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The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2021


Speaker(s): Adam P. Wolf, Aisling O'Shea, Alixandra Smith, Anamara Osorio, Andrew Stemmer, Antenor Madruga, Audrey L. Harris, Cara Griffin, Charles E. Cain, Charles E. Duross, Cheryl J. Scarboro, Claudius O. Sokenu, David Last, Geoffrey A. David, Greta Lichtenbaum, Jay Holtmeier, Joan Meyer, Julia C. Symon, Kara Novaco Brockmeyer, Kathryn Cameron Atkinson, Kimberly A. Parker, Kimberly J. Shur, Laura Perkins, Leslie R. Caldwell, Lidia Maher, Lisa Ware-Alexander, Lucinda A. Low, María González Calvet, Mark F. Mendelsohn, Martin J. Weinstein, Martine M. Beamon, Nathaniel B. Edmonds, Patricia M. Byrne, Richard S. Levick, Esq. , Richard W. Grime, Sacha Harber-Kelly, Shin Jae Kim, Tarek J. Helou, Thomas A. Hanusik, Tiffany A. Archer, Tracy L. Price, William B. Jacobson
Recorded on: Apr. 12, 2021
PLI Program #: 306532

Adam Wolf is the Head of Global Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) Advisory for MUFG Bank. 

Adam helped to design and implement MUFG’s global ABC policy and procedures applicable to more than 40 offices and 100,000 employees worldwide, and he provides guidance and strategic advice on a wide range of issues and business transactions.

Before he joined MUFG in 2016, Adam practiced law for more than ten years at two large international law firms, where he counseled major financial institutions and other multinationals on their ABC compliance programs, managed global bribery investigations, and conducted a three-year FCPA compliance monitorship.

Adam graduated with honors from Brooklyn Law School in 2005, where he was an editor of the Law Review, and received his Bachelor of Arts from Brown University.  Prior to attending law school, Adam worked as a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. and at an internet start-up company in San Francisco.

Adam has published numerous articles regarding ABC issues and developments.


Aisling O’Shea is a partner in Sullivan & Cromwell LLP’s Washington, DC office. She is co-head of the firm’s FCPA & Anti-Corruption Group and a member of the Criminal Defense & Investigations Group and the Litigation Group. Her practice focuses on criminal defense, government investigations and the FCPA.

Aisling has extensive experience in conducting internal investigations and defending clients in criminal and regulatory matters related to corruption, money laundering, securities fraud and other forms of financial fraud, tax evasion, and criminal antitrust. She also advises clients on FCPA and anti-corruption issues, including FCPA-related transactional issues and corporate compliance programs and internal controls. She has represented financial institutions, multinational corporations and executives in investigations and enforcement actions by numerous government authorities, including the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, various U.S. Attorney’s Offices, various bank regulators, and the UK Financial Conduct Authority.

Aisling graduated from the University of Virginia Law School in 2003 and began her legal career working on complex financial investigations as an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell. She then went on to serve for five years as a trial attorney in the FCPA Unit of the Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division. Aisling and her case team received Homeland Security Investigations’ Outstanding Financial Investigation award in 2016 for their work on a complex FCPA and money-laundering investigation involving corruption in a state-owned oil company in Venezuela. The investigation resulted in more individual prosecutions than any other FCPA matter and over a dozen guilty pleas.

Aisling returned to Sullivan & Cromwell in 2017. She has been recognized by Chambers USA in Nationwide FCPA; as one of North America’s Future Leaders in Investigations by Who’s Who Legal (2019, 2020); and listed in GIR’s Women in Investigations survey (2018).

 


Alixandra Smith has served as the Chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Section at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York since 2019, and is currently serving as the Acting Deputy Chief of the Office’s Criminal Division.  She has investigated and prosecuted a wide variety of criminal matters against both individuals and entities, including fraud involving publicly-traded companies, market manipulation, insider trading, healthcare fraud, tax crimes, money laundering, cyber-enabled crime and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”).  Alix is also an adjunct professor at New York University Law School.

During her time at the Office, Alix has worked on significant white collar cases.  For example, Alix was the co-lead prosecutor for United States v. Martin Shkreli and Evan Greebel, in which a pharmaceutical executive and his attorney were convicted of securities fraud conspiracy and other charges in connection with four complex fraud schemes in separate trials lasting a combined total of 17 weeks.  Alix has prosecuted a number of noteworthy FCPA matters, including United States v. Odebrecht and United States v. Braskem and related cases, in which two Brazilian-based petrochemical companies that paid almost a billion dollars in bribes to government officials in at least 12 countries in order to win business pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA as part of an agreement to resolve charges in the United States, Brazil and Switzerland; and United States v. Goldman Sachs and related cases, in which investment bank Goldman Sachs and three individuals, including two former Goldman Sachs bankers, were charged for their participation in a multi-billion dollar money laundering and bribery conspiracy related to 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (IMDB), and Goldman Sachs entered into a deferred prosecution agreement and its Malaysian subsidiary pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA, paid $2.9 billion in criminal penalties as part of a global resolution with eight different foreign and domestic authorities.  Alix also led the criminal prosecution of United States v. AmerisourceBergen, in which the second-largest drug distributor in the United States pleaded guilty to a criminal violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act and paid a combined total of $885 million in civil and criminal penalties stemming from its distribution, over a period of ten years, of millions of syringes of oncology drugs to immunocompromised cancer patients nationwide that were prepared under insanitary conditions and contaminated.

