Conferences and Speeches

2015 Government Enforcement Institute

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 {ml-event-to} Thursday, May 14, 2015

Partners Danny Ashby, Dale E. Barnes, Mark Krotoski and Eric Sitarchuk will participate in the 2015 Government Enforcement Institute (GEI) presented by the University of Texas School of Law.

The GEI provides a unique collegial forum for practitioners and in-house counsel to engage with high-level current and former government officials from the SEC, DOJ, CFPB, FTC and other authorities with an enforcement mandate.

Hear the latest enforcement trends, risk areas and judicial and legislative developments, as well as indispensable insight and practical advice on key stages and considerations during a government investigation. And join us for several opportunities to interact with speakers and attendees, including the Wednesday Networking Luncheon and Evening Reception.

Litigation partner Steve Korotash will serve as Presiding Officer of the program on Wednesday, May 13. 

The Forensic Auditor: A Key Witness in the Defense Arsenal
May 13 | 04:45 AM
Explore the numerous and critical contributions that a forensic auditor can provide in conducting internal investigations and preparing to defend a government action.

Eric W. Sitarchuk | Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Robert P. Gray | Partner, Forensic, Litigation & Valuation Services, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Julie L. Nielsen | Director, Berkeley Research Group, LLC
Todd C. Ranta | Partner, PwC

Government Investigations and the External Auditor
May 14 | 09:15 AM
Discuss critical considerations involved in the company-auditor and defense counsel-auditor relationship during the pendency of an internal investigation or government probe.

Danny Ashby | Partner, Morgan Lewis

Dale E. Barnes | Partner, Morgan Lewis
Claudius Modesti | Director of Enforcement, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)
Sarah Simpson | Associate General Counsel, Deloitte

Cyber Security: Proactive Steps to Minimize Liability
May 14 | 10:30 AM
Under the assumption that no steps will guarantee freedom from an intrusion, analyze the steps that a company should take to minimize the likely liability when an intrusion occurs.

Mark L. Krotoski | Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Ronald W. Breaux | Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP
Erin Nealy Cox | Executive Managing Director, Stroz Friedberg
Tracy M. Preston | Senior Vice President & General Counsel, The Neiman Marcus Group