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Andrew S. Boutros

Partner

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-5536
Fax: (312) 460-7536
Washington, D.C.
Direct: (202) 828-5368
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Andrew S. Boutros is the National Co-Chair of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s White Collar, Internal Investigations, and False Claims Team.  With nearly 900 lawyers across 13 offices, Mr. Boutros leads a firm-wide team of nearly 30 attorneys in all aspects of the firm’s white collar practice, including government enforcement defense, trials, internal investigations, false claims litigation, crisis management response, strategic counseling, and compliance-related work.  Profiled in 2017 in The Legal 500, Mr. Boutros is described as “exceptional, the real deal -- very thorough, meticulous and client-focused.”  Mr. Boutros is resident in the firm’s Chicago and Washington, D.C. offices.

Mr. Boutros is an accomplished former federal financial fraud prosecutor, distinguished white collar practitioner and trial attorney, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) pioneer, and leading lawyer in criminal customs, trade, and antidumping duty fraud cases.  He also is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School, voting Member of the ABA Criminal Justice Section Council, Co-Founder and National Co-Chair of the ABA’s Global Anti-Corruption Committee, board member to various professional and legal organizations, and former law clerk on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Boutros now represents companies large and small, public and private, victims and targets as well as their officers, directors, and other individuals in their most sensitive government enforcement matters (DOJ, USAO, FBI, SEC, and other agencies) and important internal investigations.  He has personally represented clients in matters involving general fraud, embezzlement, the FCPA, the Travel Act, OFAC, tax, customs fraud, supply chain issues, government contracts, commercial bribery, kickback schemes, insurance fraud, bank fraud, securities and accounting violations, healthcare and FDA violations, environmental crimes, trade secret theft, cyber hacking and extortion incidents, criminal antitrust matters, the False Claims Act, among others.  He also provides strategic counseling and advice to clients across subject matters in a variety of industries, including in the design and implementation of various compliance programs.

United States Attorney’s Office:  In 2015, the Chicago Sun-Times profiled Mr. Boutros for having faced “some of the toughest, most sophisticated cases at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse.”  That same year, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association named him the top prosecutor in the country.  

For most of his nearly eight-year prosecutorial career, Mr. Boutros served in the Financial Crimes and Special Prosecutions Section of the Chicago U.S. Attorney’s Office.  His investigations and prosecutions spanned the globe and are regarded as among the most extensive and complex multi-district, international corporate fraud and cybercrime cases in the nation’s history.  In total, Mr. Boutros coordinated efforts with international law enforcement authorities in more than 20 countries and charged and prosecuted crimes involving some $500 million in losses, proceeds, and judgments, while also investigating additional criminal conduct in the several billions of dollars.  The media has described Mr. Boutros’s fraud prosecutions as bringing “to mind images of Al Capone and organized crime.”

In this regard, Mr. Boutros led the prosecution of Chicago’s historic “Silk Road” case; convicted the world’s largest online drug trafficker on Silk Road; convicted one of the country’s “Top 10 Most Wanted” mortgage fraud defendants; convicted Edgewater Medical Center’s owner and operator for crimes relating to more than $188 million in judgments; and convicted all apprehended defendants in the most extensive international criminal trade, customs, and antidumping fraud cases of their kind, which Bloomberg Businessweek described as “the largest food fraud in U.S. history.”  In 2014, the United States Attorney’s Office publicly recognized Mr. Boutros’s work, announcing that “[s]ome of the largest criminal fines and restitution for FY 2014 came from . . . a series of cases” Mr. Boutros successfully prosecuted.  

In addition, while in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Boutros handled hundreds of matters; briefed and argued appeals to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, including the government’s important “Iraqi sleeper spy” case; and tried or prepped for trial dozens of cases.  His trials involved charges of wire fraud, mail fraud, bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud, and false statements affecting financial institutions, among others.  Mr. Boutros is also among a select few prosecutors to ever insert an undercover federal agent into a real, non-government corporation; he did so as part of a sweeping, long-term fraud investigation into an entire industry’s supply chain.

