Kenneth G. Yormark is a managing director for K2 Intelligence, where he leads the U.S.-based forensic accounting team. With more than 25 years of experience, he is an expert in complex global investigations and forensic and investigative services. Ken manages and conducts high-profile securities fraud, anti-corruption/Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and Ponzi scheme investigations involving public and private companies in all industries around the globe. He presents to regulatory and law enforcement agencies, boards, senior management, in-house and outside counsel, and auditors.
Working with clients in the financial services, manufacturing, real estate, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, and not-for-profit industries, Ken focuses on formulating and executing strategies regarding forensic accounting, financial investigations, securities litigation, and anti-corruption risk assessments. He is accomplished at assessing the vulnerability and reconstructing internal controls, compliance procedures, and accounting systems. He regularly works side by side with law firms investigating allegations of corruption and bribery, corporate malfeasance, and “cooking the books.” He has been qualified as an expert and testified in deposition and at trial in federal and bankruptcy courts.
Ken is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches “Accounting for Lawyers.” He is also a faculty member of the Practicing Law Institute and an adjunct faculty member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). He speaks nationally on fraud and anti-corruption at conferences and corporate events.
Ken received his B.S. from Queens College and completed graduate studies at New York University in real estate development analysis. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), is Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).
Lucinda A. Low is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where she heads the firm's Chambers-ranked FCPA and anti-corruption practice and its Compliance, Investigations, Trade and Enforcement Department, and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. Her practice focuses on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-corruption laws, as well as other international regulatory compliance issues for multinational businesses, as well as multijurisdictional regulatory and enforcement matters. Ms. Low has extensive experience in internal and government investigations, representing companies, Audit Committees and Board of Directors, and individuals in enforcement matters before the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and the World Bank and other international financial institutions and foreign authorities. Ms. Low's practice also includes compliance counselling and advice, representation in disputes between commercial parties and host governments, including disputes involving issues of fraud and corruption. She received a #1 Ranking, Chambers Global 2010-2017, International Trade: FCPA Experts. Ms. Low is listed in Best Lawyers in America 2012-2018, International Arbitration: Government and International Trade and Finance Law. Ms. Low is in Washington, DC Super Lawyers, International, 2014-2018.
Ms. Low is the Immediate Past President of the American Society of International Law, the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Coalition for Integrity (formerly known as Transparency International-USA) and serves on its Executive Committee, and was the first woman to chair the ABA Section of International Law. She has received numerous awards for her work. Most recently, in 2017, she received the Outstanding Career award from the Global Investigations Review, which in 2015 named her to its “Women in Investigations: One Hundred Investigation Specialists from Around the World.”
Ms. Low was appointed in 2017 by the President of the World Bank to the Panel of Arbitrators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID); and in 2016 was appointed by President Obama to the ICSID Panel of Conciliators. She currently sits as President of two ICSID arbitration tribunals and is a member of an annulment committee in a third case. She also serves on the U.S. Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Public International Law. She also has significant experience as counsel in investor-state and commercial arbitration proceedings, and as an expert witness in disputes raising bribery and corruption and related issues.
Ms. Low was Editor-in-Chief of the UCLA Law Review in 1976-77. I addition to her J.D. from UCLA Law School, she holds a B.A. from Pomona College, where she designed an inter-disciplinary major in Latin American Studies and Economics. Ms. Low speaks Portuguese, Spanish and French, and has some knowledge of Russian, Italian and Japanese.
Andrew Gentin is a senior prosecutor with the Fraud Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, where he investigates and prosecutes matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and related fraud statutes. He currently oversees FCPA Unit compliance and monitorship matters. Andrew serves as the Justice Department's primary representative to the OECD's Working Group on Bribery, and is Vice-Chair of the Law Enforcement Officials Group.
Before joining the Justice Department, Andrew was an associate in the white collar groups of two Washington law firms. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable John A. Terry on the D.C. Court of Appeals. Andrew is a graduate of Amherst College and Georgetown University Law Center.
Arlo Devlin-Brown represents individuals and companies in sensitive government investigations and enforcement actions, with particular expertise in securities fraud, anti-money laundering and corruption matters. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Devlin Brown served in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York as one of its leading securities fraud prosecutors and most recently as Chief of its Public Corruption Unit. In his role as Chief, Mr. Devlin-Brown supervised more than 20 prosecutors, criminal investigators and other professionals responsible for investigating and prosecuting a wide range of domestic and foreign corruption offenses and cases involving fraud against the government.
Prior to being promoted to Chief, Mr. Devlin-Brown served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Unit. He investigated and prosecuted some of the most notable financial services-related cases in recent years—among them were cases involving insider trading, Bank Secrecy Act, anti-money laundering violations, investment adviser fraud, offering fraud, and accounting fraud.
Mr. Devlin-Brown also handled a wide range of other matters during his tenure in the Southern District, including significant cybercrime, money laundering and health care fraud matters. He spearheaded the Department of Justice’s principal enforcement action involving the internet gambling industry. During his tenure in the Southern District, Mr. Devlin-Brown tried twelve cases to verdict and briefed and/or argued fifteen appeals to the Second Circuit.
Gary DiBianco is a trusted adviser to senior management and boards of directors faced with complex government or internal investigations. A core member of Skadden’s Washington, D.C. government enforcement defense practice, he strategically guides and defends clients against their most challenging enforcement and investigation-related inquiries.
Mr. DiBianco has extensive experience in complex cross-border matters, criminal and civil actions, and regulatory proceedings, representing corporations and their officers, directors and employees. He regularly defends clients confronted with government inquiries and conducts proactive, internal investigations related to anti-corruption, money laundering and tax fraud, accounting fraud, health care fraud, securities fraud and related matters.
