Wednesday, January 15, 2020
9:00 AM
6:00 PM

Aloft Boston | Seaport District
401-403 D Street
Boston, Massachusetts, 02210

Conference Archive

2020 White-Collar Crime Conference

The Boston Bar Association is excited to once again host its annual White-Collar Crime Conference! This full-day conference brings together the best and brightest from private practice, in-house legal departments, government, and the judiciary for an event that no member of Boston’s white-collar crime bar can afford to miss. Attend interactive breakout sessions, high-level keynote discussions, and in-depth examinations on recent cases and developments in healthcare fraud, securities enforcement, FCA, government investigations, and more.

7:45 AM – 8:45 AM

Women in White-Collar Breakfast

In collaboration with the Women’s White Collar Defense Association

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Check-in & Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Healthcare Fraud

  • Moderator: Miranda Hooker – Partner, Pepper Hamilton
  • Lisa Asiaf Schlatz – Senior Legal Counsel, Partners HealthCare
  • Frank A. Libby, Jr. – Partner, LibbyHoopes
  • Gregg Shapiro – Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Massachusetts
  • Amanda Strachan – Chief, Health Care Fraud Unit, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Massachusetts
  • Toby Unger – Chief, Medicaid Fraud Division, Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Securities & Financial Crimes

Panelists will discuss key issues surrounding financial crimes including: DOJ and SEC enforcement priorities; the impacts of self-disclosure, cooperation, parallel investigations, and monitorships; the features of a robust and effective compliance program; and disgorgement in SEC cases.

  • Moderator: Cory S. Flashner – Member, Mintz
  • Elisabeth O. da Silva, CPA, CFF – Partner, DGC
  • Stephen Frank – Chief, Economic Crimes Unit, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Massachusetts
  • Paul Levenson – Director of the Boston Regional Office, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
  • Sarah E. Walters – Partner, McDermott Will & Emery

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Lunchtime Fireside Chat with the U.S. Attorney’s Office

Nathaniel Mendell – First Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Massachusetts

Moderator: Emily R. Schulman – Partner, WilmerHale

Track 1

Track 2

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

False Claims Act

  • Moderator: Jessica Weber – Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Massachusetts
  • Jennifer Goldstein – Assistant U.S. Attorney, Medicaid Fraud Division, Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General
  • Kirsten Mayer – Partner, Ropes & Gray
  • Jeffrey A. Newman – Jeffrey Newman Law
  • Steven Sharobem – Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Massachusetts

Forfeiture & Restitution

  • Moderator: Doreen M. Rachal – Counsel, Sidley Austin
  • Deputy Patrick Burns – Asset Forfeiture Financial Investigator, U.S. Marshals Service
  • Ryan Dobson – Senior Manager, Forensic & Integrity Services, EY
  • Carol Head – Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Massachusetts
  • Francis J. Macdonald, Jr. – Assistant District Attorney, Asset Forfeiture Unit, Office of the Essex District Attorney
  • Matthew Thompson – Partner, Butters Brazilian
  • Elisha Willis – Senior Trial Counsel, Medicaid Fraud Division, Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Emerging Issues in Cybercrime

  • Moderator: David D’Addio – Assistant U.S. Attorney, Cybercrime Unit, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Massachusetts
  • Adam Bookbinder – Partner, Holland & Knight
  • Amy Burkart – Assistant U.S. Attorney, Chief, Cybercrime Unit, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Massachusetts
  • Charles DeBeck – Strategic Cyber Threat Expert, IBM – X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services
  • Amanda C. Hawley – Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel, LPL Financial LLC
  • Hon. F. Dennis Saylor IV – U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Discovery Issues

  • Moderator: Ryan DiSantis – Of Counsel, Jones Day
  • Giselle J. Joffre – Partner, Foley Hoag
  • Seth Kosto – Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Massachusetts
  • Sean Renshaw – Senior Director, National Leader, Digital Forensics and Incident Response, RSM

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Proffers & Plea Agreements

Public Corruption

This panel will focus on recent developments in federal and state public corruption cases, including novel uses of the Hobbs Act, money laundering, and RICO statutes. It will also focus on the line between legitimate constituent services or public policy initiatives and unlawful public corruption.

  • Moderator: Seth B. Orkand – Partner, Miner Orkand Siddall
  • Jennifer Cotter – Chief, White Collar Public Integrity Division, Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General
  • Anthony Fuller – Partner, Hogan Lovells
  • Zachary Hafer – Chief, Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Massachusetts

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Complex Multi-Defendant Litigation

This panel will discuss strategic and legal challenges that have surfaced in recent multi-defendant white collar crime cases. These include how the U.S. Attorney’s Office makes charging decisions, resolving competing interests with a joint defense group, how to properly exit a joint defense agreement if your client decides to plead, severance considerations, trial stipulations, and how to sequence sentencing hearings. It will also discuss whether the District of Massachusetts should have a related case rule relating to judicial assignment of cases.

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Networking Reception

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Jordi de Llano (Co-Chair)
Deputy Chief
Economic Crimes Unit
U.S. Attorney’s Office

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Ingrid S. Martin (Co-Chair)
Partner
Todd & Weld LLP

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Eric Christofferson
Partner
DLA Piper

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Tracy A. Miner
Partner
Miner Orkand Siddall LLP

Michelle Peirce

Michelle Peirce
Shareholder
Barrett & Singal

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Doreen M. Rachal
Counsel
Sidley Austin LLP

Jessica Weber

Jessica Weber
Assistant U.S. Attorney
U.S. Attorney’s Office

Members:

  • Members: $460.00
  • Government/legal services: $250.00

Non-members:

  • Non-members: $560.00
  • Conference + BBA Membership Bundle: $685.00

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
7:45 AM
8:45 AM

Aloft Boston | Seaport District
401-403 D Street
Boston, Massachusetts, 02210

In collaboration with the Women’s White Collar Defense Association, the Boston Bar Association is pleased to host an exclusive networking breakfast for women in the white collar bar. This breakfast will be held before the main program of the 2020 White-Collar Crime Conference begins and will run from 7:45am – 8:45am at the Aloft Boston. The event is free for registrants and hot breakfast will be provided. Register today!

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Boston Bar educational programs are 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 click here.

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