About

Don’t miss The University of Texas School of Law’s 5th 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 a collegial forum for in-house counsel and practitioners to engage with high-level current and former government officials, including:

  • Opening Keynote Presentation by Stephanie Avakian, Co-Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement
  • Kit Addleman, Partner with Haynes and Boone, LLP and former Regional Director of the SEC’s Atlanta Office
  • Erin Neely Cox, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas
  • Patrick K. Craine, Deputy GC and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer for Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • Jason S. Flemmons, Sr. Managing Director with Ankura Consulting Group, and former Deputy Chief Accountant for the SEC’s Division of Enforcement
  • Brian K. Kidd, Assistant Chief of the DOJ’s Securities and Financial Fraud Unit
  • Jim Letten, Senior Counsel with Butler Snow LLP, and longest consecutively-serving U.S. Attorney
  • Shamoil T. Shipchandler, Regional Director of the SEC's Fort Worth Office
With in-depth, practical and timely discussions, including:
  • Changes to the Enforcement Space: The In-House Counsel’s Perspective
  • Effective Management of Internal Investigations
  • Financial Fraud Enforcement Trends
  • Coping with Data Management: Tips for In-House Counsel
  • False Claims Act Developments
  • Cybersecurity: The Latest Strategies for Responding to Ransomware and Other Incidents
Plus invaluable networking opportunities to interact with speakers and attendees, including the Thursday Luncheon and Evening Reception.

Event Schedule

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Thursday Morning, Sep. 20, 2018
    Presiding Officer:
    Steve Korotash, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Dallas, TX
  • 7:30 am
    Registration Opens

    Includes continental breakfast.

    Thank You to Our Sponsor
    Jackson Walker LLP
     
  • 8:20 am
    Welcoming Remarks

  • 8:30 am
    0.50 hr
    Opening Keynote Presentation

    Stephanie Avakian, Co-Director, Division of Enforcement, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - Washington, DC

  • 9:00 am
    1.00 hr
    In-House Perspective: Changes in the Enforcement Space

    Moderator:
    Kit Addleman, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Dallas, TX
    Panelists:
    Audrey T. Andrews, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Tenet Healthcare Corporation - Dallas, TX
    Leonard C. Sherer, Vice President, Associate General Counsel – Employment & Compliance, Sabre Corporation - Southlake, TX
    Richard C. Vint, Assistant General Counsel, Corporate and Compliance, Exxon Mobil Corporation - Irving, TX

    The panel explores the changes detected in the new administration’s enforcement and regulatory priorities, and discuss the implications that any shifts in emphasis may have for corporations and executives.
  • 10:00 am
    Break

  • 10:15 am
    1.00 hr
    0.50 hr ethics
    Effective Management of Internal Investigations

    Moderator:
    Patrick K. Craine, Deputy General Counsel, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, Chesapeake Energy Corporation - Oklahoma City, OK
    Panelists:
    Brent Benoit, Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, National Oilwell Varco - Houston, TX
    Michael Jackman, Director, Corporate Inquiries & Hotline / Compliance Counsel, Flowserve Corporation - Irving, TX
    Clay B. Scheitzach, DriveTime - Tempe, AZ

    Hear practical considerations for scoping, conducting, and managing internal investigations. The discussion focuses on working with Audit Committees and collaborating with external counsel when responding to government inquiries, potential whistleblowers, and other complaints, with particular emphasis on achieving cost effectiveness and ethical considerations.
  • 11:15 am
    1.00 hr
    Financial Fraud Enforcement Trends: A Conversation with the SEC and DOJ

    Moderator:
    Jason S. Flemmons, Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group - Washington, DC
    Panelists:
    Brian K. Kidd, Assistant Chief, Securities and Financial Fraud Unit, U.S. Department of Justice - Washington, DC
    Benjamin D. Singer, Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP - Washington, DC
    Eric R. Werner, Associate Regional Director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - Fort Worth, TX

    An update on the SEC’s and DOJ’s recent enforcement efforts involving financial fraud investigations and related litigation.
  • Thursday Afternoon, Sep. 20, 2018
    Presiding Officer:
    Steve Korotash, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Dallas, TX
  • 12:15 pm
    Luncheon with Remembrance and Tribute to Scott W. Friestad

    Commentator:
    Russell G. (Russ) Ryan, King & Spalding - Washington, DC

    Please join us as we remember the life, career and accomplishments of Scott Friestad, a long-serving associate director of the SEC’s enforcement division. Scott’s memory provides a shining example of all that’s best in public service. He was a member of the Institute’s planning committee and a frequent panelist at our conference.

