Deputy AG scheduled to address ABA conference

Rod Jay Rosenstein, deputy attorney general for the Department of Justice, and David Green, director of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office, will deliver keynote speeches at the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section’s 32nd Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime to be held Feb. 28-March 2 in San Diego.

This annual gathering of the national white-collar bar brings together more than 1,200 leading federal and state judges and prosecutors, law enforcement officials, defense attorneys, corporate in-house counsel and members of the academic community.

This year’s lineup of speakers includes 13 federal trial and appellate judges. Rosenstein, who was sworn in as the 37th deputy attorney general last April, will deliver the keynote address on Friday, March 2, at 9:15 a.m.

Green’s E Lawrence Barcella Memorial Keynote Address is scheduled for Thursday, March 1 as one of the conference’s three plenary sessions.

The three-day conference will feature three key plenary sessions:

• Thursday, March 1: A panel of U.S. Circuit and District Court judges will engage in a discussion titled, “The Evolving Challenge of Judging: 2018 Edition.” They will discuss some of the personal and professional challenges and difficult substantive issues they confront in the administration of justice.  Speakers will include U.S. District Judge Paul D. Borman, Eastern District of Michigan in Detroit.

• Friday, March 2: Panel discussion titled, “Prying Eyes: Think Confidential and Privileged Client Information is Safe at the Border? Think Again.” Panelists will discuss the ethical issues presented by warrantless searches of digital devices by Department of Homeland Security at the border, even where there is no reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing, the recent raid of Jones Day’s offices in Munich in the Audi investigation and the UK High Court ruling requiring the disclosure of attorneys’ interview notes taken during an internal investigation.

Program highlights include:

• “The Global Reach of Money Laundering Enforcement” — This panel will discuss the ever-increasing number of international matters initiated and resolved by the Department of Justice, and will explore the foreign crimes that can be predicate offenses for money laundering and the required U.S. nexus for the same.

• “Meet the SEC Enforcement Directors: Q & A on SEC Enforcement” — Stephanie Avakian and Steven R. Peikin, co-directors of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement in Washington, D.C., will discuss the agency’s enforcement priorities.

• “Cross-Border Enforcement: US Economic and Trade Sanctions Prosecutions” — Panelists will discuss the regulatory and enforcement priorities of the DOJ, Office of Foreign Assets Control and Department of Commerce; the evolving reach of U.S. sanctions law; and the assessment of risk for clients engaged in business relating to Iran, China, Russia and Cuba.

• “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Recent Developments and Government Priorities” — Panelists will review bribery enforcement during the past year, DOJ and SEC priorities under the Trump administration, including any changes in extraterritorial reach and cooperation, credit policies, sharing of fines with foreign law enforcement authorities and application of the pilot program.

• “CFTC Enforcement: Recent Developments and Speculative Prognostication” — This session focuses on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and how it has been impacted by The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

• “Defending Multi-National Investigations” — This international panel will discuss the expanding cooperation between national law enforcement authorities, the scope and limits of corporate liability in major foreign jurisdictions, differing enforcement tools and trends, self-reporting, joint efforts by an international defense team and fashioning global settlements.


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