Professional Recognition:  Mr. Boutros’s prosecutorial achievements have received widespread national and international attention.  His successes have also earned him some of the highest honors from the government, law enforcement, and legal communities.  In 2015, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association selected Mr. Boutros as the national prosecutor of the year, presenting him with the prestigious National Prosecutorial Award.  In 2015, he was also elected into the American Law Institute.  In 2014, the American Bar Association awarded Mr. Boutros the Criminal Justice Section’s Norm Maleng Minister of Justice Award, among the highest honors the ABA can confer upon a prosecutor.  The FBI, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection also have presented Mr. Boutros with some of their highest honors and recognitions.  In addition, senior government officials have repeatedly showcased Mr. Boutros’s cases in their testimony before Congress, including hearings before the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, where his cases have been highlighted as major milestones in international fraud enforcement, as well as models for future prosecutions.

FCPA, White Collar and Investigative Experience:  A well-respected FCPA practitioner and recognized thought leader in the area, Mr. Boutros has handled FCPA matters for clients since the early 2000s.  He has conducted FCPA investigations in Canada, China, Europe, and the Middle East.  Following his return to private practice, Mr. Boutros was retained as an FCPA expert in a post-acquisition dispute between a U.S. issuer and a European acquiree with significant business in Asia.

Prior to his government service, Mr. Boutros was instrumental in building the FCPA practice of another leading international law firm.  During that phase of his private practice career, Mr. Boutros led upwards of 25 attorneys in defending corporations and executives in high-stakes criminal, regulatory, and FCPA investigations conducted by the Fraud Section of the Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, the Securities and the Exchange Commission, and other government agencies.  In this regard, Mr. Boutros spent years defending a Fortune 10 company and several of its subsidiaries in multiple parallel DOJ and SEC high-profile FCPA investigations.  His day-to-day handling of those matters led to a complete declination of criminal prosecution by DOJ and a favorable negotiated settlement with the SEC.  

In addition, Mr. Boutros has conducted and managed a variety of internal FCPA and other corporate investigations; advised clients on corporate compliance matters, including the FCPA; designed FCPA and other corporate compliance programs; and litigated cases in federal court and in arbitration.  As a federal prosecutor, Mr. Boutros provided strategic counseling and advice on the FCPA and other closely related matters.  He also advised on amending Rule 4 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure to address serving criminal summons on foreign organizational defendants.  Mr. Boutros also has the distinction of being the only prosecutor to convict a previously-convicted FCPA defendant.

Experience Negotiating Corporate Pre-Trial Diversion Agreements:  A recognized authority on corporate deferred and non-prosecution agreements, Mr. Boutros has drafted and negotiated corporate DPAs both as a defense attorney and prosecutor.  In private practice, Mr. Boutros negotiated a $50 million deferred prosecution agreement for a publicly-traded company facing criminal charges for price manipulation in the natural gas market relating to the California energy crisis.  As a prosecutor, Mr. Boutros proposed, negotiated, and entered into among two of the Northern District of Illinois’s first corporate DPAs.  He is also the author of the Department of Justice’s first customs-based supply chain corporate compliance program based on “reasonable country of origin inquiry,” the same standard found in Dodd-Frank’s conflict-mineral rules.

Professional Activities:  Since 2011, Mr. Boutros has been teaching an advanced course on corporate criminal prosecutions and investigations at the University of Chicago Law School.  A prolific writer and speaker, he has authored nearly 30 articles, thought pieces, and book chapters as well as The ABA Compliance Officer’s Deskbook (2017).  Mr. Boutros also has presented in nearly 60 domestic and international programs on the FCPA, international corruption, white collar criminal defense, government enforcement, customs and antidumping duty fraud, trade fraud, food fraud, supply chain integrity, corporate social responsibility, human trafficking, and other related topics.  He has spoken by invitation as the keynote speaker of numerous events and chaired and organized various national legal programs.  He sits on the boards of numerous organizations and holds leadership positions in a variety of professional and legal associations.  As part of his thought leadership, Mr. Boutros coined the term “carbon copy” prosecution, a phrase that has become a mainstay of the international anti-corruption vernacular and that describes a global enforcement trend gaining in momentum.