From 2009 through 2014, Mr. DiBianco was based in the firm’s London office, focusing on cross-border investigations and regulatory matters. He has broad and deep experience with issues that arise in multijurisdictional white collar matters, including data protection and blocking statutes, cross-border privilege issues, multilateral treaty assistance, and mandatory and voluntary disclosure regimes. He has performed investigations in dozens of countries in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia.
Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. DiBianco was a trial attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and was detailed as a special assistant U.S. attorney to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.
George W. Prokop leads the Global Intelligence and Strategic Threat Management practices at PricewaterhouseCoopers and is a senior practitioner in PwC's Anti-Corruption Centre of Excellence. In 2016, Mr. Prokop co-founded PwC’s Global Intelligence Operations Center (GIOC) – a multi-disciplinary, open source intelligence platform.
Mr. Prokop advises public and private sector clients to develop and implement governance, transparency and integrity strategies thereby enabling clients to mitigate potential threats that may adversely impact or disrupt their ability to achieve their strategic objectives – in turn, safeguarding their brand, assets and reputation in the marketplace.
For 25+ years, Mr. Prokop has directed investigations into allegations of economic/financial crime matters – fraud, corporate misconduct, bribery, asset misappropriation, corruption, trade secret theft, counterfeiting, human trafficking, and terrorist financing. He is experienced in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (U.S.), the Bribery Act (U.K.) and anti-bribery/anti-corruption legislation and regulatory guidance issued by foreign governments and trans-national bodies, including the World Bank. He is knowledgeable of relevant sanctions regimes and related regulatory matters resulting in assignments involving the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Securities & Exchange Commission, foreign regulators and the multi-lateral development banks (e.g., World Bank, Africa Development Bank) with engagements across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
Also, Mr. Prokop has directed numerous efforts to design, develop and monitor corporate compliance programs targeted at mitigating risks of economic crime. He is frequently retained by counsel to assist their efforts in monitoring the design and operating effectiveness of the policies, procedures, and internal controls that form the foundation of corporate compliance programs. Mr. Prokop currently leads a matter advising management of a Fortune 40 industrial products company related to a compliance remediation program mandated by a multi-lateral development bank. Similarly, he leads an effort for a Fortune 100 technology company where Mr. Prokop advises on the design and implementation of a global regulatory compliance program. In the past, Mr. Prokop led PwC's multi-year assessment of the anti-corruption compliance program of a U.S.-based industrial company operating under a Monitor imposed by the U.S. Department of Justice. Mr. Prokop also has direct experience working in similar capacities with Monitors appointed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and multi-lateral development banks.
With enhanced emphasis on strategies to prevent, detect, investigate, and remediate the impact of economic threats, companies can strengthen their ability to achieve their strategic goals. In recognition of a critical emerging threat facing the both the private and public sector, Mr. Prokop partnered with the Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade to co-author, “Economic Impact of Trade Secret Theft: A framework for companies to safeguard trade secrets and mitigate potential threats”.
Mr. Prokop has advised the U.S. and foreign governments on public policy issues related to the design, development, and implementation of governance protocols and compliance programs to promote transparency; most notably for a U.S. government agency established to monitor compliance of funds related to the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) initiative in 2009-2010. In this context, Mr. Prokop also served as an advisor to emerging market governments on governance, transparency and anti-corruption strategies.
Mr. Prokop also practices as part of PwC’s Blockchain Technology Practice – a multi-disciplinary team of PwC professionals advising public and private sector clients on the collective impact of emerging technologies in the marketplace. The prospect of digital currency and blockchain technologies raises many unique opportunities for investors, financial institutions, retailers, technologists, and insurers, but it also creates new risks as threat actors seek to leverage this new medium of exchange to engage in economic crime. In this context, Mr. Prokop recently co-authored PwC’s paper “Money is no object: Understanding the evolving cryptocurrency market”.
A frequent speaker on the design of effective risk and compliance programs, Mr. Prokop has also led multi-disciplinary teams of auditors, forensic accountants, internal control specialists, former regulators, and investigative attorneys to investigate accounting irregularities; assess allegations of corporate misconduct; examine incidents of fraud, waste, and abuse in the public sector; analyze allegations of corruption; and perform integrity due diligence on third parties.
Mr. Prokop is a member of the American Bar Association, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Mr. Prokop earned a M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh.
Gregory S. Bruch represents public companies, audit committees and special committees, broker-dealers, hedge funds and asset managers, accountants and lawyers, and other institutions and individuals in civil and criminal securities law enforcement, compliance and litigation. Mr. Bruch has been lead counsel for securities enforcement and related civil and criminal matters for many leading companies and financial services firms. He has served as corporate monitor, counsel to the corporate monitor, and independent compliance consultant for a range of subjects arising from SEC and DOJ settlements. He is recognized as a leading attorney in securities regulation and litigation, and white-collar defense, by Chambers USA (2006-2018), The Best Lawyers in America® (2007-2018), Benchmark Litigation, and other publications.
Mr. Bruch worked at the SEC’s Division of Enforcement for 12 years, the last five as an Assistant Director, where he was responsible for many of the agency’s significant enforcement actions concerning complex financial fraud, market manipulation, insider trading, and the FCPA. Prior to co-founding Bruch Hanna LLP, Mr. Bruch was a partner in the Washington, DC offices of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and Foley & Lardner LLP.
Mr. Bruch is a frequent speaker and panelist on securities enforcement matters, and has been quoted in numerous media publications. He graduated from Stanford University (AB History, 1982), and from the University of Iowa College of Law (JD with High Distinction, 1985), where he was the Editor in Chief of the Iowa Law Review and received the Legal Scholarship Award from the law faculty. Following graduation, Mr. Bruch was a law clerk to the Hon. George E. MacKinnon of the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.
Greta Lichtenbaum is a partner in the Washington, DC office of O’Melveny specializing in compliance with US laws that govern international business transactions and trade, including US economic sanctions, export controls, anti-corruption, foreign investment, money laundering, antiboycott, and customs laws.
