Thursday, 18 October 2018, São Paulo, Brazil


Latin Lawyer and Global Investigation Review are delighted to present the sixth edition of Anti-Corruption & Investigations conference on Thursday, 18 October 2018.

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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.

Renata Muzzi Gomes de Almeida

TozziniFreire, São Paulo

Renata is a Partner at TozziniFreire’s Compliance & Investigation practice group, and 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.

Shin Jae Kim

TozziniFreire, São Paulo

Shin is a member of TozziniFreire’s Executive Committee, and focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, and regulatory compliance matters. Shin has over 25 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions and other transactional work, and advises investors from various countries in their inbound and outbound investments.

2017 Programme

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.

Shin Jae Kim, TozziniFreire, São Paulo

Caio Farah Rodriguez, Barros Pimentel, Alcantara Gil e Rodriguez, São Paulo
Isabel Franco, Koury Lopes, São Paulo
João Carlos Figueiredo Cardoso, Director of State Companies Oversight, Comptroller General of the Union (CGU), Brasília
Thiago Jabor Pinheiro, Mattos Filho, São Paulo

10.20: Keynote Q&A

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

Andrew Levine, Debevoise & Plimpton, New York 

10.50: Coffee break

11.20: 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.

Matteson Ellis, Miller & Chevalier, Washington, DC

Káthia Autuori, Chief Compliance Officer, Goldman Sachs, São Paulo
Karina Close D'Angelo de Carvalho, Compliance and Regulatory Manager LATAM, GE Renewable Energy, São Paulo
Pedro Ruske Freitas, Deputy General Coordinator for Integrity, Auditor, Comptroller General of the Union (CGU), Brasília
Fernando Ribeiro, UBS, São Paulo

12.30: Networking lunch kindly sponsored by FeldensMadruga

14.00: Keynote Q&A

Camilo Andrés Cetina Fernández, Advisor, Office of the President, Republic of Colombia, Bogotá

Andrew Levine, Debevoise & Plimpton, New York

14.30: 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.  

Peter Spivack, Hogan Lovells, Washington, DC

Renata Muzzi Gomes de Almeida, TozziniFreire, São Paulo
Robert Cleary, Proskauer Rose, New York
William Burck, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, Washington, DC
Julio Sergio Cardozo, Member of several boards and Founder & CEO, Julio Sergio Cardozo & Associados, Rio de Janeiro

15.40: Coffee break

16.10: 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.

James Koukios, Morrison & Foerster, Washington, DC

Kara Novaco Brockmeyer, Debevoise & Plimpton, Washington, DC
Patrick Stokes, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Washington, DC
Antenor Madruga, FeldensMadruga, Brasília
Camilo Enciso, Director, International Institute on Anti-corruption Studies, Bogotá

17.20: Chairs' closing remarks

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

17.30 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception kindly hosted by Morrison & Foerster

São Paulo, Brazil


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