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Jenner & Block Partner David A. Savner will speak on "Ethics and Internal Investigations: Practical Ethics Advice for Staying on the Right Side of the Investigation Table" at a luncheon program hosted by The Corporate Counsel Committee, chaired by Of Counsel Iris E. Bennett, along with the Corporate Governance Committee of the Corporation, Finance, and Securities Law Section of the D.C. Bar. The program will be held at Jenner & Block in Washington, DC from noon-1:30 p.m. on May 12, 2010. Lunch will be provided.
Mr. Savner will be joined by: Charles Connolly, deputy chief, Financial Crimes and Public Corruption Unit, U.S. Attorney's Office, E.D. of Virginia; Laura Miller, partner and practice group leader, Corporate Integrity, Nixon Peabody LLP; and Judy Hetherton, senior assistant bar counsel, DC Office of Bar Counsel in a panel discussion moderated by Jenner & Block Associate Michael A. Hoffman. The panelists' discussion topics will include, from the defense perspective, advising a client’s employees on interviews with government agents and addressing ongoing business operations that could be tainted by the underlying fraud or criminal activity. From the prosecutorial perspective, they will address the attorney-client privilege of defendants and their counsel and the ethical use of grand jury procedures.
David A. Savner is a partner in Jenner & Block’s Chicago office and is a member of the Firm’s Corporate Practice. Mr. Savner is the former Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary for leading global defense contractor General Dynamics. During his nearly 12 years of service as the chief legal officer for the company, Mr. Savner led a worldwide legal department of approximately 80 attorneys and was instrumental in helping to transform the company from a $4 billion enterprise into a $31 billion global leader in the defense industry.
Michael A. Hoffman is an associate in Jenner & Block’s Washington, DC office and is a member of the Firm’s Litigation Department. Mr. Hoffman has represented corporations in Foreign Corrupt Practice Act and SEC investigations, as well as in other white collar criminal defense matters. He also maintains an active civil practice at the trial and appellate level.
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