Prior to joining the Office, Alix was an associate at two law firms in New York; completed clerkships with the Honorable Julio M. Fuentes, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the Honorable Faith S. Hochberg, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey; and served as an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School.  She graduated from Harvard University and Harvard Law School.


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 disputes and bankruptcy.


Antenor Madruga is founding partner at FeldensMadruga, a premier law firm with leading market practices in criminal defense, anti-money laundering and anti-corruption compliance for businesses in Latin America, representing individuals and companies, including several Fortune 500 listed corporations. He is currently member of the Self-Regulation Council of the Brazilian Federation of Banks (FEBRABAN).

Antenor, while serving as a Federal Attorney, held several positions in the Brazilian government such as Director of the Department of Assets Recovery and International Cooperation (DRCI) of the Ministry of Justice and National Secretary of Justice.

PhD in international Law, Antenor has also a solid academic career as a professor and researcher.


Audrey Harris rejoined Mayer Brown in Washington DC as a partner and co-chair of its Global Anti-Corruption & FCPA practice after serving as the chief compliance officer (CCO) for global resources company BHP. Based in Melbourne, Australia, she led a global ethics & compliance function providing expertise in anti-corruption, trade sanctions, export controls, competition, ethics & investigations, state & commercial secrets, and market conduct compliance, with a team of professionals and attorneys across four continents.

Audrey served as the company's first chief compliance officer. Her team was accountable for safeguarding integrity by preventing, mitigating, and investigating compliance risks and setting ethical standards. Her role also involved work with NGOs, international governing bodies and enforcement agencies as part of the promotion of global anti-corruption, transparency and integrity.

A veteran Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA) and white collar practitioner, prior to becoming a CCO, Audrey was a partner at Mayer Brown with more than a decade of experience handling multi-year, multinational investigations, with a comprehensive investigations, counseling and defense capability.

Audrey regularly appears before enforcement authorities and has extensive experience in designing, executing and presenting internal investigations before multinational corporations, the US Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Department of Defense, and Multilateral Development Banks (MBDs). Her experience runs the gamut of white collar representations including false claims act, healthcare fraud, management of earnings, money laundering defense, and even anti-terrorism matters. Before joining Mayer Brown, Audrey was a partner at another leading global law firm.


Cara Griffin is Director and Counsel-Special Investigations for Ford Motor Company. She joined Ford in 2019 and leads the Special Investigations function in the Compliance, Ethics, and Integrity Office of the Office of General Counsel. In this role, Cara leads the global team that handles certain internal investigations and manages the strategy, procedures and reporting on internal investigations. She also advises on anti-corruption and other legal compliance related matters.

Before joining Ford, Cara held the roles of Assistant General Counsel, Investigations; and Director, Global Commercial Compliance & Counsel for Guardian Industries Corp. Cara led the Commercial Compliance function within the Compliance & Ethics department in connection with the Company’s legal compliance program. While at Guardian she managed anti-corruption, antitrust, trade sanctions, and customs law matters.

Prior to joining Guardian in 2015, Cara was Senior Staff Counsel for FCA US (formerly known as Chrysler) where she served as lead counsel for international law matters.  Cara has traveled extensively around the world in furtherance of FCA’s and Guardian’s compliance programs.

Cara received her bachelor’s degree in Economics from Spelman College and her JD from Wayne State University Law School.  She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan.


Charles “Chuck” Duross is a partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP where he is the co-chair of the firm’s global Investigation + White Collar practice and FCPA + Global Anti-Corruption practice.  Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Mr. Duross served as the Chief of the FCPA Unit of Fraud Section in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where he was in charge of all of DOJ’s FCPA investigations, prosecutions and resolutions in the United States. Working closely with his counterparts at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mr. Duross was also one of the principal authors of the First Edition of DOJ and SEC’s joint publication, A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which contained the first ever “Hallmarks of Effective Compliance Programs” chapter.  He also served as DOJ’s principal representative to the OECD’s Working Group on Bribery for many years.

Mr. Duross counsels Fortune 500 companies, boards, and executives on FCPA/anti-corruption and other compliance issues, conducts internal investigations, represents companies and individuals before the government, and has served as an independent corporate compliance monitor appointed by DOJ in one of the largest foreign bribery matters in history.  Once dubbed “Mr. FCPA,” Mr. Duross is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and he has been a lecturer on foreign corruption issues at Fordham, GW, Harvard, Michigan, and Penn law schools.


Claudius Sokenu is Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Global Head of Litigation, Global Head of Labor and Employment, and Global Head of Legal Operations at Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, a Fortune 200 technology and consulting company.   Prior to joining Cognizant in March 2020, Claudius served as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Global Head of Ethics and Compliance, and Global Head of Litigation and Investigations at Andeavor, a Fortune 100 energy company, where he oversaw all of Andeavor’s global litigation, internal and government investigations, and the ethics and compliance program.

