On June 5, 2019, Erica Lai moderated a panel about birthright citizenship and other immigration issues impacting the Asian American community. Speakers included John Yang (Asian Americans Advancing Justice), Karen Narasaki (U.S. Commission on Civil Rights), and Neal Katyal (Hogan Lovells and former Acting U.S. Solicitor General), as well as Shalin Nohria (Hogan Lovells). Held at Hogan Lovells’ D.C. office, the event was co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, D.C. Area (APABA-DC) and other local minority bar associations.
Melissa H Maxman participated in a presentation, titled “The Incoherent Justification for Naked Restraints of Competition: What the Dental Self-Regulation Cases Tell Us about the Cavities in Antitrust Law” at the 19th Annual Loyola Antitrust Colloquium at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Kwaku Andoh participated on the "Law, Industrialization & Technology in Africa" panel at the 16th Annual Columbia University African Economic Forum.
Partner C Evan Stewart will be on a panel addressing the different perspectives and special considerations for securities litigations and arbitrations at the Practising Law Institute’s “Securities Litigation: Trial of the Civil Action or Arbitration” program.
Partner Bonnie J Roe will moderate a panel at this year’s ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting, entitled “Venture Exchanges: Providing Liquidity to Small Cap Companies?” Bonnie, who also serves as the Chair of the Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities, organized the panel as well.
Partner Bonnie J Roe will be on a panel addressing Regulation A at the “Private Placements and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2019” program hosted by the Practising Law Institute.
Partner C Evan Stewart will chair and participate in the Practising Law Institute’s 2019 Ethics for Commercial Litigators program. He will address the latest and most complex legal ethics developments, and review the relevant case law arising out of commercial litigation.
Partner Angéline Duffour discussed the necessary steps involved in successful business creation, risk anticipation and entrepreneurship at a Salon des Entrepreneurs Conference titled “Créateurs: anticipez, maîtrisez vos risques... Et provoquez votre réussite!” (Entrepreneurs: Anticipate, Control Your Risk… And Generate Your Success!)
Jeffrey M Bronheim participated in a joint HFM/NASDAQ webinar and discussed this year’s top compliance trends for global hedge funds, including SEC exam trends, CFTC reporting requirement changes, and Treasury rules.
Partner Muriel Goldberg-Darmon spoke to visiting Law and International Management students about the annual controls and investigations carried out by the Autorité des marchés finaciers (AMF). This was the first session of HEC Paris DMI’s Law Project titled “Market Abuse.”
Managing Partner Lawrence T Gresser spoke on an roundtable titled, “Managing Partner Roundtable: Best Practices for Hiring and Retaining Millennials,” which examined how law firms should approach recruiting and retaining the next generation of lawyers. This CLE was a part of the ABA's Law Practice Management Committee Annual Meeting.
Muriel Goldberg-Darmon, Associée du cabinet Cohen & Gresser à Paris et co-leader du Chapitre Français du Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA), a organisé un petit-déjeuner au cours duquel Madame le Bâtonnier de Paris Marie-Aimée Peyron a fait une présentation sur le Legal Privilege. Des avocates de cabinets français ou internationaux, reconnues pour leur compétence en la matière, ont participé à cet évènement.
Partner Muriel Goldberg-Darmon, co-leader of the French Chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA), hosted a breakfast in Cohen & Gresser’s Paris office during which Paris Bar President (Bâtonnier) Marie-Aimée Peyron spoke about Legal Privilege. High profile female lawyers from major French or international law firms joined the breakfast.
C Evan Stewart will present on Lawline’s “Ethically Conducting an Internal Investigation” webinar on December 19, 2018.
Partner Chris Everdell spoke about cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and ICO enforcement actions as a guest lecturer at the Computer Crime Law class at Harvard Law School.
Partner Stephen Sinaiko will be on a panel addressing the fundamentals of a securities claim, existing precedent and evolving theories, as well as present an overview of the legal issues and strategic considerations that inform the filing of a securities class action at a New York City Bar CLE program.
Partner Melissa Maxman spoke at the 22nd Annual National Institute on Class Actions hosted by the American Bar Association in Chicago. The panel discussion, “Big Price Tags, Big Issues”, explored the proliferation of third-party financing and its challenges.
