July 30 | Best Practice Forum | Q&A with the DoJ
This event is now available on-demand. You can purchase registration to this event, watch the full recorded session and earn CEUs.
In recent days, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) has released new versions of two critical documents – the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs, and A Resource Guide to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Join us for a virtual discussion about these updates with DoJ’s newly appointed Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian Rabbitt. Following this discussion, a panel of experts will weigh in on the updates and what they mean, including insight from Charles Duross, a principal author for the First Edition of the DoJ FCPA Resource Guide.
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Brian RabbittActing Assistant Attorney General, US Department of Justice, Criminal Division
Brian Rabbitt is the Acting Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division. In that role, Brian supervises more than 600 prosecutors who investigate and prosecute crimes involving securities fraud, money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act violations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, health care fraud, public corruption, cybercrime, intellectual property theft, organized and transnational crime, gang violence, child exploitation, international narcotics trafficking, human rights violations, and other crimes.
Brian joined the Criminal Division in 2020 after serving as Chief of Staff and Senior Counselor to Attorney General William P. Barr. Before the Department of Justice, Brian served as Senior Policy Advisor to Chairman Jay Clayton at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. From 2017 to 2018, he was Senior Counsel to the SEC’s Co-Directors of Enforcement. Prior to the SEC, Brian served as Associate Counsel and Special Assistant to the President in the Office of the White House Counsel. Before entering public service, Brian was a litigator at Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C., where his practice focused on government investigations, white collar defense, regulatory enforcement matters, false claims act defense, and complex civil litigation.
Brian graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University and received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was Articles Editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law and a member of the William Minor Lile Moot Court Board. After law school, Brian served as a law clerk to Judge Henry E. Hudson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and Judge Thomas M. Hardiman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Charles (Chuck) DurossPartner, Morrison Foerster
Dubbed “Mr. FCPA” by the Washington Post, Duross was a principal author for the First Edition of the DoJ FCPA Resource Guide. As a veteran trial attorney, Chuck has a proven track record in the courtroom in high-profile, high-stakes trials. Chuck is routinely recognized in various rankings and publications, including Chambers Global, Chambers USA, and Ethisphere, as a leading attorney in white-collar criminal defense, with a particular specialty in FCPA and foreign corruption cases.
Duross now serves as Partner for Morrison Foerster and global co-chair of the firm’s Investigations + White Collar Defense Practice Group and is a co-leader of the FCPA and Global Anti-Corruption practice.
David OgdenFormer Deputy Attorney General. US Department of Justice
A nationally recognized litigator and counselor with more than thirty years’ experience, David Ogden focuses his practice on complex disputes with serious financial implications. He served as the Deputy Attorney General of the United States from 2009 to 2010 and as Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division, United States Department of Justice, from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Ogden is chair of the firm’s Government and Regulatory Litigation Group.
Patricia J. HarnedChief Executive Officer, ECI
Patricia Harned is chief executive officer of the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI), America’s oldest nonprofit in the ethics & compliance industry.ECI is a research and membership organization comprised by institutions across every sector, each dedicated to promoting the highest levels of integrity in their operations.
For two decades as CEO, Dr. Harned has overseen all of ECI’s strategy and operations. In that time ECI has become recognized as the leading provider of independent research about workplace integrity, organizational culture and effective compliance programs.Dr. Harned is an expert on culture change, ethical leadership, and workplace reporting/retaliation.She leads ECI’s consulting practice:clients have included many prominent organizations working to recover from scandal, particularly related to sexual misconduct, corruption and fraud.
Dr. Harned also directs outreach efforts to policymakers and federal enforcement agencies in Washington, DC. She has provided ethics & compliance training to officials in the US Department of Justice, testified before Congress and the U.S. Sentencing Commission, and she has personally briefed U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, the OSHA Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee, and the Federal Bar Council on strategies to increase effective reporting of suspected misconduct.She also led ECI’s effort to support the establishment of the first-ever values based ethics & compliance program in a US federal government agency.
Dr. Harned is the only female CEO among the leading providers in the US ethics & compliance industry.She was selected by Ethisphere Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics in 2007, 2014 and 2015, and was named one of the Top Thought Leaders in Trust in 2010, 2011, and 2018 by the nonprofit organization Trust Across America. She serves on the board of the U.S. Center for SafeSport, and she is a Special Advisor to the International Association of Independent Corporate Monitors.
Dr. Harned holds a bachelor of science from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, a masters of education degree from Indiana University, and a doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh.