William McGovern Discusses White-Collar Crime in Asia and the U.S.

November 19, 2015

Former U.S. government litigator William McGovern, a member of the firm’s Asia Government Enforcement Defense team, explored the current trends and developments in corporate criminal liability across the U.S., Hong Kong, and China at the ABA Criminal Justice Section’s Global White Collar Crime Institute in Shanghai.

During the panel titled “Comparative Legal Systems and Special Enforcement Issues in China, the US & Beyond,” Mr. McGovern discussed the different recourses used against bribery across the regions, implications of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) focus on charging individual U.S. executives based in China, and tips for handling investigations occurring simultaneously by the Independent Commission Against Corruption in Hong Kong and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).