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Don’t miss The University of Texas School of Law’s 4th Annual Government Enforcement Institute (UTGEI)—one of the premier enforcement programs in the country.

Hear from some of the nation’s most prominent authorities on key issues and strategies for protecting companies and executives in government investigations. The Institute offers collegial forum for in-house counsel and practitioners to engage with high-level current and former government officials, including:

  • Keynote Presentation by Benjamin D. Singer, Deputy Chief of the DOJ’s Fraud Section
  • Audrey T. Andrews, SVP and GC for Tenet Healthcare Corporation
  • Kara Novaco Brockmeyer, Partner with Debevoise & Plimpton, and former Chief of the SEC Enforcement Division’s FCPA Unit
  • Patrick K. Craine, Deputy GC and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer for Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • Charles E. Duross, Partner with Morrison & Foerster LLP, and former Deputy Chief of the DOJ’s Fraud Section
  • Jason S. Flemmons, Sr. Managing Director with Ankura Consulting Group, and former Deputy Chief Accountant for the SEC’s Division of Enforcement
  • Jim Letten, Senior Counsel with Butler Snow LLP, and longest consecutively-serving U.S. Attorney
  • Michael F. Maloney, Chief Accountant for the SEC’s Division of Enforcement
  • Paul E. Pelletier, Partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP, and former Principal Deputy Chief of the DOJ’s Fraud Section
  • Shamoil T. Shipchandler, Regional Director of the SEC's Fort Worth Office
With in-depth, practical and timely discussions, including:
  • The Administration’s Shifting Priorities: What’s Hot, What’s Not and What You Need to Know
  • Financial Fraud Enforcement: Public Companies, the SEC and the DOJ
  • Handling Environmental Actions: The General Counsel’s Perspective
  • Healthcare Enforcement Issues: Civil and Criminal Developments
  • FCPA: Perspectives from the Top
  • The General Counsel and the Compliance Function: A Marriage Made In…
Plus invaluable networking opportunities to interact with speakers and attendees, including the Thursday Networking Luncheon and Evening Reception

Event Schedule

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Thursday Morning, Oct. 26, 2017
    Presiding Officer:
    Steve Korotash, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Dallas, TX
  • 8:00 am
    Registration Opens

    Includes continental breakfast.
  • 8:50 am
    Welcoming Remarks

  • 9:00 am
    0.50 hr
    Opening Keynote Presentation

    Benjamin D. Singer, Deputy Chief, Fraud Section, U.S. Department of Justice - Washington, DC

  • 9:30 am
    1.00 hr
    The Administration's Shifting Priorities: What's Hot, What's Not, and What You Need to Know

    Moderator:
    Jim Letten, Partner, Butler Snow LLP - New Orleans, LA
    Panelist:
    Ronald J. Tenpas, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Washington, DC
    Sarah Levine, Jones Day - Washington, DC

    The transition to a new administration has predictably yielded priority shifts—some as expected, some not. Examine the changing enforcement landscape, focusing on those aspects affecting corporations from the Yates memo to health care and corporate immigration exposure.
  • 10:30 am
    Break

    Sponsored by Ankura Consulting Group
  • 10:45 am
    1.00 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Internal Investigations: The Complexities and Challenges of Multi-National Business Operations

    Moderator:
    Paul E. Pelletier, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP - Washington, DC
    Panelist:
    Patrick J. Conlon, Compliance Coordinator and Litigation Counsel, Exxon Mobil Corporation - Houston, TX
    Hank Bond Walther, Partner, Jones Day - Washington, DC
    Kelly Thorman, Senior Managing Counsel, Global Compliance, Parker Drilling - Houston, TX

    In the wake of the recent federal investigations of Volkswagen/Audi, Petrobras and GSK it is more than obvious that the ramifications of a criminal investigation by the Department of Justice are far reaching, consequential and unpredictable. Being prepared to conduct an internal investigation that mitigates and/or defuses the potential fallout from such an investigation is an essential element of every corporate internal investigation practice. Hear practical advice and lessons learned from both in-house and outside counsel who have handled a multitude of these multi-national internal investigations. 
  • 11:45 am
    0.75 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    The General Counsel and the Independent Auditor: A Critical Relationship

