October 18, 2021

Volume XI, Number 291

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2021 Latin American Compliance Conference - Day 1

Join us virtually for our second annual Latin American Compliance Conference. During this two-day webinar series, attendees will hear from McDermott White Collar litigators and compliance specialists, as well as industry and accountant experts as they cover current regional and international trends. Topics will include anti-corruption and anti-money laundering (AML) programs, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), regulatory and enforcement developments and transactions trends. The speakers will also provide valuable insights on how to design and implement corporate compliance programs to mitigate risk.  The webinar will also provide practical insights on M&A transactions including DOJ updates and the real world impact of an investigation such as the FIFA prosecution on South American companies.

Day 1 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EDT

During the first half hour of this 90-minute session, McDermott partner Sarah Walters (former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief of the Economic Crimes Unit for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts) and Pamela Egleston, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Solum Partners, will set the table with an overview of how U.S. investors can effectively partner with Latin American businesses and develop strong anti-corruption programs that also incorporate environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) concepts that are at the top of mind for regulators.  In the second half of the presentation, attendees will hear important updates on the nuanced coordination between agencies and insights from the recent Biden Administration and National Security Agency memos. Also joining the conversation is accounting expert, Glenn Pomerantz, CPA, CFE, Partner, Global Forensics Leader at BDO and McDermott partners Ted Diskant (former Chief of the Public Corruption Unit for SDNY) and Mike Stanek to discuss major developments in AML and FCPA enforcement and their impact across Latin America.

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