Miami 2022

Litigation Investing: ILOs & Other Developments

Leading investigators and funders of high-value international finance will take your questions and discuss emerging and dominant issues in litigation funding, including cases, legal rulings, returns, the role of investigators, and what they look for when deciding what cases to fund. Speakers: David Kerstein, Managing Director, Validity Finance; Jonathan Sablone, MD, Global Director of Originations, Delta Capital; Ken Epstein, Investment Manager & Legal Counsel, Omni Bridgeway; and Kyle Roche, Partner, Roche Freedman.

Crypto: The Future of Money or Fool’s Gold?

Given the rise of cryptocurrencies, this session will analyze money, what gives it value, and contemplate what it will look like in the future, including what role, if any, crypto will play. Speaker: Bob Seeman, Managing Partner, CyberCurb

NFTs, Fraud & Money Laundering

This video will look at Non-Fungible Tokens, how they work, what you need to know, and legal issues associated with them. Speakers: Alex Shea, Director, Risk, Regulatory & Compliance, Guidehouse; Joe McGill, Global Investigations, TRM Labs; and Olta Andoni, Deputy General Counsel, Ava Labs.

High-Value International Recovery: Tips From The Experts (Part Two)

Leading international fraud and value recovery attorneys will take your questions and discuss emerging and dominant issues that impact your ability to be successful and effective. Speakers: Aidan Larkin, Chief Executive Officer, Asset Reality; Jonathan Tickner, Partner, Peters & Peters; Polly Sprenger, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard; and Tatiana Markel, Partner, BakerHostetler.

High-Value International Recovery: Tips From The Experts (Part One)

Leading international fraud and value recovery attorneys will take your questions and discuss emerging and dominant issues that impact your ability to be successful and effective. Speakers: Adam Crane, Partner, Baker & Partners; Alex Jay, Partner, Stewarts; Edward H. Davis, Jr., Founding Shareholder, Sequor Law; and Maureen Ward, Partner, Bennett Jones.

Crypto Regulation & Enforcement: The Present & Future

This video will look at efforts around the world to regulate crypto, what's in the pipeline, and what effect it's likely to have on the industry. Speakers: Ari Redbord, Head of Legal & Government Affairs, TRM Labs; Kathy Kraninger, VP, Regulatory Affairs, Solidus Labs; and Lee Reiners, Executive Director, Global Financial Markets Center, Duke University School of Law.

The Promise and Pitfalls of Civil RICO as a Fraud Recovery Tool: A Litigator’s Perspective

Our panelists will explore using the civil Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO") to recover damages for serious frauds, including treble damages and attorney's fees and costs. While civil RICO's remedies are powerful, pitfalls abound for the unwary litigator, including heightened pleading standards and securities transaction bars. Obtaining RICO personal jurisdiction over defendants both in and outside the United States will also be discussed. Speakers: Daniel Treuden, Founding Member, Bernhoft Law Firm; Joshua Bruckerhoff, Partner, Reid Collins & Tsai; and Robert Bernhoft, Founding Partner, Bernhoft Law Firm.

Ongoing Multi-Billion Dollar Crypto Schemes: Tether & NEXO

This video looks at Tether and NEXO, two ongoing questionable schemes in the crypto industry that collectively involve hundreds of billions of dollars. Speakers: Edward Normand, Partner, Roche Freedman; Eric Rosen, Partner, Roche Freedman; and Kyle Roche, Partner, Roche Freedman.

An Hour With the Experts: Following the Money with Jules and Jeremy Kroll

Jules Kroll, the founder of the modern corporate investigations industry, discusses the evolution of the industry over the course of his 50-year career with his son and business partner, Jeremy Kroll. In the conversation, Jules explores how he evolved his investigation and asset tracing techniques and strategies throughout his career to follow the money all the way back to its rightful owner. He dives into the importance of adapting these techniques and strategies to meet today’s challenges, including sanctions against Russia, the anonymity of cryptocurrency, and the increasing complexity of financial crimes. Recorded on April 26, 2022, at OffshoreAlert Miami 2022. 

Crypto Litigation: Tips From Litigators

In this video, lawyers who have brought lawsuits around the world to recover cryptocurrency from exchanges and other entities will discuss their experiences and offer tips to avoid problems and be effective. Speakers: Amanda Tuminelli, Lawyer, Kobre & Kim; Dani Haston, Head of Global Asset Management, Chainalysis; Daniel Coyle, Counsel, Sequor Law; and Syed Rahman, Partner, Rahman Ravelli.

Risky Business: The Dangers of Intelligence-Gathering

Members of the opaque community of intelligence gatherers discuss the risks of their profession in this video. Speakers: Christopher Steele, Director & Joint Founder, Orbis Business Intelligence; Michael Ronickher, Partner, Constantine Cannon; and Andrew Wordsworth, Partner, Raedas.

The Mechanics of Crypto Recovery

Having identified who stole the crypto, this video will show you how to recover it and who can be held legally liable, not just the thieves but those who laundered it and provided other services, including crypto exchanges. Speakers: Aidan Larkin, Chief Executive Officer, Asset Reality; Amanda Wick, Senior Investigative Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives; Carmel King, Director, Grant Thornton; and Jean-Michel Verelst, Director, Belgium's Asset Recovery and Asset Management Office.

Offshore/Onshore Insolvency & Asset Recovery Playbook

This video is a how-to guide to liquidating and recovering assets across borders involving both onshore and offshore jurisdictions. Speakers: Hannah van Roessel, Director, Senior Legal Counsel, Omni Bridgeway; Ilan Cohen, Intelligence Analyst, Itur Financial Intelligence; James Pomeroy, Director, Grant Thornton; and Martin Kenney, Managing Partner, Martin Kenney & Co.

The Mechanics of Crypto Investigations

This session will show you how to investigate who stole the crypto, where it went, whether it was converted into fiat currency, and who has the proceeds now. Speakers: Benedict Hamilton, Managing Director, Forensic Investigations and Intelligence, Kroll; Beth Bisbee, US Head of Investigations, Chainalysis; Hakob Stepanyan, Manager - Forensic Investigation & Litigation Services, BDO USA; and Monika Laird, Threat Finance Lead, TRM Labs.

Hunting Russian Oligarchs: Databases & Tools to Identify Their Assets

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has led to a surge in financial sanctions against Russian Oligarchs, banks, and other entities. The hunt is now on to identify beneficiaries, trace and freeze assets, including private jets and superyachts. Learn databases and tools that will help you know who you're dealing with and locate assets that they don't want you to know about. Presented by Ellen Hewitt, Senior Director, FTI Consulting; Nigel Nicholson, CEO, GreyList Trace; Roman Anin, Investigative Reporter, IStories; and Will Fitzgibbon, Investigative Reporter, ICIJ.