White Collar Crime Institute 2024

Women in White Collar Kickoff Reception | Wednesday May 22, 2024 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
White Collar Crime Institute 2024 | Thursday, May 23, 2024 | 9:00 am – 5:30 pm (Includes Networking Luncheon)

Format: In-Person

Kickoff Reception Fireside Chat Speaker: Institute
Keynote Speaker:
Institute
Keynote Speaker:
Program Chair:

Lisa Zornberg
Chief Counsel, New York City Hall; Former Chief,
Criminal Division, US Attorney’s Office, SDNY

Nicole Argentieri
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Head of Criminal Division Department of Justice

Ian McGinley
Director of the Division of Enforcement for the CFTC

Jenna Dabbs
Kaplan Hecker & Fink

  • White collar criminal prosecutions, investigations, and reform efforts have widespread political, social, and economic reverberations that seem to grow, year after year. 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. Technology adds additional layers of complexity, with cryptocurrency, cybercrime, and cybersecurity posing both opportunities and challenges.

    The White Collar Crime 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 featuring a fireside chat with Lisa Zornberg | Chief Counsel, New York City Hall; Former Chief, Criminal Division, US Attorney’s Office, SDNY will be held the evening before the institute, on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 from 6pm-8pm and will provide an opportunity to network in a more intimate setting. This reception is included in the institute price, and all registrants and faculty are encouraged to attend.

    Program Fee:
    $799 Member | $899 Nonmember
    Special Pricing for Attorneys Admitted 5 years or less: $599 Member | $699 Nonmember
    Special Pricing for Government/Nonprofit/Academics: $299 Member | $399 Nonmember
    Registration for Kickoff Reception Only: $50 Member | $80 Nonmember

  • Institute Chair:

    Jenna Dabbs
    Kaplan Hecker & Fink

     Morning Fireside Chat:

     Nicole Argentieri
    Acting Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division
    Department of Justice

     Moderated by:

    James Gatta
    Goodwin

     Afternoon Keynote:

    Ian McGinley
    Director of the Division of Enforcement, CFTC

     Introduction by:

    Jenna Dabbs
    Kaplan Hecker & Fink

     Faculty:

     Whistleblowers – Policies, Investigations and Issues

    Moderator:

    Joan M. Loughnane
    Sidley Austin LLP

     Speakers:

    Celia Cohen
    Ballard Spahr LLP

    Andrea Griswold
    Deputy U.S. Attorney, SDNY

    Helen Gugel
    Ropes & Gray

    Molly Moeser
    Chief of MLARs, DOJ

    Osman Nawaz
    Chief of Enforcement’s Complex Financial Instruments Unit, SEC

    Emerging Issues in Federal Sentencing

    Jillian B. Berman
    Lankler Siffert & Wohl

    Nola B. Heller
    Milbank LLP

    Amanda Kramer
    Covington & Burling LLP

    Thomas A. McKay
    Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC

    Torrey K. Young
    Mukasey Young

     The Broadening Reach of U.S. Jurisdiction

    Moderator:

    James P. Loonam
    Jones Day

    Speakers:

    Nicolas Bourtin
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

    Jenna Dabbs
    Kaplan Hecker & Fink

    Casey E. Donnelly
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher

    David Pitluck
    Chief, Business and Securities Fraud Section
    US Attorney’s Office, EDNY

    Lessons Learned and Noteworthy Takeaways from Recent Trials

    Moderator:

    Greg D. Andres
    Davis Polk

     Speakers:

    Mark S. Cohen
    Cohen & Gresser

    Kiersten Fletcher
    Assistant US Attorney, Securities & Commodities Fraud Task Force
    US Attorney’s Office, SDNY

    David Gopstein
    Kaplan Hecker & Fink

    Alixandra Smith
    Deputy Chief, Criminal Division
    US Attorney’s Office, EDNY

    Louis A. “Tony” Pellegrino
    Dentons

    DOJ/SDNY “Policy” Shifts and Developments

    Moderator:

    Mike Ferrara
    Kaplan Hecker & Fink

     Speakers:

    Shawn Crowley
    Kaplan Hecker & Fink

    Ed Kim
    Chief Counsel to U.S. Attorney, SDNY

    David I. Miller
    Greenberg Traurig

    Brent Wible
    Acting Chief Counselor to the AAG, Criminal Division, DOJ

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2024

    6:00pm – 6:45pm
    Women in White Collar Fireside Chat Featuring Lisa Zornberg, Chief Counsel to NYC Mayor Eric Adams
    Moderated by Katherine Goldstein, Partner and Co-Head of Akin’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice

    6:45pm – 8:00pm
    Women in White Collar Kickoff Reception

    Thursday, May 23, 2024

    9:00am – 9:15am
    Introduction
    Jenna Dabbs

    9:15am – 9:45am
    Morning Keynote Address
    Nicole Argentieri, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Head of the Criminal Division, DOJ

    9:45am – 9:55am
    Morning Break

    9:55am – 11:10am
    Whistleblowers – Policies, Investigations and Issues
    Expanding whistleblower programs and policies, incentives (good and bad), best practices and challenges in investigating whistleblower allegations

    11:10am – 11:15 am
    Short Break

    11:15am – 12:30pm
    Emerging Issues in Federal Sentencing
    Amendments to the Sentencing Guidelines, loss amount as a driver in white collar sentencing and ways to manage/think about it, dealing with the threat and imposition of financial penalties

    12:30pm – 1:30pm
    Networking Lunch

    1:30pm – 2:00pm
    Afternoon Keynote Address
    Ian McGinley, Superintendent, NYS DFS
    Introduction by Jenna Dabbs

    2:00pm – 3:15pm
    The Broadening Reach of U.S. Jurisdiction
    Extraterritoriality in criminal cases, DOJ perspectives (changing?) on the rule of specialty, the challenges of managing bail, trials, and sentencing where defendants/witnesses are located and conduct occurred abroad

    3:15pm – 3:25pm
    Afternoon Break

    3:25pm – 4:25pm
    Lessons Learned and Noteworthy Takeaways from Recent Trials

    4:25pm – 4:30pm
    Short Break

    4:30pm – 5:30pm
    DOJ/SDNY “Policy” Shifts and Developments
    Lessons and developments from recent DOJ interactions and advocacy – privacy, protective orders, privilege screening, disclosure


  • New York: 6.5 Professional Practice
    New Jersey: 6.9 general
    California: 6.5 general
    Pennsylvania: 5.5 general
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Thank You to Our Sponsors:

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    Sponsoring Association Committee:
    White Collar Crime, Jenna Dabbs, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Yelena Balashchenko, Manager, Business Development & Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | ybalashchenko@nycbar.org

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