Webcast – Challenges in Compliance and Corporate Governance – 2016

January 20, 2016

​The rise of international enforcement efforts and sanctions, the intensifying impact of cyber breaches, the evolution of shareholder activism, and the growing complexity of regulatory requirements are all examples of the expansive array of challenges facing today’s compliance professionals. Join our experienced cybersecurity, corporate governance, international trade, white collar defense and investigations, and antitrust panelists as they discuss practical approaches for navigating today’s uncertain landscape and building a robust compliance program.

Topics discussed include:

  • Practical Recommendations for Addressing Top Areas of Compliance Risk and Uncertainty
  • Cyber-Risk Trends and Developments
  • 2015 Details on SEC and DOJ Enforcement
  • Economic and Trade Sanctions Key Developments
  • Antitrust Statistics and Trends
  • FCPA, FCA, CFPB, and CFTC Statistics and Trends
  • International Regulation and Enforcement Trends
  • Key Tips for Improving International Compliance
  • Update on Key Governance Issues and Regulatory Requirements

Who should view this program:
In-house counsel, directors, senior executives, finance and audit staff, corporate governance and compliance officers, corporate secretaries and others responsible for public company compliance.

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F. Joseph Warin — Co-Chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations practice and former Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C. Ranked for several years as a leading FCPA, white collar criminal defense, securities regulation and enforcement attorney by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers.  In 2015 and 2016, selected by Chambers Latin America as a top tier lawyer, Latin America-wide, in Fraud & Corporate Investigations.  Received the Chambers USA Award for Excellence in 2014 in the category of Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations.  In 2015, named to Who’s Who Legal and Global Investigations Review list of World’s Ten-Most Highly Regarded Investigations Lawyers.  Areas of expertise include white collar crime and securities enforcement, including FCPA investigations, False Claims Act cases, special committee representations, compliance counseling, and complex civil litigation. Has conducted FCPA investigations relating to business in 35 countries and is the only person to have served as the FCPA compliance monitor, or U.S. counsel to the FCPA compliance monitor, in three different FCPA monitorships. Routinely represents global companies, advising them on anti-corruption compliance, with a special focus on matters involving China and the Far East.


Lori Zyskowski — Partner in Gibson Dunn’s New York office. Ms. Zyskowski is an experienced securities regulation and corporate governance practitioner, with a focus on SEC compliance and disclosure issues, corporate governance best practices, and state corporate laws. She formerly served as Executive Counsel, Corporate, Securities & Finance at the General Electric Company, where she advised GE’s board of directors and senior management on corporate governance and securities law issues. Ms. Zyskowski was responsible for outreach to institutional investors on governance and executive compensation issues and overseeing the company’s review and response to shareholder proposals. She oversaw the company’s periodic reporting, proxy statement and other SEC and NYSE filings, and advised on mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and financial services regulatory matters. Ms. Zyskowski also served as Corporate and Securities Counsel and Assistant Secretary at Pitney Bowes and as Assistant General Counsel, Securities at MeadWestvaco.

Scott D. Hammond — Co-Chair of the firm’s Antitrust and Competition practice and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Enforcement in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. Between 2005-2013, oversaw all of the Department of Justice’s domestic and international criminal antitrust investigations and litigation nationwide and was the principal point of contact for cartel matters with senior competition officials abroad. Expertise with the policies, practices and strategies of the US DOJ as well as competition authorities around the world, with a special focus on matters involving Asia and Latin America. Currently assisting clients in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America to avoid, mitigate and defend against exposure to cartel sanctions. Since joining private practice in 2014, Scott has been named a 2016 “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 in the field of Antitrust Law, featured in Global Competition Review’s International Who’s Who: Competition Lawyers, and named a “Regulatory & Compliance Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal for his role in developing and overseeing the Antitrust Division’s Corporate Leniency Program while leading its criminal enforcement program.

Alexander H. Southwell — Co-Chair of the firm’s Privacy, Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection practice and former Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Named a Law360 “MVP” in Privacy for 2015 – one of five “elite attorneys” recognized – for his “successes in high-stakes litigation”; ranked as an up and comer in White Collar Litigation by Chambers USA; honored in the 2014 editions of Benchmark Litigation as a future star and Best Lawyers in America as a leading lawyer for White Collar Criminal Defense. Represents corporate executives, individuals, corporations and boards in connection with white collar criminal investigations and prosecutions by federal and state prosecutors as well as related civil investigations by a wide range of regulators. Also has significant experience in conducting internal corporate investigations and compliance monitoring.

Adam M. Smith — Of counsel in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and former Senior Advisor to the Director of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and Director for Multilateral Affairs on the National Security Council. Played a primary role at OFAC, including briefing Congressional and private sector leadership on sanctions matters, shaping new Executive Orders, regulations, and policy guidance for both strengthening sanctions (Russia and Syria) and easing measures (Burma and Cuba), and advising on enforcement actions following sanctions violations. Also travelled extensively in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and the Americas conducting outreach with governments and private sector actors on sanctions, risk, and compliance. Practice focuses on international trade compliance and white collar investigations, including with respect to federal and state economic sanctions enforcement, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, embargoes, and export controls.

Sarah E. Fortt — Washington, D.C. Associate in the firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits practice groups. Has advised public companies and their boards of directors on a wide array of matters, including corporate governance best practices, executive compensation-related matters, Securities and Exchange Commission reporting and exchange requirements and shareholder proposal matters.