For the 4th year, the Bloomberg Law Leadership Forum is the premier event for legal industry leaders to come together and understand how global economic and regulatory changes impact their business. The Forum delivers marketing-leading news and legal analysis, tailored for legal industry leaders.
Today’s multinationals face a volatile regulatory environment and host of challenges in navigating investigations and enforcement. Global political uncertainty is high, and both regulators and investors are scrutinizing corporations to an unprecedented degree. Rapid changes in policy from Washington mean outcomes are more difficult than ever to forecast.
Unique in bringing together executives in corporate legal departments and law firms, the 2018 Forum features an update on current regulatory priorities, a look at where corporate risk is rising, and an exploration of the technology and management tools legal counsel need to respond effectively.
May 23, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Networking reception to follow
731 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10022
Earn up to 5.0 CLE credits
Senior business leaders in the legal profession, including in-house counsel, law firm partners and executives.
In order to facilitate an open, peer-to-peer dialogue and provide a valuable learning experience for participants, registration is only open to in-house counsel, law firm partners and executives, and limited number of industry thought leaders, as well as conference sponsors. Bloomberg Law reserves the right to refuse any registrations not meeting our qualifications.
8:00 AM Breakfast & Forum Registration
8:30 AM Welcome to the Bloomberg Law Leadership Forum
8:45 AM Keynote Interview
9:15 AM Investigations in the Global Enforcement Environment
An increasingly global economy is affecting business priorities, as enforcement actions procure substantial settlements from financial institutions and corporations. Panelists explore how investigations have evolved, keys to handling them effectively, and how to control costs when regulatory heat comes in numerous countries.
Moderated by: Lev Dassin, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
10:15 AM Networking Break
10:35 AM Anti-Corruption Compliance
FCPA enforcement is going strong and anti-corruption measures are slated for inclusion in the newest NAFTA. Panelists highlight the latest anti-corruption strategies that keep global businesses ahead of fraud and how technology, including the latest AI and machine learning, can be used to address multi-jurisdictional actions and investigations.
Moderated by: Matthew Herrington, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
11:35 PM Putting the 'A' Team on Global Investigations
Having the right team and tools in place when facing an investigation can calm anxious board members, address investor questions and promote a successful outcome. Panelists share their approach to managing the response team and technology tools that make a difference in time-critical situations.
Moderated by: Charles Whitehead, Professor of Business Law and Director, Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship Program, Cornell Law School
12:35 PM Lunch
1:20 PM Keynote
1:50 PM Executive Perspective: Strategies from Global Business Leaders
Representing today’s global business requires navigating a complex maze of cross-jurisdictional laws and regulations. Top legal counsel offer their insights on strategies and skills needed to stay ahead of the coming challenges.
Moderated by: Sharon Nelles, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell
2:50 PM Spotlight: Legal Counsel’s Role in Crisis Preparedness
3:05 PM Networking Break
3:25 PM Ready or Not, GDPR is Here
Panelists forecast what to watch as the GDPR goes into effect on May 25.
Moderated by: Audrey Jean, Corporate Counsel and Director, Bloomberg BNA
4:25 PM Emerging Legal Issues
The rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning across industries as diverse as financial services, healthcare and technology have raised questions of legality and transparency in algorithmic decision-making. Panelists explore emerging legal and regulatory questions for businesses using AI.
Moderated by: Cassandra Porter, Sr. Privacy Counsel, Americas, Cognizant
5:15 PM Closing Remarks & Cocktail Reception
Lanny A. Breuer, named by the National Law Journal as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America, is Covington’s Vice Chair and one of the leading trial and white collar defense attorneys in the United States. He specializes in helping clients navigate financial fraud investigations, anti-corruption matters, money laundering investigations, securities enforcement actions, cybercrime incidents, Congressional investigations, and other criminal and civil matters presenting complex regulatory, political, and public relations risks. He has been recognized by numerous national publications as one of the country's premier defense lawyers, including Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Legal 500, and Ethisphere, and he has successfully defended dozens of institutions and individuals in high-stakes criminal and civil matters. Mr. Breuer is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.
