Learn how to examine some of these most important distinctions, and discuss the proper approach and execution of white-collar defense strategies and tactics.
Areas Covered in the Session:
White collar criminal matters involve the highest of stakes for the companies and individuals that are involved. As a result, it is critical for attorneys to know how to respond when their clients face a potential government enforcement action or allegations of potential misconduct that may require an internal investigation.
It is also important for practitioners in this area of the law to stay abreast of legal developments and the complexities that may arise during these representations.
Through this material, attorneys will gain an understanding of how to approach white collar matters. Geared for both experienced practitioners and attorneys who are less familiar with this area of the law, the content will examine trends in white collar enforcement, delve into some of the more complex issues involved in white collar representations and discuss how white collar matters overlap with a myriad of other legal issues.
This information is valuable for attorneys who want to be prepared to respond to clients who are involved with or are facing allegations of misconduct and/or a possible government enforcement action. It will also provide practitioners with useful information regarding recent developments and how to deal with complexities that arise in these kinds of representations.
Introduction to White Collar Defense
• What Distinguishes "White Collar Crime" From Other Crimes
• Who Prosecutes White Collar Crime
• Recent Trends in White Collar Enforcement
Defending Corporations vs. Individuals
• How Representations Differ Depending on the Entity or Individual You Remember
• How to Prepare a Client for a Possible Enforcement Action
• Pros and Cons of Joint Defense Agreements
• Considerations in Interactions With Law Enforcement
• Potential Penalties for Companies vs. Individuals
• Role of Internal Investigations in White Collar Criminal Matters
• Issue of Privilege in Internal Investigations
• How and to Whom Are Investigation Findings Reported
Collateral Matters That Arise in White Collar
• Parallel Civil Enforcement Actions
• Managing Crisis Communications
• Intersection of White Collar With Other Areas of the Law
◦ Labor and Employment
◦ Insurance Recovery
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Ariel S. Glasner, Blank Rome LLP
- Senior Associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Blank Rome LLP
- Practice emphasizes all aspects of White Collar Defense and Government Investigations, including financial fraud, public corruption, healthcare fraud, False Claims Act litigation, and environmental crimes
- Speaks and writes regularly on topics related to white collar matters, including the representation of individuals in white collar matters, issues affecting the FinTech industry and developments concerning the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
- J.D. degree, NYU School of Law; B.S. degree in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania; B.A. degree in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania
- Board Member for the Attorney/Client Arbitration Board of the District of Columbia Bar; Member, District of Columbia Bar Association, American Bar Association
- Can be contacted at email@example.com or 202-772-5963
Mark M. Lee, Blank Rome LLP
- Partner in the Philadelphia Office of Blank Rome LLP
- Trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor, specializes in defending corporations and executives against investigations and prosecutions conducted by the federal government
- Helps clients manage and avoid risk by conducting internal investigations and corporate compliance assessments on their behalf. Mark has defended clients pre-indictment in connection with criminal prosecutions and grand jury investigations involving antitrust, securities, public corruption, FCPA, RICO, and money laundering
- Performed internal investigations and compliance assessments into subject matters such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), money laundering, and data privacy
- Sought-out speaker on public corruption and other white collar topics, and has presented for, among others, the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Association of Audit Committee Members, Inc., and the Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Regularly offers insights to media outlets including the Washington Post, BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer and National Public Radio
- J.D. degree, Temple University Beasley School of Law; B.A. degree, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Actively committed to pro bono and community service
- On the Board of Directors of the National Black Child Development Institute, a national education nonprofit organization, and is also a member of numerous professional associations, including the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Temple American Inn of Court
- Can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org, 215-569-5536 or on Twitter® @MarkMLeeEsq