September 30th, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
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.
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.
During the second day of our conference, attendees will hear insights from a Latin American industry expert, Heidy Duarte, Director – Advisory, Forensic Investigations and Litigation Services at BDO USA, as well as McDermott lawyers, Manuel Rajunov and Carlos Ortiz (former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Deputy and Acting Chief of the Criminal Division for the District of New Jersey), who will cover trends in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions, including the impact of the pandemic and how it continues to leave a mark on the way companies do business. Panelists will also provide their perspectives on transactional compliance and managing post-acquisition investigations, DOJ’s expectations, as well as practical tips on how to navigate remedies, recourses and outcomes. During the presentation, panelists will provide key first hand insights on the effects of M&A transactions on companies learned from their involvement in investigations such as the FIFA investigation.
We will also conduct a Q&A session with the speakers at the end of each session. Feel free to submit your questions in advance during registration.
Heidy Duarte | BDO
Pamela Egleston | Solum Partners
Glenn Pomerantz | BDO