Due to the ongoing government shutdown, the BBA White Collar Crime Conference has been postponed. A number of our conference panelists and guests are federal government employees and are unable to participate in the conference during the shutdown. In the interest of delivering a high quality educational and networking experience and ensuring all members of the white collar bar are able to participate, a new date for the conference has been set for Monday, April 22, 2019.

If you had not previously registered for the conference, a registration link for the new date will be made available shortly. If you have any questions please contact Rachel Andreas at randreas@bostonbar.org or at 617-778-1904. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

NEW DATE: Monday, April 22, 2019
Aloft Boston | Seaport District
401-403 D Street
Boston, Massachusetts, 02210

Conference Agenda

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Check-in & Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Health Care Enforcement Trends

Ingrid Martin, Todd & Weld, Moderator
Joshua Orr, Associate General Counsel and Director, Fraud Prevention and Recovery, Tufts Health Plan
Gregg Shapiro, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office
Donald K. Stern, Director of Corporate Monitoring & Consulting Services, Affiliated Monitors
Amanda Strachan, Deputy Chief, Health Care Fraud Unit, U.S. Attorney’s Office
Toby Unger, Chief, Medicaid Fraud Division, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Securities Enforcement

Susan Cooke Anderson, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
John Falvey, Partner, Goodwin
Stephen Frank, Chief of the Economic Crimes Unit, U.S. Attorney’s Office
Paul Levenson, Director of the Boston Regional Office, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
Daniel Tighe, Donnelly, Conroy & Gelhaar, LLP
Sarah Walters, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
Martin Weinberg, Esq.

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch & Keynote Panel
Trials and Tribulations: Strategies for Navigating Multi-Defendant Criminal Trials

Kristina Barclay, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office
Miranda Hooker, Partner, Pepper Hamilton (moderator)
Frank A. Libby, Jr., Libby Hoopes
Tracy Miner, Partner, Demeo LLP
Charles Rankin, Rankin & Sultan
Eric Rosen, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office
George Varghese, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM


Discussion on issues of disclosure, confidentiality, investigation of harassment or bullying allegations and what to do when claims hit the news. 

Aaron Ahola, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Akamai
Mike Bello, Deputy City Editor, The Boston Globe
Greg Keating, Partner, Choate
Diana Lloyd, Partner, Choate
Patricia Wen, Editor, Spotlight Team, The Boston Globe

Business Email Compromise Fraud: How it’s changing; Why it’s growing; and What to Tell your Clients when They Become Victims”

Seth Berman, Partner, Nutter
Amy Burkart, Chief, Cybercrime Unit, U.S. Attorney’s Office
Special Agent Douglas J. Domin, Criminal Cyber Squad, Federal Bureau of Investigations
Robert Fisher, Partner, Nixon Peabody
Special Agent Michael Livingood, Economic Crimes Squad, Federal Bureau of Investigations

A Map of the Minefield: White Collar Crime and Enforcement Concerns for Early-Stage Companies

Luke Cadigan, Partner, Cooley
Philip C. Curtis, Managing Partner, Chin and Curtis
Paul T. Dacier, General Counsel, Indigo Agriculture
Gwendolyn Jaramillo, Partner, Foley Hoag
David Tolley, Partner, Latham & Watkins (Moderator)
Jonathan Weinrieb, Associate General Counsel, Head of Legal, ZappRx

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Jennifer Chunias, Partner, Goodwin
Kyla Curley, Partner, StoneTurn
Stephen Huggard
, Partner, Locke Lord
Jordi de Llano, Deputy Chief, Economic Crimes Unit, U.S. Attorney’s Office
Asita Obeyesekere, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
Arivee Vargas, Head of Global Auditing, Monitoring, Investigations, and Anti-Corruption/Anti-Bribery Program, Vertex Pharmaceuticals


Suzanne Durrell, Founder, Whistleblower Law Collaborative and Thomas & Durrell
Allison O’Neil, Partner, Locke Lord
Abim Thomas, Head of Global Litigation, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Jessica Weber, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office


David Apfel, Partner, Goodwin
Janice Bassil, Partner, Bassil & Budreau
Karin Bell, Deputy Chief, Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office
Hon. Leo T. Sorokin, U. S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Max Stern, Partner, Todd & Weld
Hon. Douglas P. Woodlock, U. S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Open Questions and Discussion with Experienced White Collar Practitioners

Michael Fee, Partner, Latham & Watkins
Carmen M. Ortiz, Counsel, Anderson & Kreiger
Mark W. Pearlstein, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
Joe Savage, Partner, Goodwin
Emily Schulman, Partner, WilmerHale
Nicholas C. Theodorou, Partner, Foley Hoag

5:15 PM

Networking Reception

Advisory Committee


Jordi de Llano
Deputy Chief
Economic Crimes Unit
U.S. Attorney’s Office


Jack Falvey


Michael K. Fee
Latham & Watkins LLP


Miranda Hooker
Pepper Hamilton


Ingrid Martin
Todd & Weld


Danielle Pelot

Top Level Sponsors



For information regarding sponsorship opportunities for the upcoming White Collar Conference, please contact
Erica Southerland: 617.778.1930 | esoutherland@bostonbar.org



Boston Bar Members – $450.00
Government Lawyers/Legal Services Members – $250.00


Non-Member Guests – $525.00
Conference + BBA Membership – $675.00
For more information about BBA membership or registration, contact Rachel Andreas at randreas@bostonbar.org

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