Collora Attorneys Present at 29th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime


Three Collora LLP attorneys are participating as faculty members for the 29th annual conference on white collar crime.  Michael Collora, Maria Durant and Bill Lovett will all be featured speakers at the well respected conference that draws over 1000 legal industry leaders from all over the country.

Maria Durant will moderate a break out panel entitled "Health Care Fraud and Abuse" on Wednesday, March 4th at 3:45pm.  Her panelists analyze recent trends in government investigations and prosecutions in this area. They will also discuss theories for financial recovery, elements of effective compliance programs and recent developments including the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Act and the Stark Law.

Bill Lovett will present on a panel on Thursday, March 5th at 11:15am. His panel is entitled, "Tax Enforcement-- Domestic and Offshore."  The panelists will discuss the IRS and DOJ focus on enforcement against US taxpayers with foreign bank accounts, banks, bankers and other professionals who assist those taxpayers. The speakers will also cover continued actions against fraudulent return preparers, scheme promoters, businesses and individual taxpayers.

Michael Collora will moderate a panel on Thursday, March 5th at 3:45 pm entitled, "Dealing with Inspectors General & FBI."  His panel includes Inspectors General and an AUSA.  The group will discuss the jurisdiction, procedures and referral policies of IGs as well as the role of defense counsel and the legislature in this process. 

The conference is being held in New Orleans from March 4-6th. This event is 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 Institute presents outstanding panelists who deal with some of the most significant issues of our time.