Speakers

KEY INDUSTRY PLAYERS FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE FENCE

Alan Feuerstein

Alan Feuerstein

Partner, Feuerstein & Smith (U. S. Virgin Islands)

Alan specializes in complex international litigation, including recovering substantial assets from offshore providers that his clients, Richard Vento and his family, allege were swindled from them in a fraudulent estate planning scheme.


Annette Escobar

Annette Escobar

Partner, Astigarraga Davis (Miami)

Annette specializes in international commercial litigation and arbitration, particularly those involving multi-national companies with operations in Latin American.


Arnoldo Lacayo

Arnoldo Lacayo

Shareholder, Astigarraga Davis (Miami)

Arnie focuses his Miami-based international litigation practice on financial fraud and asset recovery. 


Ben Axler

Ben Axler

Managing Partner, Spruce Point Management (New York)

The founder of Spruce Point Capital Management, Ben is an activist short-seller, forensic financial researcher, and has exposed over $1.0 billion of alleged frauds on the Nasdaq and the NYSE.


Bill Butterworth

Bill Butterworth

Director & Senior Investigator, Caribbean Investigative Network (Bermuda) 

A former Head of Special Branch with the Bermuda Police Service, Bill specializes in investigations and background checks in Bermuda and the Caribbean.


Bomi Anise

Bomi Anise

Managing Director, Anise Consulting (BVI)

Bomi Anise advises corporations that conduct business in or through the BVI.


Bradley Birkenfeld

Bradley C. Birkenfeld

UBS Whistleblower (USA)

Brad's disclosures to the IRS led to a massive fraud investigation into Swiss bank UBS and other banks that enabled tax evasion by U.S. taxpayers. In 2012, he received a $104 million award from the IRS Whistleblower Office - the largest whistleblowing award in history.


Bryan Stiernagle

Bryan Stiernagle

Program Manager, Offshore Compliance Initiative, IRS (Minnesota) 

Bryan serves as Program Manager for the IRS' Offshore Compliance Initiative, which promotes compliance with U.S. tax and foreign information reporting laws through enforcement actions directed at identifying U.S. taxpayers involved in abusive offshore tax schemes and the banks, other financial institutions and third parties that facilitate their offshore financial arrangements.


Carolyn Schenck

Carolyn A. Schenck

Senior Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, IRS (Los Angeles)

Carolyn has litigated numerous cases on behalf of the IRS in U.S. Tax Court, specializes in tax fraud, foreign accounts, and foreign reporting penalties and also assists the U. S. Department of Justice in cases involving John Doe summonses, injunctions, summons enforcement, criminal tax, and abusive tax return preparers and promoters.


Chris Carey

Chris Carey

President & Editor, Sharesleuth.com (Michigan)

As editor of Sharesleuth.com, Chris exposes red flags in publicly-listed companies whose shares have been shorted by his boss, billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban.


Chris Mangiaracina

Chris Mangiaracina

Principal, CMMC & Associates (Miami)

After 30-plus years conducting money laundering and asset forfeiture investigations with the FBI, Chris now runs CMMC and Associates, which is a boutique global asset recovery and due diligence consultancy.


Chris Taggart

Chris Taggart

Co-Founder & CEO, OpenCorporates (London)

Chris Taggart is the Co-founder and CEO of OpenCorporates, the largest open database of companies in the world, covering over 80 million companies in 100+ jurisdictions.


Craig Allam

Craig Allam

Managing Director of Investigations, Martin Kenney & Co. (BVI)

Craig heads the investigative division of Martin Kenney & Co., one of the world's leading fraud and asset recovery groups.


Dan David

Dan David

Co-Founder & VP, GeoInvesting (Philadelphia)

Dan is a co-founder of www.GeoInvesting.com, an online investing site that focuses on small and microcap stocks.


Dan Reeves

Dan Reeves

Founder, Offshore Compliance & Enforcement Consulting Group & Retired Senior Advisor, IRS Offshore Compliance Initiative (New Jersey)

While with the IRS from 1977 to 2012, Dan developed many of the investigative techniques currently being used to identify U. S. taxpayers with offshore bank accounts and has led a number of high-profile investigations that involved the use of John Doe summonses to obtain offshore banking records, including UBS AG, HSBC, the Stanford Financial Group and others.


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David Marchant

Owner & Editor, OffshoreAlert (Miami)

David specializes in exposing serious financial crime while it is in progress.


