Speaking Engagements

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Breakfast & Registration: 7:30 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Registration: 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Program: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Reception: 5:30 p.m.

Perkins Coie - Seattle
1201 Third Avenue
Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101

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Perkins Coie - Portland
1120 NW Couch Street
10th Floor
Portland, OR 97209

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Join our three newest White Collar & Investigations partners who hail from both government and in-house roles as they share insights and best practices for Litigation Officers, Compliance Officers, Security Officers and in-house lawyers generally.


  • Kevin Feldis, former First Assistant United States Attorney in Alaska, DOJ International Legal Advisor in Indonesia and Azerbaijan, and DOJ Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Attorney
  • Adam Schuman, former Executive Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer for Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, and former Special Counsel for Public Integrity in the New York Governor’s Office
  • Chris Veatch, former Chief of National Security & Cybercrimes from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois (Chicago) and former SEC Enforcement Attorney

Seattle Moderator:

  • Dave McShea is the chair of the firmwide Executive Committee. His practice focuses on the representation of startups, high-growth technology companies, public companies and venture capital firms. In more than 20 years of practice, he has handled numerous significant transactions, including the initial public offerings of Amazon.com and Zillow Inc., mergers and acquisitions, public equity and debt financings, and venture capital financings.

Portland Moderator:

  • Gina Eiben is a vice chair of the firmwide Mergers & Acquisitions practice. 

Content will cover:

Cybersecurity & Trade Secret Protection: Considerations for Working with the Government
For many companies, protecting intellectual property is a significant concern made more difficult in recent years by the persistent efforts of foreign agents, disgruntled employees, and others to steal valuable trade secrets and company data. As the former Section Chief for National Security and Cybercrimes at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois, Chris Veatch will share recommended practices for protection of intellectual property and data breach preparation and considerations. He will also share the perspectives of regulatory bodies on enforcement actions and offer guidance on how to prepare your company for working with the government.

Lessons Learned on Government Investigations as In-House Counsel During the Financial Crisis
Adam Schuman will provide takeaways for in-house counsel from his experience leading the legal and regulatory team at S&P during the Financial Crisis, including a discussion of the political and communications aspects of navigating sensitive, high-stakes government and internal investigations.

U.S. Enforcement Trends and Best Practices for Doing Business Overseas: FCPA/Anti-Corruption, Data Protection and Other Cross-Border Issues
Kevin Feldis will address what companies need to know to limit their risks when conducting international business. He will give an overview of recent Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement trends, the new Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (Cloud Act), and best practices for protecting data by conducting cyber due diligence and careful contracting. Kevin will also be available to discuss Perkins Coie’s China practice, the U.S. ban on doing business with ZTE after it breached the terms of its 2017 settlement agreement for IEEPA violations, and the reaction he's observed in Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen to current U.S. trade and enforcement actions.