June 11, 2009

Jenner & Block Partner Andrew Weissmann will co-chair a panel discussion at the 12th Transnational Crime Conference, sponsored by the International Bar Association, to be held June 11 - 13, 2009 at the InterContinental The Barclay in New York, NY. 

The discussion, titled “The Future of Corporate Criminal Liability in a Post-Economic Meltdown World,” will be held on Saturday, June 13.  Mr. Weissmann will co-chair a discussion regarding developments in corporate criminal liability in the US, UK and Europe against the background of the current global economic recession.  It will discuss proposed changes to the law in jurisdictions in the US, regarding arguments urging restriction of corporate criminal liability, and the UK, regarding the proposed new corporate offense of negligent failure to prevent bribery by an employee or agent.  The session will also address the latest law enforcement policy initiatives in light of recent settlements such as Siemens, Aon Ltd. and Balfour Beatty, as well as other topical issues including leniency, immunity, deferred prosecution agreements, financial penalties, the use of compliance/monitoring requirements and the exclusion from tendering for public contracts.

Mr. Weissmann is a co-chair of the Firm's White Collar Defense & Investigations practice.  He is a former Director of the Enron Task Force, Chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, and Special Counsel to the Director of the FBI.  An internationally-recognized white collar litigator, Mr. Weissmann’s practice concentrates on internal corporate compliance and investigations, including representation before the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and state and local authorities.  He has tried numerous criminal and civil cases, including recently winning in an auction rate security case the largest FINRA arbitration award ever.

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