In addition to advising clients on the application of these laws, Greta assists in all aspects of managing compliance with these laws, including developing corporate compliance programs, conducting internal investigations relating to potential violations of these laws, and representing companies before the relevant agencies in connection with enforcement proceedings, clearances, license requests, and government inquiries.
Greta has repeatedly been recognized as a leading lawyer in the area of export controls and economic sanctions by Chambers USA (Band 1), Chambers Global (Band 1) and The Legal 500 US. She is a frequent speaker on topics related to international trade and has written extensively on these topics.
Greta graduated from Harvard Law School in 1990. While in law school, she served as Managing Editor of the Harvard Human Rights Journal and a member of the International Law Society.
Guy Singer is a partner in the New York office and a member of the White Collar and Criminal Investigations group. Guy also maintains an office in the Washington, D.C., office. His practice focuses on litigation with an emphasis on white collar and corporate compliance matters. He has provided significant representation with respect to internal investigations involving alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), criminal antitrust investigations and prosecutions, and Department of Justice investigations involving the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
Guy is a former trial attorney in the Department of Justice's Criminal Division, Fraud Section. While at the Department of Justice, Guy investigated and prosecuted white collar crime and public corruption throughout the United States, from grand jury through trials, including allegations of bribery, bank fraud, money laundering, securities fraud, obstruction of justice, mail/wire fraud, honest-services fraud and violations of the FCPA and Internal Revenue Code. During his tenure with the Department of Justice, he received numerous commendations and recognition from federal and state law enforcement agencies for his work. He previously focused on public corruption and organized crime matters while an Assistant State Attorney at the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office, as well as a Special Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of Florida.
Due to his extensive experience handling high-profile matters of public corruption and white-collar crime, Guy is often called on by the national media for commentary. Among others, he has appeared on CNN and been quoted in The Washington Post, the L.A. Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
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Jason Jones is a partner at King & Spalding in Washington, D.C., where he is a member of the Special Matters and Government Investigations Practice Group. Jason has broad international experience, including recent cross-border investigations into FCPA, money laundering, racketeering, and securities violations around the world.
Jason returned to the firm in January 2015 after nearly a decade as a federal prosecutor. Most recently, he served as Assistant Chief of the FCPA Unit in the Fraud Section of the Department of Justice. In that capacity, he was responsible for managing the investigation and prosecution of companies and their employees for bribing foreign officials around the world. Prior to his service in Washington, Jason was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York for several years, most recently serving as Chief of the Violent Crimes & Terrorism Section.
Jay Holtmeier is a partner in Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP’s Litigation/Controversy Department, and a member of the Investigations and Criminal Litigation Practice Group. He co-leads the firm's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Anti-Corruption Group. He joined the firm in 2004.
Mr. Holtmeier's breadth of experience as a litigator includes service as a federal prosecutor, a senior in-house attorney and a lawyer in private practice. Mr. Holtmeier represents institutions and individuals in complex government and internal investigations and matters of corporate governance and compliance. He has particular expertise in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
In FCPA matters, Mr. Holtmeier has represented clients in government and internal investigations involving conduct in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Australia. He regularly counsels clients facing difficult FCPA issues in a variety of business contexts, and he has assisted clients in numerous industries in developing and implementing FCPA compliance programs. He devotes substantial attention to advising clients on FCPA problems that arise in the context of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other corporate transactions. He writes and speaks extensively on the subject and is a co-author, with partners Roger Witten, Kimberly Parker, and Erin Sloane, of the leading treatise in the field, Complying with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (9th ed. 2016).
As a senior vice president and principal legal counsel with the Reuters Group, Mr. Holtmeier was responsible for all litigation and compliance matters in North and South America. As an assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, he tried several cases to verdict and led extensive grand jury investigations of various crimes, including racketeering, securities fraud, murder, narcotics and counterfeiting. Significant prosecutions included United States v. Jose Muyet, et al., and United States v. Ronald Ocasio, et al., related cases involving more than twenty murders, for which Mr. Holtmeier received the Director's Award for Superior Performance from the Executive Office for US Attorneys, and United States v. Carol Bayless, which received national attention and calls for the impeachment of the presiding US District Judge.
Jessica Hodkinson serves as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Panasonic Corporation of North America the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation and the hub of its branding, marketing, sales, service, product development and R&D operations based in Newark, NJ. In her role, Jessica leads and manages all aspects of Panasonic North America’s legal functions and services, including compliance, litigation, labor and employment, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining Panasonic, Jessica held in-house roles at Avaya, Inc., Pfizer, Inc., and American Standard Companies, Inc. Before moving in-house, Jessica spent several years practicing commercial litigation in NY.
Jessica is a member of the State Bars of New York and New Jersey, the New Jersey Association of Corporate Counsel and the New Jersey Women Lawyers’ Association.
Joan Meyer is a partner in the Firm's Washington, DC office. She has handled investigations and resolutions with enforcement authorities involving anti-corruption, securities violations, government contracting and the False Claims Act, and financial frauds for domestic and international companies. Prior to joining the Firm, she was senior counsel to the Deputy Attorney General at the US Department of Justice, where she advised on corporate charging policies, corporate monitorships, and complex criminal litigation and corporate settlements. She also managed the operation of the President's Corporate Fraud Task Force. Joan was the First Assistant United States Attorney and Criminal Chief of the United States Attorney's Office in the Western District of Michigan.
While working as a federal prosecutor, Joan was a recipient of two national awards for her successful prosecutions. She also specialized in civil financial fraud as a senior trial attorney at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in Washington, DC where she filed federal injunctive and administrative actions against brokerage firms and individual brokers for a variety of solicitation and trading frauds connected to the commodity futures markets. She started her career as a criminal prosecutor in Chicago. Joan is an experienced trial lawyer and has argued many appeals in state and federal courts.
