Monday, September 15, 2014

Upcoming ABA CJS International White Collar Crime Institute

I wanted to alert readers to the upcoming 3rd Annual American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section White Collar Crime Institute.  This one and a half day event will occur in London, UK at the offices of Berwin Leighton Paisner (Adelaide House, London Bridge) from October 13-14, 2014.  This has been a wonderful event in past years and this year's program looks outstanding.  The conference will bring together panelists and participants from around the globe to talk about issues including corporate espionage and cybercrimes, international money laundering and sanctions, cross-border evidentiary concerns, whistleblowers, deferred prosecution agreements, and international internal investigations.  Further, special focus will be paid to fraud and bribery cases from the perspective of top prosecutors from various countries.

On Monday, October 13, we will also welcome Michael J. Garcia as our keynote luncheon speaker.  Mr. Garcia is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in New York City.  He serves as the Independent Chair of the Investigatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee.  Prior to joining Kirkland & Ellis LLP, he served as the Senate-confirmed United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY).  Mr. Garcia spent two years as Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Department of Homeland Security.  From 2001 to 2002, Mr. Garcia served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement.  From 1992 to 2001, Mr. Garcia was a federal prosecutor with the SDNY.  He personally prosecuted a number of high-profile terrorism cases, including the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center and the 1998 bombing of U.S. embassies in East Africa.

I will be leading a discussion panel on Monday addressing the issue of collateral consequences.  This is a significant issue for all defendants, including individuals and corporations charged with white collar offenses.  The panel will examine the growth of collateral consequences in the United States, in the United Kingdom, and around the globe.  We will also discuss current trends in this area and examine the most important collateral consequences for consideration during white collar criminal investigations and prosecutions.  It should be a great conversations, and I look forward to being joined on the panel by Amanda PINTO QC (Barrister at 33 Chancery Lane, London); William N. SHEPHERD (Partner at Holland & Knight, West Palm Beach, FL), Joe D. WHITLEY (Chair, White Collar Crime and Government Investigations Group, Baker Donelson, Atlanta, GA), and Roger A. BURLINGAME (Kobre & Kim LLP, London, UK).

I hope to see some of you there.


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