Please mark your calendars now for our In-House Counsel Enforcement Forum, in Atlanta, GA, October 1-2, 2019.
This conference is particularly useful for legal and compliance counsel who address criminal and regulatory enforcement issues for entities of all sizes across the full spectrum of business and industry. The event offers a full day of CLE (at no cost to you) in a unique off-the-record atmosphere in which in-house lawyers can connect with their colleagues to discuss and learn best practices in critical areas where business judgment and legal defense intersect. Please join us the night before for a cocktail reception at the beautiful Ritz Carlton!
We very much look forward to your participation!
Tye Darland Norm Brothers
General Counsel, Georgia-Pacific General Counsel, UPS
Program Co-Chair Program Co-Chair
PLEASE NOTE: Registration for this conference is limited to in-house counsel only. No outside counsel, government lawyers, or press may attend.
Networking Reception Location (October 1, 6-8 pm):
Ritz-Carlton Atlanta (Georgian Room, lobby level), 181 Peachtree Street NE
Conference Location (all day October 2):
Georgia-Pacific LLC (GP Auditorium, lobby level), 133 Peachtree Street NE
HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS (two options within walking distance of events):
Ritz-Carlton Atlanta, 181 Peachtree Street NE
Room rate: $279+ (rate guaranteed for Tuesday, October 1, 2019 only)
Rate expires Monday, September 2
Phone: 1-800-241-3333 (reference "Counsel Enforcement Forum")
Online: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/georgia/atlanta (use code
Westin Peachtree Plaza, 210 Peachtree Street NW
Room Rate: $235+ (rate guaranteed for both Tuesday and Wednesday evenings)
Rate expires Tuesday, September 10
Phone: 1-888-627-7087 (reference "Enforcement Forum" when calling)
Transportation Tip: The conference, networking reception, and both of the recommended hotels are all within easy walking distance of the Peachtree Center transit rail station, which links directly to Atlanta's airport.
Attire: Business attire recommended (jacket, no tie).
Michael Chase, criminal defense lawyer and author of @CrimeADay Twitter feed, will present key themes from his new book How to Become a Federal Criminal: An Illustrated Handbook for the Aspiring Offender.
8:00-9:00 Registration & Breakfast
9:00-9:15 Welcoming Remarks by Co-Chairs
9:15-10:45 Best Practices: Law Enforcement Visits, Grand Jury Subpoenas,
& Administrative Demands
This panel will discuss the following topics: how in-house counsel interact should with government agents; best practices to train and prepare employees for execution of search warrants and government visits; how to address new challenges like employees tweeting about the search or recording it on their phones; what to expect and how to prepare for grand jury investigations; how to respond to subpoenas (DOJ, Congressional, IG, State AGs and other agencies); establishing best practices to collect/preserve information; how to negotiate requests for information with the government and manage prosecutorial expectations of technology-assisted document collection; how to properly conduct employee interviews (addressing specific concerns like the attorney client privilege, separate counsel for employees, and joint defense agreements); exploring appropriate reporting protocol; and addressing how to deal with big data and managing investigation costs.
Moderator: Ross Garber, The Garber Group
11:00-12:00 The Criminalization of Business Judgments
This panel will discuss recent federal criminal enforcement trends in a variety of white collar areas, discuss specific examples of prosecutions of everyday business decisions in heavily regulated areas, and address how in-house lawyers can protect their companies from being the next enforcement target. The panel will also explore recently proposed legislative solutions that would make this phenomenon worse and those that might help protect individuals from unfair prosecutions as well as the latest government expectations of compliance programs.
Moderator: Barry Boss, Cozen O’Connor
12:00-1:30 KEYNOTE LUNCHEON PRESENTATION by Michael Chase
Mike Chase is a criminal defense lawyer and author of @CrimeADay Twitter feed. The author will present key themes from his book How to Become a Federal Criminal:
An Illustrated Handbook for the Aspiring Offender, which focuses on the topic of overcriminalization. The author will also discuss what should be done to reverse this negative criminal justice trend. Attendees will be provided with a copy of the book and the author will be available to sign books later in the day.
1:30-2:30 Congressional Investigations of Business Practices
This panel will provide an overview of how Congressional investigations are structured as well as the breadth and limits to their investigative powers. Attendees will learn the phases of a Congressional investigation and learn key practice pointers around responding to subpoenas and providing testimony. The panel will also discuss key areas of focus for the current Congress as well as other related considerations (including press and crisis management).
Solo Presenter: Reginald Brown, WilmerHale
2:30-3:00 Book Signing / Networking in the Lobby
Get out of your seats and meet your fellow attendees! Finger-friendly snacks, desserts, and beverages will be served and the keynote speaker will be available to sign his books.
3:00-4:00 How to Succeed in an International Enforcement Climate
This panel will discuss how to lawfully do business in emerging international markets and engage in trade in geo-politically risky climates. They will address specific hot topic legal issues in anti-money laundering law as well as cross-border investigations. The panel will also teach attendees how to navigate various criminal export and sanctions issues.
Moderator: Timothy O’Toole, Miller & Chevalier
4:15-5:15 How Corporate Involvement Can Shape Policy
The panel will discuss a variety of specific examples in which involvement of companies has helped shaped laws, including in criminal justice public policy, evidentiary standards at trial, and more. The panelists will teach participants the value of corporate involvement in litigation and legislation and provide specific advice on how, why, and when to engage.
5:15-5:30 Brief Closing Remarks