Dates: October 19 - 20, 2023
Location: Rome, Italy
The Steering Committee welcomes 48 leading solicitors, barristers, in-house counsel, and a select few forensic accountants, from around the world to discuss complex issues in global investigations and enforcement.
Using candid, seminar-style discussions at this annual meeting, the group examines multi-jurisdictional issues including internal investigations, representation of individuals and cross border considerations.
This elite group, comprised of experts in the field, personally nominates all invitees and develops the Agenda, which forms the basis of our discussions.
Matt Fitzwater is the General Counsel for Conduct and Customer and Client Affairs for Barclays based in London where he oversees all litigation, employment, competition and financial crime legal matters for the bank globally across all business lines. He has held that position since July 2021. Prior to that time, he was the Global Head of Litigation and Investigations for Barclays. Before joining Barclays, Matt was Special Counsel at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York where he represented large financial institutions in criminal and regulatory matters.
Matt is from Greenville, Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Law in 2001 and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Miami University (Ohio) in 1998 with a double major in History and Political Science.
Matt Amatruda is currently Senior Counsel, Investigations at Zoom Video Communications, Inc., where he manages and conducts internal investigations into potential violations of laws and company policies and procedures globally. Before joining Zoom in 2020, Matt managed environmental litigation in ExxonMobil’s Environmental and Safety Law Group. For over a decade prior to joining Exxon, Matt was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, assigned to the Business and Securities Fraud, Violent Crimes and Terrorism and Organized Crime and Gang sections, investigating and prosecuting a range of matters including securities and wire fraud, sanctions violations, and violations of the FCPA. Matt also served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Special Prosecutions Unit of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and was an associate at Williams & Connolly LLP.
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 and to create connections with preeminent leaders from around the globe who focus on cross border investigations and enforcement.
"This is not a regular conference. It is a forum for facilitated discussion. The delegates are a small, select group from around the world who really know their stuff. With attendees from around 20 different countries, the discussions bring to the fore all of the most complex issues around global investigations and enforcement. Everyone contributes and everyone learns."Jonathan Pickworth Partner Paul Hastings LLP United Kingdom
"As I am a Brazilian criminal lawyer, it was a wonderful opportunity to listen to hot topics and participate on discussions. In Brazil, we have a lot of questions and during the panels I could have many questions answered and obtain new ideas."Fabyola En Rodrigues Partner Demarest Advogados Brazil