Webcast: 2021 – Managing Internal Audit and Investigations

November 9, 2021

Please join us as our distinguished panelists discuss the challenging interplay between internal audit and white collar investigations. The discussion will include strategies to ensure that internal audit complements the compliance function and how best to deal with legal problems identified by internal audit activities. Our panelists will also discuss recent FCPA enforcement actions that leverage internal audit findings to support alleged violations.

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Michael Diamant is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s Washington, D.C. office. He is a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group, and serves on the firm’s Finance Committee. Mr. Diamant has managed numerous internal investigations for publicly traded corporations and conducted fieldwork in nineteen different countries on five continents. He also regularly advises major corporations on the structure and effectiveness of their compliance programs.

Patrick Stokes is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s Washington, D.C. office, and Co-Chair of the firm’s Anti-Corruption and FCPA practice group. His practice focuses on internal corporate investigations and enforcement actions regarding corruption, securities fraud, and financial institutions fraud. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Stokes headed the DOJ’s FCPA Unit, managing the FCPA enforcement program and all criminal FCPA matters throughout the United States covering every significant business sector. Previously, he served as Co-Chief of the DOJ’s Securities and Financial Fraud Unit.

Oleh Vretsona is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson Dunn.  He currently practices in the firm’s Litigation Department, where he focuses on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, regulatory inquiries, antitrust, and corporate compliance.  Mr. Vretsona has represented clients in a wide variety of matters, including matters arising under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and antitrust matters, and he has advised clients on structure and implementation of corporate compliance programs.

Ella Capone is a senior associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson Dunn, where she is a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations and Anti-Money Laundering practice groups. Her practice focuses primarily in the areas of white collar criminal defense, corporate compliance, and securities litigation. Ms. Capone regularly conducts internal investigations and advises multinational corporations and financial institutions, including major banks and casinos, on compliance with anti-corruption and anti-money laundering laws and regulations.


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