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The Perfect Storm For White Collar Crime: Internal Fraud and Insider Trading In The Era Of COVID-19

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 50 minutes
Recorded Date: October 26, 2020
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  • Heightened Risk of Securities Fraud and Insider Trading
  • Impact on Litigation and Enforcement Activity
  • Heightened Risk of FCPA/Anti-Bribery Investigations and Prosecutions
  • Compliance Best Practices during Teleworking
  • Conducting Internal Investigations Remotely
  • Protecting Public Companies during the COVID Era
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: October 26, 2020


Unemployment in the US and globally has soared in the past weeks driven from economic crisis. Thinning employee ranks and the large scale roll out of remote working has inevitably driven an increase in the cases of internal fraud, insider trading and bribery. Historical data has further indicated that this will lead to the perfect storm. But, what does this mean for in house legal teams and how can they stay ahead of the challenges predicted for the remainder of 2020? White collar trends to have on the radar for 2020 Discover the latest regulatory updates and key case law How can you take measured steps to protect your business from insider trading and internal fraud Whistleblowing tools you should have implemented today. 

This program was recorded as part of Corporate Counsel's Women, Influence, and Power in Law Virtual Conference held on October 26th, 2020.

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Michelle L. Levin

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Michelle Levin has substantial experience counseling executives and companies in all phases of high-profile criminal investigations and prosecutions. She also serves as the managing partner of Steptoe's New York office.

Michelle represents companies and individuals in significant matters brought by criminal and regulatory agencies, including the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and New York State Department of Financial Services, involving securities and accounting fraud, antitrust matters, economic sanctions, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and other business crimes. Many of these matters resulted in no charges being filed.

She has also successfully conducted complex cross-border internal investigations. In her last five trials, Michelle defended individuals in a breadth of industries, including financial services, pharmaceutical, and retail. One of her recent trials resulted in a complete acquittal of all charges. Michelle's clients appreciate her ability to successfully and strategically guide them through all phases of investigations and prosecutions, bringing sound judgment and creativity to bear at each stage. Michelle has also litigated a wide range of civil proceedings, including securities class actions and complex contract disputes.

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Jessica Chan

Director, Government Regulatory Investigations and Litigation

Jessica Chan is the Director of Government and Regulatory Investigations & Litigation (“GRIL”) at Uber, where she handles government investigations and inquiries on behalf of the company.

Prior to joining Uber, Jessica was Senior Counsel in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement in San Francisco. Jessica began her legal career as an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Covington & Burling, with a focus on white collar crime and SEC enforcement.

She also completed a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Shira A. Scheindlin of the Southern District of New York. Jessica received her J.D. from New York University School of Law and her B.A. from Yale University.

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Kataryna DeLisle

Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs
National Geographic Partners

Kataryna DeLisle is a Senior Vice President, in charge of Business and Legal Affairs. She is an experienced in-house counsel with a demonstrated history of working in the news media industry advising clients in diverse set of areas, including legal compliance, litigation, intellectual property, and First Amendment.

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