Symposium on International Law and Global Markets:

Compliance, Cyber-Security, Competition Law and the Impact of the Trump Administration

- in Plano, Texas, USA

The Center for American and International Law
5201 Democracy Drive
Plano, Texas 75024

Registration Open

Credits:MCLE credit available

Overview

Join lawyers from more than 20 countries for a practical look at legal issues that impact international business.

The faculty and audience will include both in-house counsel and private practitioners. For more information and to register, click here.

Among the topics:

  • Compliance Trends – and Future Trends?
  • Compliance – Shifting Sands and the New Dynamics of Voluntary Disclosure, “Cooperation”, and Multi-Jurisdictional Enforcement
  • The U.S. and Mexico – Walls and Bridges
  • Cuba – New Beginnings?
  • Cyber Security – Understanding the Threat
  • Cyber Security – Disclosure Requirements and Risk Management
  • Competition Law Update

This year’s program will include the presentation of the Robert G. Storey International Award for Leadership to Mohamed Ameermia Shafie, a 2001 participant in the Academy of American and International Law and a member of South Africa’s Human Rights Commission

Schedule

Monday, June 12

8:50 am


Welcoming remarks

  • Susan Karamanian, Associate Dean for International & Comparative Legal Studies, George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.
  • Richard Thurston, Counsel, Duane Morris LLP, New York, NY and Former General Counsel, Taiwan Semiconductor

9:00 am


Around the World – Hot Topics in International Law

Selected participants from the Academy of American and international Law will discuss key issues affecting international lawyers in their countries.

Moderator: Andreas Lohbeck, CMS Hasche Sigle, Stuttgart, Germany

9:40 am


An Update on Competition Law

  • Ernesto Duhne B., Santamarina Y Steta, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Emerico de Guzman, ACCRALAW, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Philippines

10:00 am


Break

10:15 am


The Cuban Market and the Story of American Airlines

This session will address the current investment environment in Cuba viewed through the perspective of American Airlines’ recent investment. The discussion will touch on a variety of areas relevant for foreign investors including corporate, tax, regulatory, labor, and commercial issues. Other areas such as political risk and US sanction policies will also be addressed.

Moderator: Larry B. Pascal, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Dallas, TX

11:15 am


Cybersecurity Law Primer: An Introduction to the Game, the Players, and the Rules!

In this discussion for those new(ish) to the field, we will cover what the bad guys are doing and how (i.e., common “attack vectors”), and how the government, private litigants and companies have responded. And along the way, we will increase our cybersecurity vocabulary by explaining a variety of concepts, from “phishing” to “authentication controls” and many in between.

  • Richard J. (Jay) Johnson, Jones Day, Dallas, Texas

12:15 pm


Keynote Presentation – Global Compliance and Ethics Luncheon

  • Randall Ebner, General Counsel, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Irving, TX

Presentation of the Robert G. Storey International Award for Leadership to Mohamed Ameermia Shafie, 2001 Alumnus of the Academy of American and International Law and a Member of the Human Rights Commission of South Africa.

  • Remarks by Commissioner Ameermia, the Storey Award Recipient

2:00 pm


Cybersecurity – Handling a Crisis

This will be a “hands on” session where attendees will work in groups through a cyber incident involving a global multinational company with operations in the US, Europe and Asia. Facilitated by an all-star cast of cyber security experts, the participants will work on managing, minimizing and remediating risks arising from the incident. We will debrief the session with an eye towards preparedness for future incidents.

Moderator: Mark Michels, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP, San Jose, CA

  • Alex de Alvarez, Fluor Corporation, Dallas, TX
  • Jeffrey Drummond, Jackson Walker, Dallas, TX
  • Richard J. (Jay) Johnson, Jones Day, Dallas, Texas
  • Natasha Kohne, Akin Gump, San Francisco, CA
  • Micah Skidmore, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Dallas, TX
  • Richard Thurston, Counsel, Duane Morris LLP, New York, NY and Former General Counsel, Taiwan Semiconductor

4:15 pm


Break

4:30 pm


Mexico Legal and Business Environment and President Trump’s Administration: A Perspective from Mexico

  • Carlos Velasquez, Basham, Ringe Y Correa S.C., Querétaro, Qro., Mexico
  • Rodrigo Gardner, Basham, Ringe Y Correa S.C., Querétaro, Qro., Mexico

5:15 pm


Recess

5:15 pm


Reception

Tuesday, June 13

9:00 am


Shifting Sands in Compliance

Focusing on ways to build an effective ethics and compliance program, this panel will address multi-jurisdictional dynamics in regulatory enforcement and compliance requirements. It will explore the compliance challenges, cultural challenges, enforcement challenges and legal challenges in creating and administering effective multi-jurisdictional compliance programs. Joint Ventures present special challenges, as do the extra-ordinary extra-territorial reach of US export laws and the many recent publications from BIS, the DOJ, the EU and others on what will be considered an effective compliance program. What must the international business lawyer know to adequately counsel clients?

Moderator: Dana Nahlen, Assistant General Counsel, FIS, Dallas, TX

  • Alexandra Schluck-Amendmark, CMS Hasche Sigle, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Alejandro Ortiz, SMPS Legal, Dallas, TX
  • Joe Vicario, Sr. Counsel - Trade Regulation, Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX

10:30 am


FCPA Compliance – Recent Developments and What Lies Ahead?

Other than accounting provisions that are applicable to "issuers," the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act imposes no requirements and sets no standards with respect to corporate compliance programs. Nonetheless, FCPA compliance benchmarks continue to evolve, as enforcement agencies decide whether companies' compliance programs entitle them to mitigation, require that companies entering into settlements adopt specific compliance program elements, charge Independent Compliance Monitors with certifying whether company compliance programs are reasonably designed to prevent violations, and, most recently, issue detailed guidance on how DoJ will evaluate corporate compliance programs. Developments such as these continue to ratchet up both government expectations and notions of "best practices."

Will this trend continue? Could it be reversed? Might different trends emerge? A new Administration with senior officials who have been critical of the FCPA has generated speculation about future FCPA enforcement and compliance standards. It has even caused some to resurrect earlier calls for an FCPA "compliance defense." This panel will discuss the latest developments in FCPA compliance and share their speculation about what may lie ahead.

Moderator: Homer Moyer, Miller & Chevalier Chartered, Washington, D.C.

  • Moira Huggard Caine, TozziniFreire Advogados, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Scott Sullivan, Vice President - Ethics, Compliance & Legal, Flowserve, Irving, TX

11:45 am


Concluding Comments

  • Susan Karamanian
  • Andreas Lohbeck
  • Richard Thurston

Overnight Accommodations

The cost of housing is not included in tuition. However, rooms (in limited number) have been reserved at the Plano Marriott At Legacy Town Center, 7121 Bishop Road, Plano, TX 75024. Rooms are available the nights of 6/11/17 through 6/13/17 for the event and dates outside this stay are priced based on hotel availability. Registrants should call 1.800.228.9290 and advise that they are attending the “SWIICL Symposium” to receive a reduced rate of $199 + tax. The last day to obtain this special rate is May 20, 2017.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Gold Level - $5,000 each

  • Recognition in emails sent to thousands of interested counsel and business leaders
  • Recognition on the program website
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed on the program poster
  • Recognition at the program
  • 5 complimentary registrants at the program

Silver Level - $2,500 each

  • Recognition in emails sent to thousands of interested counsel and business leaders
  • Recognition on the program website
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed on the program poster
  • Recognition at the program
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the program

Other Information

Nondiscriminatory Policy

The Center for American and International Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status in educational activities, scholarship programs or admissions.

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