Uncovering the Secrets to Starting a Cross-Border Investigation: What Companies Need to Know in 2015
Companies operating internationally face a conflicting and confusing set of foreign and domestic legal and regulatory requirements. Agencies regulating financial services are increasingly co-operating to scrutinize such companies. The potential risk of non-compliance increases with global integration of financial transactions and markets. These include the Financial Services Authority in the UK, the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) in Germany, the Swiss Financial Markets Supervisory Authority (FINMA), and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority; among others. Additionally, the extra-territorial application of a variety of U.S. laws, such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the RICO mandate a coordinated, global approach when a company responds to an incident or inquiry. Companies operating in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously face unique challenges when conducting internal investigations, and steps taken at the outset require thoughtful attention to those issues.
During this two hour webinar, sponsored by The Knowledge Group, a panel of skilled practitioners will share lessons learned and help the audience in Un-covering the Secrets to Starting a Cross-Border Investigation.
This 2-hour webcast will discuss the following key provisions:
- Recent Cross-Border Claims
- Cross-Border Investigation Protocols
- Cross-Border Investigation: Advantages and Challenges
- Risks: Investigative Failure / Ineffective Investigation
- Cross-Border Risk Policies and Procedures
- Employee Interviews and Cultural / Language Risks
- Risk Management and Compliance Requirements
- Comprehensive Steps to Start Cross-Border Investigations
- Civil and Enforcement Actions
Tara M. Lee, Co-Chair of Global Investigations
DLA Piper LLP (US)
What companies need to know:
- Cross border investigations are increasing
- Increase is driven by global regulatory collaboration and by increased whistleblowing
- You need to know how to spot the whistleblowers ahead of time
- And you need to know to run your investigation so that regulatory authorities accept the results
Matthew T. Reinhard, Member
Miller & Chevalier Chartered
- The First 14 Days: Managing the critical initial time frame from detection to launch of an investigation, securing the evidence and protecting the company
- Effective interviews: How to avoid being the bull in the china shop; getting the information you need without shutting the business down
- When to say "enough": When do you stop turning over stones; how to effectively conclude an investigation
- Moving forward: Getting the business back on track and lessons learned
Who Should Attend:
- In-House Lawyers
- Chief Security Officers
- Risk and Compliance Officers
- International Arbitration Lawyers
- Multinational Companies
- Public and Private Companies
- Other Interested/Related Professionals
Tara Lee is global chair of DLA Piper's Cross Border Litigation practice, and with Senator George Mitchell, heads the firm’s Global Investigations practice. She is a leading trial litigator and investigations counsel in the United States.
Ms. Lee has significant trial and appellate experience, and has represented a broad range of clients in cases involving contract and tort disputes, white collar and regulatory defense, government contracts litigation, anti-corruption matters and global investigations. Her investigations and litigation practice include some of the highest profile FCPA and qui tam investigations brought by the Department of Justice.
Ms. Lee has received numerous accolades recognizing her skills as a trial advocate. Chambers USA consistently ranks Ms. Lee among America's leading lawyers for business. In 2013, she was named a “Leading Lawyer” by Virginia Lawyer’s Weekly, recognized as one of the top Female Powerbrokers in Law by Law 360, and described by Chambers as “a really passionate advocate” who “fights for what the client wants.” In 2012 Chambers noted her "amazingly sharp mind" and said she "is praised by clients for 'laying out the pros and cons of a case well to someone who is not from a legal background.'" Also in 2010, Congressional Quarterly described Ms. Lee as "an expert in transnational litigation." In 2008, the Washington Business Journal recognized her as a Top Washington Attorney in the Young Gun category.
Tara Lee is global chair of DLA Piper's Cross Border Litigation practice, and with Senator George Mitchell, heads the firm’s …
Matthew Reinhard focuses his practice on white collar crime, internal investigations, and complex civil litigation. He has represented individuals and corporations facing investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, various U.S. Attorneys' offices, the Securities and Exchange Commission, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the U.S. Department of Labor. He also represents targets, subjects, and witnesses in all stages of criminal prosecutions.
Mr. Reinhard works with multinational companies on a variety of matters, including reviews and analysis of anti-corruption compliance and controls policies and procedures. He frequently conducts internal investigations on behalf of clients, including into allegations of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, fraud, and harassment. Additionally, Mr. Reinhard also counsels clients on FCPA-related due diligence prior to business acquisitions.
Mr. Reinhard is a cum laude graduate of Colorado College and received his J.D. from University of Iowa College of Law, with high distinction, Order of the Coif.
Matthew Reinhard focuses his practice on white collar crime, internal investigations, and complex civil litigation. He has represented individuals and …
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