Joan counsels on best practices for compliance with US and international legal requirements and regulations, advises senior management and corporate audit committees on the formulation, conduct, and consequences of enforcement inquiries, including the development of appropriate defenses, disclosures, disciplinary actions and compliance policies. Joan has done extensive work across the globe, with many notable cases from Latin America and advises internal investigations for international companies doing business in Latin America. She has advised and worked with companies in the manufacturing, life sciences, mining and extraction, financial services, transportation and logistics sectors to conduct domestic and global risk assessments, develop and implement compliance programs, create remediation plans and develop emergency/crisis management strategies. Joan was part of a team that received an award from the Latin Lawyer for one of her cases. She recently co-authored “Corporate Settlement Tools, Deferred Prosecution Agreements, Non-Prosecution Agreements and Cooperation Agreements, published by Bloomberg Law in 2018.
Josh Levine, a Partner in Simpson Thacher’s New York office, represents multinational companies, boards, committees, directors and executives in white collar criminal and regulatory matters, as well as sensitive internal investigations.
Prior to joining Simpson Thacher in 2007, Josh served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he was a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, and the Chief of the International Narcotics Trafficking Unit.
Josh received the Director’s Award from the Justice Department for Superior Performance and is recognized by Chambers USA, The Legal 500, and Euromoney’s Benchmark Litigation as a leading lawyer in his field.
Josh is also a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the Southern District of New York, where he represents indigent defendants charged with federal criminal offenses.
Josh received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School and his A.B. from Cornell University.
Julia Symon is a Vice President and the Chief Compliance Officer at KBR, Inc., and is responsible for KBR’s ethics, trade and anti-corruption compliance programs.
Julia was instrumental in the successful completion of KBR’s three-year relationship with the Company’s corporate monitor who was appointed after KBR’s guilty plea and related settlement with the DOJ and SEC in February 2009.
Prior to joining KBR in 2009, Julia was Counsel at Clifford Chance in Washington DC and represented clients in regulatory, compliance and litigation matters.
Karla Maeji is a partner in the Compliance & Investigation practice at TozziniFreire with extensive experience acting as counsel for foreign listed companies doing business in Brazil, focusing her practice on internal investigations and regulatory and criminal enforcement.
She graduated from the Law School of Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie in 2008 and holds an LL.M from the Law School of Columbia University School of Law, New York, NY, USA, in 2013.
Karla conducted numerous cross-border investigations especially on corruption, fraud and procurement irregularities reporting to Audit Committees, interacting with external auditors and having a keen eye for handling matters that may impact the company in different areas of law and jurisdictions. She has consistent experience strategically representing clients before multiple authorities, both in the context of leniency agreements and defense.
Karla also regularly advises corporate clients on a broad range of compliance matters for having a deep understanding of her clients’ business and potential impacts for the company.
Kathryn Cameron Atkinson is the Chair of Miller & Chevalier. She has twice been selected as a government-appointed Independent Compliance Monitor. She currently serves as a Department of Justice/Securities and Exchange Commission (DOJ/SEC)-appointed Monitor pursuant to a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) deferred prosecution agreement (DPA). She previously served as Monitor for KBR, Inc. in an FCPA matter settled with the DOJ and SEC.
Ms. Atkinson has served as faculty in the CEELI Institute’s Investigating and Prosecuting Official Corruption training for foreign prosecutors. She was named to Global Investigation Review's "Women in Investigations 2015," Latinvex's "Latin America's Top 100 Female Lawyers: FCPA and Fraud" (2017), and the Ethisphere Institute's "Attorneys Who Matter" list (2015, 2017). "The 'extremely knowledgeable and experienced' Kathryn Cameron Atkinson 'brings a great approach to difficult situations,'" notes Chambers USA and Chambers Global, where she is ranked Band 2 in FCPA (Nationwide).
Kim Nemirow is a partner in the Government & Internal Investigations Group in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Kim has more than 15 years of experience advising multinational organizations and individuals in a wide variety of U.S. DOJ and SEC investigations, internal investigations, and compliance matters. She had led countless investigations for private equity, pharmaceutical, medical device, technology and other clients into potential violations of the FCPA, securities laws, and various health care fraud statutes. Having lived and practiced in Asia and Latin America for several years, Kim brings a deep awareness of international business and cultural norms to every matter. A frequent author and speaker, Kim is also regularly called upon by clients to advise on highly sensitive matters, including those involving workplace misconduct and compliance.
Marshall L. Miller is Of Counsel in the Litigation Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. His practice concentrates on advising corporations, board members, and senior executives with respect to internal investigations, regulatory compliance, cybersecurity, data privacy, criminal defense, and related civil litigation.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Miller served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff of the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, where he supervised over 600 federal prosecutors and oversaw DOJ’s most significant prosecutions. In that position, Mr. Miller supervised, among other programs, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act program, the Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative, the Office of International Affairs, and the Computer Crimes & Intellectual Property Section, DOJ’s flagship unit that combats cybercrime. He testified on Capitol Hill, briefed Congressional staff, and advised executive branch officials on initiatives ranging from improving cybersecurity to combating foreign corruption and kleptocracy. Mr. Miller personally managed and coordinated the successful Senate confirmation process for the Attorney General of the United States.
Mr. Miller joined DOJ’s Criminal Division from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY), where he worked as an Assistant United States Attorney for approximately 12 years. At the EDNY, Mr. Miller served in a number of leadership positions, ultimately as the Chief of the Criminal Division, overseeing all of its criminal prosecutions, including the groundbreaking FIFA case, and spearheading the launch of the Office’s National Security & Cybercrime section.Mr. Miller taught at NYU Law School and Fordham University Law School as an adjunct professor from 2006 to 2012 and full-time from 2003 to 2005. Mr. Miller clerked for the Honorable Allyne R. Ross, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York. He earned both his J.D. and B.A. from Yale.