From 2009-2013, Mr. Breuer served as Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was widely acknowledged as a thought leader in the area of criminal law enforcement. For his work as the longest serving leader of the Criminal Division in recent history, Mr. Breuer received the Edmund J. Randolph Award for outstanding service, as well as numerous other accolades.
Mr. Breuer previously served as Special Counsel to President William Jefferson Clinton (1997-1999) and Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan (1985-1989).
We live in increasingly uncertain times. It has never been more difficult to navigate the changes, challenges, and to create new opportunities around the world. From cyber security to terrorism, the speed, scale, and sophistication of risks has never been greater. During twelve years as a U.S. diplomat, Brett became a specialist in using strategic communications to influence the course of crisis and conflict. As Director of Global Engagement at the White House, he coordinated the United States Government’s public diplomacy programs, international media channels, and crisis communications. He is now a leading expert on counter-crisis management theory, a strategy he developed during his time on the U.S. National Security Council.
While at the White House, Brett coordinated the United States’ response to Russian propaganda. When more than 200 school girls were kidnapped in Nigeria, Brett created a new campaign called Let Girls Learn that featured top celebrities. He also built many of President Obama’s legacy international initiatives. During his diplomatic service, Brett worked in the Ivory Coast, Liberia, Guinea, Iraq, Venezuela, Argentina, Zambia, and Eritrea.
In his current role as President of the Global Situation Room, he advises senior executives and companies on risk and crisis management strategies. GSR is a strategic partner of the public affairs firm Porter Novelli. He is a contributor to US News and World Report and teaches crisis management at Georgetown University. Major media outlets regularly interview him on world events. Brett graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds a Masters in Global History from the London School of Economics. Brett speaks fluent Spanish and French.
Andrew J. Ceresney is a partner in the New York office of Debevoise and Co-Chair of the Litigation Department. Mr. Ceresney represents public companies, financial institutions, asset management firms, accounting firms, boards of directors, and individuals in federal and state government investigations and contested litigation in federal and state courts.
Prior to rejoining Debevoise in 2017, Mr. Ceresney served for nearly four years as the Director of Enforcement at the SEC under Chair Mary Jo White. In that role, he oversaw approximately 1,400 SEC personnel, supervising law enforcement efforts in 12 offices throughout the country, including matters related to financial reporting and accounting, asset management, insider trading, market structure, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Under his leadership, the Division brought a record number of cases, including pathbreaking and significant cases across the entire spectrum of the securities industry. Mr. Ceresney also helped broaden the use of the SEC’s analytical tools to detect and investigate financial misconduct, while enhancing the Enforcement Division’s litigation capacity and improving morale. As Director of Enforcement, Mr. Ceresney worked closely with the high-level leadership of other regulators, including the Department of Justice, many U.S. Attorney’s offices, CFTC, New York Attorney General, New York Department of Financial Services, FINRA and CFPB.
Mr. Ceresney received his J.D. in 1996, from Yale Law School, where he was Essays Editor of the Yale Law Journal. He obtained his B.A. summa cum laude Phi Beta Kappa, from Columbia University in 1993.
Katy Choo is Chief Investigative & Anti-Corruption Counsel at GE, specializing in government and internal investigations in complex criminal and regulatory matters, compliance initiatives of the Company, and preventive law. Ms. Choo also is a member of GE’s Policy Compliance Review Board (PCRB), which oversees the Company’s strategic imperatives with respect to compliance.
Ms. Choo has primary responsibility for counseling GE’s businesses with respect to anti-corruption efforts globally relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-bribery laws and serves as primary compliance counsel to GE’s mergers and acquisitions transactions team. Ms. Choo has been the recipient of numerous awards at GE, including GE’s Chairman’s Award, the Company’s highest form of recognition. Ms. Choo joined GE in 2003 after serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where she was Chief of the General Crimes Unit and a Deputy Chief in the Criminal Division. As a federal prosecutor, she specialized in prosecutions of white-collar offenses and twice was a recipient of the U.S. Department of Justice Director’s Award for Superior Performance and a recipient of the Federal Law Enforcement Officer Association’s Group Achievement Award. During her tenure in government, Ms. Choo tried numerous federal criminal trials to verdict and argued numerous appeals in the Second Circuit. Prior to her work as a federal prosecutor, she worked as an associate specializing in complex civil litigation at the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell.
