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International White Collar Crime Symposium 2021

Kickoff Reception: Monday, November 29, 2021 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Symposium: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 | 9:00 am – 2:45 pm
Includes Networking Luncheon

Program Chair: Kickoff Reception Keynote Speaker: Interviewer of Kickoff Reception Keynote Speaker: Symposium Keynote Speaker: Introduction of Keynote Speaker:

Andrew M. Levine
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Drago Kos
Chair, OECD Working Group on Bribery

Kara Brockmeyer
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Gurbir S. Grewal
Director of Enforcement, US Securities and Exchange Commission

Marshall L. Miller
Kaplan Hecker & Fink

  • 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, compliance standards have emerged as hot topics for companies operating worldwide. Expert panels will address:

    • Anti-corruption developments
    • Developments in other priority areas of international law enforcement;
    • Global enforcement trends; and
    • Challenges in conducting cross-border investigations

    This 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. Participants will tackle challenging questions posed by the reality of enforcement authorities that are not always on the same page or, in some cases, reading from the same book. The symposium also will address cross-border 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.

    All visitors to the NYC Bar are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  For more information, click here.

  • Kickoff Reception Keynote Speaker:

    Drago Kos
    Chair, OECD Working Group on Bribery

    Interviewed by Kara Brockmeyer
    Debevoise & Plimpton

    Mr. Kos will discuss important changes in the increasing international enforcement of anti-corruption laws, especially upcoming OECD guidance on fighting foreign bribery. These new standards will address critical issues such as negotiated settlements (including “piling on” risks), the demand side of bribery, whistleblower protections, and incentives for compliance and data protection.  Mr. Kos also will share his thoughts regarding the work generally of the OECD Working Group on Bribery, as well as the IBA’s significant role in developing and adopting the upcoming OECD guidelines.

    Kickoff Reception Keynote Interviewer:

    Kara Brockmeyer
    Debevoise & Plimpton

    Anti-Corruption Developments

    Panel Leader:
    Daniel Kahn
    Davis Polk & Wardwell

    Maximiliano D’Auro
    Beccar Varela (Argentina)

    Jitka Logesova
    Wolf Theiss (Czech Republic)

    Bill McGovern
    Kobre & Kim (Asia/NY)

    Leopoldo Pagotto
    Freitas Leite Advogados (Brazil)

    Sophie Scemla
    Gide Loyrette Nouel (France)

    Global Enforcement Trends

    Panel Leader:
    Kamil Shields
    Sullivan & Cromwell

    Fabio Cagnola
    Studio Legale Cagnola & Associati (Italy)

    Jacquelyn M. Kasulis
    Formerly Chief, Criminal Division
    U.S. Attorney’s Office, EDNY

    Parvin Moyne
    Akin Gump

    Diego Sierra
    Von Wobeser (Mexico)

    Leo Tsao
    U.S. Department of Justice
    Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section

    Challenges in Conducting Cross-Border Investigations

    Panel Leader:
    Jenna Dabbs
    Kaplan Hecker & Fink


    Lila Acharya
    Crawford & Acharya PLLC

    Christopher Cestaro

    Juliana Daniel
    Lefosse Abvogados (Brazil)

    Stephane Eljarrat
    Osler (Canada)

    Amanda Kramer
    Covington & Burling LLP

  • 9:00 am – 9:10 am
    Andrew M. Levine

    9:15 am – 10:30 am
    Anti-Corruption Developments

    • Evolving risks
    • New laws and initiatives
    • Enforcement updates
    • Impact of recent OECD guidelines
    • Other future predictions

    Panel Leader: Daniel Kahn
    Panel: Maximiliano D’Auro, Jitka Logesova, Bill McGovern, Sophie Scemla, Leopoldo Pagotto

    10:30 am – 10:55 am
    Keynote Address
    Gurbir S. Grewal, Director of Enforcement
    US Securities and Exchange Commission

    10:55 am – 11:15 am

    11:15 am – 12:30 pm
    Global Enforcement Trends

    • Sanctions
    • Anti-money laundering and terrorism financing
    • Cyber-enabled crime
    • Crypto regulatory trends
    • Asset forfeiture and other potential sanctions

    Panel Leader: Kamil Shields
    Panel: Fabio Cagnola, Jacquelyn M. Kasulis, Parvin Moyne, Diego Sierra, Leo Tsao

    12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    Networking Luncheon

    1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
    Challenges in Conducting Cross-Border Investigations

    • Data privacy and protection
    • Legal privilege and reporting duty
    • Whistleblower protections and labor rules
    • Self-reporting considerations
    • International cooperation

    Panel Leader: Jenna Dabbs
    Panel: Lila Acharya, Christopher Cestaro, Juliana Daniel, Stephane Eljarrat, Amanda Kramer

  • CLE Credit
    New York:
    4.5 Professional Practice
    New Jersey:
    4.5 General
    4.5 General
    3.5 General
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Thank You To Our Sponsors.

    Silver Sponsors:


    Sponsoring Association Committees:
    Compliance, Patrick T. Campbell, Chair
    White Collar Crime, Marshall L. Miller, Chair

    Co-Sponsored By:
    Council on International Affairs, Mark A. Meyer, Chair
    Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice

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