Affiliated Monitors, Inc. will be one of the sponsors of the 2018 White Collar Crime National Institute will take place from Wednesday, February 28 to Friday, March 2, 2018, in San Diego, California. On February 28, following the luncheon break, we will have a panel devoted to general counsel. That panel will be followed by a discussion with Stephanie Avakian and Steven Peikin, CoDirectors of the Division of Enforcement of the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding the agency’s enforcement priorities.
Once again, we will have three significant plenary panels. On the morning of March 1, our main keynote speaker David Green, Director of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office will address the whole conference rather than speaking at the luncheon. He will be followed by a panel consisting of United States Circuit and District Court Judges. On Friday morning, immediately following the traditional address by the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, another plenary panel of distinguished speakers will explore the ethical issues that confront all attorneys when entering the United States and protecting their attorney-client privileged and work product material from the prying eyes of US border officials.
Last year, attendance exceeded 1,200 at this nationally recognized annual gathering of the national white collar bar. The Institute is proud to continue to present outstanding panelists who deal with some of the most significant and immediate issues of our time. This year we will continue to have the popular regional panels, as well as a panel that will tackle the role of women in white collar criminal cases. We are delighted that we will have thirteen federal trial and appellate judges on panels.
Since its establishment in 1987, the Institute has been attended by leading federal and state judges and prosecutors, law enforcement officials, defense attorneys, corporate in-house counsel and members of the academic community. The faculty regularly includes some of the top members of the white collar bar in the United States and abroad. Among the audience are nationally-renowned lawyers, as well as many who are beginning to concentrate in the white collar area. Attendees have consistently given the Institute high ratings for the exceptional quality of its publication, the panelists’ presentations, the valuable updates on new developments and strategies, as well as the rare opportunity to meet colleagues in this field, renew acquaintances and exchange ideas.