Ms. Choo is a graduate of Wellesley College (Durant Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa) and Columbia School of Law (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar).
Jay Clayton was nominated to chair the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on January 20, 2017 by President Donald Trump and sworn in on May 4, 2017.
Since joining the Commission, Chairman Clayton has focused on the long-term interests of America’s retail investors, a perspective he shares with the SEC staff. Chairman Clayton has made it a priority to increase the access of retail investors to a diverse range of investment opportunities and see that they continue to benefit from the protections of our securities laws.
Key areas of focus for Chairman Clayton include:
Chairman Clayton also has been outspoken on securities law issues related to distributed ledger technology, cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings.
Prior to joining the Commission, Chairman Clayton was a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where he was a member of the firm’s Management Committee and co-head of the firm’s corporate practice.
Chairman Clayton has authored publications on securities law, cybersecurity, and other regulatory issues, and from 2009 to 2017 he was a Lecturer in Law and Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Prior to joining Sullivan & Cromwell, Chairman Clayton served as a law clerk for the Honorable Marvin Katz of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. A member of the New York and Washington, D.C. bars, Chairman Clayton earned a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania (summa cum laude), a B.A. and M.A. in Economics from the University of Cambridge (Thouron Scholar), and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (cum laude, Order of the Coif).
Chairman Clayton was born at Fort Eustis in Newport News, Virginia and was raised primarily in central and southeastern Pennsylvania. In his professional career, he has lived in Philadelphia, New York, London, and Washington, D.C.
Nancy Cremins joined Globalization Partners in April 2016. Nancy is known as one of Boston’s top lawyers for startups and entrepreneurial ventures, having been named as a Top 50 Women in Law, one of Boston’s “40 Under 40,” and “Fifty on Fire.” Prior to joining Globalization Partners, Nancy got extensive experience in the areas of employment law and conflict resolution over the past 10 years at notable firms such as Gesmer Updegrove LLP and Robinson & Cole LLP. Additionally, Nancy does incredible work within the community supporting female entrepreneurs. She’s the co-founder of an organization called SheStarts, and is also a board member for several non-profit organizations.
Nancy is a graduate of Boston College and the Northeastern University School of Law. She is a member of several societies including the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts.
Besides being wicked smart and having a passion for entrepreneurship, Nancy enjoys spending time with her family, collecting fabulous shoes, and drinking good wine. Nancy is pretty fierce but she also makes time for fun with friends, family, and the occasional dance party.
Lev L. Dassin’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, white-collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement matters and internal investigations. Lev has represented prominent corporations and individuals in criminal and regulatory investigations in the United States and internationally involving various forms of alleged corporate misconduct, including securities fraud, bank fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, foreign bribery, insider trading and antitrust offenses. He has also represented clients in private commercial disputes, including securities, derivative, intellectual property, mass tort and antitrust litigation. Lev has tried cases in federal and state court, and argued numerous appeals.
Before returning to private practice in 2009, Lev served as Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. In that capacity, he was responsible for all criminal and civil litigation in the district on behalf of the United States and supervised more than 220 Assistant U.S. Attorneys. He oversaw a number of high-profile matters, including the prosecutions of Bernard Madoff and Marc Dreier, and the representation of the United States’ interest in the Chrysler and General Motors bankruptcy proceedings. Lev previously served as Deputy United States Attorney, the second in command of the office, and as Chief of the Criminal Division, in charge of all of the criminal prosecutions and investigations in the district.
Lev joined the firm as a partner in 2009.
Behnam Dayanim is a partner in the Paul Hastings Washington, D.C. office, where he chairs the firm’s Advertising, Gaming, and Promotions practice and co-chairs its Privacy and Cybersecurity practice. Mr. Dayanim counsels clients on regulatory compliance, handles internal and regulatory investigations, and is an experienced litigator. He also works extensively in transactional matters, negotiating payment processing, marketing, IT services, and other types of commercial agreements.