Martin J. Weinstein is a partner in Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP’s Litigation Department, Chair of the Compliance, Investigations & Enforcement Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Mr. Weinstein graduated from Dartmouth College and the University of Virginia School of Law. Mr. Weinstein represents corporations, organizations and individuals in a wide variety of sensitive matters ranging from bribery, fraud, whistleblower and corruption matters worldwide to Congressional inquiries into campaign contributions, as well as the last Pete Rose investigation on behalf of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball. His practice has covered almost every major enforcement, compliance or financial fraud topic in almost every industry, spanning over 60 countries in every region of the world. Mr. Weinstein is a widely recognized authority in the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), is recognized in Chambers and has been an expert witness on a number of occasions. He is co-author of The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Compliance, Investigations and Enforcement, a comprehensive practitioner’s handbook. He is a community leader serving on a variety of boards including the Chesapeake Bay Trust, Washington, DC Community Foundation and the Landon School.
Nathaniel Edmonds serves as the Chair of the firm's litigation practice in Washington, D.C, which houses over 80 lawyers handling a variety of litigation matters, including intellectual property and patent litigation, international arbitration, sanctions and export controls, antitrust, white collar crime, anti- corruption compliance and internal corporate investigations.
Mr. Edmonds focuses on global internal investigations, specializing in anti- corruption matters and the challenges arising from multi-jurisdictional investigations into complex economic crime. As a former Assistant Chief of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Unit of the Fraud Section in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ), Mr. Edmonds assisted in the supervision of all FCPA cases in the United States and was one of the principal drafters of A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, published in November 2012 by the DOJ and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), available at http://www.justice.gov/criminal/fraud/fcpa/guide.pdf. Mr. Edmonds also specializes in anti-corruption compliance risk assessments and due diligence, as well as developing and overseeing compliance programs.
During his nearly ten years as a federal white collar prosecutor, Mr. Edmonds handled numerous complex economic criminal investigations and jury trials, including the FCPA and export control-related conviction of a major aerospace and defense contractor, the fraud and domestic corruption matters associated with lobbyist Jack Abramoff, and various accounting and securities fraud matters. During his tenure at the Department of Justice, Mr. Edmonds worked with prosecutors, law enforcement and regulators from six continents on corruption matters, including with the UK’s Serious Fraud Office and as a member of the U.S.-China Joint Liaison Group’s Anti-Corruption Working Group.
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Patrick F. Stokes is a litigation partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's Washington, D.C. office. He is a member of the firm's White Collar Defense and Investigations, Securities Enforcement, and Litigation Practice Groups.
Mr. Stokes' practice focuses on internal corporate investigations, compliance reviews, government investigations, and enforcement actions regarding corruption, securities fraud, and financial institutions fraud. He has tried more than 30 federal jury trials as first chair, including high-profile white-collar cases, and handled 16 appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Mr. Stokes is equally comfortable leading confidential internal investigations, negotiating with government enforcement authorities, or advocating in court proceedings.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Stokes spent nearly 18 years with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). From 2014 to 2016 he headed the FCPA Unit, managing the DOJ's FCPA enforcement program and all criminal FCPA matters throughout the United States, covering every significant business sector, and including investigations, trials, and the assessment of corporate anti-corruption compliance programs and monitorships. Mr. Stokes also served as the DOJ's principal representative at the OECD Working Group on Bribery working with law enforcement and policy setters from 41 signatory countries on anti-corruption enforcement policy issues.
From 2010 to 2014, he served as Co-Chief of the DOJ's Securities and Financial Fraud Unit. In this role, he oversaw investigations and prosecutions of financial fraud schemes involving accounting fraud, benchmark interest rate manipulations, insider trading, market manipulation, Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) fraud, government procurement fraud, and large-scale mortgage fraud, among others.
From 2002 to 2008, Mr. Stokes served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, where he prosecuted a wide variety of financial fraud, immigration, and violent crime cases. From 1998 to 2002, he served in the DOJ's Tax Division as a trial attorney in the Western Criminal Enforcement Section.
Mr. Stokes received various awards while at the DOJ, including the Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award in 2013 and 2014 and the Assistant Attorney General's Exceptional Service Award (Criminal Division) in 2011 and 2014.
Mr. Stokes received his bachelor's degree and Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia, where he was an editorial board member of the Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law.
Mr. Stokes is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, the District of Maryland, the Eastern District of Virginia, the Western District of Washington, and the Fourth Circuit.
Pedro A. Medrano is an Assistant General Counsel in the Legal Department of Warner Media, LLC (“WarnerMedia”). In this role, Mr. Medrano helps oversee the compliance function at WarnerMedia and its Divisions (HBO, Turner, Warner Bros., and Otter Media), as well as manages litigations and regulatory matters.
Prior to joining WarnerMedia, Mr. Medrano served as Senior Counsel, Managing Director in the Enforcement and Investigations Division of the Legal Department of The Bank of New York Mellon, where he was responsible for conducting internal investigations regarding significant legal, regulatory, and criminal matters, as well as responding to non-routine regulatory inquiries from various governmental and regulatory bodies. While at BNY Mellon, Mr. Medrano handled BNY Mellon’s response to the SEC’s industry-wide FCPA probe of financial firms’ interactions with sovereign wealth funds.
Mr. Medrano began his legal career at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. During his tenure at WilmerHale, Mr. Medrano represented clients in white-collar criminal matters, internal investigations, and securities enforcement matters. He also counseled clients in numerous industries on a variety of challenging anti-corruption concerns, including due diligence in cross-border mergers and acquisitions; performed internal anti-corruption compliance risk assessments; advised clients in developing effective global anti-corruption compliance programs and policies; and conducted anti-corruption training.
Mr. Medrano is also a member of the Board of Directors of the City Bar Fund, the nonprofit 501(c)(3) arm of the New York City Bar Association. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve.