    Moderator:
    Dale E. Barnes, Associate General Counsel, Deloitte - San Francisco, CA
    Panelists:
    Danny S. Ashby, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Dallas, TX
    Ira Raphaelson, Managing Member, Ira H Raphaelson PLLC - Washington, DC
    Todd C. Ranta, Partner, PwC - Dallas, TX

    Hear tips for legal departments in interacting with independent auditors during an investigation—when do you disclose information, how do you speak with "one voice" with an auditor, and more.
  • Thursday Afternoon, Oct. 26, 2017
    Presiding Officer:
    Steve Korotash, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Dallas, TX
  • 12:30 pm
    Networking Luncheon

    Interact and network with faculty and fellow colleagues. Buffet lunch included in registration.
  • 1:15 pm
    1.00 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Financial Fraud Enforcement: Public Companies, the SEC and the DOJ

    Moderator:
    Jason S. Flemmons, Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group - Washington, DC
    Panelists:
    Kit Addleman, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Dallas, TX
    Alan M. Buie, Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney's Office, Western District of Texas, Austin Division - Austin, TX
    Michael F. Maloney, Chief Accountant, Division of Enforcement, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - Washington, DC

    An update on the SEC's and DOJ's recent enforcement efforts involving accounting fraud investigations and related litigation.
  • 2:15 pm
    1.00 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    False Claims Act: Key Considerations for the General Counsel

    Moderator:
    Robert Wagman, Partner, Bracewell - Washington, DC
    Panelists:
    B. Scott McBride, Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP - Houston, TX
    Susan Strawn, United States Attorney's Office, Western District of Texas - San Antonio, TX
    Afsheen S. Davis, Director, Legal Department and Deputy General Counsel, Texas Children's Hospital - Houston, TX

    The Justice Department describes the False Claims Act as “the government’s primary civil remedy to redress false claims for government funds and property under government programs and contracts” and recent changes in legislation, case law and government’s enforcement priorities all point towards increased prosecution utilizing the False Claims Act. Understanding the heightened risks is imperative to keeping an organization out of harm’s way or mitigating the damage when facing potential liability under the False Claims Act.
  • 3:15 pm
    Break

    Sponsored by Ankura Consulting Group
  • 3:30 pm
    0.75 hr
    Reading Tea Leaves: Data Analytics and What Your Company's Numbers Are Telling the Government

    David R. Woodcock, Partner, Jones Day - Dallas, TX
    Scott W. Bauguess, Deputy Chief Economist, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Deputy Director, Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - Washington, DC

  • 4:15 pm
    1.00 hr
    Handling Environmental Actions: The General Counsel's Perspective

    Moderator:
    Ronald J. Tenpas, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Washington, DC
    Richard Byrne, ExxonMobil Pipeline Company - Houston, TX
    Roger Martella, General Counsel, GE - Boston, MA

    Environmental laws and regulations range from the deeply technical to more prosaic record-keeping requirements. Many companies have substantial teams of environmental compliance specialists that combine deep legal and technical understanding without being lawyers. Hear where the General Counsel and outside counsel fit into this compliance and enforcement world.  
  • 5:15 pm
    Adjourn to Reception

    Join us for drinks and hors d'oeuvres with program faculty and attendees.

