Fraud Enforcement & Financial Recovery Measures
Former prosecutors and agency enforcement officials will help you adapt to FERA provisions that address federal criminal statutes and the government’s expanded ability to prosecute financial frauds
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Bruce Baird, Covington & Burling LLP
Bruce Baird is the chair of Covington’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group and one of the country’s leading white collar defense and securities enforcement attorneys. He has successfully defended Fortune 500 corporations and their officers and directors in hundreds of regulatory enforcement and criminal cases. Mr. Baird has deep expertise in securities enforcement, advising companies and individuals in SEC and other securities investigations and civil cases arising from those investigations. He also often advises and defends clients in white collar cases involving antitrust cartels, health care fraud, environmental crime, government contracts and foreign trade controls and in Congressional and executive branch investigations and testimony. Mr. Baird’s 30 years of experience include nine years as an Assistant United States Attorney in Manhattan, where he was Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division and Chief of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task ForceFaculty
Michael Chertoff, Covington & Burling LLP
Michael Chertoff is senior of counsel in the firm’s Washington, DC office and a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations practice group. Most recently, Mr. Chertoff served as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. He also served periodically on the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council, and on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. Prior to his appointment to the Cabinet, Mr. Chertoff served from 2003 to 2005 on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Before becoming a federal judge, Mr. Chertoff was the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Mr. Chertoff’s career includes more than a decade as a federal prosecutor.
Haywood Gilliam, Covington & Burling LLP
Haywood Gilliam is a partner in the firm’s San Francisco office and a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations practice group. Mr. Gilliam served as a federal prosecutor for nearly eight years and prosecuted a wide range of securities, accounting, and corporate fraud matters. Mr. Gilliam successfully tried a number of white collar and other criminal cases, and argued several appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. From 2004 to 2006, he served as Chief of the Securities Fraud Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California. In that capacity he supervised a team of lawyers dedicated to prosecuting securities violations and corporate crimes. As a founding member of the Northern District’s Stock Options Backdating Task Force, Mr. Gilliam investigated and prosecuted suspected abuses in the timing of option grants. Since leaving the federal government in 2006, Mr. Gilliam has handled a wide array of white collar investigations, including in the securities and antitrust fields.
David Kornblau, Covington & Burling LLP
David Kornblau is a partner in the firm’s New York office and a member of the white collar and securities litigation group. Mr. Kornblau served as Chief Litigation Counsel for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement from 2000-2005. Prior to serving as Chief Litigation Counsel, Mr. Kornblau litigated and tried numerous enforcement actions in federal district court and before SEC Administrative Law Judges during his five year service as an SEC trial attorney. Mr. Kornblau also served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in a criminal securities fraud prosecution. Since 2005, Mr. Kornblau served as Head of Global Regulatory Affairs at Merrill Lynch, where he oversaw the firm’s responses to regulatory investigations by the SEC, DOJ, FINRA, New York Attorney General’s Office, and other federal, state and foreign regulators relating to all of the firm’s business areas.
Sarah L. Wilson, Covington & Burling LLP
Sarah L. Wilson is a former federal judge whose practice focuses on complex civil litigation and internal investigations. Many of her matters involve breach of contract and fraud issues, and litigation with the federal government. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a trial attorney in the Department of Justice, as an Associate and Senior Counsel in the White House Counsel’s Office, and as a judge on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, where she adjudicated major statutory and contractual disputes between corporations and federal agencies.
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Wed, Jul 15, 2009
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