Philip Urofsky is head of the global anti-corruption practice at Shearman & Sterling LLP, where he counsels Boards, companies, and individuals concerning government investigations, internal investigations, and compliance controls with respect to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, financial sanctions regulations, and other white collar laws and regulations. Formerly the lead FCPA trial attorney at the Department of Justice, he was responsible for many FCPA investigations and prosecutions, helped negotiate the Council of Europe and OECD Conventions and was designated as the U.S. expert for the OECD Working Group on Bribery’s peer review process, and was the principal drafter of the DOJ’s Federal Principles of Corporate Prosecution (the “Holder Memo”) (although he disclaims any responsibility for what the government did with it afterwards). Mr. Urofsky writes and speaks widely on topics related to the design and implementation of compliance programs and sanctions and anti-corruption enforcement trends and patterns.
Richard Levick, Esq. is Chairman & CEO of LEVICK, representing countries and companies in the highest-stakes global communications matters – the Venezuelan crisis; Qatar; the Chinese trade war; the Gulf oil spill; Guantanamo Bay, the Catholic Church and many others.
Mr. Levick was honored multiple times on the prestigious list of “The 100 Most Influential People in the Boardroom” and has been named to multiple professional Halls of Fame for lifetime achievement.
He is the co-author of four books and is a regular commentator on television and in print. Mr. Levick speaks all over the world; at West Point, The Army War College and teaches at Fordham Law School.
Richard W. Grime is a litigation partner in the Washington office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Washington, DC office and a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group and the Securities Enforcement Practice Group.
Mr. Grime’s practice focuses on representing companies and individuals in corruption, accounting fraud, and securities enforcement matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice. Mr. Grime also conducts internal investigations and counsels clients on compliance and corporate governance matters with a particular focus on corruption investigations.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Richard spent over nine years in the Division of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC. In his last four years at the Commission he was an Assistant Director. Mr. Grime is currently highly ranked in Chambers USA Nationwide FCPA and Chambers Global FCPA and was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 in the field of Criminal Defense: White Collar. He is also a longstanding and frequent speaker to legal and industry practitioners particularly on anti-corruption and securities enforcement topics.
Mr. Grime received his law degree from Oxford University.
Robert Johnston is a dual report to the Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Legal Officer, and he is the head of the firm’s anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, and economic sanctions compliance programs. He has primary responsibility for managing FCPA, AML, and OFAC risks related to Oz’s private equity investments, third party intermediaries, and clients. He serves as the secretary of Oz’s Business Risk Committee and sits as an observer on the firm’s Business Initiatives Committee, Commitments Committee, and China Working Group. Previously, Mr. Johnston was at the law firm Jones Day, where he specialized in conducting internal investigations, defending regulatory enforcement matters, providing compliance advice, building and enhancing corporate compliance programs, and defending civil securities litigation. While at Jones Day, he spent a year seconded to the firm’s Shanghai offices where he focused on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters in China and East Asia. Mr. Johnston holds a B.A. in French and Economics from Georgetown University and a J.D. from Fordham Law School.
Ryan J. Donohue is an Executive Director in the Legal and Compliance Division at Morgan Stanley. Ryan serves as in-house counsel and COO of the Firm’s Global Financial Crimes Legal group, specializing in delivering advice and counsel to the Firm’s businesses concerning anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, and economic sanctions issues. Ryan also coordinates the Firm’s Global and Americas reputational risk committees.
Ryan is a graduate of New York University and the Emory University School of Law. After graduation from law school, Ryan was an attorney in the litigation departments of Dickstein Shapiro (now d/b/a Blank Rome) and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, specializing in complex commercial litigation, securities litigation, and white collar criminal defense, before joining Morgan Stanley in 2015.
Zachary Coseglia is an Assistant General Counsel and Head of Pfizer’s Global Compliance Monitoring and Analytics Program. In his role, Mr. Coseglia and his team of lawyers, data scientists and experienced compliance professionals are responsible for developing and executing on a global monitoring strategy that leverages technology and advanced analytics for early detection and effective communication of emerging risks. His team also partners closely with business leaders and other compliance colleagues to develop and deploy self-monitoring initiatives imbedded within the business.
Mr. Coseglia previously led Pfizer’s compliance investigations team in China. Prior to Pfizer, Mr. Coseglia was associated with DLA Piper, where he managed large-scale internal anti-corruption investigations and other internal reviews involving financial fraud, manufacturing operations, research and development issues, and pharmaceutical product promotion. Mr. Coseglia graduated from Boston University School of Law in 2005, and is a member of the bars of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In 2012, Mr. Coseglia was honored by his peers as one of the Top 20 young lawyers practicing in Massachusetts. He regularly speaks about internal compliance investigations, compliance monitoring, and the role of technology and innovation in compliance.
A creative and accomplished litigator, Nick Berg focuses his practice on global anti-corruption investigations and other international risk issues, SEC enforcement matters, and complex litigation in state and federal courts around the U.S. Clients rely on Nick for his innovative, efficient, tireless advocacy and, as they tell The Legal 500, his “outstanding understanding of the complexities of investigations spanning multiple jurisdictions” and highlight how he pays “due regard to local cultural challenges and sensitive areas.” As co-coordinator of Ropes & Gray’s Latin America initiative and with his strong presence in Latin America, Nick was named one of the top 100 lawyers for FCPA and Fraud in Latin America by Latinvex 2019.
Nick has substantial experience advising global clients in a broad array of industries in connection with government and internal investigations involving the FCPA, the U.K. Bribery Act, export control and economic sanctions laws and regulations, and other international risk issues. In Latin America, a significant amount of Nick’s work involves advising several multinational private equity companies regarding issues involving their portfolio companies and represented these firms in connection with anti-corruption deal diligence for potential acquisitions in the region. In addition, Nick routinely advises clients in connection with SEC and Special Committee investigations involving allegations of accounting errors and misstatements, insider trading, fraud, embezzlement, and bribery. He has also spent more than a decade representing clients in federal securities fraud and consumer class actions, private equity disputes, and transaction-related litigation and arbitrations.
