March 11, 2010

Jenner &  Block  Partner Andrew Weissmann will be a panelist along with Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, in a Federal Bar Council program titled, “Standards for Corporate Criminal Liability,” being held on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at the Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse in New York, NY. The program will focus on the recent highly publicized prosecutions of corporations and other business organizations, such as Arthur Andersen and KPMG,  that have raised the question of what standards ought to be imposed for corporate criminal liability.  The program will be moderated by the Honorable Gerard E. Lynch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Mr. Weissmann will discuss the following topics: what the rules are for corporate criminal liability; how the Justice Department exercises its discretion in enforcing those rules; efforts by the corporate community to have them changed; and whether Congress and/or the Courts ought to modify them. 

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 winning in an auction rate securities case the largest FINRA arbitration award ever.

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