Mr. Dayanim’s practice concentrates on six substantive areas: privacy and cybersecurity; advertising and marketing; gambling and gaming; fintech and payments regulation; trade controls and sanctions; and information technology licensing and outsourcing. He has advised some of the world's most innovative fintech and financial services businesses and largest internet gambling and gaming companies. He also has extensive experience advising on digital advertising, data analytics, privacy and cybersecurity concerns, as well as in export regulation of high technology and other products, including encryption, international money transfers, and money-laundering issues. Mr. Dayanim has been invited to speak throughout the United States, Europe, and South America and is regularly interviewed or cited by national mainstream and industry publications.
Cliff Dutton is DTI Epiq's chief innovation officer. He drives business model innovation and leads the company’s product strategy, both for proprietary software and third-party software integrations.
Dutton recently served as senior vice president, director of strategies and director of eDiscovery at American International Group, Inc. (AIG), where he led transformational change in the legal operations center, focusing on legal vendor management, electronic discovery process innovation, alternative dispute resolution and alternative fee arrangements. His team was recognized as a Value Champion in 2015 by the Association of Corporate Counsel.
He has deep experience in eDiscovery, having been the national technical editor of the first electronic discovery reference model (EDRM) project in 2006, advised Senate Banking Committee members on implications of Sarbanes-Oxley for electronic discovery, and briefed the Department of Homeland Security on the use of electronic discovery technologies in terrorist threat detection.
Chris is a Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory partner in the Forensic practice of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP. He has more than 26 years of experience leading significant multi-national Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations, FCPA internal assessments, and FCPA due diligence projects for clients in a variety of industries. Chris has led numerous accounting investigations and provided accounting related support services in domestic and international disputes.
For twenty five years Matt has partnered with clients, colleagues and stakeholders to address, resolve and develop systems to avoid complex cross-border legal challenges. The borders at issue may be national, cultural, or institutional. The approach is the same – Matt structures and empowers diverse, multi-disciplinary teams to achieve extraordinary results and satisfy the most demanding clients.
Institutional and individual clients from a broad range of sectors choose to work with Matt. These include the world’s largest and most respected banking, defense, extractive, pharmaceutical, and professional service firms. Matt also provides board-level pro bono support to leading civil society organizations and is part of the federal death penalty defense project. High-profile individuals work with Matt to achieve low- to no-profile resolutions.
Matt has tried cases in state and federal court and both conducted (while in government service with the U.S. Senate) and defended congressional investigations and hearings. In addition to state and federal courts, Matt represents clients before the US Department of Justice, US and foreign financial regulators, both houses of Congress, various Inspector Generals, the Internal Revenue Service, and professional regulatory organizations. He has recently represented witnesses in the Office of Special Counsel investigation and once tried a case in the Princely Court of First Instance in Vaduz, Liechtenstein.
A recognized authority in FCPA enforcement and ABC compliance systems, also focuses on banking and securities regulation, sovereign debt issues, tax, government contracting and both legal and accounting professional responsibility issues.
Matt regularly speaks and writes on anti-corruption and legal ethics issues. Active in the D.C. Bar and the Board on Professional Responsibility, he recently chaired a contested reinstatement hearing. An extensive Report and Recommendation was produced and a District of Columbia Court of Appeals panel unanimously adopted the result.
As general counsel, Chad Jerdee has ultimate responsibility for all legal support to Accenture, serving as principal counsel to senior leadership and the board of directors and leading the company's Legal department. As head of the Legal department, he oversees all legal services, the contract management function and government relations functions. As chief compliance officer, Mr. Jerdee is responsible for managing legal and regulatory compliance programs that enable Accenture to operate around the globe while adhering to the highest ethical standards. He is also a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee.
Prior to assuming his current role in June 2015, Mr. Jerdee held a variety of leadership positions in our Legal organization, working on many of our largest and most complex transactions, and helping Accenture expand into new areas of growth.
Before joining Accenture, Mr. Jerdee practiced law in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he specialized in corporate, financing and real estate matters. Mr. Jerdee joined Accenture in 1997 and became partner in 2003. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the St. Olaf College and a juris doctor degree from the University of Minnesota.
David S. Johnson is an Assistant Chief in the FCPA Unit of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, Fraud Section. He previously served as an Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement and an Assistant U.S. Attorney and Health Care Fraud Coordinator at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.
Mr. Johnson began his legal career as an associate at Covington & Burling and a law clerk for the Honorable Rosemary M. Collyer on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He received his B.A. in Government from the University of Virginia and J.D. from William & Mary School of Law.
