The Willkie Compliance Concourse podcast is a first-of-its-kind podcast for multinational companies, attorneys and compliance professionals seeking practical guidance on the numerous and diverse regulatory compliance risks that companies face. For clients operating in the US, UK and worldwide, the podcast is a one-stop destination to stay abreast of the latest legal and enforcement developments, trends and thinking.
Podcast: Crypto in Crisis
In this Willkie Compliance Concourse podcast, Martin Weinstein, Chair of Willkie’s Compliance, Investigations and Enforcement practice, asks whether the crash of FTX marks the beginning of a nuclear winter for the crypto ecosystem. Panelists Christopher Giancarlo, Justin Browder, and Kristy Littman, answer with a resounding “No!”
Chris Giancarlo, “Crypto Dad,” is senior counsel and co-head of Willkie’s Digital Works practice in New York. Previously, Chris served as Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He co-founded the Digital Dollar Project, and serves as its executive chairman.
Justin Browder is a Washington, D.C. partner in Willkie’s Asset Management department, and Co-Chair of the Willkie Digital Works team, the firm’s blockchain and crypto asset practice.
Kristy Littman is a partner in the Litigation Department in Willkie’s Washington, D.C. office. She is co-head of the firm’s Digital Works team, and a member of the Securities Litigation and Practice group. Kristy previously served as chief of the Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit in the Division of Enforcement of the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
Together, they discuss the lessons that have emerged from the current crisis, the future of regulation and enforcement, and the meaning of key concepts such as decentralized finance (“DeFi”), code-based transaction protocols, distributed ledger technology, high-powered decentralized computing, stable coins, non-fungible tokens (“NFT”s) linked to real and personal property, Layer 1 blockchains, and decentralized autonomous organizations (“DAO”s).
Podcast: OFAC Sanctions on Tornado Cash: We’re Not in Kansas Anymore
A Conversation with Britt Mosman and Justin Browder
In this Willkie Compliance Concourse podcast, Martin Weinstein, Chair of Willkie’s Compliance, Investigations & Enforcement practice, discusses the impact of OFAC sanctions upon Tornado Cash, the role that Tornado Cash – a decentralized virtual currency mixer - played in the digital currency landscape prior to its designation, and the legal implications of the lawsuit filed against the US Treasury challenging the designation.
Britt Mosman is a partner and Vice-Chair of Willkie’s Global Trade & Investment Practice Group in Washington D.C. and member of the Willkie Digital Works team, advising crypto sector participants on BSA/AML and economic sanctions requirements. She is a former advisor for the Department of the Treasury, and was a lead attorney on the Ukraine/Russia, Iran, Cuba, Syria, Election Interference and Cyber-related sanctions programs.
Justin Browder is a partner in Willkie’s Asset Management Department and Co-Chair of Willkie Digital Works team, the Firm’s blockchain and crypto asset practice, in Washington D.C. He counsels investment advisers, investment funds, broker-dealers, and blockchain, cryptocurrency, and digital asset ecosystems and market participants on all aspects of federal securities laws. He previously served as Assistant General Counsel at a large alternative asset manager in New York.
Podcast: Building a Safer Financial System
A Conversation with Ari Redbord, TRM Labs
In this Willkie Compliance Concourse podcast, Martin Weinstein, Chair of Willkie’s Compliance, Investigations & Enforcement practice, discusses blockchain and crypto and how companies like TRM Labs are working to safeguard our financial system.
Ari Redbord is the Head of Legal and Government Affairs at TRM Labs, the blockchain intelligence company. Prior to joining TRM, Ari was the Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary and the Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at the United States Treasury. In that position, Ari worked with teams from the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), and other Treasury components to use sanctions and other regulatory tools effectively to safeguard the financial system from illicit use by terrorist financiers, weapons of mass destruction proliferators, drug kingpins, and other rogue actors, including Iran, Syria, North Korea, and Venezuela.
Listen to learn about the current regulatory landscape of blockchain and crypto, what’s being done to safeguard the crypto economy from elicit actions, and the use of crypto in international trade.
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Compliance, Investigations and Enforcement – A Complete Practical Guide for Practitioners
In this landmark treatise, Willkie Compliance, Investigations & Enforcement partners, Martin Weinstein, Jeffrey Clark and Robert Meyer combine their extensive experience to address all aspects of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and provide practical guidance to navigate day‐to‐day FCPA‐related issues.
