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Episode 6: The DOJ Wants You! - Part II: Voluntary Disclosures

In part two of our series about cooperation and the Department of Justice’s use of its coercive and persuasive powers to conscript an army for DOJ’s corporate enforcement efforts, host Gregg Sofer is joined by Rudy Rivera, Chief International Counsel for a Fortune 500 company, and Husch Blackwell’s Sal Hernandez. We discuss the Department’s evolving stance on corporate compliance, issues related to the sometimes vexing decision regarding voluntary disclosure and how prosecutors and law enforcement agents view self-disclosures.

Guest biographies

Rodolfo Rivera

Rodolfo Rivera is Chief International Counsel for a Fortune 500 company with $8.4 billion in revenue and 21,000 employees. He serves as a legal advisor to senior-and-executive management on international M&A, litigation and FCPA, while also working with stakeholders on a variety of levels domestically and globally. He has also been the lead in establishing the company’s international operations and has managed several of the international subsidiaries. He currently manages a global multimillion dollar claims portfolio as well as oversees all company immigration matters. 

He is a Board Member of the Association of Corporate Counsel as well as a member of the executive committee. The ACC has more than 45,000 members throughout the world. 

He is a frequent speaker on topics such as negotiation, ethics and compliance, motivation, goal setting, Diversity and Inclusion, and managing a business. He has completed 4 TEDX talks:

From Public Assistance to a Fortune 500 Company

Diversity and Inclusion is Good for the Bottom Line

The Beauty of Learning a Second Language

The Value of Mentorship

He was named to the GC Power List: US: Latin America Specialists for 2019.

Salvador Hernandez

As a former senior executive with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and compliance and ethics officer for a global transportation provider, Sal is uniquely suited to help clients address government investigations, regulatory risk, and compliance program development and assessment.

Sal began his career inside government with 25 years at the FBI, where he rose through the ranks, via numerous assignments, from Special Agent to executive-level positions at FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, and the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office. At FBI Headquarters, as Deputy Assistant Director in the Criminal Investigative Division, he had oversight responsibility for the FBI’s Financial Crimes and Public Corruption Programs. In Los Angeles, he held the title of Assistant Director and served as the office’s chief executive, with responsibility for the work of more than 1,300 FBI employees charged with carrying out the FBI’s criminal, counterterrorism and national foreign-intelligence responsibilities in Southern California. Sal followed his FBI career with a career in the private sector where, first as Security Director, and then as Vice President of Compliance and Ethics, he expanded the security and investigations programs and established and led the legal and regulatory compliance efforts at Enterprise Holdings, Inc., the world’s largest vehicle rental, leasing and sales company.

Sal is uniquely suited to collaborate closely with attorney teams and clients to strategize at all stages of investigative and compliance-program work. He has experience building compliance structures for clients and is equally adept at program review, risk assessment, crisis response and mitigation.

Professionals:

Gregg N. Sofer

Partner

Salvador Hernandez

Senior Compliance and Ethics Advisor

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