Partner Muriel Goldberg-Darmon spoke at the AMF Enforcement Committee’s annual symposium on October 3, 2018, as the only speaker from a private law firm. Muriel was a panelist for the second round table on “Cooperation between the respondents and the AMF during investigations or inspections and sanctions,” which was moderated by Jean Gaeremynck, State Councilor and member of the AMF Enforcement Committee. Muriel’s fellow panelists were: Jean-Luc Blachon, First Vice-Prosecutor at the Parquet National Financier; Sophie Bresny, Head of the Inspections Unit at the Autorité de la concurrence; Andrew Cotterell, Head of Law, Policy & International at the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority); and Benoît de Juvigny, Secretary General of the AMF.
Muriel Goldberg-Darmon est intervenue lors de la Table Ronde n° 2 du Colloque de la Commission des sanctions de l’AMF du 3 octobre 2018
Muriel Goldberg-Darmon a participé à la Table Ronde sur “Quelle coopération entre les mis en cause et l’AMF ?” organisée par la Commission des sanctions de l’AMF le 3 octobre 2018. La table ronde était modérée par : Jean Gaeremynck, président de section au Conseil d’Etat, membre de la Commission des sanctions de l’AMF.
Les intervenants étaients : Jean-Luc Blachon, premier vice-procureur, Parquet national financier, Sophie Bresny, chef du service des investigations de l’Autorité de la concurrence Andrew Cotterell, Head of Law, Policy & International, FCA (Financial Conduct Authority), Muriel Goldberg-Darmon Associée du cabinet Cohen & Gresser, Benoît de Juvigny, secrétaire général de l’AMF.
London office managing partner Jeffrey M Bronheim participated on a panel discussion entitled “New Approaches for Blending Active & Passive Investments: The Pension Perspective,” at Inside ETFs Europe on October 1, 2018. Topics of discussion included active and passive investing, particularly with respect to factor investing and the proliferation of ETFs.
Associate Sophia Soejung Kim has been featured as a speaker at the 26th Annual International Association of Korean Lawyers conference. Her presentation examined the influence and reach of the DOJ and SEC into the affairs of foreign nationals who are in violation of U.S. Financial laws abroad.
Partner Bonnie J Roe will speak on a panel entitled “Going (to the) Public” at the ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting 2018 in Austin, Texas on September 14.
Partner Melissa Maxman appeared on Legal Talk Network’s podcast series ‘On the Road’ on the ‘Antitrust Exemptions in Sports--& More!’ episode. She joined host Creighton Macy of Baker McKenzie, and panelists Sathya Gosselin of Hausfeld and Kim Scott of Miller Canfield, in a discussion about antitrust exemptions in sports, antitrust careers, and litigating sports cases.
C&G partner C Evan Stewart will chair the "Ethics in Banking and Financial Services" CLE seminar.
Partners Muriel Goldberg-Darmon and Angéline Duffour spoke at a roundtable on “Grey areas in privilege” during the Women in Investigations conference in London on June 28, 2018. The panelists were: Jane Shvets, Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton, Polly Sprenger, Partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman, Mona Vaswani, Partner at Allen & Overy, and Muriel Goldberg-Darmon, Partner at Cohen & Gresser. The moderator was Martina de Lind van Wijngaarden, Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Muriel discussed the French Bar rules regarding privilege and internal investigations as well as cross border investigations (DOJ investigations and AMF/SEC investigations). Angéline spoke about specific issues in France regarding employment law (disciplinary sanctions and protection of employees).
C Evan Stewart will teach an online course on legal ethics for Attorney Credits, a provider of CLE materials based in California.
Muriel Goldberg-Darmon participated in the “Activists Funds: Opportunity or Threat for the Economy” roundtable at the conference on Activists Funds and Governance organized by the Paris-Dauphine University on June 26th, 2018. The panelists were: Hubert de Vauplanne, Partner at Kramer Levin, Edouard Dubois, Vice-President at Blackrock, Philippe Leroy, President at Associés en Finance, Ahmed Guenaoui, Administrateur civil at Direction générale du Trésor, Laurence Boisseau, Journalist at Les Echos, Colette Neuville, President at ADAM (Minority Shareholders Defence Association), Anne-Sophie d’Andlau, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at CIAM, and Muriel Goldberg-Darmon, Partner at Cohen & Gresser. The roundtable was moderated by Sophie Schiller, Professor at Paris-Dauphine.
