October 02, 2017

U.K and U.S. white-collar crime authorities to speak at legal conference

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2017 — White collar crime and financial enforcement authorities and experts from the United Kingdom and the United States will be the keynote speakers at the Sixth London White Collar Crime Institute hosted by the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section on Oct. 9-10 in London.

International experts will examine recent issues in white-collar crime, including whistleblower protections, health care prosecutions on a global scale and international perspectives on anti-bribery and anti-corruption. The opening session will feature a discussion with David Green, director of the Serious Fraud Office, and U.S. Deputy Assistant Attorney General Trevor N. McFadden at 9 a.m. on Oct. 9.

Later that day Sir Tony Baldry, former conservative member of Parliament for North Oxfordshire and chair of the Church Buildings Council will deliver keynote remarks at 1 p.m.

Sixth London White Collar Crime Institute
Sponsored by the ABA Criminal Justice Section

Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 9-10

Law Offices of Berwin Leighton Paisner
Adelaide House, London Bridge
London, United Kingdom

Program highlights include:

“Plenary Session I – White Collar Crime Today: What are the Investigation & Enforcement Priorities?” — This panel will discuss the increase in international cooperation in investigations and prosecutions of white collar crime, particularly in the area of bribery of foreign officials; highlight important recent Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prosecutions; explain the complexities of corporate regulatory compliance; and discuss the increase in individual accountability in corporate wrongdoing. Panelists will also examine the whistleblower protections in the U.S. and the UK and the relative effectiveness of these schemes.

 Oct. 9, 10 – 11:15 a.m.

“Plenary Session II – ABA Fair Trial and Public Discourse Standards” — This panel will discuss the ABA’s Criminal Justice Standards on Fair Trial and Free Press issues, and will address the need to keep the public informed with the rights of criminal defendants to a fair trial and of all persons caught up in criminal investigations to be treated fairly. Panelists will examine the publicity issues from the perspectives of the prosecution, defense, law enforcement and judiciary; differing approaches in the U.S., U.K. and EU, as well as how practitioners can utilize the standards in their practice.

Oct. 9, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 “Plenary Session III – The Rise of Health Care Related Legislation & Prosecution on a Global Scale” — Panelists will discuss recent trends in global enforcement, including a focus on the accuracy of health care provider communications, the integrity of the manufacturing process and drug supply chain, data security, anti-corruption efforts, as well as the growing international receptiveness to deferred prosecution agreements and monitors.

Oct. 9, 2:30 – 3:45 p.m.

“Plenary Session IV – An International Perspective on Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption” — A panel of European ABC practitioners will discuss the implications of regulatory, political and business changes in Europe on corporate and banking financial crime controls. Panelists will also discuss their views on innovative anti-corruption measures and differences in approach and emphasis in Europe. The U.S.’s continuing lead on the anti-corruption agenda and its impact on EU business will form a further area for consideration and discussion.

Oct. 9, 4 – 5:15 p.m.

A complete agenda can be found online.

This event is open to members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Robert Robinson at 202-662-1097 or robert.robinson@americanbar.org

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