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    Thank You to Our Lunch Sponsor
    Ernst & Young, LLP
  • 1:00 pm
    1.00 hr
    0.75 hr ethics
    International Enforcement and Investigations

    Moderator:
    Charles E. Duross, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP - Washington, DC
    Panelists:
    Casey Kaplan, Assistant General Counsel - Litigation and Investigations, NIKE, Inc. - Beaverton, OR
    Jason Rose, Enforcement Attorney, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - Fort Worth, TX
    Kelly Thorman, Associate General Counsel & Director of Global Compliance, Parker Drilling - Houston, TX

    Review the latest international developments concerning various governments’ enforcement efforts and hear updates on key substantive issues such as cross-border discovery and privilege issues. In addition, the panel offers insights regarding GDPR considerations.
  • 2:00 pm
    1.00 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Whistleblower Developments and Current Best Practices

    Moderator:
    Kevin Edmundson, Partner, Brophy Edmundson Shelton & Weiss PLLC - Austin, TX
    Panelists:
    Ann Marie Arcadi, Arcadi Jackson, LLP - Dallas, TX
    Sean X. McKessy, Partner, Phillips & Cohen LLP - Washington, DC
    Jordan A. Thomas, Partner, Labaton Sucharow LLP - New York, NY

    An exploration of the myriad challenges posed for companies by whistleblowers, as well as viable strategies for successfully negotiating the difficult obstacles presented. 
  • 3:00 pm
    Break

  • 3:15 pm
    1.00 hr
    Coping with Data Management: Tips for In-House Counsel

    Moderator:
    Todd C. Ranta, Partner, PwC - Dallas, TX
    Panelists:
    Kevin M. Clark, Litigation Support Manager, Thompson & Knight LLP - Dallas, TX
    Jeaneen M. Kappell, Associate, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Dallas, TX
    Richard T. Robinson, eDiscovery and Information Manager, JCPenney - Plano, TX
    Eric J. Schwarz, Principal eDiscovery Services, Ernst & Young LLP - Dallas, TX

    Penny wise but pound foolish? Learn how to avoid common pitfalls with e-discovery and data management during internal investigations and litigation. Hear discussion on topics relating to data retention, outsourcing, collaboration, technology assisted review, and cost management.
  • 4:15 pm
    1.00 hr
    Continuity of Operations Following Disasters: Confronting Legal Challenges in Energy, Law Enforcement, Environment, Commerce and Beyond

    Moderator:
    Jim Letten, Partner, Butler Snow LLP - New Orleans, LA
    Panelists:
    Nadira Clarke, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP - Washington, DC
    David Gerger, Gerger Khalil & Hennessy LLP - Houston, TX

  • 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, Sep. 21, 2018
    Presiding Officer:
    Barrett R. Howell, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP - Dallas, TX
  • 8:00 am
    Conference Room Opens

    Includes continental breakfast. 

    Thank You to Our Sponsor
    Baker Botts L.L.P.
     
  • 9:00 am
    0.50 hr
    Meet the New U.S. Attorney

    Erin Nealy Cox, U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Texas, U.S. Department of Justice - Dallas, TX
    Commentator:
    Paul E. Coggins, Partner, Locke Lord LLP - Dallas, TX

    A conversation with the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, sworn in on November 17, 2017, on current priorities and processes.
  • 9:30 am
    1.00 hr ethics
    Ethical Considerations in Government Investigations

    Moderator:
    Jay Dewald, Partner, Jackson Walker LLP - Dallas, TX
    Panelists:
    David Peavler, Vice President and General Counsel, HD Vest Financial Services® - Irving, TX
    Gil M. Soffer, Managing Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP - Chicago, IL

    More often than not, white collar practitioners find themselves in gray areas implicating ethics obligations without a road map or precedential case law. Explore some of these difficult situations.
  • 10:30 am
    Break

  • 10:45 am
    1.00 hr
    0.50 hr ethics
    False Claims Act Developments

    Moderator:
    Danny S. Ashby, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Dallas, TX
    Panelists:
    Christopher Babbitt, Partner, WilmerHale - Washington, DC
    Scott Hogan, Civil Chief, United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX
    Susan Strawn, Assistant US Attorney, United States Attorney's Office, Western District of Texas - San Antonio, TX

    A look at the implications of newly-issued Justice Department memoranda—the Granston and Brand Memos—as well as updates in the law and the government’s enforcement efforts in connection with the False Claims Act. 
  • 11:45 am
    1.00 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Cybersecurity: The Latest Strategies for Responding to Ransomware and Other Cybersecurity Incidents

    Moderator:
    Richard J. Johnson, Partner, Jones Day - Dallas, TX
    Panelists:
    Wendy Elsa Bozzolasco, Deputy Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Director Global Litigation, SunPower - Austin, TX
    Richard Murray, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation - Dallas, TX
    Chad M. Pinson, Executive Vice President, Stroz Friedberg - Dallas, TX
    Shamoil T. Shipchandler, Director, Fort Worth Regional Office, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - Fort Worth, TX

