LONDON – Nov. 1, 2019 – Co-Chair of the Global White Collar Criminal Defense Practice at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Barry Vitou presented “Anti-Corruption Laws and Their Application in Practical Cases,” at the Forum on Transparency, Anticorruption and Corporate Governance in Panama City, Oct. 23rd. The panel discussed trends within USA, UK, and Brazil anti-bribery cases, takeaways from cases in each country, and prosecution agreements concluded.
The all-day forum was hosted by the Panama Chapter of Transparency International, the UK Embassy in Panama, and the Panamanian Institute of Corporate Governance.
Vitou advises corporations and individuals in connection with compliance, pre-investigations, investigations, and prosecutions conducted by numerous law enforcement agencies. He frequently represents clients under investigation by UK and US law enforcement agencies and prosecutors, including the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the Financial Conduct Authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Vitou is also head of London’s White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice. Under his leadership, the team was recently recognized by Chambers UK 2020 noting “the firm is reliable and responsive in the most professional manner” and with Vitou receiving commendations for having an “innovative legal mind and a broad range of experience, ideal for complex cross-jurisdictional matters.”
About Greenberg Traurig’s White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice protects companies and individuals under government scrutiny. GT’s creative defense lawyers in the US, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific are at the forefront of white collar defense, with wide-ranging experience in structuring internal investigations, developing guidelines, implementing compliance programs, and addressing issues of voluntary disclosure. Their representations involve alleged securities and commodities fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, health care/pharmaceutical fraud, environmental crimes, money laundering, financial services fraud, public corruption/campaign finance, tax corruption, defense contracting, and bankruptcy fraud. In addition, the majority of GT’s litigation shareholders and counsel have first-chair trial experience.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2100 attorneys in 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.