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Don’t miss The University of Texas School of Law’s 6th 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, with:

Opening Keynote Presentation by Matt Miner, Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the DOJ’s Criminal Division

In-depth, practical and timely discussions, including:
  • Tailoring Internal Investigations to be More Efficient and Cost Effective
  • Financial Fraud Enforcement: A Look Around the Corner
  • FCPA Issues and Developments
  • The Company in Crisis: Talking to Investors, Regulators and the Media
  • Criminal Developments
  • Whistleblower Issues and Best Practices
  • Representation of Multiple Parties: Ethical and Practical Considerations
Plus insight from top-level practitioners, in-house counsel and government officials, and 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. 12, 2019
    Presiding Officer:
    Steve Korotash, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Dallas, TX
  • 7:30 am
    Registration Opens

    Includes continental breakfast.

    Thank You to Our Breakfast Sponsor
  • 8:20 am
    Welcoming Remarks

  • 8:30 am
    0.50 hr
    Opening Keynote Presentation

    Matt Miner, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice - Washington, DC

  • 9:00 am
    1.00 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Tailoring Internal Investigations to be More Efficient and Cost Effective

    Moderator:
    Todd C. Ranta, Partner, PwC - Dallas, TX
    Panelists:
    Fredric (Rick) Firestone, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery - Washington, DC
    Brad Mroski, Managing Director, AlixPartners - Dallas, TX
    Leonard C. Sherer, Vice President - Law, Labor and Employment, Union Pacific - Omaha, NE
    Ivan Velez-Leon, Managing Director, Forensic Services, KPMG LLP - Miami, FL

    Discuss the latest technology and techniques that are being employed for conducting efficient and effective internal investigations.
  • 10:00 am
    Break

  • 10:15 am
    1.00 hr ethics
    Representation of Multiple Parties: Ethical and Practical Considerations

    Moderator:
    Amy Jeffress, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP - Washington, DC
    Panelists:
    Jennifer Z. Belveal, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP - Detroit, MI
    Patrick K. Craine, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Gulfport Energy Corporation - Oklahoma City, OK
    Matthew G. Nielsen, Partner, Bracewell LLP - Dallas, TX

    Examine the advantages and disadvantages of using pool counsel in internal investigations, including the impact of joint representation, whether the various clients' interests are sufficiently aligned, the types of agreements entered with the company, the logistics of the engagement, consequences of one client being charged or cooperating, and managing client information to avoid potential cross-contamination.
  • 11:15 am
    1.00 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Government Investigations and the External Auditor

    Moderator:
    Timothy R. McCormick, Partner, Thompson & Knight LLP - Dallas, TX
    Panelists:
    Jeff Ferguson, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP - Dallas, TX
    Kelvin F. Sellers, VP & General Counsel, Interstate Batteries - Dallas, TX
    Holly Tucker, Partner, Deloitte - Dallas, TX

    Hear tips for legal departments in interacting with external auditors during an investigation.
  • Thursday Afternoon, Sep. 12, 2019
    Presiding Officer:
    Steve Korotash, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Dallas, TX
  • 12:15 pm
    Networking Luncheon

    Interact and network with faculty and fellow colleagues. Buffet lunch included in registration.

    Thank You to Our Networking Luncheon Sponsor

     
  • 1:00 pm
    1.00 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Whistleblower Issues and Best Practices

    Moderator:
    Jordan A. Thomas, Partner, Labaton Sucharow LLP - New York, NY
    Panelist:
    Michael Jackman, Director, Corporate Inquiries & Hotline / Compliance Counsel, Flowserve Corporation - Irving, TX
    Emily Pasquinelli, Deputy Chief of the Office of the Whistleblower, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission

    An exploration of the myriad challenges posed for companies by whistleblowers, as well as viable strategies for successfully negotiating the difficult obstacles presented.
  • 2:00 pm
    1.00 hr
    Financial Fraud Enforcement: A Look Around the Corner