Dean Zerbe

Dean Zerbe

Partner, Zerbe, Fingeret, Frank & Jadav (Washington, D.C.)

The counsel responsible for the modern IRS whistleblower law and award program, Dean now represents a select number of tax whistleblowers, including the most successful whistleblower in the history of the U.S., Bradley Birkenfeld, who was awarded $104 million in 2012 for blowing the whistle to the IRS about tax fraud by UBS.


Drew Sullivan

Drew Sullivan

Editor, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Drew is a journalist and media development specialist, specializing in investigations into organized crime and corruption.


Edward H. Davis, Jr.

Edward Davis, Jr.

Founding Shareholder, Sequor Law (Miami)

Based in Miami, Ed specializes in international fraud and asset recovery and has been involved in several high-profile cases.


Gamal Newry

Gamal Newry

President, Preventative Measures (Bahamas)

Gamal specializes in fraud and background investigations in the Bahamas.


Gerard Ryle

Gerard Ryle

Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (Washington, D.C.)

As director of the ICIJ, Gerard brought together more than 140 journalists from more than 50 countries to work on stories about tax havens that made headlines and led to resignations, changes in law, and other government actions on four continents. The stories became known as 'Offshore Leaks', 'China Leaks', 'Lux Leaks' and 'Swiss Leaks'.


Gregory Grossman

Gregory S. Grossman

Founding Shareholder, Sequor Law (Miami)

Greg specializes in creditors' rights, including bankruptcy and insolvency litigation, restructurings, and litigation involving the Uniform Commercial Code.


Gregory Coleman

Gregory Coleman

Special Agent, FBI (Retired) (New York)

While serving for 25 years as an FBI Special Agent, Greg led the criminal investigation into securities fraudster Jordan Belfort, the self-professed 'Wolf of Wall Street'. Now in private practice, Greg educates the financial industry about international money laundering, risks associated with Bitcoin, and the use of body language & statement analysis.


Herve Falciani

Hervé Falciani

HSBC Whistleblower (France)

Former HSBC (Switzerland) information technology specialist Hervé Falciani was the source of the biggest leak of client information in banking history, prompting ongoing criminal investigations for tax evasion, corruption, and money laundering in several countries.


Jim Mastracchio

Jim Mastracchio

Partner, BakerHostetler (Washington, D.C.)

As leader of BakerHostetler's Criminal Tax Defense team, Jim specializes in defending civil and criminal tax investigations involving offshore banking.


Jason A. Levine

Jason Levine

Partner, Vinson & Elkins (Washington, D.C.)

An experienced trial lawyer, Jason represented the liquidators of Eurofed Bank, of Antigua, in its gargantuan legal tussle with the U. S. Government for control of Eurofed's assets.


Joe Dickerson

Joe Dickerson

Founder & CEO, Financial Forensic Services (Denver)

Joe specializes in locating and seizing assets to satisfy judgments.


Jonathan Sablone

Jonathan Sablone

Partner, Nixon Peabody

Jonathan is a litigation partner and chair of Nixon Peabody's Private Funds Dispute practice.


Jonathan Westreich

Jonathan Westreich

Principal, Westreich Law (Virginia)

An experienced attorney with his own practice, Jonathan specializes in domain name ownership disputes.


Julie Himo

Julie Himo

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada (Quebec)

Julie practises commercial litigation, with an emphasis on corporate restructurings, bankruptcy and insolvency, transnational disputes and corporate and securities litigation.


Klaus Lins

Klaus Lins

Tax & Client Fraud Whistleblower (Austria & Liechtenstein)

Motivated by what he claims was evidence that client funds were being stolen by his employer (Liechtenstein-based fiduciary Herbert Batliner), IT expert Klaus Lins stole the company's client records, which were passed on to journalists and tax authorities. He was later imprisoned for six months and financially ruined, while apparently corrupt politicians and civil servants in Germany and Austria failed to properly act on the information to protect the wealthy and influential.


Kurt Stammberger

Kurt Stammberger

Senior Vice President, Market Development, Norse (California)

Cyber security firm Norse, a global leader in 'live attack intelligence', investigated the Sony Hack and concluded it was probably masterminded by insiders, rather than North Korea.


Lindsey Stellwagen

Lindsey Stellwagen

Special Counsel International, IRS (Washington, D.C.)

