Greenberg Traurig’s Joe D. Whitley and Jacqueline Becerra to Speak at American Bar Association’s White Collar Crime National Institute in Miami Beach

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Greenberg Traurig’s Joe D. Whitley and Jacqueline Becerra to Speak at American Bar Association’s White Collar Crime National Institute in Miami Beach

Joe D. Whitley, shareholder and chair of the White Collar Criminal Defense Practice Group in the Atlanta office of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, and Jacqueline Becerra, a shareholder in the Litigation Practice Group at the firm’s Miami office, will serve on panel discussions at the American Bar Association’s 2014 White Collar Crime National Institute in Miami. Whitley will serve on the “National Security and White Collar Crime: Cybercrime, Economic Espionage & Transactional Threats” panel at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, March 6. Becerra will serve on the “Technology, Social Media, Law and Ethics: What Have We Learned and Where are We Going” panel at 9:15 a.m. Friday, March 7.

The conference, hosted by the American Bar Association, takes place March 5-7 at the Eden Roc Miami Beach Hotel, 4525 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140. Greenberg Traurig is one of the top sponsors of the event.

Attorneys from across the country will gather to discuss a broad range of topics related to national security and white collar crime, including current and future trends in the investigation and prosecution of international corruption; sentencing in white collar cases; enforcement of securities fraud; criminal antitrust enforcement; environmental criminal enforcement; criminal tax fraud; cybercrime; healthcare fraud and abuse; economic sanctions and export control; and money laundering and asset forfeiture.

Whitley’s panel will explore the current cyber-threat landscape and review the role of inside and outside counsel in handling these most challenging cybercrimes. The discussion will also include the best practices for cross-functional incident planning and response, as well as the most effective methods for managing interactions with regulators, contracting partners and affected parties.

Becerra’s panel will review how technology and social media are changing the landscape of criminal defense litigation, including the widespread use of social media, the increased importance of the Internet as an information resource and the new methods of sharing large volumes of information over the cloud. Specifically, the panel will discuss the ethical implications of the use of social media as an investigative and litigation tool, and how these advances in technology are affecting joint defense arrangements. Participants can obtain an ethics credit for this seminar.

Whitley focuses his law practice on white collar criminal matters and regulatory enforcement, international antitrust, U.S. export controls and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance. Whitley has served as the first General Counsel to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, been appointed three times as a United States Attorney for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, and had a long and wide-ranging career in the Department of Justice. He is the Chair of the American Bar Association’s Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section.

Becerra focuses her practice on commercial, securities, employment, patent and trademark litigation, as well as criminal matters, including internal corporate investigations and advising clients on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Becerra served as Special Counsel to the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, as a Trial Attorney in the Civil Division, and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia and the Southern District of Florida.

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