Webcast: Challenges in Compliance and Corporate Governance

January 23, 2020

Join our distinguished panelists as they discuss significant 2019 developments in areas including antitrust, corporate governance, data privacy and cybersecurity, international trade, money laundering, securities fraud, and white collar defense and investigations. Our panelists also will suggest strategies for identifying key compliance risks and building a strong compliance program as we move into the new decade.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Global Enforcement and Regulatory Developments
  • Key Tips for Identifying and Addressing Top Areas of Compliance Risk
  • Practical Recommendations for Improving Corporate Compliance
  • DOJ and SEC Priorities, Policies, and Penalties
  • Update on Key Governance Issues and Regulatory Requirements

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Zainab Ahmad, a partner in New York, joined the firm after serving as Senior Assistant Special Counsel in Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller’s Office. She was previously Deputy Chief of the National Security and Cybercrime section at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York. Ms. Ahmad is a decorated former prosecutor who has received both of DOJ’s highest honors, the Attorney General’s Award and the FBI Director’s Award, and whose work prosecuting terrorists was profiled by The New Yorker magazine. Her practice focuses on white collar defense and investigations, including corruption, anti-money laundering, sanctions and FCPA issues. She also advises clients regarding data privacy and cybersecurity matters. Her practice is international and focuses on cross-border issues; she is fluent in Urdu and Hindi.

Stuart Delery, a partner in Washington, D.C., was the Acting Associate Attorney General, the No. 3 position in the Justice Department, where he oversaw the civil and criminal work of five litigating divisions — Antitrust, Civil, Tax, Civil Rights, and Environment and Natural Resources — as well as other components. His practice focuses on representing corporations and individuals in high-stakes litigation and investigations that involve the federal government across the spectrum of regulatory litigation and enforcement.

Michelle Kirschner, an English law partner in London, focuses her practice on advising a broad range of financial institutions on regulatory matters. She has extensive experience advising clients on systems and controls, market abuse, conduct of business and regulatory change management. She has also conducted internal investigations, in particular reviews of corporate governance and systems and controls in the context of EU and UK regulatory requirements and expectations.

Adam M. Smith, a partner in Washington, D.C., was the Senior Advisor to the Director of the U.S. Treasury Department’s OFAC and the Director for Multilateral Affairs on the National Security Council. His practice focuses on international trade compliance and white collar investigations, including with respect to federal and state economic sanctions enforcement, the FCPA, embargoes, and export controls. He routinely advises multi-national corporations regarding regulatory aspects of international business.

Lori Zyskowski, a partner in New York, is Co-Chair of the firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance practice. She was previously Executive Counsel, Corporate, Securities & Finance at GE.  She advises clients, including public companies and their boards of directors, on a wide variety of corporate governance and securities disclosure issues, and provides a unique perspective gained from over 12 years working in-house at S&P 500 corporations.


F. Joseph Warin, a partner in Washington, D.C., is Co-Chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations practice and former Assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C. Mr. Warin is consistently recognized annually in the top-tier by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, and Chambers Latin America for his FCPA, fraud and corporate investigations acumen.  In 2018 Mr. Warin was selected by Chambers USA as a “Star” in FCPA, and “a “Leading Lawyer” in the nation in Securities Regulation: Enforcement.  Global Investigations Review reported that Mr. Warin has now advised on more FCPA resolutions than any other lawyer since 2008.  Who’s Who Legal and Global Investigations Review named Mr. Warin to their 2016 list of World’s Ten-Most Highly Regarded Investigations Lawyers based on a survey of clients and peers, noting that he was one of the “most highly nominated practitioners,” and a “’favourite’ of audit and special committees of public companies.”  Mr. Warin has handled cases and investigations in more than 40 states and dozens of countries.  His credibility at DOJ and the SEC is unsurpassed among private practitioners — a reputation based in large part on his experience as the only person ever to serve as a compliance monitor or counsel to the compliance monitor in three separate FCPA monitorships, pursuant to settlements with the SEC and DOJ: Statoil ASA (2007-2009); Siemens AG (2009-2012); and Alliance One International (2011-2013).