Thursday, January 18, 2018
10:00AM to 6:00PM
Seaport World Trade Center | 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA 02210

The Boston Bar Association will host its first White Collar Crime Conference on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the Seaport World Trade Center.

This will be an excellent opportunity for white collar practitioners from the Boston legal community to come together, keep abreast of the increasing complexity of the issues, and hear from key players on the most important cases and insights from 2017 to ensure they are well-positioned to serve clients.

This full-day conference will feature interactive breakout sessions, high-level keynote discussions, and in-depth examinations on recent cases and developments in healthcare fraud, securities enforcement, FCA, and more.


Andrew E. Lelling
United States Attorney
District of Massachusetts

Before his appointment as U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, Andrew Lelling was a federal prosecutor for over 15 years, serving first in the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department and later at the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Eastern District of Virginia and the District of Massachusetts.

During his time as a prosecutor in the District of Massachusetts, Mr. Lelling served as Senior Litigation Counsel and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Economic Crimes Unit and on the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force. He was the lead prosecutor in a number of complex fraud, immigration and international drug trafficking investigations including, most recently, the successful prosecution of one of the largest pyramid schemes ever charged by the Department of Justice, which involved over a million victims worldwide and losses of $3 billion. In addition, Mr. Lelling has prosecuted major drug trafficking organizations, domestic branches of Mexican drug cartels, and global drug traffickers based in Eastern Europe. In his role as the Senior Litigation Counsel, Mr. Lelling developed enforcement policy for criminal prosecutions and trained prosecutors and law enforcement officers on criminal practice.

Before serving as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Lelling was Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, focusing on criminal civil rights enforcement, voting rights enforcement actions, and civil investigations of major city police departments. In this role, Mr. Lelling led the Department’s investigation of the 2000 Presidential election in Florida and negotiated human rights issues with the Chinese government. In addition, Mr. Lelling advised on the drafting of the USA PATRIOT Act in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and led the Department’s task force for responding to backlash crimes.

Before joining the Justice Department, Mr. Lelling was a senior litigation associate at Goodwin Procter in Boston and a litigation associate at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae in New York. He also clerked for the U.S. District Court Chief Judge B. Avant Edenfield in the Southern District of Georgia.

Mr. Lelling graduated cum laude from University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1994 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Literature & Rhetoric from Binghamton University in 1991. He is a member of the Federalist Society and a former member of the Boston Bar Journal’s Board of Editors.

Advisory Committee


Maria Durant
Hogan Lovells


Marty Murphy
Foley Hoag LLP


Carol Starkey
Conn Kavanaugh


Miranda Hooker
United States Attorney’s Office


Jonathan Kotlier


Diana Lloyd
Choate Hall & Stewart


Federal Health Care Fraud

Diana Lloyd (Moderator)
Choate Hall & Stewart
Alexandra Gorman
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Joseph Savage
David Schumacher
Hooper Lundy
Amanda Strachan
US Attorney’s Office

Health Care Fraud Compliance

Danielle Pelot (Moderator)
Choate Hall & Stewart
Michele Adelman
Fresenius Medical Care
Ingrid Martin
Todd & Weld
Damian Wilmot

Jonathan Kotlier (Moderator)
John Falvey
Steve Frank
US Attorney’s Office
Robert Goldstein
The Goldstein Law Firm
Paul Levenson
Karen O’Toole
Fidelity Investments

Recently confirmed United States Attorney Andrew Lelling will join BBA President Mark Smith in a Fireside Chat.

Andrew Lelling 
United States Attorney
District of Massachusetts

Mark Smith 
Boston Bar Association President
Laredo & Smith


Seth Berman (Moderator) 
Adam Bookbinder
Holland & Knight
Amy Burkart
US Attorney’s Office
Hon. Allison Burroughs
US District Court
Lisa Ropple
Jones Day

What to Do When the Government Comes Knocking – Strategies for In-House Counsel

Martin Murphy (Moderator)
Foley Hoag LLP 
Jonathan Chiel
Diane Lopez
Harvard University 
Kate Oberlies O’Leary
General Electric
Abim Thomas
Tony Jordan
Ernst & Young

FCA Update

Maria Durant (Moderator)
Hogan Lovells
Michael Fee
Latham & Watkins
Gillian Feiner
Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General
Giselle Joffre
Foley Hoag
Jessica Weber
US Attorney’s Office
Robert M. Thomas, Jr.
Thomas & Associates, an affiliate of the Whistleblower Law Collaborative


Stephen Huggard (Moderator)
Locke Lord
Kyla Curley
Jordi de Llano
US Attorney’s Office
Joshua Levy

Ropes & Gray
Asita Obeyesekere
Sharon Simpson Jones

Public Corruption and Government Prosecutions

Carol Starkey (Moderator) 
Conn Kavanaugh
Hon. Nancy Gertner (Ret.)
Harvard Law School 
Stellio Sinnis
Federal Public Defenders Office
Kimberly West 

Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General
Fred Wyshak
US Attorney’s Office

Miranda Hooker (Moderator)
US Attorney’s Office
Al Day
Tony Fuller
Hogan Lovells
Justin O’Brien
Hogan Lovells
Rachel Hershfang
Ian Roffman

The White Collar Crime Conference is sponsored in part by the Joan B. DiCola Fund of the Boston Bar Foundation. This fund provides critical support for Boston Bar Association programs and initiatives that foster the education and professional development of lawyers. For more information on the BBF or this fund, please contact Megan Leppert at or (617) 778-1924.

Registration Information


Boston Bar Members – $450

Boston Bar Government Lawyer Members – $250

To reserve your seat, click REGISTER, then LOGIN to
your Boston Bar member account.

Non-Member Guests – $525.00
Conference + Membership– $650.00

To reserve your seat, click REGISTER, then
Login to Attend to create a New User account -or- contact Rachel Andreas: 617.778.1904

To combine your conference and membership rate, contact Tara Trask (, 617.778.1984)

Thank You to Our Law Firm Partners

Thank You to Our Sponsors


For information regarding sponsorship opportunities for the upcoming White Collar Crime Conference, please contact Erica Southerland: 617.778.1930 |

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