Corporate Compliance

DOJ Policy Developments

Recent DOJ policy pronouncements will have a material effect on how organizations should respond to and investigate reports of internal misconduct.  Check out the article in Law360 by our Partner Jeff Bornstein and senior paralegal Roxanne Vorkoeper, “Next Steps for Counsel Under Latest DOJ Disclosure Policy.”  They analyze the ramifications of those pronouncements and offer… Continue reading DOJ Policy Developments

Criminal Defense · Parallel Proceedings

3-D Chess: Protecting Your Client in Parallel Proceedings

I will be moderating a panel of terrific lawyers at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer’s 2017 West Coast White Collar Conference in Santa Monica on June 22, 2017.  The program is called “3-D Chess:  Protecting Your Client in Parallel Proceedings,” featuring Miles Ehrlich of Ramsey & Ehrlich, Emily Aviad from Skadden, and Jacob… Continue reading 3-D Chess: Protecting Your Client in Parallel Proceedings

CLE · Motions · Trials

The Strategic Use of Motions During and After Trial

I’m delighted to be teaming up again with Marin County Superior Court Judge Stephen Freccero and star antitrust litigator from Baker Botts LLP Stuart Plunkett to discuss effective ways to use trial and post-trial motions.  The program, sponsored by Continuing Education of the Bar, will take place on November 30 from 12 – 1 pm,… Continue reading The Strategic Use of Motions During and After Trial

CLE · Corporate Compliance

Effective Corporate Compliance

I recently recorded an online webinar, “Maintaining Effective Corporate Compliance Programs Under DOJ’s Heightened Standards,” with Peter Anderson, a leader of the White Collar and Environmental Crimes Practice Group at Beveridge & Diamond PC, and Jonny Frank, a Partner at StoneTurn Group. The discussion program was organized and moderated by long-time Southern California white collar… Continue reading Effective Corporate Compliance

CLE · Pretrial Motions Strategies

Pretrial Motions Strategies

On Monday, May 16th, I will appear with Judge Stephen Freccero of Marin County Superior Court and Stuart Plunkett of Baker Botts LLP on a panel program sponsored by the Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB).  The program, “Pretrial Motions Strategies,” will provide practitioners with pointers from the plaintiffs’ and defendants’ sides, as well as… Continue reading Pretrial Motions Strategies

SEC Enforcement

Hedge Fund and Private Equity: Enforcement Developments

At the Spring Meeting of the ABA’s Business Law Section in Montreal on April 7, 2016, I’ll be chairing a program entitled “Hedge Funds and Private Equity: Evolving Enforcement from the SEC and DOJ and Best Practices to Avoid Pitfalls.”  We have a stellar, highly-accomplished panel of experts who will shed light on the most effective… Continue reading Hedge Fund and Private Equity: Enforcement Developments

Corporate Monitors

The Confidentiality of Reports by a Corporate Compliance Monitor

In a groundbreaking decision, Judge Gleeson granted a third party’s motion to make public a Report by the compliance monitor appointed under HSBC’s deferred prosecution agreement because the Report is a “judicial record” that “the public has a First Amendment right to see.”  United States v. HSBC Bank USA and HSBC Holdings PLC, No. 12-CR-763… Continue reading The Confidentiality of Reports by a Corporate Compliance Monitor