I’m shocked, shocked to find that fraud is going on in here!: Bankruptcy Fraud and other Bankruptcy Crimes

This panel comprised of white collar legal specialists, prosecutors and litigators will discuss the various bankruptcy crime and fraud topics including 18 U.S.C. § 157, 11 U.S.C. §§ 523 and 727 and the Supreme Court’s recent decisions in Shaw v. United States and Husky International Electronics, Inc. v. Ritz.


Ethics: Have I Gone Too Far?

This panel discusses attorney’s duty to uphold the law and how bankruptcy counsel must avoid “crossing the line” while representing his client, the result being not just civil, but criminal, liability.


The Critical Role of Financial Advisors in Unwinding Ponzi Schemes

How do you come to understand a business whose very survival was dependent on ensuring that nobody could understand the business? When administering Ponzi-related bankruptcies, actions taken at the outset are often determinative of the results, but what do you do when the books and records are fiction?

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Ethics Panel

What are bankruptcy crimes, what are the duties of the various parties in a case to
investigate and report them, and what are the protections for those who do?
The panelists will discuss actual-intent fraudulent transfers and the crime/fraud exception;
recent cases suggest that a “fraud” that may trigger the crime/fraud exception to
attorney/client privilege and that the work-product doctrine may not be limited to crimes
and serious frauds, but rather may include transactions exhibiting only some “badges of
fraud,” such as fraudulent transfers (Fragin, Husky International).

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