Please also find a link to the September 6, 2018 issue of the magazine, La Semaine Juridique, in which a transcription of Muriel's presentation, "Fonds activistes : opportunité ou menace pour l’économie ?" is featured on page 42.
Bonnie J Roe presented at The Reg A Conference by DealFlow Events on "Will Regulation A find its niche?"
C&G co-founder and Managing Partner Lawrence T Gresser led a discussion on “The Business of Law” at the Cambridge Forum on English-American Litigation on June 5, 2018 in Middleburg, Virginia. He also serves as the Co-Chair of the Forum’s 2018 Steering Committee.
C Evan Stewart will speak at PLI's Delaware Law Developments 2018 in its Ethics segment.
C Evan Stewart will participate in Clear Law Insitute's "Professional Responsibility Traps Waiting For Financial Services Counsel" webinar on May 23, 2018.
Jason Brown will participate on a panel titled "Consumer Protection and the State Attorneys General" at COMPLY2018.
Christian Everdell participated on the "Focus on CryptoCurrency: How to Identify Transactions that are Using Digital Currency to Avoid U.S. Sanctions" panel at the ACI's 11th Flagship Conference on Economic Sanctions: Enforcement & Compliance. The panel discussed how new payment methods are challenging the existing banking system for risk and compliance, how non-US companies use digital currency to avoid US sanctions rules, and how financial institutions can protect themselves.
C&G partner C Evan Stewart will speak at PLI's Securities Litigation 2018 program on April 4, 2018 on "Ethical Issues in Complex Securities Litigation." He will cover topics including drafting the complaint and the use of confidential witnesses, creating a motion to dismiss limited by allegations in the complaint, ethical issues when selecting the forum and interactions between plaintiff and defendant groups, and professional obligations regarding the retention of discovery materials.
John was the keynote speaker at the 2018 Global Investigations Review Conference.
Muriel Goldberg-Darmon participates in the “Ring the Bell” ceremony at Euronext Paris to celebrate International Women’s Day. Click here to see a photo of the bell ringing ceremony.
Ron Wick moderated this second installment in the Civil Practice & Procedure Committee's Class Action Series, which offered insights into best practices in presenting and rebutting economic evidence, including retaining and working with experts; tactical considerations and evidentiary issues unique to class actions; and the impact of the Supreme Court's most recent class certification decisions on antitrust class actions.
C&G partner C Evan Stewart will speak on "The intersection of the attorney client privilege, the work product doctrine, and the professional obligation of confidentiality," broadcast live from Lawline's New York studio.
John spoke on the subject of legal privilege at The Cambridge International Economic Crime Symposium in 2016, 2017, and 2018 .
Le cabinet Cohen & Gresser, en collaboration avec SONJ Conseil, a organisé un petit-déjeuner / débat sur “L’émergence d’un activisme constructif”, le 5 décembre 2017 au Cercle de l’Union Interalliée, autour de : Ahmed Guenaoui (Direction Générale du Trésor), Gilles Mentré (Associé Gérant, Banque Lazard), Joseph Oughourlian (Managing Partner, Amber Capital), Caroline Ruellan (Présidente, Sonj Conseil) et Muriel Goldberg-Darmon (Avocate Associée, Cohen & Gresser).
De nombreux acteurs de place (AMF, Euronext, AFEP, MEDEF, banques, fonds d’investissement, sociétés cotées, etc.) y ont participé et ont ainsi enrichi le débat.
Cohen & Gresser, in collaboration with SONJ Conseil, organized a breakfast discussion on “The rise of a constructive shareholder activism”, at the Cercle de l’Union Interalliée, Paris, on December 5th, 2017. The panelists were: Ahmed Guenaoui (Direction Générale du Trésor (French Treasury)), Gilles Mentré (Managing Partner, Banque Lazard), Joseph Oughourlian (Managing Partner, Amber Capital), Caroline Ruellan (President, Sonj Conseil) and Muriel Goldberg-Darmon (Attorney at law, Partner, Cohen & Gresser).
A substantial number of financial leaders were present and enriched the debate (The French stock market regulator (AMF), Euronext, AFEP, MEDEF, banks, hedge funds, public companies, etc.).
C&G Partner C Evan Stewart will speak at the New York City Bar Association November 28, 2017 Legal History Meeting on the continuing history of substantive due process.