Before Andeavor, Claudius was a Litigation Partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP.  Before private practice, he served, on the Honors Program, as a Staff Attorney and Senior Counsel with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement.  Claudius is widely recognized as a leading securities enforcement, white collar, FCPA, and commercial litigator, including by the National Bar Association, Corporate Law Section,  as 2018 Corporate Lawyer of the Year, Chambers USA and Chambers Global for his investigative, regulatory, and securities enforcement practice, a Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation, Latin Lawyer 250 for White-Collar Crime and Compliance, a rising star by Ethisphere in “Attorneys Who Matter,” one of the Best FCPA Lawyers Outside the Beltway by Main Justice, and by Securities Law 360 as one of its 10 under 40.

Claudius was an Adjunct Professor of Securities Law at Georgetown University Law Center where he taught Securities Enforcement and Litigation.  Claudius earned his LL.B (with Upper Class Honors) from London South Bank University, an LL.M in Corporate and Commercial Law from the University of London’s London School of Economics and King’s College London, and an LL.M in Securities and Financial Regulation from Georgetown University Law Center.


David Last is the Principal Assistant Chief in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) Unit of the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section.  Mr. Last has investigated and prosecuted a number of individuals and companies in FCPA and other white collar cases, including the prosecution of Odebrecht S.A. and the successful prosecution and trial conviction of Ng Lap Seng in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in connection with a scheme to bribe ambassadors to the United Nations.  Prior to joining the Fraud Section, Mr. Last spent ten years as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, where he prosecuted white collar fraud and corruption cases, as well as various violent crimes and federal child exploitation cases.  Prior to joining the Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Last spent five years at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Last graduated from Brandeis University and the Georgetown University Law Center.


Geoffrey David is Group Head, Litigation & Investigations at Rio Tinto overseeing its litigation, disputes and investigations around the globe.  He spent over 13 years in private practice defending corporate clients from a variety of industries in a wide range of litigation and investigations.  Geoff has a BS in Chemistry from The College of William and Mary and a JD from The George Washington University Law School. 


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.



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.

 


Joan Meyer has more than 25 years’ experience handling complex criminal and civil litigation, primarily domestic and international white-collar defense for companies involving anti-corruption, financial frauds, government contracting, false claims, securities and commodities violations, and trade compliance matters. She has tried scores of cases at the state and federal levels and handled more than 40 appeals in state and federal appeals courts. Joan also conducts domestic and international internal investigations for corporate clients to determine if legal and regulatory violations were committed and defends companies and individuals in negotiation and litigation with U.S. government agencies.

With her extensive experience in global corporate compliance, Joan routinely advises senior management and boards of directors on best practices for compliance with U.S. and international legal requirements and regulations and the consequences of law enforcement inquiries, including the development of a defense strategy, government disclosures, disciplinary actions, and the enhancement of compliance policies and procedures and internal controls. She has handled matters around the world for companies in the manufacturing, life sciences, mining and extraction, financial services, transportation and logistics sectors and assisted them in conducting global risk assessments and audits, developing and implementing compliance programs, creating remediation plans and developing emergency/crisis management strategies. Joan has been recognized multiple times by the National Association of Corporate Directors as one of the most influential professionals in corporate governance.

Joan is a partner at Thompson Hine in its Washington DC office.  Before joining Thompson Hine, Joan was a practice chair of the Compliance & Investigations group at Baker & McKenzie when the group was awarded an elite practice designation. Before entering private practice, she held several high-profile government positions, including serving as senior counsel to the Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, where she advised on complex criminal litigation, including corporate frauds such as falsely inflating revenue, insider trading and accounting schemes, and managed the operation of the president’s Corporate Fraud Task Force. She developed the DOJ’s corporate charging and monitorship policies. Joan was also a federal prosecutor and supervisor in a U.S. Attorney’s Office and a state criminal prosecutor in Chicago. Additionally, she worked as a senior trial attorney in the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission where she prosecuted investment frauds involving the commodity futures markets.


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.


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).


Kimberly Shur is the Senior Vice President, Global Compliance Counsel & Privacy Officer for Marriott International, Inc. In this role, she serves as the Company’s legal lead for its global compliance program, which includes ethics, sanctions, and anti-corruption. Kimberly also oversees the strategic development of Marriott’s global privacy program and leads the Company’s privacy governance committees. Prior to joining Marriott, Kimberly was a litigation partner with an international law firm and a writer for CNN. She holds a B.A. in political science from Emory University and a J.D. from Emory University School of Law.


Laura Perkins serves as Co-Chair of the Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations practice group. Laura’s practice focuses on high-stakes government and internal investigations, crisis management, white collar criminal defense and cross border compliance counseling, risk assessments, and due diligence. Prior to joining the firm, Laura spent nearly ten years prosecuting white-collar criminal cases at the DOJ, most recently serving an Assistant Chief of the FCPA Unit of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section. While at the DOJ, Laura supervised and prosecuted some of the largest FCPA cases in the U.S. and was involved in the development of the FCPA Pilot Program and the drafting of the FCPA Resource Guide.  Laura tried several FCPA jury trials, was the principal attorney on numerous FCPA corporate resolutions, and oversaw nearly a dozen independent compliance monitors.  Laura also served as a U.S. Delegate to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Anti-bribery Working Group and worked closely with prosecutors, law enforcement, and regulators from six continents on case and policy-related matters. In addition to FCPA cases, Laura successfully investigated and prosecuted complex securities fraud cases, healthcare fraud cases, and money-laundering cases while at the DOJ. Laura also served as a Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division, where she advised DOJ leadership on white-collar criminal cases and policy matters.