    Thank You to Our Sponsor
    Butler Snow LLP
  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Friday Morning, Oct. 27, 2017
    Presiding Officer:
    Barrett R. Howell, Partner, Bracewell - Dallas, TX
  • 8:30 am
    1.00 hr
    Healthcare Enforcement Issues: Civil and Criminal Developments

    Moderator:
    Jeffrey J. Ansley, Partner, Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP - Dallas, TX
    Panelists:
    Audrey T. Andrews, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Tenet Healthcare Corporation - Dallas, TX
    Deborah Gordon, Chief Legal Officer, Memorial Hermann Health System - Houston, TX
    Brandon Nelson McCarthy, Partner, Bracewell - Dallas, TX

    An overview of current government healthcare enforcement priorities, including criminal prosecutions for healthcare fraud and the federal anti-kickback statute, as well as trends in civil False Claims Act cases.
  • 9:30 am
    1.00 hr
    FCPA: Perspectives from the Top

    Moderator:
    Charles E. Duross, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP - Washington, DC
    Panelists:
    Kara Novaco Brockmeyer, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton - Washington, DC
    Jason Rose, Enforcement Attorney, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - Fort Worth, TX

    Hear insights into recent FCPA enforcement trends and major developments in FCPA enforcement in 2017, as well as the basics of the FCPA, and key takeaways from specific FCPA cases resolved in the last few years.
  • 10:30 am
    Break

    Sponsored by Ankura Consulting Group
  • 10:45 am
    1.00 hr
    0.50 hr ethics
    Cybersecurity: Important Lessons in Breach Response

    Moderator:
    Sean B. Hoar, CISSP, GISP, CIPP/US, Partner and Chair, Data Privacy & Cyber Security Practice, Lewis Brisbois - Portland, OR
    Panelists:
    Allen Burzen, Referral Partner Manager, AllClear ID - Austin, TX
    Shamoil T. Shipchandler, Regional Director, Fort Worth Regional Office, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - Fort Worth, TX
    J. Andrew Valentine, Associate Managing Director, Cybersecurity and Investigations, Kroll - Dallas, TX

    Data breach trends in 2017 show an increased sophistication of malware, increased targeting of corporate human resources information (W-2 and other personnel information), unique combinations of social engineering and technical subterfuge to acquire sensitive data for criminal monetization, and malicious damage caused by encryption attacks. It is increasingly difficult for businesses to protect their digital environment, and it is more important than ever before to plan for the inevitable. Hear some lessons learned from years of experience in this area, with an emphasis on proactive approaches to data security, including thorough preparation and a rapid response.
  • 11:45 am
    1.00 hr
    0.50 hr ethics
    The General Counsel and the Compliance Function: A Marriage Made In...

    Moderator:
    Patrick K. Craine, Deputy General Counsel, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, Chesapeake Energy Corporation - Oklahoma City, OK
    Panelists:
    Brent Benoit, Chief Compliance Officer, National Oilwell Varco - Houston, TX
    Clay B. Scheitzach, Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Conduent - Dallas, TX

    A discussion of how legal, risk, compliance, internal audit, and external audit functions interact in different enterprises, with a focus on governance, ethical, and privilege issues that are mitigated or created by various structures.
  • 12:45 pm
    Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Kit Addleman

Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP
Dallas, TX

Audrey T. Andrews

Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Tenet Healthcare Corporation
Dallas, TX

Jeffrey J. Ansley

Partner, Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP
Dallas, TX

Danny S. Ashby

Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Dallas, TX

Dale E. Barnes

Associate General Counsel, Deloitte
San Francisco, CA

Scott W. Bauguess

Deputy Chief Economist, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Deputy Director, Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington, DC

Brent Benoit

Chief Compliance Officer, National Oilwell Varco
Houston, TX

Kara Novaco Brockmeyer

Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton
Washington, DC

Alan M. Buie

Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney's Office, Western District of Texas, Austin Division
Austin, TX

Allen Burzen

Referral Partner Manager, AllClear ID
Austin, TX

Richard Byrne

ExxonMobil Pipeline Company
Houston, TX

Patrick J. Conlon

Compliance Coordinator and Litigation Counsel, Exxon Mobil Corporation
Houston, TX

Patrick K. Craine

Deputy General Counsel, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, Chesapeake Energy Corporation
Oklahoma City, OK

Afsheen S. Davis

Director, Legal Department and Deputy General Counsel, Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX

Charles E. Duross

Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Washington, DC

Jason S. Flemmons

Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group
Washington, DC

Deborah Gordon

Chief Legal Officer, Memorial Hermann Health System
Houston, TX

Sean B. Hoar

CISSP, GISP, CIPP/US, Partner and Chair, Data Privacy & Cyber Security Practice, Lewis Brisbois
Portland, OR

