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October 02, 2023

U.S. and U.K. Justice officials to discuss global issues at ABA London White Collar Crime Institute

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2023 — The ABA Criminal Justice Section will host legal practitioners from across the globe at the 11th Annual London White Collar Crime Institute, Oct. 9-10, 2023, at the Radisson Blu Edwardian in London. Practitioners will discuss issues of global significance, including international money laundering and sanctions, cross-border evidentiary concerns and international internal investigations, among other topics.

Lisa H. Miller, deputy assistant attorney general in the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, will join Sara Chouraqui, joint head of fraud, bribery and corruption for the U.K. Serious Fraud Office, in a fireside chat on enforcement from 9:15-9:55 a.m. on Oct. 9. Nicole M. Argentieri, acting assistant attorney general in the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, will deliver the keynote address from 9:15-9:45 a.m. on Oct. 10.

11th Annual London White Collar Crime Institute
Sponsored by the ABA Criminal Justice Section

Monday-Tuesday, October 9-10

Radisson Blu Edwardian, Bloomsbury Street
9-13 Bloomsbury Street
London, WC1B 3QD

Program highlights include:

“The Extradition Waiver Credit – Myth or Reality?” — Whether or not to waive extradition is one of the most fraught decisions an indicted foreign national must make. U.S. and European lawyers will explore the cost/benefit analysis of the extradition waiver. When does it make sense and what “credit” can the individual reasonably expect to receive for such waiver? When does it make sense to challenge extradition and what are the risks of doing so?
Monday, 10-11:15 a.m.   

“U.S. Cross Border Monitorships – Current Trends and Lessons Learned” — Participants in high-profile U.S. cross-border monitorships will share insights related to revised DOJ guidance on monitorships and practical implications; how to avoid/reduce likelihood of a monitorship; current trends; and lessons learned for the U.K. and Europe.
Monday, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

“Economic Sanctions Enforcement Initiatives” — Top economic sanctions regulators and private practice attorneys from the U.K., U.S., EU and Ukraine will lead an interactive discussion of current, unprecedented, multilateral cooperation and enforcement initiatives. Senior U.S. and U.K. regulators will discuss their multilateral enforcement efforts particularly targeting circumvention and evasion, private practice attorneys will outline best practices in economic sanctions compliance and risk mitigation and the impact of Russia-focused economic sanctions in Ukraine
Monday, 2:30-3:45 p.m.

“Late Breaking Developments” —  A panel of experts will consider trends, key decisions and emerging issues across their various jurisdictions, including emerging OFSI decisions from a U.K. perspective; the new individual Accountability Regime and increasing regulatory accountability from an Irish perspective; and the international sanctions regime and criminal liability and recent developments from the U.S., including DOJ actions.
Monday, 4:15–5:30 p.m. 

“White Collar Crime Hypothetical Exercise: Investigation and Trial: A Hypothetical Fact Pattern with Expert Analysis” — Conference participants will analyze a complex international investigation that results in an indictment and conviction. They will discuss sentencing and examine how seasoned lawyers approach different aspects of the fact pattern and how expert consultants can help shape the investigation and approach.
Tuesday, 9:45–11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

A complete agenda can be found online.  

For media registration, please contact Shanda T. Ivory at [email protected].

The ABA is the largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.