United States Securities and Exchange Commission chairwoman, Mary Jo White and FBI director James Comey.
White collar criminal prosecutions continue to dominate the headlines. In this evolving enforcement landscape, where the trend is toward requiring admissions of wrongdoing as a condition of settlement, there seems to be less of an opportunity for traditional advocacy on behalf of corporate clients. Meanwhile, defending white collar matters has become even more complex as large, cross-border, multi-jurisdiction investigations proliferate. And the number of such investigations may continue to increase because the SEC’s whistleblower program has created additional incentives for employees to report instances of wrongdoing to government prosecutors and regulators. The White Collar Criminal Law Committee has assembled a comprehensive full-day program that will explore these and other critical developments that have characterized this era of white collar enforcement.