Wednesday, 1 November 2017, São Paulo, Brazil


Latin Lawyer and Global Investigation Review are delighted to present the fifth edition of Anti-Corruption & Investigations conference on Wednesday, 1 November 2017.

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Andrew Levine

Debevoise & Plimpton, New York

Andrew Levine is a litigation partner who focuses his practice on white collar and regulatory defense, internal investigations and a broad range of complex commercial litigation. He regularly defends companies in criminal, civil and regulatory enforcement matters and has conducted numerous investigations throughout the world.Mr Levine frequently advises companies on compliance matters, including with respect to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the assessment and management of risks presented by potential mergers, acquisitions and other transactions.

Renata Muzzi Gomes de Almeida

TozziniFreire, São Paulo

Partner at TozziniFreire's Compliance & Investigation practice group since 2006, Renata focuses her practice on compliance matters, with particular expertise in internal investigations. Her experience includes general counseling 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.

Shin Jae Kim

TozziniFreire, São Paulo

A member of TozziniFreire's Executive and Management Committees, Shin heads TozziniFreire's Compliance & Investigation Practice Group. Well respected for her leading practice, Shin has about 25 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions and other transactional work, and advises investors from various countries in their inbound and outbound investments. She also counsels clients on their relationships with government bodies and corporate investigations. Shin is the head of the Asia Practice Group, directly coordinating the Korea and China groups.


Antenor Madruga

Feldens Madruga, Brasília

Caio Farah Rodriguez

Barros Pimentel, Alcantara Gil e Rodriguez, São Paulo

Fabiana Leschziner

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Embraer

James Koukios

Morrison & Foerster, Washington, DC

João Carlos Figueiredo Cardoso

Director of State Companies Oversight, Comptroller General of the Union (CGU), Brasília

Kara Novaco Brockmeyer

Debevoise & Plimpton, Washington, DC

Kathia Autuori

Chief Compliance Officer, Goldman Sachs, São Paulo

María Juliana Alban

Vice President, Corporate Compliance, Ecopetrol, Bogotá

Matteson Ellis

Miller & Chevalier, Washington, DC

Patrick Stokes

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Washington, DC

Peter Spivack

Hogan Lovells, Washington, DC

Vladimir Aras

Federal Appellate Prosecutor, Head of the International Cooperation Unit (SCI), Office of the Brazilian Prosecutor General (PGR), São Paulo

William Burck

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, Washington, DC


8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

8.45: Chair's welcome 

Andrew Levine, Debevoise & Plimpton, New York

9.00: Brazil's anti-corruption learning curve

Leniency and cooperation agreements have quickly become firm fixtures within Brazil's evolving anti-corruption landscape. Perhaps unsurprisingly, introducing these powerful new weapons into the armoury of regulators and prosecutors has brought numerous challenges. From determining the scope of such agreements to protecting companies from further reprisals, public and private counsel have encountered hurdles implementing measures that many view as works-in-progress. Drawing on the experiences of lawyers involved in some of the highest-profile Brazilian leniency agreements to date, this panel will consider the hot-button issues from the perspectives of those on both sides of the table.

10.00: Morning address

10.30: Coffee break

11.00: Compliance think tank

The job description of Latin America's compliance professionals has never been so broad, nor the potential penalty for dropping the ball so great. Responsibilities sometimes seem to know no bounds, including ensuring appropriate policies, training, tone from the top, monitoring and testing, third-party due diligence, and mitigation of risk in the M&A context. But with so many completing demands, how do compliance professionals ensure the biggest risk areas receive enough attention? And which issues invariably keep them awake at night? This compliance think tank brings together CCOs from some of region's biggest companies to discuss how to stay protected and keep abreast of developments within a rapidly changing and increasingly complex marketplace.

12.00: Coffee break 

12.25: Regional enforcement in post-Lava Jato Latin America

Those operating in Latin America face a slew of new anti-corruption laws and, even more significantly, unprecedented vigor in policing such laws. A raft of high-profile, multi-country investigations have swept Latin America in recent years, revealing both the necessity and continued difficulty of coordinating across borders. From profound differences in relevant laws, to inherent challenges posed by international cooperation and the ever-present risk of double jeopardy, regional obstacles and impediments are as varied as they are numerous. Representatives from several of Latin America's key regulators will discuss the challenges of charting a course in this complex scenario, both for enforcement authorities and those subject to enforcement, including how to the meet the ever-higher expectations of the region's watchdogs.

13.25: Networking lunch

14.40: Successful crisis management

When the worst-case scenario becomes the new reality, what steps can and should companies take to prevent a manageable crisis from becoming a terminal event? Leading practitioners from the United States and Latin America will offer advice on the full-gamut of factors that a company in crisis should consider. This includes assembling a response team, selecting the right strategy, gathering the relevant facts, managing the external and internal messages, and considering the pros and cons of self-reporting.  

15.40: Coffee break

16.00: Afternoon keynote address

16.40: Prosecutor to defender: A view from both sides

Many factors bear on the objectives and strategies of legal counsel during an investigation. Perhaps none is as great as whether acting for the prosecution or defence. In this one-of-a kind panel, former prosecutors will discuss the challenges of bridging the conceptual gap between regulator and defender, and consider the benefits for both clients and country of crossing the divide. Panelists also will address common mistakes made by companies embroiled in anti-corruption investigations and offer thoughts on how best to avoid making them.

17.40: Chairs' closing remarks

Shin Jae Kim, TozziniFreire, São Paulo
Renata Muzzi Gomes de Almeida, TozziniFreire, São Paulo

17.45: Close of conference

São Paulo, Brazil


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Ticket prices

Private Practitioner
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Super Early $650  22 Sept 2017
Early $750 20 Oct 2017
Standard $850 1 Nov 2017


Type Price Until
Standard $350  1 Nov 2017