Fighting White-Collar Crime in the Twenty-First Century

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30-8:30 PM
Panel Discussion at the GHI
Speakers: Joel Kirsch (Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Siemens USA), Don Langevoort (Georgetown Univ.), and Cheryl Scarboro (Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP / formerly U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission)

Economic crime - be it fraud, corruption, or other illegal dealings - has a long history, going back to ancient times. Modern capitalist economies have multiplied the opportunities for white-collar crimes. Today, hardly a day passes without the media reporting on new allegations and legal proceedings relating to misconduct of corporate executives. Following the accounting scandals of the early 2000s, the laws against economic crimes were tightened considerably and offenses were prosecuted more aggressively - particularly in the U.S.

This panel discussion brings together experts who will discuss problems relevant to the fight against economic crime in the twenty-first century in light of these historical trends. This panel is part of the conference "Shady Business: White-Collar Crime in History" taking place at the GHI from September 18 to 20, 2014.

Please RSVP (acceptance only) by Sept. 26. Tel: 202.387.3355 - Fax: 202.387.6437

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