The year 2020 was marked by robust FCPA enforcement and record-setting corporate fines and penalties. Join our panelists for an in-depth discussion of the FCPA and other domestic and international anti-corruption enforcement, litigation, and policy developments from 2020, as well as the trends we see from this activity.
F. Joseph Warin is Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn's global White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group, and he is chair of the Washington, D.C. office's 200-person Litigation Department. Mr. Warin is ranked annually in the top-tier by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, and Chambers Latin America for his FCPA, fraud and corporate investigations experience. Mr. Warin has handled cases and investigations in more than 40 states and dozens of countries involving federal regulatory inquiries, criminal investigations and cross-border inquiries by international enforcers, including UK's SFO and FCA, and government regulators in Germany, Switzerland, Hong Kong, and the Middle East. He has served as a compliance monitor or counsel to the compliance monitor in three separate FCPA monitorships, pursuant to settlements with the SEC and DOJ.
Patrick Stokes is a litigation partner in the Washington, D.C. office, where his practice focuses on internal corporate investigations and enforcement actions regarding corruption, securities fraud, and financial institutions fraud. Mr. Stokes is ranked nationally and globally by Chambers USA and Chambers Global as a leading attorney in FCPA. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Stokes headed the DOJ's FCPA Unit, managing the FCPA enforcement program and all criminal FCPA matters throughout the United States covering every significant business sector. Previously, he served as Co-Chief of the DOJ's Securities and Financial Fraud Unit.
John W.F. Chesley is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Chesley has been recognized repeatedly recognized for his white collar defense work by Global Investigations Review's "40 Under 40," as well as Law 360's "Rising Stars". He represents corporations, audit committees, and executives in internal investigations and before government agencies in matters involving the FCPA, procurement fraud, environmental crimes, securities violations, antitrust violations, and whistleblower claims. He also litigates government contracts disputes in federal courts and administrative tribunals.
Christopher W.H. Sullivan is of counsel in the Washington D.C. office and a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group. Mr. Sullivan has significant experience representing clients in government investigations and compliance monitorships, including FCPA, False Claims Act, and OFAC matters, before the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and other enforcement authorities. Mr. Sullivan held a leadership role in a major FCPA compliance monitorship, has counseled several companies in connection with navigating compliance monitorships, and he regularly conducts training for in-house compliance professionals.
Ella Alves Capone is a senior associate in the Washington, D.C. office, where she is a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations and Anti-Money Laundering practice groups. Her practice focuses primarily in the areas of white collar criminal defense, corporate compliance, and securities litigation. Ms. Capone regularly conducts internal investigations and advises multinational corporations and financial institutions, including major banks and casinos, on compliance with anti-corruption and anti-money laundering laws and regulations.
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