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3rd Annual White Collar Crime Institute

Length: 5 hours 16 minutes

White collar criminal prosecutions continue to dominate the headlines.  In this evolving enforcement landscape, where the trend is toward requiring admissions of wrongdoing as a condition of settlement, there seems to be less of an opportunity for traditional advocacy on behalf of corporate clients.  Meanwhile, defending white collar matters has become even more complex as large, cross-border, multi-jurisdiction investigations proliferate.  And the number of such investigations may continue to increase because the SEC’s whistleblower program has created additional incentives for employees to report instances of wrongdoing to government prosecutors and regulators. Once a resolution of an investigation is in sight, companies and their counsel are faced with an enormous array of decisions with respect to fashioning remedial measures and structuring a compliance program that will minimize the likelihood of a recurrence of wrongdoing.
The White Collar Criminal Law Committee has assembled a comprehensive full-day program that will explore these and other critical developments that have characterized this era of white collar enforcement.  The keynote speakers will be Chairwoman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission Mary Jo White and FBI Director James Comey. Our panels will include senior government enforcement officials, judges, academics, general counsel of leading New York-based corporations and financial institutions, and top practitioners in the field. Plenary sessions will focus on the opportunities for advocacy in white collar practice, and what lessons can be gleaned from recent high profile trials.  We also plan break-out sessions focusing on cross-border enforcement, recent decisions of interest from the Supreme Court and the Second Circuit, compliance and remediation and the impact of the SEC’s whistleblower program.

Program Chair: John F. Savarese, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz 


9:00 am – 9:45 am    Welcome Remarks: John F. Savarese
            Morning Keynote Address: Mary Jo White, Chairwoman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

9:45 am – 11:00 am     Morning Plenary Session:  Opportunities for Advocacy in White Collar Practice
            Moderator:  Paul Shechtman
            Panelists:  George S. Canellos, Susan Necheles, Mark Pomerantz, Lorin L. Reisner
11:00 am – 11:15 am    Coffee Break

11:15 am – 12:30 pm     Morning Break-out Sessions
            (a)    Cross-Border Investigations Involving Multiple Agencies
            Moderator:  Bruce Yannett
            Panelists:  Scott Hammond, Denis J. McInerney, David Meister, Aaron R. Marcu
•    Representation in the context of antitrust (e.g. Autoparts), FCPA (Siemens), fraud (e.g. Libor) investigations
•    How do attorneys handle regulators from multiple agencies including the CFTC, SEC, DOJ, FSA, SFC
    *    Impact of compelled statements
*    Impact of recording of interviews, including privilege and use in criminal proceedings
*    Employment considerations, including how an employee’s rights in Europe impact a U.S. investigation, and whether UK disclosure rules impact privilege/discovery issues

•Luncheon and Keynote Address:  James B. Comey, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation

2:10 pm – 3:30 pm    Afternoon Plenary Session:  Lessons From Recent Trials
            Moderator:  Honorable Richard J. Sullivan
            Panelists:  Antonia Apps, Christopher J. Clark, Matthew Martens, Sharon L. McCarthy,                     Richard Strassberg

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm    Afternoon Break-out Sessions:
            (a)    Compliance/Remediation
            Possible Moderator:  Robert S. Khuzami
            Panelists: Alan Cohen, Christina B. Dugger, Jonny Frank, Martin B. Klotz

CLE credit: New York: 6.0 total: 5.5 professional practice & 0.5 ethics.

Produced By:

New York City Bar Association

Course Materials

  • 3rd Annual White Collar Crime
  • Affirmation Document