Rita Glavin Moderated a Panel at the ABA Criminal Justice Section’s Twelfth Annual Fall Institute

November 7, 2019

On November 7th, Partner Rita Glavin moderated a panel at the American Bar Association (ABA) Criminal Justice Section’s Twelfth Annual Fall Institute.

The panel that Ms. Glavin moderated occurred during the White Collar Crime Town Hall, where she serves as a co-chair of the section. Details of the panel can be found below:

White Collar Crime Town Hall
When Cooperation becomes Cooption: The Risk That Companies Under Investigation Become State Actors

Companies under investigation go to great lengths to cooperate with the Government to receive cooperation credit and avoid criminal charges, but how far is too far? What are the circumstances when the Government asks too much of a company? What are the consequences when the company goes along with every Government request? This panel will explore the DOJ policy of corporate cooperation, recent cases examining when a cooperating company becomes a “state actor” and the consequences of a cooperating company becoming a “state actor” for both internal investigations and criminal cases.


  • Rita Glavin, Partner, Seward & Kissel LLP, New York, NY


  • Michael Leotta, Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP, Washington DC
  • Roger A. Fairfax, Jr., Patricia Roberts Harris Research Professor and Founding Director of the Criminal Law & Policy Initiative at George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC
  • J.P. Cooney, Chief of the Fraud and Public Corruption Section at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Washington, DC.

For more information on the event, please click here.