ACI's International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

American Conference Institute

Conference | November.28.2017 - December.01.2017

Gaylord National Resort, National Harbor, MD

Widely regarded as the flagship conference for professionals across the globe, ACI's annual FCPA conference in Washington, D.C. will bring together key stakeholders from the anti-corruption community, including government officials, highly respected industry executives and private practitioners involved in the most high-profile enforcement matters to date. Please join Orrick for this worthwhile opportunity to interface with FCPA experts.

Orrick Partners Billy Jacobson and Guy Singer will be panelists in this year's conference: Billy will be participating in Moot Court, and Guy will be joining panelists to discuss "FCPA & Data Privacy "Pickles": Case Studies on Resolving Complex, Sensitive Privacy Issues Affecting Internal and Government Corruption Investigations."

The conference features a variety of formats, including plenary sessions, keynote addresses, roundtables and interviews, as well as:

  • Benchmarking with a focus on Anti-Corruption Compliance Programs
  • Updates on FCPA Compliance and Enforcement Under the Trump Administration
  • New Country Risks and Compliance Exchanges

CLE Credits Available: Y

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Practice:

  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • White Collar
  • Trials
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure

William Jacobson Partner White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance, White Collar

Washington, D.C.

Billy is a highly experienced white collar lawyer and first chair trial litigator having tried many cases, including complex white collar matters.

He has served as general counsel, chief compliance officer, federal prosecutor and government-appointed monitor. His experience serving in different capacities for the Department of Justice (DOJ), particularly the Fraud Section’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement unit, allows him to provide clients significant insight into the processes and decision making of the DOJ. Billy, along with his partner Guy Singer, currently serves as an independent compliance monitor of a large multi-national petrochemical company, appointed by the DOJ and SEC. He regularly counsels clients facing sanctions proceedings brought by Multi-Lateral Development Banks such as the World Bank and African Development Bank. Billy is also considered a thought leader in the industry having spoken extensively on compliance and investigative topics.

Billy served for five and a half years as Senior Vice President, Co-General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Weatherford International Ltd., one of the world’s largest multinational oil and natural gas service companies. While there, he aided the company in establishing what is widely recognized as a best-in-class compliance program. Further, he supervised a litigation and regulatory docket of more than 1,000 cases around the world, including shareholder suits, complex commercial disputes, International Arbitration, employment matters, intellectual property, property damage and personal injury. This included guiding Weatherford through its response to the Deepwater Horizon incident in 2010 and various shareholder lawsuits.

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Practice:

  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • Corporate
  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Trials
  • White Collar

Guy Singer Partner White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance, Corporate

New York; Washington, D.C.

Guy Singer is a partner in the New York office and a member of the White Collar and Criminal Investigations group. Guy also maintains an office in the Washington, D.C., office. His practice focuses on litigation with an emphasis on white collar crime and corporate compliance matters.

He has provided significant representation with respect to internal and government investigations involving alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), criminal antitrust investigations and prosecutions, earnings management and other types of corporate fraud.

Guy is a former trial attorney in the Department of Justice's Criminal Division, Fraud Section. While at the Department of Justice, he investigated and prosecuted white collar crime and public corruption throughout the United States, from grand jury through trials, including allegations of bribery, bank fraud, money laundering, securities fraud, obstruction of justice, mail/wire fraud, honest-services fraud and violations of the FCPA and Internal Revenue Code. Guy was lead prosecutor in the case against Jack Abramoff, which resulted in multiple convictions including a U.S. Congressman and other high-level officials. During his tenure with the Department of Justice, he received numerous commendations and recognition from federal and state law enforcement agencies for his work. He previously focused on public corruption and organized crime matters while an Assistant State Attorney at the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office, as well as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Florida.