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White-Collar Crime Conference

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About the Event

Thursday, May 2, 2024
12:00PM – 6:30PM

Aloft Hotel
401-403 D Street, Boston, MA

The 2024 White-Collar Crime Conference brought together law firm defense counsel, government prosecutors, in-house counsel, judges, and corporate professionals for the signature professional development and networking event for Boston’s white-collar crime bar.

Panel discussions offered timely guidance and analysis on recent white-collar crime cases and practice developments, followed by a networking reception.

Thank you to all who attended!

White-Collar Crime Conference

12:00 PM

A Conversation with Joshua Levy, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts.

  • Joshua Levy, Acting United States Attorney, District of Massachusetts
  • Adam Bookbinder, Partner, Choate (Moderator)

12:45 PM

Break

1:00 PM

The False Claims Act: Enforcement Priorities and the Evolving Landscape of FCA Investigations and Litigation

  • Abraham George, Civil Chief, United States Attorney’s Office
  • Kevin Lownds, Deputy Chief at Medicaid Fraud Division, Massachusetts’s Attorney General’s Office
  • Shamis Beckley, Partner, Cooley
  • Miranda Hooker, Partner, Goodwin
  • Laura McLane, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery (Moderator)

1:45 PM

Break

2:00 PM

Navigating Cutting-Edge Issues in Corporate Cooperation

  • Amanda Strachan, Criminal Chief, United States Attorney’s Office
  • Toby Unger, Chief, Medicaid Fraud Division, Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General
  • Eric Christofferson, Partner, DLA Piper
  • Greg Noonan, Office Managing Partner, Hogan Lovells

2:45 PM

Break

3:00 PM

Individual Cooperation: Risks, Rewards, and the Ride

  • Kelly Lawrence, Chief, Health Care Fraud Unit at the United States Attorney’s Office
  • Steve Frank, Chief, Securities, Financial & Cyber Fraud Unit at the United States Attorney’s Office
  • Bill Connolly, Attorney, Law Office of William H. Connolly
  • Megan Siddall, Partner, Miner Siddall LLP

3:45 PM

Break

3:55 PM

View from the Magistrate Judges

  • David Schumacher, Partner, Hooper Lundy (Moderator)
  • Chief Magistrate Judge Donald L. Cabell
  • Magistrate Judge Judith G. Dein 
  • Magistrate Judge Page M. Kelley 
  • Magistrate Judge Jennifer C. Boal

4:45 PM

Fireside Chat with Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

  • Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts 
  • George Varghese, Partner, WilmerHale

5:30 PM

Networking Reception

Steering Committee

Chair: George Varghese
Partner, WilmerHale

Adam Bookbinder
Partner, Choate

Ryan DiSantis
Partner, Locke Lord

Laura McLane
Partner, McDermott Will & Emery

Young Paik
Partner, PAIK DEAL LLP

Mackenzie Queenin
Assistant United States Attorney, USAO