February 4, 2021
President-elect Joseph Biden’s public statements and pick for Attorney General suggest that the U.S. Department of Justice, under a Biden-Harris administration, will focus additional resources on criminal and civil corporate enforcement. Please join our panelists, including two white collar practice group co-chairs and two key members of the firm’s global White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group, in a discussion of recent cases, current Department of Justice policies, and the expected landscape of U.S. white collar enforcement in the upcoming year in the areas of sanctions/export controls, anti-money laundering and healthcare fraud.
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Nicola Hanna is a partner in the Los Angeles office and co-chair of the firm’s global White Collar Defense and Investigations practice. Mr. Hanna previously served as the presidentially appointed and Senate-confirmed United States Attorney for the Central District of California for three years. In this role, he was the chief federal law enforcement officer for the Los Angeles-based district, the largest Department of Justice office outside of Washington, D.C., and oversaw approximately 280 Assistant U.S. Attorneys. Under his leadership, the Central District brought and litigated some of the most impactful cases in the country and recovered nearly $4.5 billion in criminal penalties, civil recoveries, forfeited assets, and restitution. During his tenure as U.S. Attorney, Mr. Hanna served as the Chair of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee’s White Collar Fraud Subcommittee. He also was a member of the Department of Justice Corporate Enforcement and Accountability Working Group, and one of two U.S. Attorneys on the Task Force on Market Integrity and Consumer Fraud chaired by the Deputy Attorney General.
F. Joseph Warin is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office and co-chair of the firm’s global White Collar Defense and Investigations practice. He also is chair of the Washington, D.C. office’s 200-person Litigation Department. Mr. Warin has handled cases and investigations in more than 40 states and dozens of countries involving federal regulatory inquiries, criminal investigations and cross-border inquiries by international enforcers and government regulators. He is ranked annually in the top-tier by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, and Chambers Latin America for his FCPA, fraud and corporate investigations experience.
John D. W. Partridge, a Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s FDA and Health Care Practice Group, focuses on white collar defense, internal investigations, regulatory inquiries, and complex commercial litigation for companies in the life sciences and health care industry, among others. He has particular experience with the Anti-Kickback Statute, the False Claims Act, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He also regularly counsels major corporations regarding their international anti-corruption and domestic fraud and abuse compliance programs.
Courtney M. Brown is a senior associate in Gibson Dunn’s Washington, D.C. office, where she practices primarily in the areas of white collar criminal defense and corporate compliance. Ms. Brown has experience representing and advising multinational corporate clients and boards of directors in internal and government investigations on a wide range of topics, including anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, healthcare fraud, sanctions, securities, and tax. She has participated in two government-mandated FCPA compliance monitorships and conducted compliance trainings for in-house counsel and employees.
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