ABA Criminal Justice Section to host digital conference next month

The American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section will host its annual white-collar crime conference as an eight-part, four-day all-digital event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2020 Virtual Institute on White Collar Crime will be held June 3, 10, 17 and 24.

The institute was to be held in March in San Diego, but was canceled for the first time in its 34-year history.

The virtual institute will bring together representatives from the corporate sector, Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), prosecutors and the federal judiciary to discuss the latest updates on new developments and strategies in white-collar law.

There will be panels on health care fraud, ethics, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and a panel titled a “Conversation with the Enforcers and Regulators.” That panel on June 17 from 2:10-3:10 p.m. will focus on the government’s enforcement priorities and feature Brian Benczkowski, chief of the DOJ Criminal Division; James M. McDonald, enforcement director of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission; and Steven R. Peikin, SEC co-director of enforcement.

June 3
“Ethics: Crisis Management
What’s a Lawyer and a Company to Do?”

“Ethics: Corporate Investigations and the Changing Landscape Created by United States v. Connolly”

 June 10
“Health Care Fraud Enforcement: From the Travel Act to Telemedicine”

“From FIFA to NCAA and Varsity Blues: The Trend of Enhanced Enforcement Efforts in Traditionally Self-Regulated Sectors”

June 17
“Securities Enforcement in 2020 and Beyond”
“The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Recent Developments and Government Priorities”
“Sentencing and the New First Step Act Risk and Needs Assessment System”

 June 24

“Ethics at Risk in High Profile White Collar Cases”

“Foreign Agents Registration Act & Compliance, Cooperation and Monitorships: An Old Statute Roars Back to Life”


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