Ankura is a business advisory and expert services firm defined by how it solves client challenges. Ankura designs, develops, and executes tailored solutions for today’s ever-changing business environment by assembling the right combination of expertise for every client engagement. This gives Ankura’s clients unmatched insight and experience across a wide range of economic, governance, and regulatory challenges. Ankura’s Risk and Compliance Advisory Practice has unparalleled experience in structuring, implementing, managing, and advising on all aspects of compliance and ethics programs for organizations and enterprises of all types.
Sidley Austin LLP provides a broad range of legal services to meet the needs of its diverse client base. The strategic establishment of its offices in the key corporate and financial centers of the world has enabled it to represent a broad range of clients that include multinational and domes- tic corporations, banks, funds and financial institutions. With over 2,000 lawyers in 20 offices around the world, talent and teamwork are central to Sidley’s successful results for clients in all types of legal matters, from complex transactions to ‘bet the company’ litigation to cutting-edge regulatory issues.
The firm has been recognized by its clients and by the media for its leadership in its practices. Sidley consistently ranks among the top global capital markets firms in the Thomson Reuters league tables, with strong showings as both issuer and underwriter counsel in US debt and equity and international, Asia Pacific and Australia bonds. Sidley is also recognized for service and responsiveness and is one of only three firms to earn a place on the BTI Client Service 30 for 16 consecutive years.
Randy Cook is a Senior Managing Director with Ankura in its Risk and Compliance Advisory Practice. Randy is an attorney and Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional with more than 19 years of experience conducting complex investigations and audits and leading and advising organizations with critical compliance challenges. As senior compliance counsel for a global technology firm, Randy designed, implemented, and led international trade and sanctions compliance investigations, audits, and enhancement programs. Randy also is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney.
Michael D. Mann is a partner in Sidley’s White Collar: Government Litigation and Investigations practice, where he strategically counsels and defends companies, financial institutions and related individuals in internal, criminal and regulatory investigations, prosecutions and litigations. He is a trusted advisor to senior management and boards of directors faced with some of their most complex and sensitive compliance issues, including matters concerning alleged bribery and corruption, money laundering and other forms of financial and ethical misconduct. Michael regularly counsels companies and their boards on the design, implementation and maintenance of anti-corruption compliance programs, the development of proactive compliance risk assessments and the due diligence of business partners in international business transactions.