Early in his legal career, Mr. Boutros clerked for the Honorable Eugene E. Siler, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Andrew S. Boutros is the National Co-Chair of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s White Collar, Internal Investigations, and False Claims Team.  With nearly 900 lawyers across 13 offices, Mr. Boutros leads a firm-wide team of nearly 30 attorneys in all aspects of the firm’s white collar practice, including government enforcement defense, trials, internal investigations, false claims litigation, crisis management response, strategic counseling, and compliance-related work.  Profiled in 2017 in The Legal 500, Mr. Boutros is described as “exceptional, the real deal -- very thorough, meticulous and client-focused.”  Mr. Boutros is resident in the firm’s Chicago and Washington, D.C. offices.

Mr. Boutros is an accomplished former federal financial fraud prosecutor, distinguished white collar practitioner and trial attorney, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) pioneer, and leading lawyer in criminal customs, trade, and antidumping duty fraud cases.  He also is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School, voting Member of the ABA Criminal Justice Section Council, Co-Founder and National Co-Chair of the ABA’s Global Anti-Corruption Committee, board member to various professional and legal organizations, and former law clerk on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Boutros now represents companies large and small, public and private, victims and targets as well as their officers, directors, and other individuals in their most sensitive government enforcement matters (DOJ, USAO, FBI, SEC, and other agencies) and important internal investigations.  He has personally represented clients in matters involving general fraud, embezzlement, the FCPA, the Travel Act, OFAC, tax, customs fraud, supply chain issues, government contracts, commercial bribery, kickback schemes, insurance fraud, bank fraud, securities and accounting violations, healthcare and FDA violations, environmental crimes, trade secret theft, cyber hacking and extortion incidents, criminal antitrust matters, the False Claims Act, among others.  He also provides strategic counseling and advice to clients across subject matters in a variety of industries, including in the design and implementation of various compliance programs.

United States Attorney’s Office:  In 2015, the Chicago Sun-Times profiled Mr. Boutros for having faced “some of the toughest, most sophisticated cases at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse.”  That same year, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association named him the top prosecutor in the country.  

For most of his nearly eight-year prosecutorial career, Mr. Boutros served in the Financial Crimes and Special Prosecutions Section of the Chicago U.S. Attorney’s Office.  His investigations and prosecutions spanned the globe and are regarded as among the most extensive and complex multi-district, international corporate fraud and cybercrime cases in the nation’s history.  In total, Mr. Boutros coordinated efforts with international law enforcement authorities in more than 20 countries and charged and prosecuted crimes involving some $500 million in losses, proceeds, and judgments, while also investigating additional criminal conduct in the several billions of dollars.  The media has described Mr. Boutros’s fraud prosecutions as bringing “to mind images of Al Capone and organized crime.”

In this regard, Mr. Boutros led the prosecution of Chicago’s historic “Silk Road” case; convicted the world’s largest online drug trafficker on Silk Road; convicted one of the country’s “Top 10 Most Wanted” mortgage fraud defendants; convicted Edgewater Medical Center’s owner and operator for crimes relating to more than $188 million in judgments; and convicted all apprehended defendants in the most extensive international criminal trade, customs, and antidumping fraud cases of their kind, which Bloomberg Businessweek described as “the largest food fraud in U.S. history.”  In 2014, the United States Attorney’s Office publicly recognized Mr. Boutros’s work, announcing that “[s]ome of the largest criminal fines and restitution for FY 2014 came from . . . a series of cases” Mr. Boutros successfully prosecuted.  

In addition, while in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Boutros handled hundreds of matters; briefed and argued appeals to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, including the government’s important “Iraqi sleeper spy” case; and tried or prepped for trial dozens of cases.  His trials involved charges of wire fraud, mail fraud, bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud, and false statements affecting financial institutions, among others.  Mr. Boutros is also among a select few prosecutors to ever insert an undercover federal agent into a real, non-government corporation; he did so as part of a sweeping, long-term fraud investigation into an entire industry’s supply chain.

