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June 17, 2019

DOJ Deputy AG Matthew Miner to keynote ABA white collar crime conference in Prague

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2019 — Representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice, Czech and Warsaw Bars, leading legal and forensics practitioners, experts and academia will be among presenters at the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section’s Third Global White-Collar Crime Institute June 27-28 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Matthew Miner, deputy assistant attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice, will deliver a keynote speech on Thursday, June 27, at 9:15 a.m. to open the two-day event that brings together leading federal and state judges and prosecutors, law enforcement officials, defense attorneys, corporate in-house counsel and members of the academic community from around the world. Following his speech, Miner will participate on a “Meet the Enforcers” panel from 9:45-11 a.m., discussing trends and priorities in their respective countries. He’ll be joined by panelists Matthew Wagstaff, head of the United Kingdom’s Bribery and Corruption Division, Serious Fraud Office; and Pavel Zeman, prosecutor general in the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Czech Republic.

On Friday, there will be a keynote address by Adrian Jung, public prosecutor, Special Counsel Internal Investigations to the German Federal Ministry of Justice from 9:10-9:45 a.m.

Third Global White-Collar Crime Institute
Sponsored by the ABA Criminal Justice Section

Thursday-Friday, June 27-28

Prague Marriott Hotel
V Celnici 8
Prague 110 00
Czech Republic

Program highlights include:


 “Plenary Session II: Data Privacy and GDPR” (2-3:15 p.m.) — The General Data Protection Regulation, implemented a year ago, governs the processing of personal data and has impacted governments, businesses and individuals alike. This panel will consider the need for compliance and current relevant legislation and guidance. Prevalent topics include the storage and transfer of data, cybersecurity, the investigative regime and applicable penalties. The discussion will cover the practical issues that have arisen for business and consider key recent and ongoing cases. Panelists will include moderator Mark Beardsworth, Brown Rudnick, UK; and speakers Christopher Grippa, Ernst & Young, Atlanta; Martin Maisner, Czech Bar Association; and Jane Shvets, Debevoise & Plimpton, London.


“Plenary Session IV: Global Anti-Corruption Trends” (9:45-11 a.m.) — Cross border enforcement and internal investigations of anti-corruption allegations continue to be a top area of focus for multi-national companies. The enforcement climate and government pronouncements underscore the need for corporations to have effective compliance programs in place. This panel will explore the various issues presented by this heightened anti-corruption enforcement across multiple countries. Speakers include Markéta Císařová, senior associate, Allen & Overy, Prague; Frank Holder, managing director, Berkeley Research Group Latin America, Miami; Jimmy Pappas, Grant Thornton, Boston; Vassily Rudomino, senior partner, ALRUD Law Firm, Moscow; and Marleen Velthuis, NautaDutilh, N.V. Amsterdam.

“Plenary Session V – Changes in Enforcement After Brexit” (11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.) — The panel will discuss the wide security and justice issues arising from both potential outcomes and the impact upon existing instruments and bodies that operate within the enforcement and justice sector across the EU. They will also examine cross-border issues relating to money laundering, market abuse and sanctions issues alongside financial regulatory enforcement and the implications for financial corporations and how any ensuing difficulties could be overcome. Panelists include moderator Elizabeth Howe, president, International Legal Assistance Consortium, Kent, UK; and speakers Francesco Isolabella della Croce, Studio Legale Associato Isolabella, Italy; Ella Mbaeri, EMEA head, Compliance at Solium Capital, UK; Gareth Rees QC, King and Spalding, London; and Alison Saunders, Linklaters, London.

The complete schedule can be viewed online.

This event is open to members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Robert Robinson at [email protected].


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