Leslie R. Caldwell is a partner in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices of Latham & Watkins LLP and is a member of the Litigation & Trial Department and White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice. 

Ms. Caldwell has built a national reputation as a trusted advisor regarding internal board and corporate investigations, crisis management and response, white-collar criminal defense, and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other agency enforcement matters. 

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Caldwell served for nearly three years in the Obama Administration as Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Criminal Division. In that role, for which she was nominated by President Obama and unanimously confirmed by the Senate, Ms. Caldwell led more than 600 lawyers charged with handling a wide range of criminal enforcement matters. She also oversaw development of DOJ policy, legislative, and law enforcement issues.

 

 


Lidia Maher is a Managing Counsel for Global Compliance & Ethics at Oracle Corporation in Redwood Shores, California. Lidia graduated from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law in 2002, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Frank C. Damrell, Jr. (Ret.) of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California following graduation. From 2003-2017, Lidia was a Trial Attorney with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Lidia’s work at Oracle includes promoting and ensuring corporate and partner compliance with laws, regulations, and company policies, managing and conducting compliance investigations, assessing and implementing third party due diligence processes, developing and conducting compliance training programs, and assisting in the formulation and implementation of policies and procedures. In addition to her global responsibilities, Lidia focuses on matters in Latin America.


Lisa Ware-Alexander is Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer in the St. Louis office of Bunge Limited, a leader in agribusiness, food and ingredients. Prior to joining the company, she most recently served as Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer in the Calgary, Canada and Loveland Colorado offices of Nutrien Limited, the world's largest supplier of crop inputs, services and solutions, and the largest retailer of agricultural products.

Lisa has over 25+ years of experience advising multinational corporations, influencing strategic direction, and delivering sound counsel on the intersection of investor relations, corporate governance, ethics, global regulatory, corporate responsibility, crisis and risk management. Lisa has extensive experience across several industries including agriculture, chemicals, food, manufacturing and financial services. Lisa’s commitment towards impacting businesses on a global scale is most evident through her expertise in capital markets, mergers, acquisitions, and global transformations, along with her commitment towards championing diversity and inclusion. She has extensive global experience in North and South America, Europe, and Asia and has experience leading and developing teams across each continent.

Lisa obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from Chicago Kent College of Law. A life long-learner, Lisa recently completed executive education course work at Harvard Business School on Finance for Senior Executives and Women on Boards.


Lucinda Low's practice includes representing audit committees, boards of directors, and companies in internal, government, and international financial institution audits, investigations, and enforcement matters involving fraud, bribery, corruption, and other compliance issues. Lucinda is recognized by Chambers market commentators for her "incredible technical proficiency, spectacular advocacy skills, and cultural know-how." She has particular authority in matters involving the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws, and other international business compliance issues. According to Chambers, clients concur that Lucinda is "very impressive" and credit her with "an attention to detail that is second to none."

In the FCPA/anti-corruption realm, Lucinda helps clients develop and implement customized compliance programs tailored to their business risks that meet regulatory expectations, assists with due diligence in M&A and other transactions, provides risk-mitigation and risk assessment strategy, conducts internal investigations, and defends clients in government investigation and enforcement matters, including multijurisdictional investigations. She also has significant experience in investment disputes between foreign investors and host governments, and commercial arbitration, including serving as counsel, arbitrator, and an expert witness.

Lucinda is the firm's International Practice Leader, overseeing its foreign offices and initiatives, and heads the firm’s FCPA/anti-corruption practice.  She also co-heads the firm’s World Bank/IFI practice, which focuses on representing contractors and consultants around the world participating in IFI-financed projects in audits, investigations, sanctions proceedings, settlements, and post-sanction matters.  She has served multiple terms on the firm’s Executive Committee and in other key management roles.  Lucinda's FCPA/anti-corruption experience is world-wide, with a particular emphasis on developing countries.  

Lucinda is the Acting Chair and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Coalition for Integrity (formerly known as Transparency International – USA), and also a member of the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Public International Law. She is a former president of the American Society of International Law and a former chair of the ABA Section of International Law. She was the 2003 recipient of the William Ray Vallance Award presented by the Inter-American Bar Foundation, presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution toward improving the law and jurisprudence of the Western Hemisphere.

She has been a public member of U.S. delegations to the OECD Working Group on Bribery and of delegations organized by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.  She has testified before Congress on ratification of anti-corruption treaties and related topics.

Lucinda is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, and has lived in Brazil on two separate occasions. 