Julia Jordan is a partner in the Sullivan & Cromwell’s Litigation Group. Ms. Jordan has a broad litigation practice that includes whistleblower litigation and workplace investigations, labor and employment, complex civil litigation and regulatory enforcement matters. She has represented prominent corporations and financial institutions in a wide variety of business litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country.
Ms. Jordan has extensive experience representing clients in criminal and regulatory investigations. She has represented financial institutions, corporations and individuals in investigations and proceedings before the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, various state attorney generals and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
Ms. Jordan serves as co-head of the Labor and Employment Group and as co-head of the Whistleblower Litigation and Workplace Investigations Group and is a member of the Women’s Initiative Committee and the Pro Bono Committee. She also serves as co-hiring partner for the Washington, D.C. office.
Prior to joining Sullivan & Cromwell, Ms. Jordan served as an assistant district attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office, where she prosecuted a wide variety of cases and tried numerous jury and bench trials.
Bert Kaminski serves as Chief Commercial Counsel at GE Digital, where he advises all levels of business and executive management on a broad range of technology related-issues. Bert specializes in transactions related to the Industrial Internet of Things, cloud computing, and software licensing, as well as in issues involving articifical intelligence, machine learning and data science.
Prior to joining GE Digitial, Bert served over 16 years at Oracle as an Assistant General Counsel. While at Oracle, Bert managed the Cloud Legal team and was the lead attorney globally for Oracle’s cloud computing and information technology managed services businesses. Prior to joining Oracle in 2000, Bert was a litigation associate with Rosenman & Colin (now Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP) in New York City.
Currently, Bert serves as a member of the board of directors of the New Jersey chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), and is the Board’s Vice President of Committees and co-chair of its Technology Law Committee. Bert is the Immediate Past President of the chapter.
Bert is graduate of New York University with a B.A. degree in Economics, and a graduate of Fordham University’s joint J.D./M.B.A program. He is a member of the New York and New Jersey Bars.
Lucinda Low's practice includes representing audit committees, boards of directors, and companies in internal, government, and international financial institution audits, investigations, and enforcement matters involving fraud, bribery, corruption, and other compliance issues. Lucinda is recognized by Chambers market commentators for her “incredible technical proficiency, spectacular advocacy skills, and cultural know-how.” She has particular authority in matters involving the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws, and other international business compliance issues. According to Chambers, clients concur that Lucinda is "very impressive" and credit her with "an attention to detail that is second to none."
In the FCPA/anti-corruption realm, Lucinda helps clients develop and implement customized compliance programs tailored to their business risks that meet regulatory expectations, assists with due diligence in M&A and other transactions, provides risk-mitigation and risk assessment strategy, conducts internal investigations, and defends clients in government investigation and enforcement matters, including multijurisdictional investigations. She also has significant experience in investment disputes between foreign investors and host governments, and commercial arbitration, including serving as counsel, arbitrator, and an expert witness.
Lucinda serves as a member of the firm’s Management Committee and heads the Compliance, Investigations, Trade and Enforcement Department. She also leads Steptoe’s Brazil-specific initiative incorporating a focus on FCPA/anti-corruption compliance and enforcement work. Lucinda's FCPA/anti-corruption experience includes extensive work in Latin America, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, as well as several Caribbean countries.
Joanna Ludlam is a partner in the Dispute Resolution team in the Firm's London office, where she leads the market-leading Regulatory, Public & Media law team and also co-leads the office's Compliance & Investigations Practice Group. At an international level, she co-chairs the Firm's Global Compliance & Investigations Steering Committee. In 2016, Joanna was named as one of The Lawyer’s “Hot 100” for her practice, and is recognised by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.
Joanna advises clients in the areas of administrative and public law, procurement law, litigation and investigations. She has particular experience in sectors including media, financial services, healthcare, technology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, professional services, and consumer goods. Joanna handles all kinds of high court litigation as well as investigations, including into issues of bribery, corruption and fraud. She advises clients, frequently at board-level, on regulatory compliance and crisis and reputation management.
Joanna focuses on bringing practical solutions to client issues, and designed the Firm’s innovative Investigations Academy, a comprehensive and state-of-the-art training programme for investigations practitioners within the Firm team and our clients'.
