17 October 2014
Evidence from investigations around Latin America suggests that the extractive, utilities and health sectors are among those most vulnerable to corruption, says James Koukios, senior deputy chief of the fraud section in the criminal division of the US Department of Justice.
17 October 2014
Leading lawyers and compliance specialists from across the Americas came together for a one day conference in São Paulo yesterday to discuss some of the key challenges and trends affecting anti-corruption efforts in the region.
Debevoise & Plimpton
Andrew Levine is a litigation partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where he focuses his practice on white collar criminal defence and internal investigations. He has conducted investigations throughout the world and frequently defends companies in criminal, civil, and regulatory enforcement matters. Mr. Levine regularly advises clients in Latin America and elsewhere on a broad array of anti-corruption matters, including conducting risk assessments and enhancing compliance programs. He has particular experience in managing anticorruption risks presented by potential transactions.
Co-head of TozziniFreire's Compliance practice group since 2006, Renata focuses her practice on compliance matters, with particular expertise in internal investigations. Her experience includes general counselling in anti-corruption and compliance matters, development of compliance programs, trainings, risk assessments and anti-corruption audits in the context of M&A transactions. Renata frequently advises companies on a broad array of anti-corruption and anti-bribery matters, including conducting internal investigations and formulating compliance and anti-corruption programs.
A member of TozziniFreire's Executive and Management Committees, Shin co-heads the firm’s Corporate Compliance & Investigation practice group. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, and regulatory compliance matters. With over 20 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, advising investors from various countries in their inbound and outbound investments, she also counsels clients on their relationships with government bodies, compliance matters and corporate investigations. She is a member of the Board of Directors o the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and member of the Board of Directors of the Compliance Certification Board. Graduate and specialized in Tax Law from Universidade de São Paulo, Shin holds an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.
James M. Koukios
Senior Deputy Chief, Fraud Section, Criminal Division, US Department of Justice
James M. Koukios is Senior Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. In this capacity, James oversees the Fraud Section’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Securities and Financial Fraud, and Health Care Fraud Units. James first joined the Fraud Section as a Trial Attorney in the FCPA Unit in 2009. In 2012, he was promoted to Assistant Chief of the FCPA Unit, where, until his promotion to Senior Deputy in 2014, he led a team of dedicated trial attorneys who prosecute and investigate violations of the FCPA and related statutes by corporations and individuals. From 2010-2011, James served as special counsel to the FBI Director, advising the Director and other FBI executives on criminal policy issues.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Debevoise & Plimpton
General Coordinator for Integrity, Office of the Comptroller General
Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga
Levy & Salomão
Richards Kibbe & Orbe
Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal
Compliance Director, Siemens AG
Steptoe & Johnson
Chief Compliance Officer, Embraer
Executive Manager, Serasa Experian
Head of Compliance, Risk Management, Internal Audit and Ethics, Braskem
8.00: Welcome coffee and registration
8.45: Chairs' welcome
9.00: Deciphering the regulatory landscape underlying Brazil's anticorruption law
Some states and cities already have issued regulations regarding the new anti-corruption law, but key components of the regulatory landscape remain barren. More regulation may yet appear before the conference and questions will abound about how the law may or may not be enforced. In any event, drawing upon different areas of legal expertise, what do legal counsel and compliance officers need to know?
Shin Jae Kim, TozziniFreire
Antenor Madruga, Feldens Madruga
Lauro Celidonio Gomes dos Reis Neto, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga
Ana Paula Martinez, Levy & Salomão
Renato de Oliveira Capanema, General Coordinator for Integrity, Office of the Comptroller General
10.00: Coffee break
10.30: Red flags from around the region
While Brazil recently has attracted considerable attention on the anticorruption front, relevant risks and developments abound throughout the region as the countries attempt to meet international commitments such as the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. Tailored and prioritised approaches to compliance are essential, including to monitor localised red flags and to learn from the experiences of others. Hear first-hand accounts, including about Argentina, Colombia, Peru and Mexico.
Jeffrey A. Lehtman, Richards Kibbe & Orbe
Hugo López Coll, Greenberg Traurig
María Lorena Schiariti, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal
Wagner Giovanni, Compliance Director, Siemens AG
José Valentín González, D'Empaire Reyna
11.30: Coffee break
11.45: Real-life compliance problems - third-party risk
Enforcement actions regularly showcase the considerable anti-corruption risk posed by agents, distributors, consultants, and other third parties. Drawing on their deep professional experience, a panel of leading general counsel and chief compliance officers will discuss real-life and hypothetical compliance issues involving third parties, and how to resolve them. Topics will include:
Lucinda A. Low, Steptoe & Johnson
Renata Muzzi, TozziniFreire
Pyter Stradioto, Chief Compliance Officer, Embraer
Embraer Rogeria Gieremek, Executive Manager, Serasa Experian
Olga Pontes, Head of Compliance, Risk Management, Internal Audit and Ethics, Braskem
12.45: Networking lunch
14.00: Keynote speech
James M. Koukios, Senior Deputy Chief, Fraud Section, Criminal Division, US Department of Justice
14.45: Investigations - a practical guide
Investigations are riddled with potential mistakes, which can be costly in many ways. A panel of leading lawyers will address a challenging corruption hypothetical involving a large internal investigation, discussing:
Andrew Levine, Debevoise & Plimpton
Marc L. Miller, Partner, KPMG
Flavia Ribas, Director of Fraud Prevention, Brasil Foods - BRF
Bruno Carneiro Maeda, Trench Rossi e Watanabe
Jonathan S. Kolodner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
15.45: Coffee break
16.15: Symposium session
A free-ranging session allowing all delegates and speakers to raise whichever issues they believe to be most critical - to be discussed and debated among the audience themselves. All delegates will be asked to submit questions in advance for discussion.
Michael Diamant, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Sean Hecker, Debevoise & Plimpton
17.15: Closing remarks
17.30: All delegates are invited to attend a cocktail reception kindly hosted by Richards Kibbe & Orbe.
"Excellent! It was even better than last year"
Jose Valentin Gonzalez, D'Empaire Reyna Abogados
"The conference provided high level discussion about important topics and challenges for compliance professionals"
Vera Rossana Martini Wanner, Gerdau