Speakers

KEY INDUSTRY PLAYERS FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE FENCE

  • Andrew Dawson

    Andrew Dawson

    Associate Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law (Miami)

    Professor Dawson specializes in cross-border insolvency issues.

  • Arthur DanDesande

    Arthur VanDesande

    Founder, Concorde Associates & Retired Senior Special Agent, IRS Criminal Investigation, Offshore Coordinator (Miami)

    After serving for over 29 years as an IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent, Art is now a private consultant, assisting international businesses in assessing risk, advising on environmental issues and meeting compliance requirements. He also educates governments and banks about offshore financial issues, fraud and correspondent banking topics.

  • Atossa Araxia Abrahamian

    Atossa Araxi Abrahamian

    Journalist & Author (New York)

    Atossa Araxia Abrahamian is a journalist and the author of 'The Cosmopolites', a book about buying and selling citizenship.

  • 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.

  • Brian Moree

    Brian M. Moree QC

    Senior Partner, McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes (Bahamas)

    Brian is the Senior Partner of one of the oldest and biggest law firms in the Bahamas.

  • Brian Simms

    Brian Simms QC

    Senior Partner, Lennox Paton (Bahamas)

    Brian Simms QC is the Senior Partner of Bahamas-based law firm Lennox Paton and the head of its Litigation and Insolvency and Restructuring Groups.

  • Brooke Harrington

    Brooke Harrington

    Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School (Denmark)

    Brooke has spent the last eight years researching the international wealth-management profession, including training to become one and visiting 18 offshore jurisdictions.

  • Bryan Skarlatos

    Bryan Skarlatos

    Partner, Kostelanetz & Fink (New York)

    Bryan specializes in representing clients in sensitive matters, many of which involve negotiations with government agencies.

  • Callum McNeil

    Callum McNeil

    Partner, Campbells (BVI)

    Callum is a highly experienced Commercial Litigator who has developed particular expertise in contentious funds and cross border insolvency matters.

  • Charles Lichtman

    Charles H. Lichtman

    Partner, Berger Singerman (Fort Lauderdale)

    Charles specializes in complex commercial litigation.

  • Chase Cunningham

    Dr. Chase Cunningham

    Head of Threat Research and Intelligence, Armor (Texas)

    Dr. Chase Cunningham proactively seeks out cyber threat tactics and technical indicators of various threat groups. He is regularly cited as an expert on cyber security and contributes to white papers and other publications. He is also the co-author of The Cynja, a comic designed to educate children about security threats and online best practices.

  • Dan Wise

    Dan Wise

    Head of Litigation, Martin Kenney & Co., Solicitors (BVI)

    Dan is a senior litigation attorney with substantial experience of complex multi-jurisdictional litigation.

  • Daniel Hall

    Daniel Hall

    Director, Burford Capital (London)

    Dan is co-head of Burford's global corporate intelligence, asset-tracing and enforcement business.

  • 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.

  • David Cowen

    David Cowen

    Partner, G-C Partners (Texas)

    David specializes in digital forensic investigations.

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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.

  • 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.

  • Gary M. Osen

    Gary M. Osen

    Managing Partner, Osen LLC (New Jersey)

    Gary is at the forefront of ground-breaking civil counter-terrorism litigation.

  • 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'.

  • Gonzalo Zebellos

    Gonzalo Zeballos

    Partner, BakerHostetler (New York)

    Since 2009, Gonzalo has been the lead attorney since 2009 on the BakerHostetler team that serves as court-appointed counsel to the SIPA trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC.

  • 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.

  • Guy Manning

    Guy Manning

    Partner, Campbells (Cayman Islands)

    As head of Campbells' Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring Group, Guy specializes in insolvency, restructuring and investment fund litigation.

  • Hugh Dickson

    Hugh Dickson

    Partner, Grant Thornton (Cayman Islands)

    Hugh works in Recovery & Reorganisation, specialising in restructuring, insolvency and the financial sector.

  • Ian Winder

    Ian Winder

    Judge, Supreme Court of the Bahamas (Bahamas)

    Ian Winder has been a Judge of The Supreme Court of The Bahamas since October 2013. He presently sits in the Civil and Commercial Division of the Court.

  • Ivan Urzhumov

    Ivan Urzhumov

    Associate, Foley Hoag (France)

    Ivan focuses his legal practice on international arbitration and litigation.

