Alliance

Oliver Labhart

Public Prosecutor, Prosecutors' Office III for the State of Zurich

Astrid Waser

Lenz & Staehelin

Hadassa Waxman

Proskauer Rose


13.30: Welcome coffee and registration

14.00: Chairs’ opening remarks

Benjamin Gruenstein, Cravath, Swaine & Moore
Dominique Müller, Lenz & Staehelin

14.10: Keynote address


14.40: Session one: #MeToo – conducting internal investigations and how to surmount new challenges

The #MeToo movement began small but quickly gained momentum. It has since swept across the world of investigations and raised serious issues for companies to consider when monitoring their working cultures. Our panel will discuss this from the perspective of the company and the executive, and how they can address new and complicated challenges that arise over the course of a #MeToo investigation.

Astrid Waser, Lenz & Staehelin

Benjamin Gruenstein, Cravath, Swaine & Moore
Franziska Janorschke, Global Head Business Practices Office, Novartis International
Ivona Josipovic, Debevoise & Plimpton
Hadassa Waxman, Proskauer Rose

15.55: Coffee break

16.30: Session two: U.S. v. Connolly and outsourcing investigations

In the widely followed U.S. v. Connolly case, the US District court found that the DOJ improperly outsourced its investigation of LIBOR manipulation at Deutsche Bank to the bank itself, leading to internal pressures and complications during the process. What impact does the final ruling have for future internal investigations, both within the US and without? Our distinguished panel will consider the prosecutors’ perspective, and differences between US and Swiss prosecution methods.

Peter Burckhardt, Schellenberg Wittmer

Benjamin Fischer, Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello
Damian K. Graf, White Collar Crime Prosecutor, Prosecutor’s Office for the States of Nidwalden, Obwalden and Uri
Kaisa Karvonen, Forensic Risk Alliance
Oliver Labhart, Public Prosecutor, Prosecutors' Office III for the State of Zurich

17.45: Chairs’ closing remarks

Benjamin Gruenstein, Cravath, Swaine & Moore
Dominique Müller, Lenz & Staehelin

17.55 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception kindly hosted by Lenz & Staehelin

Further information

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Brandschenkestrasse 24, 8027 Zurich


  • “Very relevant topics for financial institutions and businesses” Rouslan Khomiakov, Sberbank


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