American Conference Institute
Speaking Engagement | May.22.2019 - May.23.2019InterContinental Hotel, São Paulo, Brazil
Please join Orrick at ACI’s 9th Brazil Summit on Anti-Corruption taking place May 22-23 at the InterContinental Hotel in São Paulo, where Orrick partners Billy Jacobson and Guy Singer will be presenting.
As Brazil’s premier anti-corruption event, this conference will connect the best and brightest experts and professionals across the anti-corruption spectrum – from CCOs to GCs to board members – to share experiences of cutting-edge risk mitigation strategies and compliance programs, and exploring the challenges of doing business in the region and in this political climate.
Billy will be speaking on the panel, “How Monitorships Are Evolving in Brazil and the United States: What Defines Success in the Eyes of the Authorities, the Company, and the Monitor,” on May 22 at 12:00 pm, in which a prosecutor and three active monitors will explain what, in their respective views, are key indicators for a monitorship’s successes and missteps.
Guy will be speaking on the panel, “New Collaboration Between the United States and Brazil: How the Agencies Work Together on Prosecutions of Companies and Individuals,” on May 23 at 2:00 pm, where prosecutors from the US and Brazil will engage in an exchange on their respective anti-corruption enforcement priorities and cross-border cooperation strategies.
Friends of Orrick receive a discount by mentioning code P15-999-ORRH19 at registration.
CLE Credits Available: Y
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.
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.