Not Playing Ball: Corruption in Soccer with WilmerHale

Thursday, November 16th, 2017 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 103
Nov 16
Thursday, November 16th, 2017 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 103

The Columbia Business and Law Association is thrilled to present a case study on a white-collar investigation. Please join WilmerHale attorneys, Chavi Nana and Matthew Galeotti, as they walk us through the Eastern District of New York’s investigation into corruption in worldwide soccer. The schemes at the center of the investigation related to a series of bribes and kickbacks made to soccer officials in exchange for broadcast rights to various tournaments in Argentina and other Latin American countries.

Stemming from an investigation involving an Argentine Company, Torneos, that broadcasts and procures broadcasting rights for several local and international soccer tournaments, and its former General Manager and Chairman, WilmerHale was engaged in 2015 by DIRECTV and DIRECTV Latin America as a 40% shareholder of Torneos. In December 2016, Torneos entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the Eastern District of New York, admitting its liability through the actions of its former Chairman for one count of wire fraud.

Lunch will be served and there will be time at the end for you to ask questions. This event is part of CBLA’s Case Study Series. Each event in the series features an immersive case study through which one of New York's top law firms will introduce Columbia students to the lawyering behind headline deals. Please contact Fabi Vega ([email protected]) with any questions.

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