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October 13, 2021

ABA Criminal Justice Section to host white collar crime conference in Miami, Oct. 27-29

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2021 — Deputy U.S. Attorney General Lisa Monaco will be a keynote speaker at the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section’s 36th National Institute on White Collar Crime to be held Oct. 27-29 in Miami. Officials from the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodities Future Trading Commission, Internal Revenue Service and federal and state judges will be among presenters at the conference.

Monaco, who is the Justice Department’s second-ranking official and is responsible for the overall supervision of the department, will deliver the Lawrence Barcella Jr. Memorial Address on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 9:15 a.m. EDT.

On Friday at 9:15 a.m., Judge Richard M. Gergel of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina will deliver a keynote address.

What:   36th National Institute on White Collar Crime
Sponsored by the ABA Criminal Justice Section

When:  Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 27-29

Hyatt Regency Miami
400 S. SE 2nd Ave.
Miami, Florida

This year, each panel will focus on the impact of COVID-19 on the various substantive areas, including government initiatives and investigations to combat fraud related to the virus and new practices resulting from the virus. In addition, there will be a panel on COVID’s impact on the white-collar practice, including the conduct of investigations by prosecutors and grand jury, and the handling of motions practice and trials.

Program highlights include:

Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture: Seizing Everything Involved in Crimes” —Panelists — including Deborah Connor, chief of the Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section, U.S. Department of Justice — will discuss the latest trends and developments in this important area, what “involved in” means for forfeiture purposes and whether this aggressive use of the statutes raises constitutional concerns.
Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. EDT

“Conversation with the Enforcers & Regulators” — The directors of the SEC (Gurbir Grewal), CFTC Division of Enforcement (Vincent McGonagle) and DOJ Acting Assistant Attorneys General Brian M. Boynton (Civil Division) and Nicholas L. McQuaid (Criminal Division) will discuss their current respective agency’s enforcement priorities.
Wednesday, 1:15 p.m. EDT

“Federal Sentencing Policy & Practice” — The panel will discuss the latest developments in federal sentencing and corrections policy and practice, including new DOJ charging and plea-bargaining policies. Panelists will also discuss the ongoing implementation of the First Step Act, including its Risk Assessment Tool – Pattern, and they will provide practical tips for effective sentencing advocacy in white-collar cases. Speakers include Jonathan J. Wrobleswsk, director of the DOJ’s Office of Policy and Legislation; and Mary Price, general counsel of Families Against Mandatory Minimums.
Wednesday, 2:45 p.m. EDT

“The Challenge of Judging in the 21st Century” — Six noted federal judges, led by United States Circuit Judge Amy St. Eve of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, will consider some of the personal and professional challenges and difficult substantive issues they confront in the daily administration of justice in the 21st century, in particular in white-collar cases.
Thursday, 10 a.m. EDT

“General Counsel Forum” — This panel of general counsel will discuss the realities GCs face in the current environment of global investigations and cooperation and how they deal with it. They will also discuss how to navigate contacts, relationships and inquiries with the DOJ, the SEC and other U.S. and non-U.S. regulatory bodies, including handling privilege waivers, joint defense agreements, protective orders, DPAs and NPAs.
Thursday, 1 p.m. EDT

“Health Care Fraud Enforcement: The Impact of COVID and the Rise of Telemedicine” — This panel will discuss recent developments in the prosecution of health care fraud matters using evolving theories of criminal liability, such as the Travel Act and enhanced data mining in tele-health investigations. Panelists include Joseph Beemsterboer, acting chief, Fraud Section, DOJ Criminal Division; and Gustav W. Eyler, director, DOJ Consumer Protection Branch.
Thursday, 3 p.m. EDT

Click here for the complete program schedule.

This event is open to members of the press. For media registration, please contact Robert Robinson at [email protected].

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