Webcast: 2021 – Manage Internal Audit and Investigations


November 9, 2021

Please join us as our distinguished panelists discuss the difficult interplay between internal audit and white collar investigations. The discussion will include strategies to ensure that internal audit complements the compliance function and how best to deal with legal issues identified by internal audit activities. Our panelists will also discuss recent FCPA enforcement actions that leverage internal audit findings to substantiate alleged violations.

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Michel Diamant is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s Washington, DC office. He is a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group and sits on the firm’s finance committee. Mr. Diamant has led numerous internal investigations for listed companies and conducted fieldwork in nineteen different countries on five continents. He also regularly advises large companies on the structure and effectiveness of their compliance programs.

Patrick stokes is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s Washington, DC office, and co-chair of the firm’s Anti-Corruption and FCPA practice group. His practice focuses on internal corporate investigations and enforcement actions relating to corruption, securities fraud and fraud in financial institutions. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Stokes headed the FCPA unit at DOJ, managing the FCPA enforcement program and all FCPA-related criminal matters in the United States spanning all major business lines. Previously, he served as Co-Head of the Financial Fraud and Securities Unit of the Ministry of Justice.

Oleh Vretsona is an associate in Gibson Dunn’s Washington, DC office. He currently works in the firm’s Litigation department, where he focuses on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, regulatory investigations, antitrust laws and corporate compliance. Mr. Vretsona has represented clients on a wide variety of matters, including matters arising from U.S. foreign corrupt practices law and antitrust matters, and has advised clients on structure and implementation. implementation of corporate compliance programs.

Ella Capone is a senior partner in the Gibson Dunn office in Washington, DC, where she is a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations and Anti-Money Laundering practice groups. His practice is primarily focused in the areas of white collar criminal defense, corporate compliance and securities litigation. Ms. Capone regularly conducts internal investigations and advises multinational corporations and financial institutions, including major banks and casinos, on compliance with anti-corruption and anti-money laundering laws and regulations.


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