Dates: October 7 - 8, 2021
Location: Greenwich, Connecticut
The Steering Committee welcomes 48 leading attorneys and senior in-house counsel personally selected from across the United States, and a select few from the United Kingdom and Europe, who are at the forefront of financial institution litigation. During the Sessions, high-level discussions are conducted between lawyers at banks who deal with enforcement matters and the major law firms who advise them.
Using candid, seminar-style discussions at this annual meeting, the group shares the most pressing issues they face on behalf of their clients or companies. Participants examine trends and developments in every jurisdiction to learn how others address these problems and work together to identify solutions. The group also has the opportunity to have meaningful discussions with key players from the Department of Justice and other regulatory bodies.
This elite group, comprised of experts in the field, personally nominates all invitees and develops the Agenda, which forms the basis of our discussions.
Managing Director, Senior Counsel and Head of Litigation, Enforcement & Investigations
John Driscoll is Managing Director, Senior Counsel and Head of Litigation, Enforcement & Investigations for Société Générale in New York. He has responsibility for litigation and governmental and internal investigations for SocGen and affiliates in the Americas. This business includes SocGen’s New York branch activity, as well as the activities of its Broker-Dealer, Futures Commission Merchant, and US-registered Swap Dealer. John has been involved in the full range of litigation and enforcement matters affecting financial institutions, both US-focused and internationally. Prior to joining SocGen, John was a litigator at Debevoise & Plimpton. He clerked for the Hon. John M. Walker, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and received his law degree from Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College.
Alison Kellett is Head of Group Dispute Resolution (GDR) for the UK, Channel Islands, and Nordic Countries at BNP Paribas, encompassing both Legal Investigations and Litigation and Legal Financial Security. The Bank has a presence in 73 countries with more than 198,000 employees. In her wide ranging role, Alison covers all aspects of the Group’s activities including supporting the Bank’s global hub of its corporate and institutional banking business based in London. Alison joined BNPP just prior to the collapse of Lehman Brothers and so has had active involvement in all aspects of the fall-out from the financial crisis and the regulatory investigations and ensuing class actions which have affected the financial services industry over that time, including LIBOR, EURIBOR, CDS and FX. Alison sits on the Bank’s GDR Management Committee.
Prior to joining BNPP in 2009, Alison worked for 10 years at Clifford Chance, in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice. During that time she was an integral member of the team on the leading English mis-selling case of Springwell Navigation Corporation –v- JP Morgan Chase.
Before entering the legal profession, Alison worked as a Clinical Research Associate in the pharmaceutical industry. Alison is also a Solicitor Member of the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal for the UK and Deputy Chair of Governors for a prep school in Surrey.
Shona graduated from the University College Dublin with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Spanish. She has a background in medical, insurance and financial administration. In her spare time, Shona loves to travel and enjoys planning trips all around the world.
Built on genuine interactions and spontaneous connections, the Forum is a unique opportunity for practical discussions among preeminent lawyers, from leading law firms and banks from the United States and Europe, who specialize in financial institutions enforcement.
"The Forum is a fantastic opportunity to engage with other defense counsel and in-house counsel for financial institutions in candid, off-the-record discussions on the most pressing and most challenging issues we all face in today’s enforcement environment."Jon Tuttle Partner Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Washington, DC
"The Forum is the most valuable and interesting legal gathering I attend all year. Cambridge Forums and the Steering Committee do an incredible job organizing and planning this event. Thank You!"Nola Heller Partner Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP New York
"The Forum is the best conference I attend. The discussions are substantive, high level, and interesting. The attendees are senior in-house lawyers and experienced white-collar practitioners, which makes for great conversations both in the room and outside on breaks."Matt Axelrod Partner Linklaters LLP Washington, DC
The Forum on Financial Institutions Enforcement has been rescheduled to October 7 – 8, 2021, at The J House. Please see our COVID-19 Precautions page for details on our commitment to safety.