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DOJ officials, journalist Bethany McLean to discuss white-collar crime at ABA meeting

DOJ officials, journalist Bethany McLean to discuss white-collar crime at ABA meeting

By John Glynn

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 — Criminal law experts — including representatives from the Department of Justice — will discuss recent developments in white-collar crime investigations and enforcement during the 28th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime, hosted by the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section.

Bethany McLean, contributing editor for Vanity Fair magazine and co-author of “All the Devils Are Here” and “The Smartest Guys in the Room,” will provide keynote remarks during the luncheon session on March 6. McLean is noted for her extensive coverage of the Enron scandal and the 2008 financial crisis.

Experts will weigh in on topics such as sentencing in white-collar crime cases, investigation and prosecution of international corruption, enforcement of securities and tax fraud, cybercrime, money laundering and asset forfeiture.

28th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime
Sponsored by the ABA Criminal Justice Section

March 5-7

Eden Roc Miami Beach
4525 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL ‎ 33140

Program highlights include:

“Lessons Learned From Recent Major Trials” — Panelists will analyze the investigation, post-indictment and trial phases of three recent, high-visibility cases: Nosal, Chiasson and Kilpatrick.
Thursday, March 6, 9:15 – 10:45 a.m.

“The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act — Recent Developments and New Trends” — Panelists will explore bribery investigations and enforcement actions, including anticipated trends, the role of whistle-blowers and what constitutes a “state of the art” compliance program.
Thursday, March 6, 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

“National Security and White-Collar Crime: Cybercrime, Economic Espionage & Transnational Threats” — Experts will discuss the current cyber-threat landscape, present best practices for cross-functional incident planning and managing interactions with regulators, contracting partners and affected parties, and review the role of inside and outside counsel in handling cybercrimes.
Thursday, March 6, 2:15 – 3:30 p.m.

“Healthcare Fraud and False Claims Act” — Panelists will address recent trends in governmental strategies, recoveries and prosecutions in health care fraud cases, including the federal anti-kickback statute, the intersection of the Stark Law and False Claims Act, liability of directors and officers of health care organizations, and best practices for compliance and defense.
Friday, March 7, 11 a.m. – noon

A complete agenda can be found online.

This event is free and open to members of the press. For media credentialing and more information, please contact Rabiah Burks at 202-662-1002 or


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