October 29, 2008

Jenner & Block Partner Andrew Weissmann will speak at the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform’s “9th Annual Legal Reform Summit,” to be held October 29 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC.

Mr. Weissmann along with Partner Richard F. Ziegler and Associates Joseph J. McFadden and Luke P. McLoughlin, wrote a white paper for the ILR on a proposed reform of the current federal legal regime governing corporate criminal liability in America. The conference will examine this new research as well as a variety of topics including: the public’s stake in preserving pre-dispute arbitration provisions in contacts; parameters of federal preemption; the challenge of discovery abuse in federal and state court; and the emergence of alliances between U.S. plaintiff lawyers and foreign NGOs.

Mr. Weissmann, the former Enron Task Force Director and former Chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, was recently selected by a panel of top ethics experts as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics by Ethisphere magazine. 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.

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