8th Annual White Collar Crime Institute

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Networking Luncheon & Reception Included

Program Chair: Institute Keynote Speakers: Kickoff Reception Speaker:

Michael S. Schachter
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Geoffrey Berman

United States Attorney for the
Southern District of New York

Eugene Soltes
Author of Why They Do It:
Inside the Mind of the
White-Collar Criminal

Karen Seymour
General Counsel
Goldman Sachs

  • White collar criminal prosecutions, investigations, and reform efforts have widespread political, social, and economic reverberations, and this year is certainly no exception. The scope and nature of white collar matters have become more complex, as defense attorneys, prosecutors and regulators must define the contours of cooperation, navigate tumultuous cross-border and multi-jurisdictional issues, and adjust to an evolving and uncertain enforcement landscape—all under intense press and public scrutiny.

    The White Collar Criminal Law Committee has assembled a comprehensive full-day program that will explore these and other critical developments that have characterized this era of white collar enforcement. Our panels will include senior government enforcement officials, members of the media, and top practitioners in the field.

    Special Feature: Women in White Collar Kickoff Reception held the evening before, Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm, an opportunity to network in a more intimate setting the evening before the institute. This reception is included in the institute price and all registrants and faculty are encouraged to attend.

    Program Fee: $799 for Members | $899 for Nonmembers
    Newly Admitted Attorneys (admitted less than five years): $599 for Members | $699 for Nonmembers
    Government/Nonprofit/Academic: $299 for Members | $399 for Nonmembers

  • Hon. Ronnie Abrams
    United States District Judge, SDNY
    Antonia M. Apps
    Milbank LLP
    Michael R. Bromwich
    The Bromwich Group
    Apalla U. Chopra
    O’Melveny & Myers LLP
    Jim Clementi
    Retired Federal Bureau of Investigation Supervisory Special Agent/Profiler and
    Former Prosecutor for New York City Law Department
    Jason H. Cowley
    Assistant United States Attorney
    Chief, Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force
    United States Attorney’s Office, SDNY
    Brooke E. Cucinella
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
    Casey E. Donnelly
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
    Daniel M. Gitner
    Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP
    Susan Hoffinger
    The Hoffinger Firm, PLLC
    Dani R. James
    Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
    Jacquelyn M. Kasulis
    Acting Chief, Criminal Division
    United States Attorney’s Office, EDNY
    Nancy Kestenbaum
    Covington & Burling LLP
    Robert Khuzami
    Former Deputy United States Attorney, SDNY
    Christopher L. LaVigne
    Shearman & Sterling
    Jane A. Levine
    Chief Global Compliance Counsel
    Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs
    Thomas McGuire
    Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Denis J. McInerney
    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
    Hon. Jed S. Rakoff
    United States District Court Judge, SDNY
    Anjan Sahni
    Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
    Melissa Schwartz
    The Bromwich Group
    Alixandra E. Smith
    Deputy Chief, Business and Securities Fraud Section
    United States Attorney’s Office, EDNY

  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Introduction
    9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Morning Keynote
    Eugene Soltes, author of Why They Do It
    9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. #MeToo: Investigations of Gender Misconduct: HR, Compliance, and Criminal Defense
    Moderator:  Jane A. Levine
    Panelists:  Michael R. Bromwich, Apalla U. Chopra, Susan Hoffinger, Nancy Kestenbaum & Melissa Schwartz
    11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Morning Break
    11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lessons from Recent Trials
    Moderator: Christopher L. LaVigne
    Panelists: Brooke E. Cucinella, Casey E. Donnelly, Dan Gitner, Dani R.  James & Anjan Sahni
    12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Networking Lunch
    1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Afternoon Keynote
    Hon. Geoffrey Berman
    2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Former White Collar Defendants Speak
    Moderator: Hon. Ronnie Abrams
    Panelists:  Anthony Allen, Steven Davis, Jesse Litvak & Alexander  Neumeister
    3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Afternoon Break
    3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Investigative Techniques – What you don’t know can hurt you
    Moderator:  Jacquelyn Kasulis & Denis J. McInerney
    Panelists: Jim Clementi, Robert Khuzami & Thomas McGuire
    4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Finding the Line: The Ever Expanding Scope of Wire Fraud Liability
    Moderator:  Antonia M. Apps
    Panelists:  Jason H. Cowley, Honorable Jed S. Rakoff,  Michael Schachter & Alixandra E. Smith

  • CLE Credit
    New York:
    6.5 Professional Practice
    New Jersey:
     6.9 General
     6.5 General
     5.5 General

  • Women in White Collar Kickoff Reception Sponsors

    Gold Sponsors
    Silver Sponsors
    Bronze Sponsors

    Institute Sponsors

    Platinum Sponsor
    Gold Sponsors
    Silver Sponsors

    Sponsoring Association Committees:
    White Collar Crime | Michael S. Schachter, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | aavila@nycbar.org