New York City Bar 4th Annual White Collar Crime Institute

May 12, 2015



White collar criminal investigations and prosecutions continue to dominate the headlines. In an evolving and dynamic enforcement landscape, the demands on and consequences for both institutions and individuals have escalated on a seemingly upward spiral. The scope and nature of white collar matters have become even more complex as large, cross-border, multi-jurisdiction investigations proliferate. The challenges of defending these matters have increased, as the DOJ demands that companies help it build criminal cases against their employees as a measure of cooperation, and the SEC turns to its administrative process as the setting for litigation. The costs of corporate resolutions have escalated, with multi-billion dollar fines and corporate monitorships becoming routine. After enduring public criticism, enforcement authorities are focused on seeking to hold individuals criminally and civilly responsible.
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. The keynote speakers will be the Honorable Leslie R. Caldwell, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division and Andrew J. Ceresney, Director of Enforcement of the SEC.

The panels will include senior government enforcement officials, judges, senior legal personnel from New York-based corporations and financial institutions, and top practitioners in the field. During the plenary sessions, attendees will hear the perspectives of appellate judges and former white collar defendants, learn about the missteps, mistakes and minefields encountered with monitorships, as well as lessons from recent trials. Break-out sessions will focus on corporate cooperation and administrative enforcement proceedings.

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