María González Calvet serves as co-chair of Ropes & Gray’s award-winning global anti-corruption and international risk practice and Latin America initiative, co-founder of the firm’s Enforcement Express, and is a former U.S. federal prosecutor and former in-house executive counsel of a Fortune 500 company. With a practice that spans nearly two decades, María is recognized for her significant experience in anti-corruption and other investigative matters in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe, and in every significant business sector.

María has conducted internal and government investigations in more than 40 countries around the globe arising from whistle-blower complaints, escalations from audits and other front-end monitoring, and benchmarking. María works closely with in-house counsel to conduct internal investigations and compliance reviews focusing on FCPA, anti-corruption and other risk areas. Drawing on her past work in government and the corporate sector to help clients across industries, including aerospace, health care and life sciences, energy, private equity and other investors, and geographies María works with clients to identify and mitigate corruption risks and implement effective compliance programs.

María is widely recognized as a thought leader in anti-corruption, particularly on anti-corruption risks and enforcement trends in Latin America. María is quoted frequently in the press for her expert commentary on anti-corruption issues and publishes a number of articles for well-known publications, including Law360, The Anti-Corruption Report and Latinvex. Notably, María is a contributor to GIR’s 2021 Latin America chapter of “The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations.” María also regularly presents at major industry-leading conferences across the globe and hosts webinars, roundtables, and podcasts on emerging issues in anti-corruption and compliance.


Martin J. Weinstein is a partner in Willkie’s Litigation Department, Chair of the Compliance, Investigations & Enforcement Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. For more than two decades, Mr. Weinstein has represented 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 conducting investigations 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 prominently recognized in Chambers, and has been sought as 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 covering all aspects of the FCPA and pioneered Willkie’s Compliance Concourse App.

Mr. Weinstein was formerly an assistant United States attorney in the Fraud Section of the Northern District of Georgia, focusing on international corporate finance, government contract and tax matters. Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office, he was a prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice’s Criminal Section of the Tax Division, serving as lead prosecutor in districts that requested outside counsel with special skills in investment fraud and white-collar offenses.

Mr. Weinstein is a community leader serving on a variety of boards, including the United States Olympic & Paralympic Foundation (effective 1/1/2021), the Chesapeake Bay Trust, the Washington, DC Community Foundation and the Landon School. Mr. Weinstein graduated from Dartmouth College and the University of Virginia School of Law.


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. She is recognized by Chambers USA as a Band 1 lawyer for her work in the white collar and investigations space, with clients describing her as a “phenomenal lawyer” who is “very smart” and “incredibly strong” and who won praise for her handling of a number of “sophisticated cases.”

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. She 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.


Nathaniel Edmonds serves as the Chair of the firm’s litigation practice in Washington, D.C., which houses over 100 lawyers handling a variety of litigation matters, including internal corporate investigations, white collar criminal defense, anti-corruption compliance, sanctions and export controls, data privacy and cyber security, intellectual property and patent litigation, international arbitration, and antitrust counseling. 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 the first edition 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), which has been updated in July 2020 and is available at http://www.justice.gov/criminal-fraud/fcpa-resource-guide. 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 as a U.S. Delegate to the OECD’s Working Group on Bribery, with the UK’s Serious Fraud Office and as a member of the U.S.-China Joint Liaison Group’s Anti-Corruption Working Group.


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. 

Richard’s practice focuses on representing companies and individuals facing government investigations relating to accounting fraud, corruption, and securities fraud.  Richard also advises on compliance and corporate governance matters.

Richard spent over nine years in the Division of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC. handling a full range of enforcement matters relating to FCPA, insider trading, and accounting fraud.


Sacha Harber-Kelly specialises in global white-collar investigations, related litigation and compliance. He has extensive experience on behalf of both companies and individuals in a broad range of service and industry sectors including financial and professional services, oil and gas, extractives, legal services, telecommunications, sport, media, real estate, consumer products and manufacturing.

Sacha was formerly a Prosecutor and Case Controller at the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) where he was centrally involved in each of its then simultaneous global corporate corruption resolutions including the agency’s then largest single investigation. Sacha led the SFO’s engagement in the cross-governmental working group that devised the DPA legislative framework, and subsequently drafted the DPA Code of Practice. He prosecuted the first and third U.K. DPA and the first cases of corporate failure to prevent bribery. Prior to joining the SFO he was partner and Head of the Professional and Financial Regulation Unit in a specialist criminal defence practice in London.


Tarek Helou is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he represents companies in internal investigations and defends companies and individuals in multi-jurisdictional government enforcement actions.  He also handles crisis management and counsels clients on risk assessments, compliance, and due diligence, with a focus on anti-corruption matters.

Tarek graduated from New York University School of Law in 2001 and Johns Hopkins University in 1996.  Tarek, a frequent speaker on anti-corruption issues, was in the DOJ’s FCPA Unit from 2012 to 2019.  Before that, he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in San Francisco from 2007 to 2012, where he tried several cases and investigated and prosecuted cases involving drug trafficking, gangs, violent crime, and child exploitation. He worked at another law firm before that. 