A partner in the Litigation Department, Harris Fischman is a former federal prosecutor who focuses his practice on regulatory enforcement proceedings, internal investigations, criminal defense and trial work. An experienced trial and appellate lawyer, Harris handles all stages of civil and criminal investigations and proceedings.
Harris previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where he was Chief of the Violent and Organized Crime Unit and Deputy Chief of the Narcotics Unit. During his six years there, he led the investigation and prosecution of a wide range of federal crimes, including financial fraud, money laundering, public corruption, asset forfeiture, racketeering and murder. An accomplished trial lawyer, Harris has successfully conducted 15 criminal and civil trials. As a prosecutor, Harris also supervised more than 30 criminal trials.
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Harris is a frequent speaker on various issues related to regulatory enforcement proceedings and criminal law. He recently taught a seminar on federal prosecution at NYU School of Law. Harris also served as a law clerk at the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, where he worked on the prosecution of Slobodan Milosevic, the former president of Yugoslavia, for attempted genocide and other war crimes.
At Labaton Sucharow, Steven Durham concentrates his practice on representing corporate whistleblowers before the SEC. With a 25 year track record of protecting whistleblower and victim rights as a federal prosecutor and as a senior corporate compliance attorney, Steve helps clients obtain justice and maximize recoveries through the SEC Whistleblower Program.
During his two decade tenure as an Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C., Steve was a founding member of the President’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force and longtime Chief and Deputy Chief of the Fraud and Public Corruption Section. As a prosecutor and section chief, his experience included a broad array of complex white collar cases and numerous parallel enforcement actions with the SEC involving corrupt broker-dealer violations, offering frauds, market manipulations, Ponzi schemes, insider trading infractions, FCPA violations and accounting frauds.
Following his years of government service, Steve joined a multi-national corporation where he worked with a global team of attorneys, accountants, investigators and other professionals to build a best-in-class corporate compliance program. Traveling throughout the world, he conducted comprehensive audits and internal investigations in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Russia. Steve has extensive experience in corporate risk management, identifying weaknesses in internal controls and deficiencies in corporate books and records. He also has broad knowledge of corporate internal reporting systems, ethics hotlines and anti-retaliation policies.
Daniel S. Kahn is Senior Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section. In that capacity, Mr. Kahn manages the day-to-day operations of the Fraud Section, and directly oversees all criminal investigations and prosecutions undertaken by the Section. Prior to becoming Senior Deputy Chief, Mr. Kahn was the Chief of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) Unit of the Fraud Section from March 2016 through July 2019. Mr. Kahn joined the Fraud Section in 2010 and was an Assistant Chief of the FCPA Unit from 2013 to March 2016. Mr. Kahn earned the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service for his work on the Alstom case, and the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service for his part in prosecuting a bribery scheme involving the state-owned and state-controlled telecommunications company in Haiti. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Kahn spent six years at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. Mr. Kahn was twice selected by the New York Police Department Executive Development Division to present on the prevention of wrongful convictions. He also assisted the New York Justice Task Force in investigating wrongful convictions. Mr. Kahn graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University and cum laude from Harvard Law School.
Ms. Beamon, a partner in Davis Polk’s Litigation Department and a former federal prosecutor, has successfully represented individuals and institutions in their most critical situations.
Her matters have included grand jury, regulatory and independent investigations, representing companies, board of directors and individuals in connection with allegations of sexual misconduct, securities fraud, criminal tax violations, foreign corrupt practices, anti-money laundering and pharmaceutical marketing violations, among other areas. Her complex civil matters have involved allegations under the False Claims Act, consumer protection and whistleblower provisions, and other state and federal statutes.
Ms. Beamon also has participated in a number of confidential internal investigations on behalf of clients and has advised corporations and boards of directors on matters of corporate governance and compliance. In addition, the FBI requested that she train its agents on insider trading.
Ms. Beamon served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York, where she conducted numerous investigations and criminal trials.
Because of the nature of Ms. Beamon's assignments, many of her most successful matters have not resulted in public charges and remain confidential.
Ms. Beamon received her J.D., summa cum laude, from University of Pittsburgh School of Law and her B.A., with honors, from University of Notre Dame.
With more than a dozen years of experience focused on white-collar cases, Charles Duross has overseen FCPA investigations relating to business in more than 50 countries around the world. His practice is focused on white-collar criminal matters, including internal corporate investigations, compliance counseling, due diligence regarding third parties and business transactions, and defense of clients before government enforcement agencies. In addition, as a veteran trial attorney, Chuck has a proven track record in the courtroom in high-profile, high-stakes trials.
As the former Deputy Chief in the Fraud Section in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, Chuck led the FCPA Unit and was in charge of all of the DOJ’s FCPA investigations, prosecutions and resolutions in the United States. In that role, Chuck was internationally recognized for developing and implementing the government’s FCPA enforcement strategy and was widely credited with developing the current enforcement regime. Under his leadership, the FCPA Unit resolved more than 40 corporate cases resulting in approximately $1.9 billion in monetary penalties, and secured convictions of more than two dozen business executives and money launderers.
Once dubbed “Mr. FCPA,” Chuck has been repeatedly recognized by the Ethisphere Institute’s “Attorneys Who Matter” list, including most recently as a “Top Gun” based upon his expertise and experience. He has also been recognized by Chambers USA, Law360, The Legal 500 US, the Washington Post and the Washington Business Journal for his work on FCPA matters.
Chuck is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center where he teaches trial advocacy, and he has been a guest lecturer on foreign corruption issues at Harvard Law School’s Program on the Legal Profession, the University of Michigan’s Law School and Ross School of Business, and Fordham Law’s Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics.
