Detecting, Identifying and Resolving Corporate Crime: What Every Firm Needs to Know
Among the most common criminal offenses that arise in businesses nowadays are fraud and corruption. Examples of fraud include false accounting, insurance fraud, mortgage fraud and procurement fraud. Corruption in business sense occurs when an agreement offers anything of value in exchange of obtaining or retaining business leverage.
The guilt of criminal offense was commonly attributed to the whole company until the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a memorandum last September 9, 2015. The memorandum outlines steps which all federal prosecutors must take to seek accountability from individuals responsible for corporate wrongdoings. This reform changed the initial principle of corporate liability from the "directing mind" or the senior officers of the company to the individual who committed corporate misconduct, no matter what his position is in the company.
In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help companies detect, identify and resolve corporate criminal offenses. They will also provide insights on the reform brought by the recent DOJ memorandum to corporate crime investigations.
Key topics include:
- Detecting and Identifying Circumstances Vulnerable to Corporate Criminal Liability
- Best Practices during Internal Investigations
- Overview of Regulatory Provisions Against Corporate Crimes
- Understanding DOJ Policy on Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing
- Corporate Crime and Cross-border Cooperation
Brian Mahoney, Partner
Harris Beach PLLC
- Defining the scope of the investigation
- Applying the attorney-client privilege
- Conducting the interview
- The Upjohn warning
Kristy Figueroa-Contreras, Managing Partner
FIGUEROA-CONTRERAS LAW GROUP, PLLC
- Transnational implications
Who Should Attend:
- In-house Counsel
- Attorneys & Consultants for Companies
- Internal Investigations Officers
- Chief Legal Officer
- Corporate Counsel
- Corporate Executives
- Corporate Senior Management
- Chief Administrative Officers
- Private Companies
Brian C. Mahoney is a partner at Harris Beach PLLC and practices in the firm’s Government Compliance and Investigations and Business and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups. He is also the leader of the firm’s Collegiate Sports team. Selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America, he regularly advises clients on matters related to corporate compliance and government investigations as well as federal and state regulatory actions. His trial practice includes representing individuals, businesses and institutions in both civil and white collar criminal matters. Mr. Mahoney has tried over 75 civil and criminal jury trials to verdict, including two of the largest plaintiff’s verdicts in two upstate New York counties.
Brian C. Mahoney is a partner at Harris Beach PLLC and practices in the firm’s Government Compliance and Investigations and …
Kristy Figueroa-Contreras is the President of Figueroa-Contreras Law Group, PLLC, a boutique criminal defense and immigration law firm with offices in Miami, Florida and affiliate offices across Latin America. Ms. Figueroa-Contreras practices exclusively in the trial and appellate criminal defense of persons accused of a wide range of federal and state felony and misdemeanor offenses as well as all aspects of U.S. immigration, nationality and consular law.
She received her Juris Doctor in 2002 from Emory University School of Law. She also completed a judicial clerkship with federal criminal trial judge Jorge L. Ballestero in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Ms. Figueroa-Contreras is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts and in federal court the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Attorney Figueroa-Contreras is a native speaker of English and Spanish and is also fluent in French and Portuguese.
Kristy Figueroa-Contreras is the President of Figueroa-Contreras Law Group, PLLC, a boutique criminal defense and immigration law firm with offices …
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About Harris Beach PLLC
Harris Beach is one of the oldest and largest law firms in New York state and among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal. The firm is a full service law firm that represents a wide range of clients, including Fortune 500 corporations, privately-held companies, public sector entities and not-for-profit organizations. Harris Beach is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a Top Tier firm in every major area of law, and was named in 44 practice group categories in Best Lawyers in America.
Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide a full range of legal and professional services for clients across New York state, nationally and internationally. With over 27 practice groups and 17 industry teams, the firm provides the full depth and breadth of legal services. Principal industries represented include education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, and state and local governments and authorities.
About FIGUEROA-CONTRERAS LAW GROUP, PLLC
Figueroa-Contreras Law Group is a criminal defense and immigration law firm based in Miami, Florida and with affiliate offices in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), Panama City (Panama) and Caracas (Venezuela). Kristy Figueroa-Contreras, a member Florida Bar, manages the Miami Office. Dominican attorney Dilia Rosado manages the Santo Domingo office, Panamanian attorney Elvis Ureña runs the Panama City, Panama office and Venezuelan attorney Lenny Rengifo Hernández and Elsa Rodríguez Olival work out of the Caracas office.
The firm’s Miami office handles full-service immigration, nationality and consular law matters, representing clients in all 50 states and worldwide. Its immigration caseload includes employment-based and investment-based matters to deportation defense in all U.S. immigration courts as well as consular matters at U.S. Consulates and Embassies and around the globe. The Miami office also handles criminal defense and post-conviction matters in the entire State of Florida, as well as in federal court in the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Our team includes real estate and corporate attorneys serving our firm in “of counsel” capacity in cases requiring multi-faceted solutions.
The firm’s Latin America offices assist our clients with their criminal and immigration matters arising in Venezuela, Panama and the Dominican Republic as well as full-service representation in civil, real estate and corporate transactional matters arising for clients in each respective country.
Our entire staff is fluent in English and Spanish. Attorney Figueroa-Contreras and Senior Paralegal Emilio D’Arce are also fluent in Portuguese and attorneys Figueroa-Contreras, Rengifo Hernández and Rosado are also fluent in French.