Tarek, a former supervisor in the U.S. Department of Justice’s FCPA Unit, has deep expertise in all aspects of government investigations, having led or supervised more than 100 FCPA investigations focusing on every major industry, including companies in the technology, software, data analytics, medical device, pharmaceutical, mining, oil and gas, and finance sectors.


Tiffany Archer is a board and executive advisor, ethics and compliance officer, regulatory attorney, and DE&I nonprofit advisory board / faculty member with 18+ years in Fortune 500 companies and AmLaw 100 law firms.  Her roles have spanned the Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Europe regions where she oversaw global activities related to ethics and compliance, anti-bribery and corruption, financial crimes, sanctions compliance, regulatory risk, cross-border internal investigations, and reputations risk management.  She has experience representing multinationals before U.S. regulators, including the SEC and DOJ, as well as Federal Monitors. 

She is a co-chair of NYCBA’s General Corporate Ethics and Compliance Sub-Committee, and a member of NYCBA’s Compliance Committee.  Tiffany was a 2020 Finalist in Compliance Week’s Excellence in Compliance Award for Anti-Corruption and featured in Modern Counsel. She is an active speaker and author for organizations including Ethisphere, Compliance Week, CenterForce USA, LEC Experience LATAM (Brazil), and others.  She has been a guest lecturer at 3 law schools and is an instructor for the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE).

Before law school, Tiffany served in world-class financial services and consulting institutions, where she worked at the intersection of data, risk management, and operations at the inception of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI).  She draws passion and excitement from the ever-evolving legal, ethics and compliance space through a behavioral science lens, in her efforts to combat financial crime and mitigate risk.

Tiffany holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from The George Washington University Law School.


Tom Hanusik chairs Crowell & Moring’s Investigations Practice and is a partner in the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group, which Law360 recognized as a "White Collar Group of the Year" and an "FCPA Powerhouse." InsideCounsel identified Tom as one of the "The Best Lawyers to Call in a Worst-Case Scenario" for a white collar investigation in its "Crisis Rolodex" and he was twice included on SecuritiesDocket's "Enforcement 40" list of the top SEC Enforcement attorneys. Tom is Chambers ranked in white collar & government investigations and has been recognized consistently in The Best Lawyers in America for white collar criminal defense and securities regulation.

Tom's practice focuses on DOJ white collar defense, SEC Enforcement, FINRA Enforcement and internal investigations. He leads internal investigations on behalf of companies, boards of directors and board committees, and he advises corporate clients on remedial measures, compliance programs and training. His recent engagements have focused on allegations of financial fraud, insider trading, FCPA violations, AML controls, federal and state tax offenses, public corruption, U.S. export controls and sanctions regulations.


Tracy L. Price is Deputy Chief of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit within the Division of Enforcement of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to that, she served as Assistant Director, Branch Chief, and Staff Attorney within the Division of Enforcement.

Ms. Price supervises complex securities investigations, including investigations of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Her investigations have led to numerous filed actions against companies and individuals for FCPA violations, including many high profile matters. She is also a significant driving force behind the FCPA Unit’s important training efforts and international efforts to combat corruption. Ms. Price has also overseen numerous financial fraud, broker-dealer, insider trading, trade sanctions, offering fraud, market manipulation, and other complex securities investigations.


William Jacobson focuses his practice on FCPA and white collar enforcement, representing corporates, individuals, and financial institutions. Billy has over 25 years of experience, having served as the Chief Compliance Officer and Co-General Counsel of a global oilfield services company, as a federal prosecutor -- including as Assistant Chief for FCPA Enforcement in DOJ’s Fraud Section, and in private practice. Billy’s expertise both in corporate compliance and corporate criminal defense is a rare combination that serves clients well.


A partner in the Litigation Department, Mark Mendelsohn is co-chair of the Anti-Corruption & FCPA Group, and a member of the White Collar and Regulatory Defense, Internal Investigations, and Securities Litigation Practice Groups. Prior to joining Paul, Weiss, Mark served as the deputy chief of the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), and is internationally acknowledged and respected as the architect and key enforcement official of DOJ’s modern Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement program.

Mark’s practice emphasizes white collar matters, internal corporate investigations, and compliance counseling. He regularly represents clients in FCPA and corruption-related internal investigations, designing and implementing compliance programs, transactional anti-corruption diligence, and responding to and defending against government investigations, prosecutions, and trials on behalf of both business entities and individuals.

As deputy chief of the Fraud Section from 2005 to 2010, Mark was responsible for overseeing all DOJ investigations and prosecutions under the FCPA, and for supervising a team of trial attorneys with respect to investigations and prosecutions of a wide variety of federal white collar crimes including money laundering, mail and wire fraud, procurement fraud, Arms Export Control Act and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) violations, and violations of economic and trade sanctions laws and regulations, including with respect to the United Nations Oil for Food Program. During his tenure, Mark handled hundreds of voluntary disclosures of illicit corporate payments, worked closely with attorneys in the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, helped establish and worked closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s FCPA squad at the Washington Field Office, negotiated numerous corporate plea, deferred and non-prosecution agreements on behalf of DOJ, and participated in the appointment of, interaction with, and reporting by more than 16 corporate compliance monitors. Mark led an effort to forge closer working relationships with foreign regulators in connection with transnational bribery cases, resulting in coordinated settlements with the Munich Public Prosecutor in Germany in the Siemens prosecutions and coordinated settlements with the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office in the BAE and Innospec prosecutions, among others. Mark was also responsible for  administering DOJ’s FCPA Opinion Release Procedure, including issuing the seminal opinion on FCPA transactional diligence and successor liability (Op. Rel. 08-02).

