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Friday, October 11, 2019

WHERE

Frost Tower

640 Taylor St,
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

2019 WHITE COLLAR SEMINAR

Join us at the 2019 White Collar Seminar for a day’s worth of education and networking. The event will be hosted at the new Frost Tower in downtown Fort Worth. Attendees will receive:

  • 7.5 hours CLE
  • Complimentary Parking in Frost Tower
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Catered Lunch (included)
  • Tickets to a Raffle Drawing
  • An invitation to join us at Branch & Bird (inside Frost Tower) after the Seminar.

Of course what seminar would be complete without a swag bag? Keep an eye out for news on what will be contained in yours!

Conference Agenda and Speaker Lineup

Welcome

8:30 am – 8:40 am

Benson Varghese, managing partner of Varghese Summersett PLLC

Opening Remarks: The Evolution of White Collar Crime

8:40 am – 9:15 am

A former U.S. Attorney and FBI agent, Malcolm Bales handled every type of federal violation and served with distinction as leader of the Eastern District of Texas U.S. Attorney’s Office. Now retired, Bales imparts his knowledge and experience about white collar crimes as an adjunct professor at Baylor Law School. Bales kicks off the 2019 Federal White Collar Seminar by reflecting on the evolution of white collar crime.

Malcolm Bales, adjunct professor at Baylor Law School and retired U.S. Attorney for Eastern District of Texas.

The Expanded Scope of Securities Fraud (Panel Discussion)

9:15 am – 10:30 am

Talk about a wealth of information! This all-star panel discusses the most pressing and critical issues in securities enforcement and litigation today. David Peavler, the new director of the SEC Fort Worth Regional Office, joins renowned securities litigation attorneys Kit Addleman and Toby Galloway to discuss issues, trends and developments in this complex, multifaceted area of law.

David Peavler, Fort Worth Regional Director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Kit Addleman, partner at Haynes and Boone; chair of the firm’s SEC Enforcement Defense Practice Group; former director of the SEC Atlanta Regional Office

Toby Galloway, shareholder at  Winstead PC; co-chair of the firm’s Securities & Litigation Practice Group; former chief trial counsel at SEC

Break

10:30 am – 10:45 am

Light refreshments.

Join us for the first raffle drawing of the day.

Prepare: What Defendants Need to Know about Mitigation, Sentencing, Prison and the First Step Act

10:45 am – Noon

Prepare: What Defendants Need to Know about Mitigation, Sentencing, Prison, and the First Step Act.

Justin Paperny is a former securities broker who served time in prison. He co-founded White Collar Advice to provide one-on-one counseling services for people facing sentencing or prison. The team’s newest venture is ResilientCourses.com and a new book: Prepare: What Defendants Need to Know about Lawyers / Mitigation / Sentencing / The First Step Act.

Justin Paperny, director of White Collar Advice

Lunch

We are catering lunch from Branch & Bird. Enjoy lunch as we receive our case law update. We’ll also have our second raffle drawing of the day.

Federal Case Law Update

Noon – 1 pm

It’s imperative for white collar attorneys to stay on top of legal developments in the legal arena. Glenn Roque-Jackson, AUSA for the Eastern District of Texas, takes a look at significant cases that can affect your white collar practice.

Glenn Roque-Jackson, Assistant United States Attorney, Eastern District of Texas

Forest Park – The Inside Scoop (Panel Discussion)

1 pm – 2:15 pm

Defense attorneys involved in one of the largest and most significant health care fraud cases in the country discuss issues and advanced topics you haven’t heard about. Find out what went on in the nine-defendant trial and the attorneys’ takeaways from a bribery and kickback case that sent shock waves through the U.S. medical community.

Sarah Wirskye, Partner at Wirskye Law Firm

Kelly Vickers, Partner at Locke Lord LLP

Jason Ross, Partner at Dykema

Scott Thomas, Partner at Winston & Strawn

Break

2:15 – 2:30

Third raffle drawing.

Cybersecurity: Tackling the Wild, Wide World of  Cybercrime (Panel Discussion)

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Hardly a day goes day without hearing about a cyberattack or cyber theft. These panelists work on the front lines of cybersecurity and will cover the most critical cyber-related issues facing the nation today, including cybersecurity regulation and enforcement, as well as the latest cybercrime tactics, trends, targets and threats.

Scott F. Mascianica, Assistant Regional Director for the Fort Worth Regional Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Sid Mody, Assistant United States Attorney, Northern District of Texas

Todd Baker, Senior Counsel of the SEC Enforcement Division, Fort Worth Regional Office

Federal Judicial Panel: Pointers and Pitfalls

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Members of judiciary of the Northern District of Texas offer pointers and pitfalls for practicing in federal court. Don’t miss this no-holds barred discussion, which will be moderated by former U.S. Attorney Richard Roper who is now a partner at Thompson Knight.

Hon. Judge Jane J. Boyle, U.S. District Judge, Northern District of Texas

Hon. Judge Reed O’Connor, U.S. District Judge, Northern District of Texas

Hon. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cureton, Northern District of Texas

Moderator Richard Roper,  Partner Thompson Knight, former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas

Closing Remarks

4:45 pm – 5 pm

Our best raffle of the day. Must be present to win!

Social Hour

Join us for happy hour at Branch & Bird.

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Accreditation 

The 2019 White Collar Seminar will be accredited for 7.5 hours of CLE credit by the State Bar of Texas.

Attendee Information

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