Jim Letten

Partner, Butler Snow LLP
New Orleans, LA

Sarah Levine

Jones Day
Washington, DC

Michael F. Maloney

Chief Accountant, Division of Enforcement, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington, DC

Roger Martella

General Counsel, GE
Boston, MA

B. Scott McBride

Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP
Houston, TX

Brandon Nelson McCarthy

Partner, Bracewell
Dallas, TX

Paul E. Pelletier

Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP
Washington, DC

Todd C. Ranta

Partner, PwC
Dallas, TX

Ira Raphaelson

Managing Member, Ira H Raphaelson PLLC
Washington, DC

Jason Rose

Enforcement Attorney, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Fort Worth, TX

Clay B. Scheitzach

Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Conduent
Dallas, TX

Shamoil T. Shipchandler

Regional Director, Fort Worth Regional Office, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Fort Worth, TX

Benjamin D. Singer

Deputy Chief, Fraud Section, U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, DC

Susan Strawn

United States Attorney's Office, Western District of Texas
San Antonio, TX

Ronald J. Tenpas

Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Washington, DC

Kelly Thorman

Senior Managing Counsel, Global Compliance, Parker Drilling
Houston, TX

J. Andrew Valentine

Associate Managing Director, Cybersecurity and Investigations, Kroll
Dallas, TX

Robert Wagman

Partner, Bracewell
Washington, DC

Hank Bond Walther

Partner, Jones Day
Washington, DC

David R. Woodcock

Partner, Jones Day
Dallas, TX

Planning Committee

Barrett R. Howell—Co-Chair

Partner, Bracewell
Dallas, TX

Steve Korotash—Co-Chair

Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Dallas, TX

Kit Addleman

Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP
Dallas, TX

Audrey T. Andrews

Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Tenet Healthcare Corporation
Dallas, TX

Danny S. Ashby

Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Dallas, TX

Jason S. Flemmons

Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group
Washington, DC

Casey Kaplan

Assistant General Counsel - Litigation and Investigations, Nike
Portland, OR

Jim Letten

Partner, Butler Snow LLP
New Orleans, LA

Brandon Nelson McCarthy

Partner, Bracewell
Dallas, TX

Julie L. Nielsen

Director, Berkeley Research Group, LLC
Rocky Point, FL

Paul E. Pelletier

Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP
Washington, DC

David R. Woodcock

Partner, Jones Day
Dallas, TX

Credit Info

MCLE Credit
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Supreme Court of Louisiana Continuing Legal Education Committee within 30 days after the conference. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records.
As The University of Texas School of Law is a State Bar of Texas approved MCLE provider (Sponsor #13), our courses are presumptively approved for MCLE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour, and in accordance with the Regulations of the Supreme Court of New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education. More information and details can be found in the Board of Continuing Legal Education Regulations.

At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. Self-report your CLE credit directly to the Supreme Court of New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.
As The University of Texas School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider (#1944), and the State Bar of California is a New York Approved Jurisdiction, our courses are approved for MCLE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour, and in accordance with the Program Rules and the Regulations and Guidelines of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board. More information and details can be found at Section 6 of the Regulations and Guidelines.

At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. Self-report your CLE credit directly to the New York State Bar Association. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to The Supreme Court of Ohio within 30 days after the conference. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records.
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the conference.
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state before taking the program to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.
Other Credit
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live conferences are presumptively approved by The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for Texas Accounting CPE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. Approved for general CPE credit only.

At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Accounting CPE Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Texas Accounting Certificate of Completion at the conference for your records. Self-report your CPE credit directly to TSBPA. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  

Contact Laura Tolin, ltolin@law.utexas.edu, if you have additional questions.

Key Dates

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Accommodations

$155 room rate good through October 9, 2017
(subject to availability) 

Parking Information

Daily self-parking: $10
Overnight self-parking: $14 
Valet parking: $30
 

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