International White Collar Crime Symposium 2023

A unique collaboration between the New York City Bar Association and the International Bar Association, this year’s International White Collar Crime Symposium will bring lawyers from the U.S. and around the globe together to tackle timely questions posed by the reality of enforcement authorities not always on the same page. The symposium also will address cross-border compliance challenges and means of effectively addressing them.

The past decade has witnessed dramatic changes in the global white collar enforcement landscape. Anti-corruption and other white collar enforcement is no longer limited to a few countries, and extraterritorial reach is no longer an exclusive feature of U.S. law. More broadly, the globalization of white collar enforcement has introduced new challenges, including in conducting internal investigations, engaging with law enforcement authorities, and reaching multijurisdictional settlements. At the same time, meeting regulators’ evolving expectations about what constitutes an effective compliance program remains an imperative for companies.

The symposium begins on Monday, November 27, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a Networking Kickoff Reception featuring a keynote by Sara Chouraqui, Joint Head of Fraud, Bribery & Corruption at the UK’s Serious Fraud Office. In a fireside chat, she will answer questions posed by Albert (BJ) Stieglitz, a partner at Alston & Bird and former DOJ prosecutor seconded to the SFO and the UK Financial Conduct Authority. Ms. Chouraqui will address topics including the SFO’s new leadership, recent investigative and enforcement activities, and coordination with authorities domestically and abroad.

The symposium will continue on Tuesday, November, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Tuesday’s program features two additional keynotes, providing important perspectives on criminal enforcement in the United States, both locally and nationally. Marshall L. Miller, Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General of the U.S. DOJ will provide the morning keynote, and Damian Williams, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York will provide the lunchtime keynote.

The symposium will also include three panels: “Anti-Corruption Developments,” “Global Enforcement Trends,” and “Hot Topics in Global Compliance Programs.”

This in-person event uniquely provides learning opportunities for law firm attorneys, in-house counsel and compliance professionals, government attorneys and regulators, and consultants and other service providers. The Program Chair is Andrew M. Levine of Debevoise & Plimpton, and the symposium is sponsored by the City Bar’s White Collar Crime Committee chaired by Jenna Dabbs of Kaplan Hecker & Fink and the Anti-Corruption Committee of the International Bar Association co-chaired by Andrew Levine and by Sophie Scemla of Gide.

The symposium will offer the following CLE credits: NY: 4.5pp

Find more information and register here.