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International White Collar Crime Symposium:
The Globalization of Enforcement

Kickoff Reception: December 2, 2019 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Symposium: December 3, 2019 | 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Program Chair:

Andrew M. Levine
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Keynote Speaker:
Daniel S. Kahn
Senior Deputy Chief, Fraud Section
US Department of Justice
Kickoff Reception:
Michaela Ahlberg, author of “The Grey Zone”, interviewed by Andrew Weissmann, currently affiliated with New York University, and most recently with the Mueller’s Special Counsel’s Office


  • Although the FCPA remains a driving force in the fight against corruption, the past ten years have witnessed dramatic changes in the global enforcement landscape. Anti-corruption enforcement is no longer limited to a few countries, and extraterritorial reach is no longer an exclusive feature of the U.S. legislation. 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, compliance standards have emerged as hot topics for companies operating worldwide.

    This inaugural conference represents a unique collaboration between the New York City Bar Association and the International Bar Association. It will provide an interactive gathering of lawyers based in the United States and from around the globe. Expert panels will address:

    • anti-corruption developments
    • global enforcement trends
    • challenges in conducting cross-border investigations

    Participants will tackle challenging questions posed by the reality of enforcement authorities not always on the same page. The symposium also will address various corporate compliance challenges and means of effectively combating them. The program will include a networking luncheon for all participants as well as a kickoff reception the night before.

    Live Program: $299 for NYC Bar & IBA Members* | $399 for Nonmembers
    In-House Counsel: $199 for Members | $299 for Nonmembers
    Government/Nonprofit/Academic: $149 for Members | $249 for Nonmembers

    *IBA members please click here to register.  For assistance please call 212.382.6663.

  • Faculty:

    Zainab N. Ahmad
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

    Peter Binning
    Corker Binning (UK)

    Kara Brockmeyer
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (US)

    Mark Califano
    Chief Legal Officer & Regional Managing Director
    Head of the Americas
    Nardello & Co (US)

    Jennifer Downing
    Director and Senior Counsel, Group Dispute Resolution
    BNP Paribas (US)

    Pedro Serrano Espelta
    Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal (Argentina)

    Lorinda Laryea
    Assistant Chief, Fraud Section, FCPA Unit
    US Department of Justice

    Sharon Cohen Levin
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP (US)

    Jitka Logesová
    Wolf Theiss (Czech Republic)

    Marshall Miller
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz (US)

    Renata Muzzi Gomes de Almeida
    TozziniFreire Advogados (Brazil)

    Leopoldo Pagotto
    Freitas Leite Advogados (Brazil)

    Tai Park
    White & Case LLP (US)

    Sophie Scemla
    Gide Loyrette Nouel (France)

    Diego Sierra
    Von Wobeser y Sierra (Mexico)

    Sabine Stetter
    Stetter Legal (Germany)

    Neil Swift
    Peter & Peters (UK)

    Samuel G. Williamson
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP (US)

  • 9:00 am – 9:10 am Introduction
    9:15 am – 10:30 am Anti-Corruption Developments

    • Europe: UK Bribery Act, Sapin II, and Germany’s new law on Corporate Criminal Liability
    • Central Eastern Europe and Central Asia: the rise of corporate criminal enforcement
    • Latin America: beyond Operation Car Wash
    • Asia Pacific: trends in China, India, and Korea
    • United States: continued enforcement and potential consequences of Hoskins

    Panel Leader:
    Kara Brockmeyer                       

    Renata Muzzi Gomes de Almeida, Sophie Scemla, Diego Sierra, Neil Swift, and Sam Williamson

    10:30 am – 10:45 am Break
    10:45 am – 12:00 pm Global Enforcement Trends

    • Anti-money laundering and other enforcement priorities
    • Asset forfeiture and proceeds of crime
    • Debarment risk and other potential sanctions
    • Heightening compliance expectations
    • International cooperation: truth and myth

    Panel Leader:
    Sharon Cohen Levin

    Peter Binning, Jennifer Downing, Tai Park, Pedro Serrano, and Sabine Stetter

    12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Keynote Speaker and Networking Luncheon

    Daniel S. Kahn

    Andrew M. Levine

    1:15 pm – 2:30 pm Challenges in Conducting Cross-Border Investigations

    • Data privacy and protection
    • Legal privilege and reporting duty
    • Whistleblower protections and labor rules
    • Self-reporting considerations
    • Cooperation with authorities in different jurisdictions

    Panel Leader:
    Marshall Miller

    Zainab N. Ahmad, Mark Califano, Jitka Logesová, Lorinda Laryea, and Leopoldo Pagotto

  • CLE Credit
    New York:
    4.5 Professional Practice
    New Jersey:
     4.5 General
     4.5 General
     4.0 General

  • This program has been generously sponsored by:



    Sullivan & Cromwell

    Co-Sponsoring Organization:
    Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice

    Sponsoring Association Committees:
    Compliance, Patrick T. Campbell
    Council on International Affairs, Michael Cooper, Chair
    White Collar Crime, Michael S. Schachter, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 |