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The Bracewell Sidebar, hosted by Seth DuCharme and Matthew Nielsen, is a podcast devoted to developments related to government enforcement and investigations, with a particular focus on white-collar criminal defense.
Apr 26, 2023
Behind the Scenes of US Banking: Regulators, Challenges and the Future, Part II
In the second of a two-part episode of The Bracewell Sidebar, host Matthew Nielsen is joined by guests Will Anderson and Bob Clarke to discuss recent bank failures, including SVB Financial Group and Signature Bank.
Apr 12, 2023
Behind the Scenes of US Banking: Regulators, Challenges, and the Future
In this first episode of a two-part series, Bracewell Sidebar hosts Matthew Nielsen and Seth DuCharme are joined by Will Anderson and Bob Clarke to discuss the banking failure of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank and to provide an overview of the banking industry from the regulator's perspective. Will is the co-chair of Bracewell’s corporate and securities practice and chair of the firm’s financial institutions group. Bob is the founder of Bracewell’s global financial services practice and continues as a retired partner to serve as of counsel to the firm.
Mar 9, 2023
Cooperation Credit: What Are the Rules Now?
On this episode of The Bracewell Sidebar, hosts Matthew Nielsen and Seth DuCharme share their thoughts on the ABA White Collar Conference, held in Miami, Florida, March 1-3, 2023.
Dec 1, 2022
Assessing Risk in a Rapidly Evolving Digital and Physical World: with Guest Brian Mich of Control Risks
On this episode of The Bracewell Sidebar, hosts Matthew Nielsen and Seth DuCharme are joined by Brian Mich from Control Risk, a specialist risk consulting firm. Brian leads the regulatory risk and investigations practice for the Americas region, which includes North America, as well as Central and South America.
Oct 3, 2022
Part 2-Classified Information in Federal Criminal Litigation and the Need to Know With Sid Kamaraju
On the second episode in this two-part series, Bracewell Sidebar hosts Matthew Nielsen and Seth DuCharme are joined by Sid Kamaraju, a former national security prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, to discuss the process by which classified information is handled in federal court and the balancing of equities and interests that allow proceedings to go forward while maintaining national security.
Sep 26, 2022
Part 1-Classified Information in Federal Criminal Litigation and the Need to Know with Sid Kamaraju
Sid Kamaraju joins hosts Matthew Nielsen and Seth DuCharme for a two-part discussion on the use of classified information in federal criminal litigation. Prior to entering private practice, Sid was a federal prosecutor in the US Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York, where he spent significant time on national securities matters, including domestic terrorist attacks to foreign terrors of investigations, sanctions investigations, cyber hacking and espionage.
Aug 17, 2022
Quick Hit: Search Warrants
On this episode of The Bracewell Sidebar, hosts Matthew Nielsen and Seth DuCharme discuss how one goes about getting a search warrant in light of recent events, including what is required and what inferences can be fairly drawn from the existence of a warrant.
Jun 15, 2022
Keeping Pace with the Evolving Sanctions Enforcement Regime
On this episode of The Bracewell Sidebar, hosts Matthew Nielsen and Seth DuCharme will give an update on developments in sanctions and enforcement based on insights gleaned from recent conferences that Seth attended. He shares some of his key takeaways.
May 17, 2022
The Shadow Path
On this episode of The Bracewell Sidebar, hosts Matthew Nielsen and Seth DuCharme discuss the role of the outside auditor as part of investigations with guest Jeff Ferguson. Jeff is a partner in Ernst & Young’s forensic and integrity services practice, with more than two decades of experience in fraud and forensic investigations.
Apr 7, 2022
Navigating Domestic and Cross Border Data Privacy Risks, with Lucy Tyson and Brittney Justice
On this episode of Bracewell Sidebar, Lucy Porter and Brittney Justice join hosts Seth DuCharme and Matthew Nielsen to talk about data privacy. Lucy advises clients in a variety of matters related to the structuring and negotiating of services agreements for business process and information technology outsourcing and managed services. Lucy works with clients to develop and implement data privacy solutions that are compliant with global regulations. She has experience working across organizations, including compliance, HR, security, IT and legal. Lucy also has experience in advising clients with the protection, maintenance, licensing and transfer of intellectual property assets, as well as in the prosecution and management of trademark portfolios. Brittney helps represents clients on cybersecurity and data privacy matters, including privacy litigation, compliance with state and global data privacy laws, and drafting privacy policies and contracts. She also advises on all aspects of data breach incident investigation and response, including directing privileged forensic investigations, coordinating and supporting internal incident response teams, engaging with law enforcement authorities and other federal agencies, and advising senior management on response and risk mitigation strategies.
Mar 23, 2022
Know Your Client, Know Your Customer, Know Your Counterparty Practice
On this episode of The Bracewell Sidebar, Matthew Nielsen talks with our new podcast co-host, Seth DuCharme, about developments in white-collar enforcement, including the recent sanctions against Russia and the aggressive enforcement positions being taken by various agencies.
Mar 2, 2022
Quick Hit: Russian Sanctions and Cybersecurity
On this episode of The Bracewell Sidebar, we look beyond Russia’s invasion of Ukraine at the business and legal implications of the Russian sanctions, as well as at cybersecurity issues.
Jan 26, 2022
Season 2-Episode 2: Trial Recap - US v. Elizabeth Holmes
On this episode of The Bracewell Sidebar, we discuss the Elizabeth Holmes/Theranos trial and the significance of the mixed verdict. Have questions? Email Matthew Nielsen
Jan 12, 2022
Season 2 - Episode 1: The Risky Business of International Projects
On this episode of The Bracewell Sidebar, we talk with Assaad Nasr about the challenges that US lawyers face when they are working on international projects. Assaad is a deal lawyer, who previously served as general counsel of an international real estate development organization. Have any questions about compliance? Email Matthew Nielsen.