Kirk specializes in privacy and information security litigation and counseling, along with a variety of health care, insurance fraud, and compliance issues. He assists companies in a wide range of industries in analyzing and implementing the requirements of privacy and security laws across the country and internationally. He also works with insurers and health care industry participants in developing compliance programs and defending against government investigations into their practices. A long-time member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), he is the editor of The Privacy Advisor, the monthly newsletter of the IAPP. He was named as the Co-Chair of the Confidentiality, Privacy, and Security Workgroup, a panel of government and private sector privacy and security experts advising the American Health Information Community (AHIC) on privacy and security issues arising from health information technology.
Sharon Nelles, a partner in the Firm’s Litigation Group and member of the Firm’s Executive Committee, represents financial institutions and global companies in high-profile, critical company matters that implicate not only civil litigation but also related regulatory, congressional and criminal investigations and enforcement actions. She is currently active in many matters arising from the subprime mortgage crisis.
Ms. Nelles has represented such clients as Volkswagen, Moody’s, JPMorgan Chase, Standard Chartered Bank, Microsoft and Diageo, among others, in high-profile class action litigation, including the Microsoft indirect purchaser cases, the JPMorgan Chase/Bank One merger litigations and the Volkswagen diesel matters. She has tried cases in the state and federal courts on behalf of such clients as Microsoft, Eastman Kodak Company and General Bank, and has represented prominent firms and individuals in proceedings before the Department of Justice, the United States Congress, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, HUD, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and several state attorneys general.
Ms. Nelles frequently conducts investigations for corporate clients, special committees and boards of directors.
Pedro Pavón serves as Managing Counsel for Oracle Corporation and is based in Washington, D.C. He advises Oracle executives on data licensing, artificial intelligence and machine learning, Blockchain technology, and general data security and information privacy risk.
Prior to joining Oracle, he practiced law at a national law firm where he advised global companies on information security and data governance, cybersecurity, data privacy, social media law and general corporate matters.
Before entering private practice, he was counsel to the Assistant Attorney General of the United States at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.; attorney advisor and program manager at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C.; and attorney advisor at the Department of Justice in Miami, Florida.
Noah Perlman is the Head of Global Financial Crimes at Morgan Stanley, where he has legal and compliance responsibility for governance, oversight and execution enterprise-wide of the Firm’s Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions, Anti-Boycott, Anti-Corruption and Government and Political Activities programs. Mr. Perlman also serves as Chairman of the Morgan Stanley Political Action Committee. Prior to his position as the Head of Financial Crimes, Mr. Perlman ran the Special Investigations Unit for the Firm and was responsible for internal investigations across the Firm’s three core business lines.
Mr. Perlman joined Morgan Stanley in 2006 after two years serving as the Division Counsel for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division. Prior to Mr. Perlman’s affiliation with DEA he was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York where he held several supervisory posts including Special Coordinator for Crimes against Children and Deputy Chief of the Narcotics Section.
Mr. Perlman clerked for the Honorable I. Leo Glasser of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and is a graduate of Harvard University and Columbia University Law School. Mr. Perlman is involved with a number of non-profit organizations and currently serves on the boards of the Gateway Schools of New York, the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, the Federal Drug Agent’s Foundation and the Sharon Playhouse in Sharon, Connecticut. In addition, he has taught as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and is a frequent lecturer on criminal law and anti-money laundering. He and his wife reside in New York City with their two children.
Rod J. Rosenstein is the 37th Deputy Attorney General of the United States. As Deputy Attorney General, he advises and assists the Attorney General in formulating and implementing Department of Justice policies and programs and in providing overall supervision to all organizational units of the Department of Justice.
Mr. Rosenstein has spent over 27 years in government service. After graduating from the Wharton School of Business and Harvard Law School, Mr. Rosenstein started his legal career as a law clerk to Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Mr. Rosenstein began his career with the Department as an attorney with the Attorney General’s Honors Program and previously served as U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland from 2005 to 2017.