Mark S Cohen participated in a CLE panel titled “Ethical Issues in Jury Trials” at PLI’s annual Trial by Jury. The panel discussed issues including avoiding ethical pitfalls and making ethical decisions, preparing a witness without coaching, dealing with a witness whose story changes or conflicts with other evidence, and issues involved with using jury consultants and investigating jurors.
C&G partner Angéline Duffour led a workshop on French Labor Law Reforms at Paris EUROPLACE's Expanding Your Business in Paris Workshop in London. President of the Paris Region, former Education Minister and Treasury Minister, Valérie Pécresse, introduced the workshop.
Mark S Cohen and Muriel Goldberg-Darmon served as guest lecturers at the Université Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne for the 2017 fall semester. They taught a course titled “U.S. White Collar Criminal Law” to students in the Master 2 (JD equivalent) program. The course covered the fundamental principles of U.S. criminal law and a review of the key participants in white collar criminal practice. The course also covered substantive white collar issues, such as FCPA, banking, and finance-related issues. Jonathan S Abernethy and Christian R Everdell served as visiting lecturers. Reggie B Schafer served as the course’s teaching assistant.
Lawrence T Gresser spoke at the 2017 Forum on Defense Class Action regarding Rule 12, The Motion to Dismiss. The session covered how the courts have applied Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544 (2007) and Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 129 S. Ct. 1937 (2009) at the pleading stage, and reviewed the current status of other defenses that are often raised by defense counsel in motions to dismiss putative class actions.
Les cinq ordonnances portant réforme du Code du travail, signées vendredi 22 septembre dernier par le Président de la République, ont été publiées samedi 23 septembre au Journal officiel.
Certaines mesures prévues par ces ordonnances sont d'application immédiate, telles que le barème des indemnités prud'homales ou la réforme du télétravail, tandis que d'autres, comme la fusion des instances représentatives du personnel, écessitent des décrets d'application. Selon le gouvernement, une vingtaine de décrets est attendue d'ici le 31 décembre 2017. Les ordonnances devront toutefois, pour être pérennisées, être ratifiées par l'Assemblée nationale.
Nous vous proposons, lors de cette matinale, de faire le point sur ces ordonnances et, plus particulièrement, de :
Date : Mardi 17 octobre 2017
Heure : 8h30 - 10h30
Le programme portera sur les conséquences juridiques et fiscales dans le pays de situation de l’immeuble et le pays de résidence de l’investisseur, ou encore le pays dont il est ressortissant.
The program will address legal and tax issues in the country where the property is located, as well as in the investor's country of residence or country of nationality.
*Program is in French
C&G partner Bonnie J Roe will participate in an ABA Business Law Section webinar titled, "Current Issues in Securities Law for the Non-Securities Lawyer." This program will provide the basics of what a non-securities lawyer needs to know about securities law. It will demystify the laws and give enough walking-around knowledge so lawyers can determine whether a securities specialist is needed and to what extent.
Associate Sophia Soejung Kim spoke about the developments in corporate transparency and public corruption at the 25th Annual International Association of Korean Lawyers hosted in Seoul, Korea. She addressed the recent trends and developments in the US Government’s enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
C&G partners Karen H Bromberg, chair of the firm's Privacy and Data security group, and Kwaku Andoh, former Managing Director & Associate General Counsel at JP Morgan Chase whose practice currently focuses on M&A, participated in an interactive CLE webinar on data privacy in M&A transactions.
The webinar features Andrew Curtin, Global Head of Investigations and Senior Managing Director at AIG, and Jonathan Abernethy, a partner at Cohen & Gresser and former federal prosecutor who specializes in white-collar crime, internal investigations and complex commercial litigation. It will cover:
The webinar features Jon Abernethy (Partner, Cohen & Gresser) and Andrew Curtin (Global Head of Investigations, AIG) for a special webcast focusing on managing legal and cultural risks in cross-border investigations. It covers:
Practising Law Institute: "Securities Litigation 2017: From Investigation to Trial"
Johannes Jonas participated in a panel at a conference in Paris organized by Business France about business opportunities for French companies in the United States. The panel, entitled "How to Approach the U.S. Market," discussed business and legal considerations/implications when starting or developing a business in the United States.
Lawrence T Gresser participated on a panel titled “Everything You Know Is Wrong: A Strategic Overview of Current Trends in the Two Jurisdictions” at the English-American Litigation Forum. The discussion covered trends and events including Brexit and the election of President Trump and their implications on the business and practice of law.
