Upcoming ABA CJS International White Collar Crime Conference - London, October 7-8, 2013

Next week is the American Bar Association's second annual International White Collar Crime conference.  This year's event will take place in London, UK on October 7-8, 2013.  The program is below.  A link to the registration materials is here.

The ABA Criminal Justice Section and City of London Law Society’s

Corporate Crime & Corruption Committee

Present the

2013 International White Collar Crime Conference

October 7-8, 2013       London, United Kingdom 
Hosted at the Offices of
Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
Adelaide House, London Bridge

Monday, October 7, 2013 – DAY 1

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.             Registration & Coffee/Tea - Meet and Greet

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.             Welcoming RemarksMathias Heck, Chair, ABA Criminal Justice Section and Michael Caplan, QC, Chair, CLLS Corporate Crime & Corruption Committee

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.           Session I – Plenary

Governmental Perspectives Regarding the Enforcement of International White Collar Criminal Laws – A Discussion with David Green CB QC, Director, UK Serious Fraud Office
10:15 -- 10:30 a.m.         Networking Break

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.          Session II – Plenary

The Evolving Challenges of Investigating and Preventing Corporate Espionage and Cyber-Crimes in the Twenty-First Century

As the issues of corporate espionage and cyber-crimes take center stage in the twenty-first century’s global business environment, this session will consider a broad range of issues, including techniques for preventing, detecting, and investigating this illicit behavior.

Moderator: Scott L. Marrah, Kilpatrick Townsend, Atlanta

11:30 – 11:45 p.m.         Networking Break

11:45 – 12:45 p.m.         Session III – Breakouts

A.      Anti-Corruption Enforcement Trends: What Every Global Company Needs to Know

This session will examine the FCPA, the UK Bribery Act, and other similar statutory regimes to provide a detailed and sophisticated overview of these laws and provide a blueprint for protecting corporations and employees from the risks of corruption.  This discussion will include a review of recent enforcement actions and guidance, examination of risk factors in emerging markets (third parties, gifts/entertainment, and travel), analysis of the rise in Chinese anti-corruption enforcement, and consideration of strategies for developing and implementing an effective global anti-corruption compliance program.

Moderator: Z Scott, Kaye Scholer, Chicago

B.      Aggressive Enforcement of Tax Laws by the US, UK, and Other EU Members against Bank Secrecy Jurisdictions – The Impact of FATCA and Other legislation

As authorities with various institutions in the U.S., U.K (FCA), and around the globe increase scrutiny of corporate tax strategy and regulatory framework, this session will consider recent trends in this field.  This discussion will include review of recent enforcement actions and guidance, examination of emerging risk areas, and consideration of strategies for developing and implementing an effective tax compliance program 

12:45 – 2:30 p.m.           Luncheon at Fishmonger’s Banqueting Hall (on London Bridge, directly across from Adelaide House) Featuring a Keynote Address by Caroline Binham, Legal Correspondent for the Financial Times, London

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.             Session IV -- Breakouts

A.     Anti-Trust/Anti-Cartel – Competition Law Across the Globe

This session will explore the choices companies and individuals make when confronted with cartel enforcement in multi-jurisdictional investigations and actions.  In particular, this session will discuss how resolutions are impacted by internal investigations, first-in amnesty programs, non- prosecution agreements, and the intended and unintended effect of carve outs.  Specific cases discussed will include the marine hose cases and the air cargo cases, and how determinations are made in multi-jurisdictional investigations as to what constitutes “anti competitive” versus what constitutes “business as usual,” as exemplified by the Google/Motorola Mobility matter, and other similar matters.

Moderator:  Nina Marino, Kaplan Marino, Beverly Hills, Calif.

B.     The Globalization of Enforcement Actions and Internal Investigations 

This session will consider the challenges presented by the globalization of enforcement actions and internal investigations.  In particular, this session will consider recent trends in the field, including analysis of current global enforcement actions, enforcement initiatives, and internal investigations, discussion of best practices when structuring and executing international internal investigations, and the challenges of privilege issues in the international setting. 

Moderator: Professor Lucian E. Dervan, Southern Illinois University School of Law

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.             Networking Break

3:45 -- 4:45 p.m.            Session V - Breakouts

A.     Money Laundering & Sanctions Violations in the Context of a Diverse and Globalized Economy

This session will consider how to identify high-risk individuals and organizations among suppliers, vendors and clients.  Further, this session will consider pressing issues in the field, including subsidiaries, the inventory rule, and conflicts between the U.S., E.U, and U.K. law.

Moderator: Elizabeth Robertson, K & L Gates, London
B.           The Challenges of Document Collection, Data Dissemination, and Employee Contacts During International Internal Investigations

This session will consider the challenges of collecting, reviewing, and transferring documents during international internal investigations.  In particular, the session will examine strategies for dealing with documents and the impact of data privacy laws and other restrictions. Further, this session will explore the complexities of interacting with various individuals during international internal investigations, including consideration of labor laws in various jurisdictions, some of which include stringent requirements regarding notification to employees under investigation and the timing and procedures for employee sanctions.           

Moderator: Karen Popp, Sidley Austin, LLP, Washington, D.C.

4:45 p.m.                       Reception at Fishmonger’s Court Room (on London Bridge, directly across from Adelaide House)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 – DAY 2

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.             Coffee/Tea & Networking

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.           Session I – Plenary

                                    Global Trends in Whistleblowing: Best Practices for International Corporations Facing Whistleblowers Armed with New Legal Incentives & Technologies 

                                    As the United States and others begin increasing the monetary incentives for whistleblowing and whistleblowers become more technologically sophisticated, corporations must prepare for this new global environment.  This session will examine recent whistleblowing laws, including the Dodd-Frank Act and subsequent regulations, best practices for encouraging internal whistleblowing, and strategies for responding to external whistleblowing.

                                                Moderator: Aaron Stephens, Berwin Leighton, Paisner LLP, London

10:30 -- 10:45 a.m.         Networking Break

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.          Session II – Plenary

The Global Expansion of Deferred and Non-Prosecution Agreements - Lessons Learned from the U.S. and Strategies for Avoiding Collateral Consequences of Settlement

As the U.K. and other jurisdictions prepare to implement deferred and non-prosecution agreements as potential settlement tools in white collar criminal investigations, corporations and their counsel must prepare for these new enforcement mechanisms.  This session will explore the lessons learned from the utilization of these tools in the United States, including strategies for anticipating and avoiding the collateral consequences that such settlements might bring.

Moderator: Raymond Banoun, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
11:45 – 12:00 p.m.         Closing Remarks – Lord Ken McDonald, QC – AARON TO INVITE


**Bonus Women’s Leadership Luncheon Event at K & L Gates to Follow**

The ABA Criminal Justice Section’s Women In White Collar Subcommittee


Women Leaders in White Collar & the Global Corporate Community

Hosted by Elizabeth Robertson

at the Offices of

K & L Gates LLP

Please join white collar practitioners and corporate general counsel from around the globe at this first-ever event organized for women-to-women networking, appreciation, and mutual support.
The panel discussion will inspire, educate, and empower. This event is not to be missed.
1:15 p.m.                       Networking/Meet & Greet
1:15 – 2:30 p.m.             Luncheon & Panel Presentation         
Moderator:  Nina Marino, Kaplan Marino, Beverly Hills, Calif.


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