  • Jacob Frenkel

    Jacob S. Frenkel

    Partner, Shulman Rogers (Washington, D.C.)

    A former Senior Counsel in the SEC's Division of Enforcement, Jacob specializes in securities enforcement, white-collar criminal defense, FCPA and internal and government investigations.

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    James Barnacle

    Chief of Money Laundering Unit, FBI (New York)

    James heads the FBI's money laundering investigations unit.

  • 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.

  • Jesse Drucker

    Jesse Drucker

    Investigative Reporter, Bloomberg News (New York)

    Jesse Drucker Investigative Reporter, Bloomberg News (New York)

  • John Couriel

    John Couriel

    Partner, Kobre & Kim (Miami)

    An experienced trial practitioner, John focuses his practice on high-stakes cross-border litigation and investigations, as well as high-value judgment enforcement matters, with a particular focus on Latin America.

  • Jonathan Sablone

    Jonathan Sablone

    Partner, Nixon Peabody

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

  • Joseph Burgo

    Joseph Burgo

    Psychotherapist & Author (Colorado)

    Joe's most recent book, 'The Narcissist You Know', includes a chapter that explores the psychology of Donald Trump's particular brand of narcissism.

  • Keith Dalrymple

    Keith Dalrymple

    Principal, Dalrymple Finance (Bulgaria)

    Keith has over 15 years experience in investment-driven roles in the financial services industry.

  • Lee D. Martin

    Lee D. Martin

    Director, Whistleblower Office (Washington, D.C.)

    Lee heads the IRS' Whistleblower Office.

  • Lincoln Caylor

    Lincoln Caylor

    Partner, Bennett Jones (Toronto)

    Lincoln specializes in all aspects of fraud, errors and omission claims, securities litigation, commercial arbitration and contractual disputes.

  • Mark Goodman

    Mark Goodman

    Partner, Campbells (Cayman Islands)

    Mark specialises in insolvency, restructuring and investment fund litigation.

  • 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.

  • Peter Cotorceanu

    Peter Cotorceanu

    Of Counsel, Anaford AG (Switzerland)

    Peter's law practice concentrates on U.S. FATCA and global FATCA compliance for fiduciary and financial services industries and U.S.-related and cross-border tax and succession planning for ultra-high-net-worth individuals.

  • Polly Pickering

    Polly Pickering

    Managing Director, eShore Ltd. (Cayman Islands)

    Polly specializes in offshore IT security and business continuity, as well as Anti-Money Laundering.

  • Robert LaFranco

    Robert LaFranco

    Editor, Bloomberg Billionaires (New York)

    Robert oversees the compilation of the Bloomberg Billionaires list of the seriously wealthy.

  • Robert W. Seiden

    Robert Seiden

    President, Confidential Global Investigations (New York)

    A former Senior Prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, Robert is a lawyer and global forensic investigator.

  • Russell Crumpler

    Russell Crumpler

    Director, KPMG (BVI)

    Russell is an insolvency practitioner in the British Virgin Islands.

  • Ruth Promislow

    Ruth Promislow

    Partner, Bennett Jones (Toronto)

    Ruth specializes in commercial litigation, with an emphasis on fraud, professional negligence, corporate governance, insurance and reinsurance, insolvency, entertainment, health, and intellectual property.

  • Shauna Leven

    Shauna Leven

    Director of Anti-Corruption Campaigns, Global Witness (London)

    An experienced attorney, Shauna heads the Anti-Corruption Campaigns for Global Witness, an international NGO that works to break the links between natural resource exploitation, conflict, poverty, corruption, and human rights abuses worldwide.

  • Sheryl Falk

    Sheryl Falk

    Partner, Winston & Strawn (Houston)

    Litigation attorney Sheryl Falk specializes in data security, internal investigations, trade secret litigation, and complex commercial litigation.

  • 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.

  • Yves Klein

    Yves Klein

    Partner, Monfrini Crettol & Associés (Switzerland)

    Yves specialises in litigating and coordinating transnational asset recovery proceedings before civil, criminal and bankruptcy courts on behalf of victims of economic crimes, such as fraud and corruption, or parties seeking to enforce their claims, judgments or arbitral awards against assets concealed in Switzerland or abroad.

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The 14th Annual OffshoreAlert Conference

May 1-3, 2016, The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
Miami Beach, Florida U.S.A.