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The Most Balanced and Credible Educational and Networking Conference on OFCs. Period.

The 10th Annual OffshoreAlert Conference

April 29 - May 1, 2012

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

Miami Beach FL U.S.A.

 

For More information visit www.OffshoreAlertConference.com or Call +1 305-372-6296

April 29 - May 1, 2012. The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. Miami Beach, Fl

The Most Balanced and Credible Educational and Networking Conference on OFCs. Period.

The Best Offshore Conference. Period.

The OffshoreAlert Conference is an independent, non-promotional event covering every aspect of the fast-paced, ever-changing, complex world of Offshore Financial Centers and how they are routinely used by the world's biggest corporations and High Net Worth Individuals to minimize risk and maximize protection.

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Maximize Opportunity

Find out what is currently unfolding in the complex, fast-paced and forever-changing world of Offshore Financial Centers so that you can minimize your risk and maximize your opportunities.

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Meet The Players

You will meet the most influential and knowledgeable individuals in the private and public sectors around the world who have an interest in OFCs.

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10th Anniversary Blowout

To celebrate a decade of conferences, we have put together our ...

  • Best-Ever Agenda
  • Best Line-Up of Speakers
  • Biggest Event

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25 Invaluable Sessions

Sessions on offshore products, services and jurisdictions, fraud and asset recovery, investigations and intelligence, political initiatives, legal and tax issues.

  • Offshore Providers
  • Offshore Clients
  • Investigators

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50+ In-The-Know Speakers

  • Offshore Judges 
  • Legal & Tax Specialists
  • Regulators & Investigators
  • Finance & Insurance Experts
  • Fraud & Insolvency Specialists

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International, High-Level Attendees

Global Financial Experts

Commercial Court judges from offshore jurisdictions, IRS and OECD senior representatives, attorneys, bankers, tax advisors, fraud & asset recovery experts, regulators, journalists & more.

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Leading Offshore Firms

Representatives of the leading offshore firms, including those in law, financial services, banks and funds, in the biggest offshore jurisdictions, such as the Bahamas, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, and the Cayman Islands.

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Who Should Attend

Offshore Providers

  • Company Managers
  • Fund Administrators
  • Bankers
  • Trust & Estate Practitioners
  • Insolvency Specialists
  • Government & Regulators
 

Offshore Clients

  • Officers & Directors
  • High Net Worth Individuals
  • Fund Principals & Sponsors
  • Family Offices
  • Financial Intermediaries
  • Wealth Planners
 

Investigators

  • Compliance Officers
  • Receivers & Liquidators
  • Investigators & Regulators
  • Intelligence-Gatherers
  • Law Enforcement
  • Tax Collectors
 

There's Nothing Else Like It

Gain Mastery of Offshore Issues, Meet Key Industry Leaders

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Erika Kelton

Erika Kelton 

Partner, Phillips & Cohen LLP (Washington, DC)

Speaker Biography

Erika A. Kelton has substantial experience representing whistleblowers both in the U.S. and abroad in cases involving fraud against the U.S. government and those involving claims brought under whistleblower reward programs with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Internal Revenue Service, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.

Ms. Kelton’s successful cases include:

  • A record-setting qui tam case against Pfizer Inc. for illegally marketing the painkiller, Bextra. Pfizer paid $1.8 billion in 2009 to settle that case and a related criminal fine. The settlement was the biggest piece of a global settlement of several whistleblower cases by Pfizer for $2.3 billion -- the largest healthcare fraud settlement ever in the U.S.;
  • The IRS whistleblower claim of a confidential tax informant, known as “Mr. ABC,” who provided the Internal Revenue Service with important information about fraudulent tax shelters set up by Wall Street investment firms and who testified on the matter before the Senate Finance Committee. The complex tax schemes cost the U.S. Treasury hundreds of millions of dollars;
  • A whistleblower case brought on behalf of a former investment banker against numerous Wall Street banks involving IRS prohibitions against tax-exempt municipal bond arbitrage and violations of securities laws. The case, which exposed the widespread practice of “yield-burning” on Wall Street, returned more than $200 million to the U.S. Treasury; and
  • A whistleblower lawsuit against Wall Street investment giant Mario Gabelli that alleged he and affiliated companies set up sham companies to qualify for certain telecom licenses. Mr. Gabelli and his associates paid a $130 million settlement.

As an expert in whistleblower enforcement approaches, Ms. Kelton has consulted with the U.S. Congress, the Securities Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Internal Revenue Service on the establishment and workings of the agencies’ whistleblower programs.

Ms. Kelton is frequently interviewed by journalists for her expertise in whistleblower matters involving the False Claims Act, the IRS whistleblower program and the Dodd-Frank whistleblower reward programs at the SEC and the CFTC, and she has published several articles and op-eds on those subjects. She often has been quoted both by U.S. media – including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal – and by media in other countries, such as Valor Economico (Brazil), the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitungi (Germany), the BBC, The Financial Times and Australian Public Radio. 

Ms. Kelton graduated in 1987 from the University of California Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). From 1987 to 1994 she was associated with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in Washington D.C.

Platinum Sponsor

Grant Thornton 270 

Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading organisations of independently owned and managed accounting and consulting firms. More than 2,600 partners provide clients with distinctive, high quality service in over 100 countries. The Fraud Insolvency Division provide expert services relating to all forms of economic crime using forensic asset tracing combined with Insolvency Act powers. Our teams comprise forensic, insolvency, tax and computer forensics specialists, providing advice during the prevention, investigation and recovery processes. We offer solutions in the following areas: fraud investigations; expert witness; recovery and tracing of misappropriated assets and funds; proceeds of crime receivers.

 

Sponsors

Kinetic Partners 
Astigarraga Davis 180 
Martin Kenney 180 
Appleby 
 
Cayman National 
Mourant Ozannes 
Baker Tilly 180 
Maples 180px  
 
Zolfo-Cooper  
Phillips & Cohen 
Fraser Milner Casgrain 
O'Neal Webster 
 
Invest Barbados 180 
Securehost 180 
 
 

Exhibitors

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 180 
Mourant Ozannes 
Foreshore 180 
Hidden Technology 180 
 
Grant Thornton 180 
Kixko 180 
Caledonian 180 
ACFCS 180 
 
 

Corporate Sponsors

Bernd Klose 180 
Husch Blackwell 180 v2 
Bennett Jones 180 
Lennox Paton 180 
 
Greenberg Solicitors 180 
Financial Examinations & Intelligence 120 
 
 

Partners

International Compliance Association 180 
KYC 360 180 
Cayman Financial Review 180 
ABCA 180 
 
Compliance Search Group 180 
Compliance Exchange 180 
hedge fund managers 
IFC Review 180