Dans ce programme, Franck Le Mentec portera sur les questions suivantes : Quel avenir des spécificités françaises en matière de fiscalité des groupes dans une perspective globale? Quel est le rôle de la fiducie patrimoniale face à l’assurance vie?
In this conference, Franck Le Mentec will address the following topics : What is the future of the French group tax policy system from a global perspective? What is the role of the financial trust as opposed to life insurance?
*Program is in French
Jon participated in a panel at the IBA’s 20th Annual Transnational Crime Conference in Lisbon, Portugal. The panel, entitled “The Right to Silence When Everyone Else Is Talking,” examined the right against self-incrimination from the perspective of several countries in a world of increased cross-border information sharing between investigators, regulators, and prosecuting authorities.
Mr. Stewart speaks at the Village of Westbury's annual Law Day.
Experiential legal learning platform AltaClaro has partnered with international law firm Cohen & Gresser, LLP to host a live online panel to discuss current trends in anti-money laundering enforcement. The panel is complimentary for in-house counsel, white-collar and regulatory attorneys, and compliance professionals.
Dans cette “Matinée Fiscale,” Franck Le Mentec portera sur les thèmes suivants : l’étendue des obligations déclaratives, la problématique des sanctions et de la solidarité prévue, le trust et ISF, le trust et échanges d’informations, le trust et article 123-bis du CGI, et les conséquences de la jurisprudence Wildenstein.
In this “Fiscal Morning” program, Franck Le Mentec will address topics related to the scope of reporting requirements, sanctions and the solidarity clause, trusts with respect to the Solidarity Tax on Wealth, exchanges of information, and Article 57 of the General Tax Code, and the consequences of the Wildenstein jurisprudence.
*Program is in French
Discussed White Collar Crime/DOJ Issues.
Consumer Antitrust Institute in Chicago
This program guides participants through issues that can arise in the most complex securities matters — from the initial government investigation to the filing of the civil cases to either settlement or trial. The expert panel consists of leading practitioners, government officials, and judges, providing updates on the latest best practices and case law.
ABA Antitrust Spring Meeting Panel, Washington DC
Evan Stewart will be on this panel for commercial litigators, covering new developments in confidentiality, the attorney-client privilege, and the attorney work-product doctrine, exposure to civil liability, and a bevy of other issues s surrounding ethics for commercial litigators.
Speakers include: C. Evan Stewart, Jennifer Smith Finnegan, Charles C. Platt.
Speakers include: C. Evan Stewart, Helen V. Cantwell, Michael J. Dell, Susan J. Kohlmann.
This course will examine the legal principles surrounding extraterritorial application of U.S. criminal law and its limitations. It will also cover methods U.S. prosecutors use to gather evidence overseas, as well as general principles of law concerning extradition of foreign nationals.
Mr. Stewart addressed FBC Second Circuit Committee members about the U.S. Supreme Court's Korematsu decision.
A presentation discussing how the legal market landscape was impacted by the financial crisis and how it has changed since and strategies to succeed nowadays.
Jon participated in this panel at Deloitte’s 10th Annual U.S. Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Conference at Fordham Law School in New York.
ABA 20th Annual National Institute on Class Actions in Las Vegas NV
This course will examine the legal and practical foundations of good corporate governance for privately held companies, particularly younger growth companies, or start-ups, and companies backed by venture capital or private equity investors.
C Evan Stewart will speak on the topic of American Political Memorabilia at Cornell University in New York City.
International Association of Korean Lawyers, IAKL Seoul Conference Program, Washington, D.C.
C Evan Stewart will speak on the topic of American Political Memorabilia at Cornell University in Washington, D.C.
In-House Counsel Forum, Jeju, Korea
Guest Lecturer, fall 2016, at the University Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne. The course provided an overview of U.S. white collar criminal law. It began with a review of the fundamental principles of U.S. criminal law and a review of the key participants in white collar criminal practice. The course also covered substantive white collar crimes, such as FCPA, banking, and finance related crimes.
During this program, hosted by the Practising Law Institute, C Evan Stewart and other expert faculty will review and provide practical guidance on current ethical issues faced by attorneys in banking and financial services.
Association of Transportation Law Professionals (“ATLP”) 87th Annual Meeting in New Orleans