    An examination of ransomware, business email compromises, insider threats, and other prominent cybersecurity threat vectors and vulnerabilities, as well as best practices and recommendations from a government enforcement perspective for addressing threats and minimizing liability.
  • 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

Ann Marie Arcadi

Arcadi Jackson, LLP
Dallas, TX

Danny S. Ashby

Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Dallas, TX

Stephanie Avakian

Co-Director, Division of Enforcement, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington, DC

Christopher Babbitt

Partner, WilmerHale
Washington, DC

Brent Benoit

Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, National Oilwell Varco
Houston, TX

Wendy Elsa Bozzolasco

Deputy Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Director Global Litigation, SunPower
Austin, TX

Kevin M. Clark

Litigation Support Manager, Thompson & Knight LLP
Dallas, TX

Nadira Clarke

Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Washington, DC

Paul E. Coggins

Partner, Locke Lord LLP
Dallas, TX

Erin Nealy Cox

U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Texas, U.S. Department of Justice
Dallas, TX

Patrick K. Craine

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

Jay Dewald

Partner, Jackson Walker LLP
Dallas, TX

Charles E. Duross

Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Washington, DC

Kevin Edmundson

Partner, Brophy Edmundson Shelton & Weiss PLLC
Austin, TX

Jason S. Flemmons

Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group
Washington, DC

David Gerger

Gerger Khalil & Hennessy LLP
Houston, TX

Scott Hogan

Civil Chief, United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas
Dallas, TX

Michael Jackman

Director, Corporate Inquiries & Hotline / Compliance Counsel, Flowserve Corporation
Irving, TX

Richard J. Johnson

Partner, Jones Day
Dallas, TX

Casey Kaplan

Assistant General Counsel - Litigation and Investigations, NIKE, Inc.
Beaverton, OR

Jeaneen M. Kappell

Associate, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Dallas, TX

Brian K. Kidd

Assistant Chief, Securities and Financial Fraud Unit, U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, DC

Jim Letten

Partner, Butler Snow LLP
New Orleans, LA

Sean X. McKessy

Partner, Phillips & Cohen LLP
Washington, DC

Richard Murray

Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Dallas, TX

David Peavler

Vice President and General Counsel, HD Vest Financial Services®
Irving, TX

Chad M. Pinson

Executive Vice President, Stroz Friedberg
Dallas, TX

Todd C. Ranta

Partner, PwC
Dallas, TX

Richard T. Robinson

eDiscovery and Information Manager, JCPenney
Plano, TX

Jason Rose

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

Russell G. (Russ) Ryan

King & Spalding
Washington, DC

Clay B. Scheitzach

DriveTime
Tempe, AZ

Eric J. Schwarz

Principal eDiscovery Services, Ernst & Young LLP
Dallas, TX

Leonard C. Sherer

Vice President, Associate General Counsel – Employment & Compliance, Sabre Corporation
Southlake, TX

Shamoil T. Shipchandler

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

Benjamin D. Singer

Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Washington, DC

Gil M. Soffer

Managing Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Chicago, IL

Susan Strawn

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

Jordan A. Thomas

Partner, Labaton Sucharow LLP
New York, NY

Kelly Thorman

Associate General Counsel & Director of Global Compliance, Parker Drilling
Houston, TX

Richard C. Vint

Assistant General Counsel, Corporate and Compliance, Exxon Mobil Corporation
Irving, TX

Eric R. Werner

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

Planning Committee

Barrett R. Howell—Co-Chair

Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
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

William D Brown

W. D. Brown & Associates
Dallas, TX

Patrick K. Craine

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

Charles E. Duross

Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Washington, DC

Jason S. Flemmons

Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group
Washington, DC

David Gerger

Gerger Khalil & Hennessy LLP
Houston, TX

Casey Kaplan

Assistant General Counsel - Litigation and Investigations, NIKE, Inc.
Beaverton, OR

Jim Letten

Partner, Butler Snow LLP
New Orleans, LA

Brandon Nelson McCarthy

Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Dallas, TX

Paul E. Pelletier

Washington, DC

Todd C. Ranta

Partner, PwC
Dallas, TX

Robert L. Webster

Dallas, TX

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.
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

Dallas – Sep 20-21, 2018 – The Westin Dallas Downtown
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Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Sep 17, 2018

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Venue

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1201 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75202
972-584-6650
1-800-228-3000 (reservations)
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Accommodations

A limited amount of rooms are available at a special room rate of $199/night. To receive the discounted rate, please contact the reservations department at 1-800-228-3000 and mention the UT Government Enforcement Institute. Rates will be available until August 30, 2018 or until the room block is exhausted, whichever comes first. 

Parking Information

Self-parking: $8 daily; $15 overnight
Valet parking: $12 daily; $30 overnight

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