Jonathan Rusch is Senior Vice President and Head of Anti-Bribery & Corruption Governance at Wells Fargo. Before joining Wells Fargo, Mr. Rusch was a federal prosecutor for 26 years in the Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, most recently as Deputy Chief for Strategy and Policy. He led successful prosecutions of major fraud and public-corruption cases, coordinated international law enforcement operations, and served as Executive Director of the multiagency Disaster Fraud Task Force.
Previously, he was Director of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Financial Enforcement, Counsel to the President’s Commission on Organized Crime, and an associate with the law firm of Cleary Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. His awards include the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award, the Attorney General’s Award for Fraud Prevention, and the United Kingdom Serious and Organized Crime Agency Director General’s Commendation. He also is Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and has been Lecturer in Law at the University of Virginia Law School and a visiting professor at the China University of Political Science and Law.
Cheryl Scarboro, formerly the first Chief of the SEC’s FCPA Unit, represents corporations, financial institutions and individuals in SEC and other regulatory enforcement proceedings. Cheryl conducts internal investigations and counsels clients on FCPA compliance programs, SEC reporting, disclosure and corporate governance requirements. She was recognized as one the “25 Most Influential Women in Securities Law” by Law360, is consistently listed in the “Top 250 Women in Litigation” by Benchmark Litigation, and was named to the “Enforcement 40” by the Securities Enforcement Forum. Cheryl is consistently recommended by The Legal 500 in white collar and was named a National “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation. In addition, she is a member of the Board of Visitors of Duke University School of Law.
Boris Segalis has focused his practice exclusively on privacy, data protection and cybersecurity for more than 10 years. He counsels clients on a range of privacy, cybersecurity and information management issues in the context of compliance, business strategy, technology transactions, breach preparedness and response, disputes and regulatory investigations and legislative and regulatory strategy. He advises clients on information law issues within data-based products and services, big data programs, smart grid operations, marketing and advertising, corporate transactions (including M&A, private equity, buyouts, public offerings and bankruptcy), state and federal investigations and regulatory actions, cross-border data transfer, vendor management, cloud computing, technology transactions, incident and breach response and pre-response planning.
Boris represents clients in a variety of industries, ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies. His clients include companies in the consumer products and services areas, online retailers and ecommerce, fintech, blockchain, media and entertainment, pharmaceutical, utilities, travel-related businesses, B2B SaaS technology, payment processing, and non-profit organizations.
For four consecutive years, Boris has been individually recognized by Chambers USA in the Privacy and Data Security category. He was also previously recognized by Crains NY 40 under 40. Boris is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals, has served as co-chair of NYC IAPP KnowledgeNet and served on the IAPP’s Research Board.
Before joining Cooley, Boris was the former US co-chair of Norton Rose Fulbright’s data protection, privacy and cybersecurity practice group. Prior to Norton Rose Fulbright, he practiced at two national firms, subsequently joining InfoLawGroup LLP, where he helped develop the firm into one of the leading privacy and data security practices in the US. Boris began his career in the aerospace industry where he worked as an engineer on the Space Shuttle and other space programs.
Zoe Strickland is the Managing Director, Global Chief Privacy Officer, for JPMorgan Chase. She is responsible for domestic and global privacy compliance at the company enterprise level, including its privacy policies, procedures, governance, strategy, training, and administration. Previously, Zoe served as the VP, Chief Privacy Officer for UnitedHealth Group and for Walmart Stores Inc.
Zoe is an active participant in the privacy community. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Future of Privacy Forum and several other cross-industry organizations. She previously served on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Zoe is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and events, has testified before subcommittees of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and has been quoted in national and trade media sources, including USA Today, the New York Times, and National Public Radio.
Liisa Thomas, a partner based in the Sheppard Mullin’s Chicago and London offices, is Co-Practice Group Leader of the Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice. Her clients rely on her ability to create clarity in a sea of confusing legal requirements and describe her as “extremely responsive, while providing thoughtful legal analysis combined with real world practical advice.” Liisa is the author of the definitive treatise on data breach, Thomas on Data Breach: A Practical Guide to Handling Worldwide Data Breach Notification, which has been described as “a no-nonsense roadmap for in-house and external practitioners alike.”
