Event Details:  Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 12:30pm – 1:30pm (EST)

To RSVP, please click here.  Dial-in details will be provided after signing up for the event.

Following our DPA roundtable in June and the recent focus on DPAs in the media related to the SNC-Lavalin corporate criminal prosecution, we are pleased to offer a primer and answer your questions via teleconference. Please register and dial-in to gain important insights on:

  • How the Canadian DPA system will work in practice and how it impacts the Integrity Regime;
  • How the current debate around DPAs and alleged political interference may impact the regime going forward;
  • The critical lessons learned from negotiating DPAs in other jurisdictions;
  • Strategies for self-disclosure and dealing with parallel multinational investigations, multiple enforcement agencies, and global settlement negotiations; and
  • Designing compliance programs and conducting effective internal investigations to ensure your company qualifies for a DPA.

In addition, we’ll discuss best practices for implementing effective corporate compliance programs.

Hear from our experts to ensure you are prepared for the new regime.

Photo of Peter MacKay Peter MacKay

Peter MacKay PC, QC (Privy Council and Queen’s Counsel) is a Partner in the Canadian Litigation and Government Enforcement Group.  He is a former Crown prosecutor, and he served as Canada’s most recent Federal Minister of Justice (Attorney General). Mr. MacKay’s practice focuses on government enforcement proceedings and compliance matters, and he provides strategic advice to Canadian companies doing business globally and international companies doing business in Canada. Prior to joining the Firm, Peter MacKay served in the Parliament of Canada for many years and in a ministerial post in the Canadian government for nine years since the Conservative Party formed a government in 2006.  Most recently, he served as Canada’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, a position to which he was appointed in 2013. Prior to this post, Mr. MacKay served as the Minister of National Defence for six years and held joint cabinet positions as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency for 18 months.

Photo of Christopher Burkett Christopher Burkett

Christopher Burkett is an experienced trial advocate, having appeared before a variety of administrative tribunals, at all levels of trial court, and the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Mr. Burkett’s broad litigation and advocacy practice specifically focuses in the areas of labour and employment law, administrative and public law, professional discipline, corporate anti-bribery compliance, and criminal matters. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie in 2011, Mr. Burkett was an Assistant Crown Attorney, where he was the lead prosecutor on numerous criminal trials; including serious commercial fraud prosecutions. Mr. Burkett’s experience extends to matters involving internal investigations, administrative tribunals, judicial review applications, injunctions, trials, and appeals.