Professional Recognition:  Mr. Boutros’s prosecutorial achievements have received widespread national and international attention.  His successes have also earned him some of the highest honors from the government, law enforcement, and legal communities.  In 2015, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association selected Mr. Boutros as the national prosecutor of the year, presenting him with the prestigious National Prosecutorial Award.  In 2015, he was also elected into the American Law Institute.  In 2014, the American Bar Association awarded Mr. Boutros the Criminal Justice Section’s Norm Maleng Minister of Justice Award, among the highest honors the ABA can confer upon a prosecutor.  The FBI, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection also have presented Mr. Boutros with some of their highest honors and recognitions.  In addition, senior government officials have repeatedly showcased Mr. Boutros’s cases in their testimony before Congress, including hearings before the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, where his cases have been highlighted as major milestones in international fraud enforcement, as well as models for future prosecutions.

FCPA, White Collar and Investigative Experience:  A well-respected FCPA practitioner and recognized thought leader in the area, Mr. Boutros has handled FCPA matters for clients since the early 2000s.  He has conducted FCPA investigations in Canada, China, Europe, and the Middle East.  Following his return to private practice, Mr. Boutros was retained as an FCPA expert in a post-acquisition dispute between a U.S. issuer and a European acquiree with significant business in Asia.

Prior to his government service, Mr. Boutros was instrumental in building the FCPA practice of another leading international law firm.  During that phase of his private practice career, Mr. Boutros led upwards of 25 attorneys in defending corporations and executives in high-stakes criminal, regulatory, and FCPA investigations conducted by the Fraud Section of the Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, the Securities and the Exchange Commission, and other government agencies.  In this regard, Mr. Boutros spent years defending a Fortune 10 company and several of its subsidiaries in multiple parallel DOJ and SEC high-profile FCPA investigations.  His day-to-day handling of those matters led to a complete declination of criminal prosecution by DOJ and a favorable negotiated settlement with the SEC.  

In addition, Mr. Boutros has conducted and managed a variety of internal FCPA and other corporate investigations; advised clients on corporate compliance matters, including the FCPA; designed FCPA and other corporate compliance programs; and litigated cases in federal court and in arbitration.  As a federal prosecutor, Mr. Boutros provided strategic counseling and advice on the FCPA and other closely related matters.  He also advised on amending Rule 4 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure to address serving criminal summons on foreign organizational defendants.  Mr. Boutros also has the distinction of being the only prosecutor to convict a previously-convicted FCPA defendant.

Experience Negotiating Corporate Pre-Trial Diversion Agreements:  A recognized authority on corporate deferred and non-prosecution agreements, Mr. Boutros has drafted and negotiated corporate DPAs both as a defense attorney and prosecutor.  In private practice, Mr. Boutros negotiated a $50 million deferred prosecution agreement for a publicly-traded company facing criminal charges for price manipulation in the natural gas market relating to the California energy crisis.  As a prosecutor, Mr. Boutros proposed, negotiated, and entered into among two of the Northern District of Illinois’s first corporate DPAs.  He is also the author of the Department of Justice’s first customs-based supply chain corporate compliance program based on “reasonable country of origin inquiry,” the same standard found in Dodd-Frank’s conflict-mineral rules.

Professional Activities:  Since 2011, Mr. Boutros has been teaching an advanced course on corporate criminal prosecutions and investigations at the University of Chicago Law School.  A prolific writer and speaker, he has authored nearly 30 articles, thought pieces, and book chapters as well as The ABA Compliance Officer’s Deskbook (2017).  Mr. Boutros also has presented in nearly 60 domestic and international programs on the FCPA, international corruption, white collar criminal defense, government enforcement, customs and antidumping duty fraud, trade fraud, food fraud, supply chain integrity, corporate social responsibility, human trafficking, and other related topics.  He has spoken by invitation as the keynote speaker of numerous events and chaired and organized various national legal programs.  He sits on the boards of numerous organizations and holds leadership positions in a variety of professional and legal associations.  As part of his thought leadership, Mr. Boutros coined the term “carbon copy” prosecution, a phrase that has become a mainstay of the international anti-corruption vernacular and that describes a global enforcement trend gaining in momentum.

