WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2018 — Sally Yates, former deputy and acting U.S. Attorney General at the Department of Justice, will be the keynote luncheon speaker at the American Bar Association’s Seventh Annual London White Collar Crime Institute, Oct. 8-9, in London.
Yates, currently a partner at King & Spalding LLP in Atlanta, was serving as acting attorney general when she was dismissed in 2017 after declining to defend President Donald Trump’s travel ban. She will deliver the keynote address on Monday, Oct. 8, from 1-2:15 p.m.
Seventh Annual London White Collar Crime Institute
Sponsored by the ABA Criminal Justice Section
Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 8-9
Law Offices of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Adelaide House, London Bridge
London, United Kingdom
Kicking off the two-day conference will be an “Opening Roundtable Discussion” from 9:15-9:55 a.m., featuring Sandra Moser, acting chief of the Fraud Section at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C.; and Lisa Kate Osofsky, director of London’s Serious Fraud Office.
Day 2 of the conference will feature two plenary sessions on white collar crime hypothetical exercises, on investigations and prosecutions.
Other program highlights include:
“Plenary Session I – Challenges to International Lawyers: Navigating Issues of Attorney/Client Privilege, Border Searches and More” — The panel will focus on the challenges for lawyers working in cross border/international cases in navigating attorney-client and work-product privileged issues; the recent search and seizure of corporate and private law offices in Germany in the VW/Audi investigation and other instances of privileged materials being subjected to government scrutiny. The panel will also address the increasing risk of search of digital devices at the border, including attorney-client privileged materials; and will explore the risks regarding the privilege in different countries and recommendations going forward.
Monday, 10-11:15 a.m.
“Plenary Session II – International Perspectives: A Comparative Look at Jurisdictions Around the World” — With a specific focus on trends from Brazil, China, France and Germany, panelists will look at key issues when managing a global investigation in an evolving world. Topics include dealing with local authorities – and what they may take an interest in, privilege and work product – including with respect to third-party service providers, data protection – including GDPR, carrying out interviews of employee and third parties and whistleblower protection.
Monday, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
“Plenary Session IV – Cryptocurrencies and the Blockchain” — This panel will discuss recent global trends in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, including an overview of the regulatory landscapes in the various countries across the globe.
Monday, 4:15-5:30 p.m.
The complete agenda can be found online.
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