In addition to case-related responsibilities, Mark had significant policy responsibilities, including principal policy responsibilities related to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Anti-bribery Convention. As a member of the U.S. delegation to the OECD Bribery Working Group, Mark served as a lead examiner for the follow-up review of Japan’s implementation of the OECD Anti-bribery Convention, played a key role in peer review of the United Kingdom including consultation regarding its Bribery Act of 2010, negotiated the 2009 Anti-Bribery Recommendation, and played a leading role in the drafting and adoption of the OECD’s “Good Practice Guidance on Internal Controls, Ethics and Compliance.”

During his tenure administering the DOJ’s FCPA enforcement program, the DOJ brought more than 50 prosecutions against corporations for violations of the FCPA and related offenses, resulting in more than $1.5 billion in criminal penalties. During that same period, DOJ brought approximately 80 prosecutions against individuals. Among the notable prosecutions were the following: U.S. v. Siemens AG, et al.; U.S. v. Kellogg Brown & Root, LLC and U.S. v. Albert “Jack” Stanley; U.S. v. Congressman William J. Jefferson; U.S. v. BAE Systems plc; U.S. v. Baker Hughes, et al.; U.S. v. Titan Corp.; U.S. v. Statoil ASA; U.S. v. Monsanto; Lucent Technologies, Inc.; U.S. v. Willbros Group, Inc., et al.; U.S. v. Christian Sapsizian, et al.; U.S. v. Viktor Kozeny and Frederick Bourke, Jr.; U.S. v. Gerald and Patricia Green; U.S. v. Innospec, Inc.; and U.S. v. Daimler AG.

Prior to joining the Fraud Section, Mark was senior counsel in the DOJ’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section in Washington, D.C., and prior to that served for nearly six years as an assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York. During his service with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mark tried numerous cases to verdict and argued several appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. As a federal prosecutor, Mark was a recipient of the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service for the “Investigation into Corrupt Payments by Siemens AG,” and a recipient of the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for “The Safeguarding and Maintenance of Confidence in the American Marketplace.” Mark has been recognized by Ethisphere Institute in 2011 as a “Top Gun” among “Attorneys Who Matter,” in 2009 as a “Government Star” among “Attorneys Who Matter In Corporate Compliance,” and in 2007 and 2008 as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics.” Mark has been selected to Lawdragon “500 Leading Lawyers in America” numerous times. Mark is also ranked by Chambers for his work as an FCPA practitioner.

Mark has spoken frequently as a faculty member, panelist and keynote speaker at numerous FCPA, anti-corruption, corporate compliance, securities fraud, money laundering, and white collar crime programs and conferences. He teaches International Criminal Law as a visiting professor at the University of Virginia School of Law and has also been an adjunct lecturer-in-law at Columbia Law School. Mark is member of the Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court and a member of the Board of Directors of Transparency International-USA.


Cheryl Scarboro, formerly an Associate Director in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement and the first Chief of the SEC’s FCPA Unit, is a Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and a member of the Firm’s Government and Internal Investigations Practice. She represents corporations, financial institutions and individuals in government investigations and other regulatory enforcement proceedings. Cheryl handles sensitive internal investigations on behalf of management, boards, and special committees, and routinely counsels clients on compliance programs, SEC reporting, disclosure and corporate governance requirements. 

Selected representations include:

  • Representation of a former employee of a mining company in an action brought by the SEC alleging accounting violations relating to the value of a project in Africa. 
  • Special Litigation Committee of a Fortune 50 company in an internal investigation related to the Company’s handling of allegations of sexual harassment;
  • Global telecommunications company in an SEC/DOJ inquiry regarding alleged payments to government officials in various countries;
  • Various senior executives in connection with SEC/DOJ investigations into potential FCPA violations;
  • Large Asian company in connection with SEC investigation of potential FCPA violations;
  • Special committee of a large Chinese company in an independent review of allegations of fraud; and
  • Major mining consortium in South America in connection with the design and implementation of an enhanced anti-corruption program.

She is recognized as one of the “25 Most Influential Women in Securities Law” by Law360, and is consistently listed in the “Top 250 Women in Litigation” by Benchmark Litigation where market commentators describe her “huge place in the FCPA world”; “She was the leader of the SEC in the FCPA field and brings a wealth of experience to the table.” Cheryl was also recently named to Savoy Magazine’s “2018 Most Influential Black Lawyers” list. In addition, Cheryl was named to the “Enforcement 40” by the Securities Enforcement Forum, she is consistently recommended by The Legal 500 in white collar, and was named a National and Washington, D.C. “Litigation Star” by Euromoney's Benchmark Litigation in white collar.

She earned her J.D. from Duke University School of Law in 1989 and her B.A. from University of Alabama in Huntsville in 1986.