    Moderator:
    Jason S. Flemmons, Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group - Washington, DC
    Panelists:
    Brian K. Kidd, 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.
  • 3:00 pm
    Break

  • 3:15 pm
    1.00 hr
    0.50 hr ethics
    FCPA Issues and Developments

    Moderator:
    Charles E. Duross, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP - Washington, DC
    Panelists:
    Tarek J. Helou, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. - Washington, DC
    Jason Rose, Enforcement Attorney, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - Fort Worth, TX
    Ephraim "Fry" Wernick, Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP - Washington, DC

    The latest in FCPA enforcement trends and policy developments, compliance best practices, and international updates.
  • 4:15 pm
    1.00 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Cybersecurity: Between the SEC and DOJ, What’s a Company to Do?

    Moderator:
    Shamoil T. Shipchandler, Partner, Jones Day - Dallas, TX
    Panelists:
    Michael Chu, Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
    Adam R. Law, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Select Energy Services, Inc. - Houston, TX
    Scott Mascianica, Assistant Regional Director, Enforcement, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - Fort Worth, TX
    John Park Pearson, U.S. Department of Justice - Houston, TX

    The government takes an active role in enforcement when it comes to cybersecurity issues. Discuss the who, what, when, where, and why of government enforcement and in-house counsel navigates this challenging area.
  • 5:15 pm
    Adjourn to Networking Reception

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

    Thank You to Our Reception Sponsor
     
  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Friday Morning, Sep. 13, 2019
    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 Breakfast Sponsor
  • 8:30 am
    1.00 hr
    0.50 hr ethics
    The Company in Crisis: Talking to Investors, Regulators and the Media

    Moderator:
    Kit Addleman, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Dallas, TX
    Panelists:
    Erik Hotmire, Former Senior Advisor to the Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - Washington, DC
    Ira H. Raphaelson, Senior Counsel, White & Case LLP - Washington, DC
    Sarah R. Teachout, Sr. Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Trinity Industries - Dallas, TX

    Best practices for crisis preparation, planning, and how to disclose and communicate after a crisis event. Address strategies for dealing with the media, investors, and the public then discuss the legal requirements and the strategic considerations in making disclosures in company filings.
  • 9:30 am
    1.00 hr
    Antitrust Enforcement

    Moderator:
    Jennifer K. Schwab, Partner, Honigman LLP - Chicago, IL
    Panelists:
    J. Clayton Everett Jr., Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Washington, DC
    Robert E. Friedman, Senior Counsel, Compliance, Exxon Mobil Corporation - Spring, TX
    Peter Huston, Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P. - San Francisco, CA
    Kim Van Winkle, Deputy Chief, Antitrust Division, Texas Attorney General's Office - Austin, TX

    Hear about hot topics in federal and state antitrust enforcement, practical takeaways for discussions with the DOJ, FTC, or state attorneys general, and best practices for corporate compliance.
     
  • 10:30 am
    Break


    Thank You to Our Coffee and Break Sponsor
     
  • 10:45 am
    0.75 hr
    False Claims Act Developments

    Moderator:
    Danny S. Ashby, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Dallas, TX
    Panelists:
    Christopher Babbitt, Partner, WilmerHale - Washington, DC
    Scott A. Resnik, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP - New York, NY

    Review recent case law, legislative and policy developments, and the government’s current enforcement priorities under the federal law that continue to be the government’s main tool for combating government program fraud.     
  • 11:30 am
    1.00 hr
    Criminal Developments

    Panelists:
    Jeffrey J. Ansley, Partner, Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP - Dallas, TX
    Jay Dewald, Partner, Jackson Walker LLP - Dallas, TX
    Edward F. Gallagher III, Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
    Eric J.R. Nichols, Butler Snow LLP - Austin, TX
    Gil M. Soffer, Managing Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP - Chicago, IL

