A UK National Crime Agency official who recently accused the Cayman Islands of failing to adequately cooperate with criminal investigations and the attorney for Danske Bank whistleblower Howard Wilkinson have been added as speakers for next week’s OffshoreAlert Conference in London.
They are Donald Toon, Director of Prosperity at the NCA, and Steve Kohn, who is one of the leading whistleblower lawyers in the United States.
Toon will participate in a session entitled ‘Offshore Intelligence: Behind Closed Doors’ along with Don Fort, Chief of Criminal Investigations at the IRS, and David Marchant, who has exposed more than 175 offshore scams since launching OffshoreAlert in 1997.
Kohn will present a session entitled ‘Lessons from the Danske Bank Case: Whistleblowing in Europe’s Financial Institutions’ in which he will discuss opportunities for whistleblowers to become multi-millionaires by exposing wrongdoing at European banks and other types of firms, not just from whistleblowing programs in Europe but also from those in the United States.
The 7th Annual OffshoreAlert Conference Europe on financial intelligence and investigations will take place at the Grange St. Paul’s Hotel, in London, on November 12-13th, 2018.
If you’re involved in high-value international finance and are somewhere else on those dates, you’ll be in the wrong place. That’s how great our event is.
More about these sessions …
Mon Nov 12/ 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM ( 1 Hour, 15 Min )
Offshore Intelligence: Behind Closed Doors
Investigators and others who specialize in offshore finance will discuss emerging key issues affecting the industry in the areas of transparency, beneficial ownership, products, services, trends, and anything else of importance and significance. The session will be informal and questions will be encouraged.
Founder & CEO, OffshoreAlert
David has exposed many high-value financial crimes and his work is regularly referenced by regional, national and international news organizations around the world.
John D. (Don) Fort
Chief, Criminal Investigation, IRS
Fort is the Chief, Criminal Investigation, headquartered in Washington, DC. He was appointed to the position in June 2017 and heads the Internal Revenue Service Division responsible for investigating criminal violations of the tax code and related financial crimes.
Director of Prosperity (Economic Crime & Cyber Crime), National Crime Agency
Donald started his career in law enforcement in 1990 joining the then HM Customs & Excise and has worked in criminal investigation, enforcement policy and operational management for more than 20 years. He was HMRC’s Criminal Investigation Director from 2011
Tue Nov 13/ 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM ( 1 Hour )
Lessons From the Danske Bank Case: Whistleblowing In Europe’s Financial Institutions
In this session, whistleblowers’ attorney Steve Kohn will discuss how his client, Howard Wilkinson, blew the whistle on his former employer, Denmark-based Danske Bank, which has been implicated in a €200 billion Russian money laundering scandal and is now being criminally investigated in the UK, US, France, and Estonia.
Steve will discuss opportunities for whistleblowers to become multi-millionaires by exposing wrongdoing in European financial institutions, not just from whistleblowing programs in Europe but also from those in the United States.
Stephen M. Kohn
Partner, Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto
Stephen M. Kohn is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading whistleblower and qui tam attorneys. He won the largest ever individual whistleblower reward/qui tam payment for UBS whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld ($104 million reward for Mr. Birkenfeld). His record of winning whistleblower cases dates back to 1984, and he was peer-review rated by the National Law Journal as one of the 50-top plaintiff’s lawyers in the United States, the only whistleblower rights lawyer to achieve this distinction. His successful advocacy has resulted in landmark precedents in whistleblower and qui tam law. He helped draft key whistleblower legislation and regulatory rules, including those incorporated into the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Dodd-Frank Act, the IRS Qui Tam whistleblower amendments, and Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act. He is the author of the first legal treatise on whistleblowing and is the world’s most published author on whistleblower protection. His most recent book is The New Whistleblower’s Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing What’s Right and Protecting Yourself. In 1988 he helped found the National Whistleblower Center, where is currently serves, pro bono, as Executive Director.