ABA Global White Collar Crime Institute to be held March 30-31 in Buenos Aires

Experts will examine the legal complexities of white collar crime in South America during the American Bar Association Fourth Global White Collar Crime Institute sponsored by the ABA Criminal Justice Section in Buenos Aires, March 30-31. Topics will include white collar sentencing, money laundering and asset recovery and trends in global cooperation and resolution.

Lisa Miller, deputy assistant attorney general for the Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, will deliver the opening keynote address at 9:15 a.m. Thursday. Santiago Otamendi, from the Superior Court of the City of Buenos Aires and former president of the Financial Action Task Force (Argentina), will speak at 9:10 a.m. Friday.

Program highlights include:

• “Meet the Enforcers” — Enforcement leaders from around the world will outline trends and priorities in their respective countries. Speakers include:

  - Elizabeth Howe, OBE. Former chief crown prosecutor, England and Wales; former general counsel, International Association of Prosecutors; and former president, International Legal Assistance Consortium, United Kingdom

  - Lisa H. Miller, deputy assistant attorney general, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

  - María Laura Roteta, federal prosecutor, Prosecutorial Unit on Economic Crimes and Money  Laundering, Buenos Aires, Argentina

• “A Comparative Examination of Sentencing in White Collar Cases” — Sentencing in white collar cases is a complex undertaking and various countries approach the issue differently. Experts will examine white collar sentencing procedures and trends in several countries, including Argentina and the United States.

• “Money Laundering, Asset Recovery and Crypto-Currencies” — Money laundering and asset recovery continue to be of great concern to global law enforcement. Crypto-currencies have increased the complexity of detecting and preventing money laundering and recovering assets in fraud cases. Leading experts will examine the interrelated challenges for law enforcement, corporations and compliance personnel related to money laundering, asset recovery and crypto.

• “Internal Investigations: Global Cooperation and Resolution Considerations” — International internal investigations are an important aspect of the global white collar criminal landscape. Experts will examine how the growth in cooperation between global law enforcement has changed corporate response to potential wrongdoing and how practitioners approach resolutions in the global context.

• “Procedural and Structural Difference Between Jurisdictions” — This panel affords participants the opportunity to hear from judges, practitioners and policy advisors regarding trends and priorities in their respective countries, including consideration of various procedural differences between systems. The panel includes a representative from the U.S. Department of Justice to discuss these considerations from a policy perspective.

• “Global Anti-Corruption Trends” — Anti-corruption initiatives continue to be top priorities for governments and enforcement entities around the globe. An expert panel will examine current trends in anti-corruption initiatives, investigations and prosecutions and how corporations and practitioners can identify and prevent corruption and defend clients when these allegations rise.

For additional information on the institute or the ABA Criminal Justice Section, visit www.americanbar.org/groups/criminal_justice.