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

This full-day conference brings together the best and brightest from private practice, in-house legal departments, government, and the judiciary for a full-day 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, FCPA, cybercrime, and more.

Conference Agenda

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Check-in & Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Health Care Enforcement Trends

Moderator: Ingrid Martin, Partner, Todd & Weld
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

Moderator: John Falvey, Partner, Goodwin
Susan Cooke Anderson
, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
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

Moderator: Eric Christofferson, Partner, DLA Piper
Kristina Barclay
, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office
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
Allison O’Neil, Partner, Locke Lord
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”

Moderator: Amy Burkart, Chief, Cybercrime Unit, U.S. Attorney’s Office
Seth Berman
, Partner, Nutter
David J. D’Addio, U.S. Attorney’s Office
Special Agent Douglas J. Domin, Criminal Cyber Squad, Federal Bureau of Investigations
Robert Fisher, Partner, Nixon Peabody
Eric Forni, Trial Counsel, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
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

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

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM


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


Moderator: Danielle Pelot, Partner, Choate
Amy Crafts
, Chief, False Claims Division, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office
Suzanne Durrell
, Founder, Whistleblower Law Collaborative and Thomas & Durrell
Colin M. Huntley, Assistant Director of the Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Giselle Joffre, Partner, Foley Hoag
Jessica Weber, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office


Moderator: 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

Moderator: 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 Boston Bar Conferences, please contact Maggie DeMoura: 617.778.1946 |



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

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