    Former government attorneys and private practitioners discuss recent legal and policy developments in the field of criminal justice, specifically relating to corporate and other white-collar crimes.‚Äč
  • 12:30 pm
    Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Kit Addleman

Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP
Dallas, TX

Jeffrey J. Ansley

Partner, Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP
Dallas, TX

Danny S. Ashby

Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Dallas, TX

Christopher Babbitt

Partner, WilmerHale
Washington, DC

Jennifer Z. Belveal

Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
Detroit, MI

Michael Chu

Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX

Patrick K. Craine

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Gulfport Energy Corporation
Oklahoma City, OK

Jay Dewald

Partner, Jackson Walker LLP
Dallas, TX

Charles E. Duross

Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Washington, DC

J. Clayton Everett Jr.

Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Washington, DC

Jeff Ferguson

Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
Dallas, TX

Fredric (Rick) Firestone

Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
Washington, DC

Jason S. Flemmons

Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group
Washington, DC

Robert E. Friedman

Senior Counsel, Compliance, Exxon Mobil Corporation
Spring, TX

Edward F. Gallagher III

Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX

Tarek J. Helou

Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.
Washington, DC

Erik Hotmire

Former Senior Advisor to the Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington, DC

Peter Huston

Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P.
San Francisco, CA

Michael Jackman

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

Amy Jeffress

Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP
Washington, DC

Brian K. Kidd

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

Adam R. Law

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Select Energy Services, Inc.
Houston, TX

Scott Mascianica

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

Timothy R. McCormick

Partner, Thompson & Knight LLP
Dallas, TX

Matt Miner

Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, DC

Brad Mroski

Managing Director, AlixPartners
Dallas, TX

Eric J.R. Nichols

Butler Snow LLP
Austin, TX

Matthew G. Nielsen

Partner, Bracewell LLP
Dallas, TX

Emily Pasquinelli

Deputy Chief of the Office of the Whistleblower, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission

John Park Pearson

U.S. Department of Justice
Houston, TX

Todd C. Ranta

Partner, PwC
Dallas, TX

Ira H. Raphaelson

Senior Counsel, White & Case LLP
Washington, DC

Scott A. Resnik

Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
New York, NY

Jason Rose

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

Jennifer K. Schwab

Partner, Honigman LLP
Chicago, IL

Kelvin F. Sellers

VP & General Counsel, Interstate Batteries
Dallas, TX

Leonard C. Sherer

Vice President - Law, Labor and Employment, Union Pacific
Omaha, NE

Shamoil T. Shipchandler

Partner, Jones Day
Dallas, TX

Benjamin D. Singer

Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Washington, DC

Gil M. Soffer

Managing Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Chicago, IL

Sarah R. Teachout

Sr. Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Trinity Industries
Dallas, TX

Jordan A. Thomas

Partner, Labaton Sucharow LLP
New York, NY

Holly Tucker

Partner, Deloitte
Dallas, TX

Kim Van Winkle

Deputy Chief, Antitrust Division, Texas Attorney General's Office
Austin, TX

Ivan Velez-Leon

Managing Director, Forensic Services, KPMG LLP
Miami, FL

Eric R. Werner

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

Ephraim "Fry" Wernick

Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP
Washington, DC

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

Patrick K. Craine

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Gulfport Energy Corporation
Oklahoma City, OK

Jason S. Flemmons

Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group
Washington, DC

Joanna Jefferson

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

Jim Letten

Butler Snow LLP
New Orleans, LA

Shamoil T. Shipchandler

Partner, Jones Day
Dallas, TX

Benjamin D. Singer

Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Washington, DC

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

Houston – Sep 12-13, 2019 – The Westin Galleria Houston
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Accommodations

UT Law CLE does not have a group of specially-priced overnight rooms for this conference, although hotel reservations can be made at this property.

Nearby accomodations include:
The Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria
Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria
JW Marriott Houston by the Galleria

Parking Information

Complimentary on-site self-parking.

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