(Webcast) A Conversation Between Brian Miller, Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery, and Neil Barofsky, Former Special Inspector General, Troubled Asset Relief Program

Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 6:00 pm – 7:20 pm

Program Co-Chairs:
Harry Sandick
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Jennifer Rodgers
Lecturer-in-Law, Columbia Law School

  • The NYCBA welcomes Brian Miller, Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery (SIGPR), in conversation with Neil Barofsky, former Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) and now a partner at Jenner & Block LLP. Mr. Miller was nominated in April 2020 to oversee the office charged with identifying and combating fraud and waste connected to the distribution of hundreds of billions of dollars appropriated as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Join us to learn about SIGPR’s enforcement priorities, the statutory role of the SIGPR, the SIGPR’s navigation of mission overlap with other oversight entities, and some of the challenges of building and leading a law enforcement and oversight agency during a time of crisis.

    Program Fee:
    Free for Members | $50 for Nonmembers

  • Brian Miller
    Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery (SIGPR)

    Neil Barofsky
    Jenner & Block LLP; Former Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP)

  • 6:00 pm – 6:20 pm
    The Role of An Inspector General

    1. The Inspector General Act and the CARES Act:  What does an IG actually do under the relevant statute ?  What is the difference between an IG and a SIG?
    2. What is the relevant experience to become an IG?
    3. What does independence mean in our legal and Constitutional system?

    6:20 pm – 6:55 pm
    Early Days at SIGPR

    1. How does the CARES Act work? The perils of starting up an agency from scratch while hundreds of billions of dollars go out the door.
    2. Navigating Overlapping Oversight – How do you do it and how is it working given the statutory overlap?
    3. Enforcement priorities – where is the fraud and how do you prepare for it?
    4. Audit priorities to comply with the statute – what has been done so far.

    6:55 pm – 7:10 pm
    Being An Inspector General During a Crisis

    1. Is some fraud inevitable or acceptable?
    2. Do fears of enforcement limit the effectiveness of a program?
    3. The unique role of Congress.
    4. What can private counsel do to advise their clients?

    7:10 pm – 7:20 pm

  • New York: 1.5 Professional Practice
    New Jersey: 1.5 General
    California: 1.5 General
    Pennsylvania: 1.0 General
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Sponsoring Association Committees:
    Federal Courts, Harry Sandick, Chair
    Government Ethics and State Affairs, Edward Murray, Chair
    Task Force on the Rule of Law, Stephen L, Kass, Chair

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