She is known as an industry leader in the privacy and data security space and is consistently recognized by Leading Lawyers Network, Chambers and The Legal 500, and leading publications and organizations for her work in this area of law. Liisa was recently recognized as the 2017 Data Protection Lawyer of the Year - USA by Global 100, the 2017 U.S. Data Protection Lawyer of the Year by Finance Monthly, and the “Best in Data Security Law Services” at Corporate LiveWire’s 2017 Global Awards.
Heading the e-discovery practice, Jim focuses on litigation and investigation projects for Global 500 organizations, with significant experience working in the E.U. and Asia Pacific and in cross-border situations. His areas of expertise include financial services, oil and gas, pharmaceutical and consumer products industries specific to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FPCA) or U.K. Bribery Act allegations, corruption, anti-money laundering, consumer-related allegations of improprieties, cartel investigations, and general commercial disputes and investigations. He has been retained to testify in numerous 30(b)(6) depositions.
An expert in the preservation of voluminous data sources, Jim supports clients through database design and construction, system reconciliation, evaluation of efficiency and compliance in existing software systems, process management for the integration of multiple systems into complex financial processes, and financial and workflow performance improvement. He is a frequent speaker and author on emerging data sources in information discovery and the technologies and policies to address these issues.
Jim provides risk mitigation services and transactional data analyses in internal, audit committee, and regulatory investigations; mergers and acquisitions; data-breach and incident responses; bankruptcies; regulatory infractions; and other distressed situations. He has extensive experience in IT due diligence, risk control evaluation, review and implementation, system performance improvement, database construction, modeling, and financial planning and analysis. He has managed the implementation of legal hold systems, financial systems, specifying and testing system requirements, and overseeing system integration and Legal-IT outsourcing and co-sourcing scenarios.
Frank Weigand is General Counsel of HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., a registered broker-dealer, as well Managing Director, Associate General Counsel and Head of Legal for the Global Markets division of HSBC’s US investment bank.
In his role as Head of Legal for HSBC’s US Global Markets division, Mr. Weigand is responsible for managing a team of attorneys providing legal guidance to numerous investment banking business lines, which include (i) trading and derivatives across a number of assets classes (Equities, Rates, Credit, FX and Precious Metals), (ii) structured products and (iii) Balance Sheet Management (Treasury).
In his role as General Counsel of HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., Mr. Weigand has oversight with respect to legal and regulatory matters of the firm’s US broker-dealer activities. He also serves as an Assistant Secretary of HSBC Securities and advises its board on legal and regulatory matters. Prior to joining HSBC in 2006, Mr. Weigand was an associate at Davis Polk in New York.
Mr. Weigand received his Juris Doctor cum laude from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review, Order of the Coif and a Costantino Law Scholar. He received his Bachelor of Science summa cum laude in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance and a minor in German from Fordham University.
Martin J. Weinstein is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, Chair of the Compliance & Enforcement Practice Group and a partner in the Litigation Department. For two decades, he has represented corporations, organizations and individuals in a wide variety of sensitive matters ranging from bribery, fraud, whistleblower and corruption matters worldwide to Congressional inquiries into campaign contributions as well as conducting investigations on behalf of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball. His practice has covered almost every major enforcement, compliance or financial fraud topic in almost every industry, spanning over 60 countries in every region of the world. Martin is a widely recognized authority in the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). He has tried more than 50 cases, and he has argued over a dozen appeals.
Chambers USA and Chambers Global have given Martin Band 1 or Band 2 rankings since 2007, stating he is "very effective" and “fabulous at strategizing and is very personable and very client-oriented…. He has industrywide FCPA expertise and regularly represents leading corporations under investigation by government agencies.” He was also named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics” in 2007, and as one of the “Attorneys Who Matter” by Ethisphere Magazine(2009-2015). Martin is co-author of The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Compliance, Investigations and Enforcement, a comprehensive book covering all aspects of the FCPA.
Karen L. Yen is a Managing Director and the Global Head of Litigation for UBS Group AG, where she oversees all litigation and enforcement matters for the Bank. She is a member of UBS's Group General Counsel Executive Committee. From 2015-2017, Ms. Yen was the Head of Litigation for the Americas.
Ms. Yen joined UBS in 2006, having previously spent time at Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft and Chadbourne & Parke in New York City. Ms. Yen graduated from Georgetown University Law Center and Dartmouth College. She and her husband live in Jersey City with their son.
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