Womble Bond Dickinson Partner Joe Whitley will speak at the 39th National Institute on White Collar Crime, presented by the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section. The conference takes place March 6-8 in San Francisco.

Whitley will moderate a panel discussion on “Sanctions and Export Control Enforcement”. Panelists Matt Olsen (NSD), Matt Axelrod (BIS), Brad Smith (OFAC) and Kara Bombach (GT) will address the initiatives being undertaken by their respective departments to meet this increasingly important national security and corporate enforcement priority, the prevention of improper financial transactions, and the unapproved export of sensitive U.S. technology goods and will discuss their coordinated efforts on these shared challenges and what it means for companies and their counsel. 

Now in its 39th year, the ABA’s White Collar Crime National Institute brings together prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys for a high-level discussion of the developments and strategies shaping this field. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco are among this year’s keynote speakers.

Joe Whitley, former Acting Associate Attorney General, U.S. Attorney in the Northern (Atlanta) and Middle (Macon) Districts of Georgia, represents clients on a variety of white-collar matters, including corporate internal investigations, regulatory enforcement, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and export controls compliance, corporate compliance, health care fraud and FDA-related matters, in addition to matters related to securities fraud, criminal antitrust, financial institution fraud, public corruption and campaign finance, and commercial bribery.