Willkie Team Honored for Most Important Development in Investigations at GIR Awards 2017

On October 26, Willkie was honored at the Global Investigations Review Awards for its victory in a case recognized as the “Most Important Development in Investigations” in 2017.

The Willkie team was acknowledged for its work on the landmark case of US v. Anthony Allen and Anthony Conti. In this cornerstone LIBOR manipulation case, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Fifth Amendment’s prohibition on the use of compelled testimony in US criminal proceedings applies even when a foreign sovereign has compelled the testimony. GIR noted that the “decision cuts through the very heart of global investigations and directly affects US/UK cooperation.”

The Willkie team on the case included partners Michael Schachter and Peter Burrell, associates Casey Donnelly, Maxwell Bryer and Cole Mathews and senior legal assistant Shelly Lipkis.