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Formations House: Why the Latest #29Leaks Matters to Lawyers and Regulators and What Shell Companies Tell Us About Risks to the Global Financial System


Speaker(s): Mikhail Reider-Gordon, Nicole S. Healy
Recorded on: Mar. 27, 2020
PLI Program #: 297098

Mikhail Gordon is Managing Director of Global Affairs at Affiliated Monitors, Inc. She serves as an independent integrity monitor on a wide-range of matters to corporate and public entities under court-order and regulatory settlement agreements. Her practice expertise is focused on technology and privacy law, anti-corruption, AML, ethics and accountability. She leads the firm’s Privacy & Technology practice.

Since 2015, Professor Gordon has served on the faculty of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) in Laxenburg, Austria, teaching Compliance & Investigations in the Private Sector in their graduate school and training visiting delegations of foreign government prosecutors, investigators and auditors. 

Ms. Gordon currently serves as a Council Member and as the Technology Officer of the American Bar Association, Section of International Law (SIL). She also serves on the larger ABA Standing Committee on Technology and Information.  She served as the Chair of the ABA’s Gatekeeper Task Force on Regulation and the Profession (2015-2016). Within SIL, she is also Senior Advisor to the National Security Committee and International Anti-Corruption Committee, of which she is a former Co-Chair. She is the Section’s former Rule of Law Officer; a former Co-Chair of the International Anti-Money Laundering Committee and the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee. She provides pro bono assistance to the ABA Center for Human Rights.

Ms. Gordon received her LL.M. (Hons.) in Information Technology Law from the University of Edinburgh Law School; her M.Phil. in International Conflict Resolution from the University of Dublin, Trinity College; her Law degree (Hons.) from Leeds Law School; and her B.A. in Political Science (Phi Sigma Alpha). Ms. Gordon holds a number of professional certifications including Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP). Ms. Gordon’s authored articles have appeared in numerous law journals, including the Hofstra Journal of International Business and Law; Westlaw Journal of White Collar Crime, Southwestern Journal of Law, Litigation Journal, and The International Lawyer and other publications. She is a frequent speaker at law conferences and has trained trainers, lectured to and taught courses on white collar crime to many U.S. and enforcement agencies around the world.


Nicole Healy is a partner in the Redwood City office of Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley.  Ms. Healy has represented companies and individuals in a wide range of industries in complex matters including claims concerning corporate governance and control; litigation alleging breach of fiduciary duty and fraud; complex commercial disputes; shareholder class action and derivative litigation; intellectual property rights and trade secrets; and merger and acquisition litigation.  She has conducted, and has represented companies and their executives in, corporate internal investigations into possible violations of federal and state law.  Ms. Healy has also represented companies and individuals in investigations by the Federal Trade Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, and other government agencies.  She has tried cases to judgment in state and federal courts, and to decision in private arbitration proceedings.  Ms. Healy has counseled companies regarding compliance with state and federal laws, including the FCPA and the UK Bribery Act, and anti-money laundering laws.

In addition, Ms. Healy serves as a mediator for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Healy was a prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice, in the Fraud Section, Criminal Division where she focused on violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), defense procurement fraud, and international white collar criminal matters. 

Ms. Healy is the author of the Anti-Money Laundering Deskbook: A Practical Guide To Law and Compliance (Practising Law Institute, 2017 ed.), as well as numerous articles regarding money laundering and terrorist finance, the FCPA, and other topics, and is a frequent speaker.