Webcast: Are We Speaking the Same Language? Privilege Issues in Cross-Border Litigation, Investigations and International Arbitration

May 16, 2017

​For multinational companies, navigating the attorney-client privilege and work product protections in the cross-border context can be tricky. This webcast will attempt to bring clarity to how courts and arbitral tribunals address issues of attorney-client privilege and work product in the transnational context.

Topics will include:

  • Determining and Proving the Applicable Law
  • Illustrative Cases
  • Best Practices

Please join us for an informative presentation.

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PANELISTS: 

William E. Thomson is a litigation partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Transnational Litigation Practice Group and a member of its Appellate and Constitutional Law and Securities Litigation Practice Groups. Mr. Thomson’s practice focuses on federal and state appellate and Supreme Court litigation, and on strategic analysis and briefing in high-stakes cases in trial courts around the country. His representations include high-profile transnational cases emanating from Latin America, Asia, and Africa. He focuses on civil RICO litigation and has broad experience in foreign judgment recognition actions, product liability, mass tort, and securities and consumer class actions.

Anne Champion is a litigation partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of Gibson Dunn’s Transnational Litigation, Environmental Litigation, Class Actions, and Intellectual Property Practice Groups. She earned her Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from George Washington University School of Law, where she served as an articles editor for The George Washington Law Review, and received the Willard Waddington-Gatchell prize for academic excellence and the John F. Evans prize for outstanding achievement in the clinical law program, D.C. Law Students in Court. She was part of the trial team in Chevron Corporation’s successful racketeering suit in connection with a $9 billion Ecuadorian judgment procured by fraud. She also represented Dole Food Company, Inc. in its successful defense of a wrongful death case brought by dozens of Colombian plaintiffs who alleged Dole had provided support for the Colombian paramilitary organization, the AUC, which plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed after Gibson Dunn uncovered explosive evidence that plaintiffs’ counsel had attempted to bribe a jailed paramilitary witness.

Joel Cohen is a litigation partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group, and a member of its Securities Litigation, Class Actions and Antitrust Practice Groups.  As a trial lawyer and former prosecutor, Mr. Cohen has been lead or co-lead counsel in 24 civil and criminal trials in federal and state courts.  He is equally comfortable in leading confidential investigations, managing crises or advocating in court proceedings.  His experience includes all aspects of FCPA/anticorruption issues, insider trading, securities and financial institution litigation, class actions, sanctions, money laundering and asset recovery, with a particular focus on international disputes and discovery.  Mr. Cohen was an advisor to the OECD in connection with the effort to prohibit corruption in international transactions, and was the first Department of Justice legal liaison advisor to the French Ministry of Justice.  In addition, he was the prosecutor of Jordan Belfort and Stratton Oakmont, which is the focus of “The Wolf of Wall Street” film by Martin Scorsese; and was featured in The American Lawyer’s 2016 award of “White Collar/Regulatory Law Firm of the Year” to Gibson Dunn for his Obus trial victory.  Noting that his client was “in awe” of his trial and cross examination skills, The American Lawyer linked the trial victory with the SEC’s decision days after the defense verdict to avoid jury trials and seek administrative actions in the future.

Rahim Moloo is an of counsel in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of Gibson Dunn’s International Arbitration, Energy and Infrastructure, and Transnational Litigation Practice Groups. He is recognized as a leader in the field of international arbitration. Law360 recently named Mr. Moloo as one of ten International Arbitration Rising Stars (under the age of 40) globally. Mr. Moloo’s practice focuses on assisting clients in resolving complex international disputes in the most effective and efficient way possible. He has extensive experience in international commercial arbitration, investor-state arbitration and arbitration-related litigation. He also advises clients on the structuring of foreign investments and matters of international law and sits as arbitrator in complex international cases. Mr. Moloo has experience across a number of industries, but especially in energy, mining, telecommunications, financial services, infrastructure, construction and consumer products.

Delyan Dimitrov is a senior associate in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of Gibson Dunn’s Transnational Litigation and International Arbitration Practice Groups. His practice focuses on transnational litigation, international arbitrations, and complex commercial disputes. Mr. Dimitrov has played a leading role in representing clients before the ICC and JAMS, in U.S. enforcement proceedings of international arbitral awards and confirmation of foreign judgments in New York. He was also part of the Gibson Dunn team that secured an attachment order worth hundreds of millions of dollars from a U.S. federal court in a dispute regarding the enforcement of four Russian arbitral awards that had been annulled at the seat of the arbitration. Mr. Dimitrov is a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School, where he teaches a legal practice workshop for international moot courts. He regularly publishes in international arbitration treatises and journals. His recent article on electronic discovery in international arbitration will be published in 2017 in Kluwer Law’s treatise International Arbitration in the United States.

MCLE CREDIT INFORMATION:

This program has been approved for credit in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.5 credit hours, of which 1.50 credit hours may be applied toward the areas of professional practice requirement.  This course is approved for non-transitional credit only.

Attorneys seeking New York credit must obtain an Affirmation Form prior to watching the archived version of this webcast.  Please contact Jeanine McKeown (National Training Administrator), at 213-229-7140 or jmckeown@gibsondunn.com  to request the MCLE form.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.5 hours.

California attorneys may claim “self-study” credit for viewing the archived version of this webcast.  No certificate of attendance is required for California “self-study” credit.