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Jenner & Block Partner Thomas C. Newkirk will speak at one session and co-chair a workshop during the Thirty-First International Symposium on Economic Crime. On September 4, Tom will first offer his insights in a panel titled “Fraud and Abuse – The New Players in Town” and then help lead a workshop on current developments concerning U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the U.K, Bribery Act. Also on September 4, the firm is co-sponsoring the cocktail hour. The Symposium typically draws between 1,500 and 1,600 participants, including ministers, legislators, senior officials, diplomats, judges, regulators, law enforcement, intelligence and security officers, financial intermediaries, bankers, professional advisers, compliance and risk officers, and scholars from around the world. Titled “Fighting Economic Crime in the Modern World: The Role of the Private Sector – Partners and Problems,” the Symposium will be held from September 1-8 at Jesus College, University of Cambridge.
Tom is co-chair of the Securities Litigation Practice and a member of the Securities Practice and the Subprime Litigation Task Force. Before joining Jenner & Block, he was a senior official with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He represents companies and their leaders in confidential SEC investigations related to such issues as accounting, disclosure, insider trading, Foreign Corrupt Practices Actand related litigation.