Early in his legal career, Mr. Boutros clerked for the Honorable Eugene E. Siler, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Education

  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law

  • B.S., Virginia Tech, in-honors summa cum laude
    Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Representative Matters

Featured Matters as a White-Collar Practitioner

  • Retained as FCPA expert to render formal legal opinion in trans-national post-acquisition dispute.
  • Represented large multinational corporation in cross-border FCPA investigation out of Canada and China.
  • Representing high technology company and several executives in criminal investigation conducted by the United States Attorney’s Office, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
  • Representing Chief Executive Officer in criminal antitrust investigation, including through DOJ Antitrust Division’s Leniency Program.
  • Representing CEO and Founder as well as information technology company in criminal tax investigation being conducted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and the IRS.
  • Representing former controller of publicly traded company in SEC and Special Litigation Committee investigations relating to revenue recognition issues and earnings restatement.
  • Representing public company in internal investigation into senior executive’s eight-figure theft and embezzlement scheme as well as in follow-on federal criminal prosecution of former senior executive.
  • Representing chemical manufacturing company charged with criminal environmental crimes involving the packing, labeling, and transportation of hazardous materials.
  • Represented American multinational banking and financial services corporation and its senior executive in federal criminal trial involving more than $100 million in victim bank losses.
  • Represented public company in cross-border internal investigation into potential books and records and internal controls violations.
  • Conducted internal investigation for multi-billion dollar company into allegations of kickbacks, bid rigging, and breach of fiduciary duties.
  • Represented corporate victims before United States Attorneys’ Offices in criminal theft of trade secrets cases.
  • Designed and implemented multiple FCPA corporate compliance programs and provided company-wide training on the FCPA.
  • Successfully defended a Fortune 10 company (and several of its subsidiaries) in criminal and administrative FCPA investigations relating to alleged kickbacks paid to the Iraqi government during the U.N.-sponsored Oil-for-Food Program. Defense culminated in DOJ declining to bring criminal charges and SEC resolving the case on favorable terms.
  • Successfully defended a Fortune 200 company against criminal allegations of price manipulation in the natural gas market relating to the California energy crisis. Negotiated $50 million DPA with the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California.
  • Represented major insurer in $90 million arbitration of cross-border loans and political risk insurance and obtained favorable settlement for client.

Featured Matters as a Federal Prosecutor

  • 2015:  Convicted the owner and operator of a defunct Chicago hospital, Edgewater Medical Center, in one of the district’s first-ever Sarbanes-Oxley conspiracy cases, with complex offshore trusts and monetary judgments totaling more than $188 million.
  • 2015:  Convicted one of the nation’s “Top 10 Most Wanted” mortgage fraud defendants as part of a long-term undercover fraud investigation.
  • 2014:  Led the prosecution of Chicago’s historic “Silk Road” case and convicted the world’s largest online drug trafficker on Silk Road, described then by the government as the most sophisticated and extensive criminal marketplace of its kind on the Internet.
  • 2014:  Designated as the government’s nationwide point of contact for a Top International Criminal Organization Target (TICOT) and led the government’s money laundering investigation into one of the largest global digital currency exchangers and its top executive.
  • 2013:  Investigated and prosecuted the largest international criminal trade fraud, food fraud and corporate social responsibility cases in U.S. history, the first in 2010 at nearly $80 million, and the second series in 2013 at nearly $180 million, for a total of approximately $260 million.

