Meet the Speakers of the Swiss Investigation Forum 2019

The purpose of the Swiss Investigation Forum is to create a peer-to-peer platform for experienced Risk, Compliance and Investigation professionals to exchange experiences and network. The exclusivity, experience and know-how of our guest speakers bring a unique perspective to the topic and is key to this forum.

Meet this year's panel:

Eugene Soltes, Harvard Business School

Jakurski Family Associate Professor of Business Administration

Eugene Soltes is the Jakurski Family Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School where his research focuses on corporate misconduct and fraud, and how organizations design cultures and compliance systems to confront these challenges. He teaches in the school’s executive education programs and corporate criminal investigation at Harvard Law School (with Daniel Kahn and Leo Tsao from the Department of Justice). Professor Soltes won international acclaim for his ground-breaking book “Why they Do It: Inside the Mind of the White-Collar Criminal”. The book explores why often wealthy and successful executives engage in deception.

Neil M Barofsky, Jenner & Block LLP

Partner in the Investigations, Compliance and Defense Practice

Neil M. Barofsky is an accomplished trial lawyer and well-known authority on a variety of issues at the intersection of economics, law, business, policy and politics. Drawing upon his experience as a former federal prosecutor and as the Presidentially appointed first special inspector general of the historic US$700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), Mr. Barofsky assists companies seeking to improve their corporate culture through compliance counselling and monitorships. He also focuses on white-collar investigations and complex commercial litigation, often with a public interest component.

Neil Barofsky is a prolific author and speaker who has developed a national reputation in the compliance and white-collar arenas. Earlier this year, New York Law Journal recognized him as a "New York Trailblazer" for his work on monitorships. In 2015, he was named one of The National Law Journal's "Winning" litigators as well as a regulatory and compliance "Trailblazer."

Matthew D Cipolla, Jenner & Block LLP

Partner in the Investigations, Compliance and Defense Practice

Matthew D Cipolla is a partner in the firm's Investigations, Compliance, and Defense Practice and a member of its Monitorship Practice.  He specializes in high-profile investigations, monitorships, and compliance counselling, representing corporations and individuals across a broad spectrum of financial crimes, including bribery and corruption, financial and trade sanctions, exchange rate rigging, and mortgage and bank fraud.  He has extensive experience managing complex cross-border investigations in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, navigating an array of due process and data protection laws and regulations applying to such work.

Matthew Cipolla also conducts compliance risk assessments and counsels clients on improving their compliance framework and organizational culture. In 2016, Mr Cipolla was recognised by the New York Law Journal as a ‘Rising Star’ and by the National LGBT Bar Association as one of the ‘Best 40 Under 40’ in the country.

Erin R Schrantz, Jenner & Block LLP

Partner in the Investigations, Compliance and Defense Practice

Erin R Schrantz is an experienced litigator who represents clients across a variety of industries in investigations, complex litigation and compliance risk assessments. She specialises in monitorships, cross-border investigations into financial crimes and corruption, and developing comprehensive compliance programmes and cultural reforms that reflect an organisation’s values. She has published and lectured on a variety of topics, including internal investigation strategies, effective anti-corruption compliance programmes, compliance strategies for US joint ventures in China, and risk-based compliance audit techniques. Global Investigations Review recognised Ms Schrantz in 2018 as one of the top 100 worldwide ‘Women in Investigations’, and the National Law Journal named Ms Schrantz a ‘Chicago 40 Under 40’ in 2013. Illinois Super Lawyers and Benchmark Litigation identified her as a ‘Future Star in Illinois’.

Andrew Clapham, United Nations

Commissioner for the Commission of Inquiry South Sudan

Andrew Clapham is Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, which he joined in 1997. He was the first Director of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (2006 - 2014). Andrew Clapham teaches international law, human rights law, and the laws of war. His current research focuses on war. He is an Associate Member of Matrix Chambers in London. In 2014 he was nominated by Switzerland as an Arbitrator under the UN Law of the Sea Convention. He has been a member of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan since October 2017. He has produced a 7th edition of Brierly's Law of Nations (2012). He is the co-editor with Paola Gaeta of the Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict (2014) and co-editor with Paola Gaeta and Marco Sassòli of The 1949 Geneva Conventions: A Commentary (2015).

Emma Molvidson, UBS

Global Head of Investigations

Emma Molvidson heads up Investigations globally at UBS. She has an extensive legal background with over 20 year’s international experience with the last 15 years in financial services. Emma has held a variety of senior management positions at UBS over the past 8 years including Global Chief of Staff for the Investment Bank responsible for Strategy, Governance and Regulatory positioning for the IB globally, General Counsel for the Investment Bank, General Counsel for the regions Switzerland and EMEA UBS group and deputy General Counsel for Asset Management. Prior to joining UBS, Emma was at Swiss Re in a variety of roles over the years including as General Counsel for Financial Markets and Corporate Centre during the GFC. Mrs. Molvidson has a private practice background from Norton Rose, Corporate Finance in London and Paris. Emma's focus has always been on combing legal and regulatory experience with a proven track record of leading teams and delivering results in terms of high quality advice and support for the business whilst ensuring an efficient and cost effective operating model.


Haig Simonian

Before his posting in Zürich, Haig Simonian served as the,’Financial Times’ chief German correspondent, as well as working in Milan and Paris. An Oxford alumnus, his journalistic career began at The Economist in 1984, after working briefly for an investment bank.

Haig Simonian
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