Jackson Walker partner Erica Benites Giese is scheduled to present during the Greater San Antonio Ethics & Compliance Roundtable Fall Symposium held at the St. Mary’s University Greehey School of Business on October 27, 2022.
Launched in 2007, the Greater San Antonio Ethics and Compliance Roundtable invites senior executives at St. Mary’s University to discuss ethics challenges in their organizations. Since its founding, the roundtable has given St. Mary’s students opportunities to learn from experienced, high-integrity business executives.
During the roundtable, Erica will discuss:
- Current trends in white collar crime.
- Stories from case files that are representative of white collar crimes, particularly in terms of how issues came to light (e.g., audit, whistleblowers, hot line, etc), how the quality of the control environment and Board oversight in organizations factored into the situation, broader impacts of white collar crimes on organizations and their stakeholders, and the influence of organizational culture and values, if any.
- Lessons learned for organizations and ethics and compliance programs, including the top three actions organizations can effectively take to prevent and detect white collar crime.
To learn more about the roundtable event, visit the St. Mary’s website.
Before joining Jackson Walker’s Investigations & White Collar Defense group, Erica served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of Texas. In that role, she served as Chief of the Financial Litigation Unit and the San Antonio and Del Rio divisions. She also spearheaded the creation of a Suspicious Activity Report Review Team in the San Antonio and Del Rio divisions, which resulted in her gaining a wealth of knowledge in Anti-Money Laundering compliance-related issues for financial institutions.
In her practice, Erica handles civil and criminal white collar investigation and litigation matters, qui tam complaints and investigations, healthcare fraud matters, government contract fraud inquiries, bank and wire fraud investigations, and immigration worksite enforcement actions. She helps clients navigate the daunting task of responding to civil, criminal and administrative subpoenas, including Civil Investigative Demands. Erica also advises and advocates for individual and corporate victims of fraud. A Certified Fraud Examiner, she is equipped to handle all types of fraud matters and internal investigations. Since 2019, Scene in S.A. has recognized Erica as one of the “Best S.A. Lawyers” in the area of criminal defense. Erica has tried over 100 cases to Texas juries.
Outside of Jackson Walker, Erica volunteers her time with the Hispanic National Bar Association as Deputy Region XII President and as a member of the Compliance and Ethics Section. She is also actively involved with the U.S. District Court Admissions Committee, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the American Bar Association’s Women’s White Collar Defense Section, and the Federal Bar Association’s San Antonio Chapter.