 

 


Federal Prosecutor 2002-2019

Federal Circuit Prosecutor 2019 - 

Deputy Head of the International Cooperation Unit/General Prosecutor Office 2019 - 

Member of Car Wash Task Force in Sao Paulo 2017-2019

Coordinator of Car Wash Task Force in Sao Paulo 2019  

Chief of Federal Prosecutor Office in Sao Paulo State  2011-2015 

PHD in progress in International Law at Sao Paulo Law University 

Master in International Law at Sao Paulo Law University 

MBA in public administration at FGV Law 

Pos-graduation (extension course) in Corruption and Terrorism at Salamanca University 


Head of TozziniFreire’s Compliance & Investigation practice group and member of the firm’s Executive Committee, Shin Jae Kim is a pioneer in the development of the Compliance field in Brazil. She is a specialist in the strategic coordination of initiatives that involve relationships with government bodies and corporate investigations. Respected for her leading practice and over 25 years of experience in corporate law, M&A and in the sale of companies as well, she counsels investors from several different countries in their inbound and outbound investments. She is also head of the Asia Practice Group, directly coordinating the Korea Desk. In addition, Shin chairs and speaks at several forums and international events focused on Anti-corruption, corporate governance and investigations matters. Shin along with Giovanni Falcetta also co-headed the creation of the Latin American Compliance & Investigation League (LACIL), which involves the top Latin America law firms in this practice.

Co-leader of Brazil Chapter of WWCDA (Women's White Collar Defense Association), Shin is also a Member of the Advisory Board of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) & Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA); Member of the editorial board of GIR (Global Investigations Review); Program Coordinator of the Inter-pacific Bar Association (IPBA); Senior Board Member of the Brazil-China Business Council; Transparency International’s representative in Brazil for the preparation of the "Progress Report 2014: Assessing Enforcement of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery"; Regional Governor for South America of International Association of Korean Lawyers; CCEP (Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional) by SCCE (Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics); Member of the Certification Board of CCB (Compliance Certification Board); and Member of HCCA (Health Care Compliance Association).

Consistently recommended as a leading lawyer by international legal publications, such as Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, Latin Lawyer 250, and Análise Advocacia 500, Shin is highlighted amongst the world’s leading women in investigations according to the Women in Investigations 2018 guide, by Global Investigations Review. In 2007, Shin was awarded the International Compliance Professional award from the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics. She is also recommended by Latin Lawyer - Masters of M&A. Shin is recognized as LACCA Thought Leader: Anti-Corruption & Compliance, and she is LACCA Approved.

 


Kara Novaco Brockmeyer is a litigation partner based in the firm’s Washington D.C. office. She is a member of the White Collar & Regulatory Defense and Strategic Crisis Response and Solutions Groups, where her practice focuses on representing companies and individuals in anti-corruption, fraud and related government investigations and internal investigations, as well as advising on deal due diligence and compliance matters. Ms. Brockmeyer is ranked as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA (2020) where she is praised for her “enviable experience in major anticorruption investigations” and “expertise counseling clients on FCPA compliance programs.” Ms. Brockmeyer is also recommended by The Legal 500 US (2020).

Prior to joining Debevoise in 2017, Ms. Brockmeyer served as the Chief of the SEC Enforcement Division’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit and directed a nationwide team of attorneys and forensic accountants investigating violations of the FCPA. During her tenure as chief of the unit, she oversaw many of the agency’s largest and most complex FCPA investigations. She was also one of the principal authors of the SEC-DOJ Resource Guide to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which is widely considered the definitive government-issued guide on the FCPA.

Over a seventeen-year career at the SEC, including five years as an assistant director, Ms. Brockmeyer led and personally conducted major investigations in all areas of SEC enforcement, including financial reporting, broker-dealer and investment adviser violations, and insider trading. She was also the founder and co-head of the division’s Cross-Border Working Group, an interdisciplinary group focused on addressing accounting fraud by companies based overseas.

Ms. Brockmeyer earned her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, magna cum laude, where she was also note editor of the Michigan Law Review. She received her B.A. from Williams College, cum laude.


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.


Patricia M. Byrne (“Trish”) is the VP & Associate General Counsel for International Compliance at BAE Systems, Inc., the wholly owned subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, a global defense contractor. 

Trish’s responsibilities include oversight of the Company’s anticorruption program and the International Trade team.  Her work involves advice and guidance on international business, conducting due diligence on third party business partners, policy administration, training on FCPA and anticorruption laws, FCPA focused merger and acquisition diligence, Offsets compliance, and export controls.  She manages a team of twelve people across the two functions.  In 2018 her Anticorruption team was awarded the ACC Global Counsel regulatory practice Team of the Year.

Trish joined BAE Systems, Inc. as Counsel for International and Domestic Compliance in 2008.  Prior to joining BAE Systems, Inc., Trish was a Counsel at WilmerHale, in Washington D.C. where her work focused primarily on FCPA investigations, and on reviewing, creating, and implementing anti-corruption compliance programs for multinational companies.

Trish received her JD from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law in 1999, and she graduated with a BA(Hons I)/LLB from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand in 1996.


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.