Lindsey specializes in tax compliance and enforcement litigation support in areas such as offshore banking & structures, foreign government employees, foreign information gathering, treaty analysis, informant cases, expatriates, foreign athletes & entertainers, and estate work. 


Marc Hurner

Marc Hürner

Founder & CEO, Financial Intelligence & Processing (Switzerland)

Operating out of Brussels, Geneva, Luxembourg and Paris, Marc provides intelligence, fraud investigation and litigation support services.


Martin S. Kenney

Martin Kenney

Managing Partner, Martin Kenney & Co., Solicitors (BVI)

Martin is perhaps the best-known fraud and asset recovery attorney in the world, having worked on a number of high-profile international cases.


Matthew Menchel

Matthew Menchel

‎Lead Trial Attorney and Partner, Kobre & Kim (Miami) 

An experienced trial lawyer in complex white-collar criminal and civil cases, Matthew was a leading member of the defense team that secured the acquittal of former UBS executive Raoul Weil on charges that he participated in a $20 billion offshore tax evasion scheme.


Michael Lee

Michael Lee

President & Owner, Michael Lee + Associates (Chicago)

In 2013, Michael was swindled out of a valuable domain name by Russian crook Alexey Kremnev, who fraudulently transferred its registration from GoDaddy in the U. S. to Internet.bs in the Bahamas. Michael finally recovered the domain name in January, 2015 after obtaining a judgment at federal court in Virginia.


Natasha Dinkin

Natasha Dinkin

Founder, Project Layers (London)

Natasha advises business consultancy firms, multi-national corporations and family offices on conducting due diligence ahead of new ventures.


Nicole Bocra

Nicole Bocra

President, Infinity Investigative Solutions (Virginia)

Nicole is an experienced fraud investigator who is familiar with the pathological propensity of Elaine White and Cullen Johnson to manufacture fraudulent bank records.


Paul Radu

Paul Radu

Executive Director, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (Romania)

Apart from his role with the OCCRP, Paul is a co-creator of the Investigative Dashboard, a tool to help investigators research financial crime.


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Richard Vento

Entrepreneur & Family Office Participant (U. S. Virgin Islands)

Richard Vento received an estimated $181 million before taxes when the United States-based, multi-national computer technology he co-founded was sold in 2001. The sale prompted lengthy legal battles in multiple jurisdictions with the IRS and the offshore group that set up and managed his family's estate planning scheme and allegedly misappropriated assets.


Roderick Boyd

Roddy Boyd

Editor, Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation (North Carolina)

The Huffington Post named Roderick Boyd one of the 25 most feared financial reporters in America. His book about the near collapse of AIG, 'Fatal Risk', was long listed for 2011's Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year.


Ross McDonough

Ross McDonough

Managing Partner, Head of Litigation, Campbells (Cayman Islands)

As Managing Partner and Head of Litigation of Campbells, Ross frequently acts in complex international insolvencies, restructurings and security enforcements.


Sean Casey

Sean Casey

Partner, Kobre & Kim (New York)

Sean specializes in complex white-collar criminal defense matters, regulatory enforcement matters, and internal investigations.


Simon Conway

Simon Conway

Partner, PwC Corporate Finance & Recovery (Cayman Islands)  

Simon specializes in restructuring and insolvencies, principally covering banks, hedge funds and insurers.


Simon Dickson

Simon Dickson

Partner, Mourant Ozannes (Cayman Islands)

Simon Dickson's litigation practice includes fraud and asset tracing, insolvency and restructuring, financial services and regulatory work.


Stuart Bostock

Stuart Bostock

President & CEO, The Security Centre (Cayman Islands)

Born and raised and raised in the Cayman Islands and a former officer with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, Stuart is probably the local security and investigative industry's best-known face.


Tom Maher Dougherty Quinn

Tom Maher

Managing Partner, Dougherty Quinn Advocates (Isle of Man)

Tom advises financial services and other regulated clients on global tax investigations and AML compliance, prosecutions and investigations.


Warren Gluck

Warren Gluck

Senior Associate, Holland & Knight (New York)

Warren specializes in international debt enforcement and cross-border insolvency and has pioneered new asset tracing methods.


William F. McGovern

William F. McGovern

Partner, Kobre & Kim (Hong Kong)

William focuses his legal practice on international government investigations, including those involving the Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the U.S. Department of Justice.


The 13th Annual OffshoreAlert Conference

May 3-5, 2015, The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
Miami Beach, Florida U.S.A.

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