Martin, Jeff and Bob are widely regarded as market leaders in this area of law and are frequently recognized by the leading legal directories and third-party publications. Having worked together in private practice for decades, they have sought to create a comprehensive guide on the FCPA, which both private practitioners and in-house counsel can refer to as a point of reference.
Topics that are covered in the book include the FCPA’s anti-bribery and accounting provisions, the types of conduct for which corporations and individual officers and directors can be held civilly and criminally liable, implementation of a compliance program and risk mitigation measures, and what to do when an FCPA issue arises, whether through an internal or government investigation. This online-only resource also addresses FCPA corollary laws, including the UK Bribery Act, Sapin II and Italian Law 231, with analyses from leading English, French and Italian practitioners. In each chapter, the authors provide invaluable advice to help business leaders navigate the challenges of conducting business successfully and legally around the world.
Supplementing the authors’ legal and practical analysis of the FCPA are:
Practical forms, including sample policiesDue diligence checklistsSample contractual FCPA safeguardsCompliance certificationsTable Of Contents
Chapter 1: An Overview and History of the FCPA
Chapter 2: The Antibribery Provisions of the FCPA
Chapter 3: The FCPA’s Accounting Provisions
Chapter 4: Issues Related to Non-U.S. Companies
Chapter 5: Liability of Individuals
Chapter 6: Complying with the FCPA: The Basics
Chapter 7: Complying with the FCPA: Third-Party Relationships
Chapter 8: Complying with the FCPA: Mergers, Acquisitions and Investment Transactions
Chapter 9: Conducting Effective FCPA Internal Investigations
Chapter 10: U.S. Government Enforcement of the FCPA
Chapter 11: Multi-Jurisdictional Investigations
Chapter 12: Global Anticorruption Enforcement
Chapter 13: The United Kingdom Bribery Act 2010
Chapter 14: France’s Anticorruption Legal Framework
Chapter 15: Italy’s Anticorruption Legal Framework
To learn more, including how to purchase the Guide, click here.
On the Ground in Kyiv – Representing the Government of Ukraine
In this Willkie Compliance Concourse podcast, Martin Weinstein, Chair of Willkie’s Compliance, Investigations & Enforcement practice, discusses David Mortlock’s recent trip to Kyiv and his work for the Government of Ukraine.
David Mortlock is a partner and Chair of Willkie’s Global Trade & Investment Practice Group and heads the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. During the Obama administration, he served as Director for International Economic Affairs on the White House National Security Council, where he advised on sanctions and other national security regulations.
Martin Weinstein is the Chair of Willkie’s Compliance, Investigations & Enforcement practice.
Listen for a first-hand account of the current situation, including the existing sanctions landscape, predictions for what may happen next, and the role sanctions may play in bringing about a diplomatic solution to the war in Ukraine.
UK and US Sanctions Against Russia – Where Are We Now?
In this Willkie Compliance Concourse podcast, Martin Weinstein, Chair of Willkie’s Compliance, Investigations & Enforcement practice, discusses the myriad of sanctions and export controls adopted by the UK, EU and US on Russia, the breakaway regions and Belarus with Willkie partners Peter Burrell, David Mortlock and Britt Mosman.
Peter Burrell is a partner and heads Willkie’s Litigation, Compliance, Investigations & Enforcement and White Collar Defense Practice Groups in the London office. He is recognized as one of the UK’s leading practitioners in corporate crime and compliance matters and regularly advises on compliance issues relating to sanctions, money laundering, bribery and corruption, sanctions and fraud.
David Mortlock is a partner and Chair of Willkie’s Global Trade & Investment Practice Group and heads the Firm’s Washington, D.C. office. During the Obama administration, he served as Director for International Economic Affairs on the White House National Security Council, and advised on issues regarding Russia, Venezuela, Iran, Cuba, Syria, and Burma.
Britt Mosman is a partner and Vice-Chair of the Global Trade & Investment Practice Group in Washington, D.C. She is a former advisor for the Department of the Treasury, and was a lead attorney on the Ukraine/Russia, Iran, Cuba, Syria, Election Interference and Cyber-related sanctions programs.