Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney, SDNY; Eric Schneiderman, NY State Attorney General; Me Lin Kwan-Gett, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP; Barry H. Berke, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; George S. Canellos, reg dir, U.S. SEC; Susan Pulliam, Wall Street Journal
Evidence of this heightened level of enforcement is not hard to find: massively larger fines and monetary penalties, dramatically longer prison sentences for individuals, substantial increases in government staffing and enforcement budgets, and the unprecedented use of aggressive investigative techniques previously reserved for organized crime investigations.
The White Collar Criminal Law Committee has assembled a comprehensive full-day program that will explore the critical developments that have characterized this new era of white collar enforcement and feature keynote speeches by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara. Our panels will include senior government enforcement officials, judges, academics, general counsel of leading New York-based corporations and financial institutions, and top practitioners in the field. Plenary sessions will focus on providing perspectives of top general counsel concerning the challenges they confront in this new era of expanded corporate prosecutions, as well as discussions of the increasing importance of media coverage in these cases and its impact on prosecutorial decision-making.