Bruce Yannett is Deputy Presiding Partner of the firm and Chair of the White Collar & Regulatory Defense Practice Group. He focuses on white collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement and internal investigations. He represents a broad range of companies, financial institutions and their executives in matters involving securities fraud, accounting fraud, foreign bribery, cybersecurity, insider trading, and money laundering. He has extensive experience representing corporations and individuals outside the United States in responding to inquiries and investigations.
Chambers Global 2019 recognizes Mr. Yannett as a Band 1 practitioner for FCPA matters, and Chambers USA 2018 recognizes Mr. Yannett as a Band 1 practitioner for both white collar criminal defense and FCPA matters. Clients praise his work as “excellent” and describe him as a “very strong communicator and litigator” and a “leading light in the field,” noting that “he has real gravitas about him,” giving him the “immediate respect of everybody in the room.” In a similar vein, The Legal 500 US calls him a “superstar,” Lawdragon recognizes him as one of the 500 leading lawyers in America, and Benchmark Litigation names him a “Litigation Star.” Further, in selecting Debevoise as “Litigation Department of the Year” in 2014, The American Lawyer stated that Mr. Yannett’s work on the groundbreaking Siemens FCPA internal investigation, which spanned 34 countries, and settlement with U.S. and German authorities, “cemented his credibility with regulators” on subsequent matters.
He is a member of the American Law Institute. Mr. Yannett is on the Board of Advisors for the New York University Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement.
Early in his career, Mr. Yannett served in the Office of Independent Counsel: Iran/Contra and as an assistant United States attorney.
Andrew Stemmer is Deutsche Bank’s Head of Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement for the Americas, and a Managing Director and Associate General Counsel. Andrew has been at Deutsche Bank since 2013, prior to which he was associated with the law firm Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP, where he focused on securities, complex commercial dispute and bankruptcy.
Kimberly A. Parker is a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr in Washington. Ms. Parker co-leads the firm’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Anti-Corruption Practice. She has represented companies and individuals in a variety of FCPA enforcement matters, including defense company Armor Holdings in its July 2011 FCPA settlement involving conduct related to the United Nations, oil driller Helmerich & Payne in its July 2009 FCPA involving payments to customs officials in Argentina and Venezuela, and the Titan Corporation in its landmark 2005 FCPA case. She has conducted internal investigations in the United States, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America. She regularly counsels clients on FCPA compliance, assists in developing and conducting FCPA training and compliance programs, and conducts anti-corruption due diligence and risk assessments. In addition to co-authoring several articles on the FCPA, Ms. Parker is a co-author, with Roger M. Witten, Jay Holtmeier, and Erin Sloane of the firm’s New York office, of a leading treatise in the field, Complying with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Ms. Parker is ranked for FCPA work in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers in Business.
Thomas J. Koffer is the Global Head of Anti-Corruption & Economic Sanctions Compliance at Credit Suisse, where he oversees Credit Suisse’s enterprise-wide compliance program addressing the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act 2010, and other similar anti-corruption laws. He also oversees compliance with economic and trade sanctions laws administered by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control and other international regulators. Previously, Thomas served as counsel at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, and as a law clerk for judges on the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Before earning a law degree, Thomas investigated political corruption matters at the New York County District Attorney’s Office. He also previously served with the U.S. Vice President’s Domestic Policy Office.
Charles E. Cain is the Chief of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit within the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement. He has been in the SEC’s FCPA Unit since its formation in 2010 and with the Division of Enforcement for nineteen years. As the Chief, his roles include oversight of the National FPCA program, coordination with domestic and foreign law enforcement, and supervision of individual investigations. During his tenure with the SEC, he has also been responsible for numerous significant cases in other areas including financial fraud, insider trading, offering fraud, market manipulation, disclosure fraud, and broker dealer practices. Mr. Cain is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School.
Mark Morrison is a partner in Blakes Litigation Group with a focus on anti-corruption compliance, white-collar crime defence, competition and commercial litigation. Mark regularly advises Canadian and multinational corporate clients on compliance with domestic and international anti-corruption legislation, undertakes internal anti-corruption audits and investigations, assists clients with anti-corruption due diligence during mergers and acquisitions and has successfully defended complex Criminal Code anti-corruption cases. Mark has undertaken internal anti-corruption investigations and assisted companies in resolving anti-corruption issues arising from conduct in Africa, Central America, South America and Asia. Examples of Mark's experience defending corporate clients and individuals in white-collar crime cases include defences such as: numerous Criminal Code matters including charges alleging bribery of public officials and cross-border conspiracy charges; Competition Act charges of bid rigging and allegations of price fixing; Occupational Health & Safety charges; environmental charges; and matters before the Securities Commission. Mark has been recognized as one of Canada's leading Business Crime Defence lawyers in the International Who's Who of Business Crime Defence Lawyers.
As a member of the Firm’s Litigation Group, Aisling O’Shea focuses her practice on criminal defense, government investigations and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Before joining Sullivan & Cromwell, Ms. O’Shea spent five years as a trial attorney in the Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division. Within the Fraud Section, Ms. O’Shea was a member of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Unit. In addition to FCPA matters, she focused on fraud matters in securities and healthcare, as well as investigating and prosecuting other complex economic crimes. She also worked with other federal agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, FinCEN and the Office of Foreign Assets Control.
Ms. O’Shea often handled active and covert investigations, pre-trial and grand jury proceedings, witness interviews and negotiated plea agreements. For one of her highest-profile matters, she and the case team were awarded the Homeland Security Investigations 2016 Outstanding Financial Investigation. This complex FCPA and money-laundering investigation involved corruption in a state-owned oil company in Venezuela and resulted in multiple guilty pleas and significant judgments.
Ms. O’Shea began her career as an associate at S&C, where she worked on complex financial investigations.