Eventos - USA

16/04/2009

Cross-Border Fraud Cases and their Effects in the U.S. and Brazil

 

 

 

 
CROSS-BORDER FRAUD CASES AND THEIR EFFECTS IN THE U.S. AND BRAZIL
Massive financial fraud cases with an international dimension are much in the news. This seminar will discuss the implications of these cases for markets and investors, with particular attention to the Madoff fraud as a case study. The first two panels will outline the legal issues and litigation developments affecting both direct and indirect investors in entities that have proven to be fraudulent. The last panel will analyze the prospects for new measures - civil and criminal, regulatory and enforcement - that might be taken, particularly in the U.S., to curb such frauds in the future.


Panel 1. THE RECENT FRAUD CASES AND THE EMERGING LITIGATION LANDSCAPE IN THE U.S.

Panel 2. IMPACT ON THE BRAZILIAN MARKET; THE SEARCH FOR REMEDIES AND OTHER ISSUES AFFECTING DIRECT AND INDIRECT INVESTORS

Panel 3. NEW REGULATORY AND ENFORCEMENT MEASURES IN THE U.S.


Speakers:

Paul R. Berger - A litigation partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Mr. Berger focuses his practice on securities litigation, enforcement and white-collar criminal defense matters. He is recognized as a leading lawyer by Legal 500 U.S. (2008) and Chambers U.S.A. (2008), with the latter praising him for his "encyclopedic knowledge of FCPA regulations and experience with anti-bribery laws." Prior to joining Debevoise, Mr. Berger was an Associate Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Enforcement.

Jeremy Feigelson - A litigation partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Mr. Feigelson's practice focuses on media and intellectual property litigation and counseling; white-collar and regulatory matters, including defense of government investigations and conduct of internal investigations; and complex commercial and securities litigation and employment litigation. He regularly represents Brazilian clients.

Michael J. Gillespie - A corporate partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Mr. Gillespie is a member of the firm's Management Committee and Co-Chair of the firm's Latin America Group. He handles complex cross-border M&A and other transactions for clients in the U.S. and throughout the world. Within Latin America, Mr. Gillespie has been especially active in Brazil, where he has handled numerous transactions for over more than 15 years.

Otto Eduardo Fonseca de Albuquerque Lobo - A partner at Motta Fernandes, Rocha Advogados, Mr. Lobo is a frequent speaker and the author of numerous articles on corporate and bankruptcy matters. He is also the Brazilian representative to the International Chamber of Commerce - Commercial Crime Services - Fraudnet, one of the world's leading networks of law firms specializing in white-collar crime. Mr. Lobo is a professor of commercial law at the Law School of the Fundação Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro and also teaches a graduate course at the Law School of the Pontifical University of Rio de Janeiro.


Date: April 16, 2009 (Thursday)
Time: Registration: 6:00 p.m.
          Presentations and Q&A: 6:30 p.m.
          Reception to Follow
Location: Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
                919 Third Avenue (at 55th Street)
                35th Floor Conference Center
Video Conference: The seminar will have video conference with Rio de Janeiro.
                               Please contact us for more information.

Event Coordinators:
  • Luis Peyser, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Andre A. C. Abbud, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
IBRADEMP Coordinators:
  • Marcello Hallake, Partner, Thompson & Knight LLP
  • Marcio Mello Silva Baptista, Partner, TozziniFreire Advogados
  • Beatriz Franco, Executive Director, Capital Markets, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Fernando Szterling, Associate, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Free Registration


RSVP and information: ibradempny@ibrademp.org.br
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