Webcast: Corporate Compliance and Sentencing Guidelines

November 16, 2020

Please join our distinguished panelists for a discussion about the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and how they apply in corporate enforcement actions. They will discuss issues arising in white collar matters and strategies that can impact the calculation of the Sentencing Guidelines fine range, including gain from the offense, corporate recidivism, and cooperation, among other issues. Another area of focus will be how the Guidelines address corporate compliance programs and how organizations can position themselves for maximum credit.

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Stephanie L. Brooker is co-chair of Gibson Dunn’s Financial Institutions Practice Group and member of the White Collar Group. She is the former Director of the Enforcement Division at FinCEN, and previously served as the Chief of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and as a DOJ trial attorney for several years. Ms. Brooker represents multi-national companies and individuals in internal corporate investigations and DOJ, SEC, and other government agency enforcement actions involving, for example, matters involving BSA/AML; sanctions; anti-corruption; securities, tax, and wire fraud; whistleblower complaints; and “me-too” issues.  Her practice also includes BSA/AML compliance counseling and due diligence and significant criminal and civil asset forfeiture matters. Ms. Brooker has been named a Global Investigations Review “Top 100 Women in Investigations” and National Law Journal White Collar Trailblazer.

David Debold is a partner in the Washington D.C. office, where he practices in the Litigation Department, and is a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Groups. Mr. Debold’s white collar and regulatory matters include: major SEC enforcement actions and investigations involving accounting irregularities, investigations and regulatory actions by FINRA and the PCAOB; and federal criminal investigations and prosecutions involving a number of federal offenses in the environmental, tax, mortgage loan fraud, securities fraud, stock options backdating, money laundering, and antitrust areas.

Michael S. Diamant is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group. He also serves on the firm’s Finance Committee. His practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and corporate compliance. Mr. Diamant has broad white collar defense experience representing corporations and corporate executives facing criminal and regulatory charges. He has represented clients in an array of matters, including accounting and securities fraud, antitrust violations, and environmental crimes, before law enforcement and regulators, like the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Diamant also regularly advises major corporations on the structure and effectiveness of their compliance programs.

Patrick F. Stokes is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office, where 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.

Christopher W.H. Sullivan is of counsel in the Washington D.C. office and a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group. Mr. Sullivan has significant experience representing clients in government investigations and compliance monitorships.  He has represented clients in a variety of areas, including False Claims Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and OFAC matters, before the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and other enforcement authorities.