Dec 15, 2021
Biggest Stories of 2021
On this episode of The Bracewell Sidebar, we look back at some of the significant regulatory and enforcement developments in 2021, including at the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Have any questions about recent regulatory and enforcement developments? email your questions to Matthew Nielsen.
Dec 2, 2021
Unraveling Export Controls and Trade Sanctions: What Businesses Need to Know
On this episode of Bracewell Sidebar, we are joined by Matt Bell to discuss US export controls and sanctions. Matt is a senior managing director and the global lead of FTI Consulting's export controls, sanctions and trade practice. Prior to joining FTI, Matt spent the majority of his career in senior legal and compliance positions in major multinational companies in the telecommunications and energy industries. He helped companies build best in class compliance programs, often under intense government scrutiny, whether through civil or criminal investigations, or government-mandated audits and monitorships. Have any questions about the potential implications of US export controls and sanctions on your business? Email your questions to Matthew Nielsen.
Nov 17, 2021
Caging the Crypto Beast
On this episode of Bracewell Sidebar, we continue our conversation with Anne Termine about cryptocurrency, including how different regulators are trying to create order in the hard to regulate cryptocurrency markets. Anne joined the firm in June 2021, with over 20 years of experience representing clients in investigations, enforcement actions, and litigation involving commodities, derivatives and more recently, cryptocurrency markets. She bring an insider’s perspective to these issues, having served as a chief trial lawyers in the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Enforcement from 2003 to 2016. Have questions about cryptocurrency and other digital assets? Email your questions to Anne Termine or Matthew Nielsen.
Nov 3, 2021
CRYPTOCURRENCY FOR BEGINNERS
On this episode of Bracewell Sidebar, Anne Termine, a former chief attorney at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, talks about cryptocurrency. In the first part of this two-part episode, Anne provides insight on understanding how cryptocurrencies are created, how they function and what they mean for financial market participants. Anne joined the firm in June 2021, with over 20 years of experience representing clients in investigations, enforcement actions, and litigation involving commodities, derivatives and more recently, cryptocurrency markets. Have any questions about cryptocurrency or blockchain technology? Reach out to Anne Termine or Matthew Nielsen.
Oct 20, 2021
Diving Into Ransomware
In this episode of Bracewell Sidebar, we are joined by Seth DuCharme for a dive into unique risks and challenges presented by ransomware attacks. Seth is a partner in Bracewell’s government investigations and enforcement group in New York. Seth was recently the acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. He also had various leadership positions in the Department of Justice and the US Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, and he worked to establish the National Security and Cyber Crime Section at the Department of Justice. Have questions about ransomware or cybersecurity? Email your questions to Matthew Nielsen or Seth DuCharme. The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of their institutions or clients.
Sep 23, 2021
Wearing Many Hats
In this episode of Bracewell Sidebar, Shamoil Shipchandler joins us to look at government investigations from a prosecutor’s point of view. Shamoil is a former senior officer at the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas. He is currently chief counsel of risk and regulatory affairs at Charles Schwab. Interested in learning more about government investigators? Reach out to Matthew Nielsen.
Aug 30, 2021
Demystifying Congressional Investigations: A Conversation With Stephen Braga
On this episode of the Bracewell Sidebar, we talk with Stephen Braga about the ins and outs of Congressional investigations. Steven chairs Bracewell's government enforcement and investigations practice. Over the course of his career, he has been involved in many high-profile white-collar cases and investigations in Washington DC, including defending public relations executive Michael Scanlon during the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. Want to learn more about Congressional investigations? Email Email Stephen Braga or Matthew Nielson.
Jun 12, 2021
ESG, What Can This Be? A Conversation With Bracewell’s Rachel Goldman
On this episode of The Bracewell Sidebar, we discuss all things ESG with Rachel Goldman, we discuss all things ESG with Rachel Goldman, co-chair of Bracewell’s ESG practice. They discuss what ESG entails, its popularization and much more. Rachel is an accomplished litigator with more than 20 years of experience, including as in-house counsel. She began her career as an assistant corporate counsel in the New York City Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel. Want to learn more about ESG and Bracewell’s experience in this space? Email Rachel Goldman or Matthew Nielson.
Jun 11, 2021
When the Government Comes Knocking: A Conversation With Jeff Vaden
On this episode of The Bracewell Sidebar, we talk with their partner Jeff Vaden about the world of white-collar criminal defense. They look at the different components of an open criminal investigation, how to handle it and, more importantly, how you can prepare. Jeff is a partner in Bracewell’s Houston office and a former federal prosecutor who investigated and prosecuted cases involving bank fraud, public corruption, export controls, sanctions, counterterrorism and national security. Want to learn about responding to a government investigation or Bracewell’s government enforcement and investigations practice? Email Jeff Vaden or Matthew Nielsen.
Jun 5, 2021
Cyber Attacks and What To Do About Them With David Springer
David Springer joins us for a conversation about cyber attacks, cyber security, and how to stay protected from security threats.
Jun 2, 2021
Welcome to the Bracewell Sidebar
Welcome to The Bracewell Sidebar, In this episode, Josh Zive, a senior principal in Bracewell’s Policy Resolution Group and the founder of The Lobby Shop podcast, talks with our hosts about the podcast’s origins and some of the topics it will explore, such as environment, social and governance (ESG). Want to learn more about ESG or any of the topics discussed on this podcast? Email Matthew Nielsen.