White Collar Crime: Managing Risk and Navigating Investigations

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 62 minutes
Recorded Date: October 18, 2019
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  • Anticipating and Mitigation Risk
  • Responding to a Government Investigation
  • Cooperating with the Government
  • Cross-Border Issues
Runtime: 1 hour and 2 minutes
Recorded: October 18, 2019


Whether its a civil enforcement action, criminal investigation, a cross-boarder fraud case, or another variety of white collar crime a GCs ability to navigate and manage these accusations is business critical. However, white-collar investigations and regulations have evolved vastly over recent years due to expanded government resources and more developed techniques along with increased agency collaboration. Therefore, GCs need to continuously evolve and develop strategies to better protect their organizations.

This program was recorded as part of ALM & Corporate Counsel's 2019 Women, Influence, and Power in Law Conference on October 18th, 2019.

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Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference


Rebecca Ricigliano

Crowell & Moring, LLP

Rebecca Monck Ricigliano is a partner in the White Collar and Regulatory Enforcement Group in New York, and a member of the group's Steering Committee. Rebecca is an experienced trial and investigations lawyer, who served as a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York and as the second highest ranking executive at the New Jersey Attorney General's office. She conducts internal investigations for foreign and domestic clients and represents individuals and companies in grand jury and regulatory investigations, criminal trials, and civil enforcement actions.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Rebecca served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where she held various supervisory positions including Chief of the Narcotics Unit and Senior Trial Counsel in the Public Corruption Unit. She was also a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force. At SDNY, Rebecca first-chaired several jury trials and briefed and argued multiple cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She successfully tried a highprofile accounting and securities fraud case against the former CEO and CFO of a major drug store chain.

Rebecca also led investigations and prosecutions of members and associates of foreign terrorist organizations for material support and hostage taking, and high-ranking cartel members for narcotics and money laundering offenses. Rebecca led the 2013 Medicaid fraud investigation and prosecution of 49 then-current and former Russian diplomats, and conducted an investigation of campaign financing violations related to a United States Senate race. Rebecca has been recognized by her colleagues for her efforts, receiving the Federal Drug Agents Foundation True American Hero Award and the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency Investigations Award for Excellence.

Rebecca also served as the First Assistant Attorney General of New Jersey, where she supervised complex criminal investigations and prosecutions and affirmative Consumer Fraud and False Claims Act cases. She regularly provided strategic legal and policy counsel to the Attorney General and the Division of Consumer Affairs, the Division of Criminal Justice, and the New Jersey State Police.

Prior to her government service, Rebecca was an associate at one of New York’s leading white collar criminal defense law firms, where she was a member of the defense team that represented Martha Stewart.

Paula Tuffin

Chief Compliance Officer & General Counsel
Better Mortgage Corporation

Paula Tuffin is the Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel at Better Mortgage Corporation.

Stephanie Accuosti

Associate General Counsel

Stephanie Accuosti holds a B.S. from Cornell University and a J.D. from The University of Virginia School of Law, where she was inducted into the Order of the Coif. S

he began her career in private practice, focusing on white collar and labor and employment at the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Stephanie was a key member of the Gibson Dunn defense team for Weatherford International, a publicly traded, multinational company in the oilfield services industry. Shortly after Weatherford’s $250 million FCPA and trade violations settlement with the Departments of Justice, Commerce, and Treasury, and the Securities and Exchange Commission, she began working in Weatherford’s Office of Global Compliance as Investigations Group Counsel.

Stephanie currently is Special Projects Counsel and a member of the Compliance Leadership Team. In addition to conducting investigations and leading compliance involvement in enterprise projects, she also manages the Company’s anti-corruption compliance post-settlement responsibilities, including those associated with its Independent Compliance Monitor.

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