Accolades

  • The Legal 500, profiled and described as “exceptional, the real deal -- very thorough, meticulous and client-focused” (2017)
  • Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) National Prosecutorial Award; awarded to one federal prosecutor in the United States per year (2015)
  • American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section Norm Maleng Minister of Justice Award; awarded annually to one prosecutor in the United States who best exemplifies the principle that the “duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict” (2014)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Director’s Award for “successfully prosecuting a major criminal case” (2013)
  • Customs and Border Protection Commissioner’s Award; highest CBP award for “exemplary service and dedication in producing outstanding results in a multi-agency operation” (2011)
  • Homeland Security Investigations Executive Associate Director’s Award; highest HSI award for outstanding investigative accomplishments – Illicit Trade/Intellectual Property Rights/Commercial Fraud (2011)

Board and Professional Memberships

  • American Law Institute, Member (2015 – present)
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow (2014 – present)
  • ABA Criminal Justice Section Council, Voting Member (2013 – present); Advisor to the Council (2012 – 2013)
  • ABA Criminal Justice Section Global Anti-Corruption Committee, Co-Founder & National Co-Chair (2010 – present)
  • ABA International Law Section, Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, Senior Advisor (2013 – present)
  • ABA Criminal Justice Section Task Force on College Due Process Rights and Victim Protections, National Chair (2016)
  • ABA Criminal Justice Section CLE Board Membership, Board Member (2014 – present)
  • ABA Section Officers Conference (SOC) Annual Meeting Task Force, Representative (2012 – 2013)
  • Bloomberg BNA Criminal Law Reporter and White Collar Crime Report, Advisory Board Member (2010 – present)
  • Chicago Crime Commission (2017 – present)
  • Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association – Chicago Chapter, Chief Business Officer & Board Member (2014 – 2016); Associate Member (2012 – present) 
  • International Association of Independent Corporate Monitors, Board Member (2015 – present) 
  • Mitchell A. Mars Foundation, Board Member (2014 – present)
  • ABA National Institute on Int’l Regulation & Compliance:  FCPA, Economic Sanctions & Export Control, Institute Chair (2013 – 2014)
  • ABA Conference Planning Committees
    • Ninth Annual Criminal Justice Section Fall Institute, Planning Committee Member (2016)
    • Global White Collar Crime Institute (Shanghai), Planning Committee Member (2014 – 2015)
    • Sixth Annual National Institute on the FCPA, Planning Committee Member (2013)
    • Fifth Annual National Institute on the FCPA, Planning Committee Member (2012)
  • University of Chicago Law School Corporate Lab, Advisor to the Lab (2011 – present)
  • University of Chicago Law School Legal Forum on Combating Corruption Symposium, Faculty Leader (2011)

Publications

Presentations

  • “Trade & Customs Fraud Enforcement:  A “High Priority,”” Seyfarth Shaw First 100 & Beyond Strategy & Planning Summit for Businesses, Chicago, IL (Panelist; May 2017)
  • “President Trump and the FCPA:  How to Navigate the FCPA in the New Administration,” ABA CJS Nationwide Roundtable Series, Chicago, IL (Moderator; February 2017)
  • “College Sexual Assault:  Protecting the Rights and Interests of the Victim and the Accused,” ABA Ninth Annual Fall Institute, Washington, D.C. (Moderator; November 2016)
  • “Protecting Your Most Valuable Assets – Trade Secrets, IP, and Your Employees,” Seyfarth Shaw Trade Secrets Breakfast Briefing, Chicago, IL (Presenter; November 2016)
  • “Tipper X and Insider Trading,” Corporate Lab, Univ. of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL (Facilitator & Introductory Remarks; October 2016)
  • “Intersection of Trade Secrets Violations and the Criminal Law,” Seyfarth Shaw, Webinar (Panelist; October 2016)
  • “The Role of Corruption in Human Trafficking & the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,” Human Trafficking Seminar, Loyola Univ. School of Law, Chicago, IL (Presenter; October 2016)
  • “Human Trafficking (Modern Slavery) in Supply Chains:  Risks and Realities” Seyfarth Shaw Partner Retreat Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ (Presenter; September 2016)
  • “Sexual Assault on College Campuses: Balancing the Rights and Interests of the Accused and the Victim,” ABA Presidential Showcase Program, San Francisco, CA (Moderator; August 2016)
  • “The Modus Operandi of Corruption: Detecting Bribery Schemes, High Risk Structures, Hidden Parties and other Questionable Transactions,” ACI 7th Global Forum on Anti-Corruption Compliance in High Risk Markets, Washington, D.C. (Panelist; July 2016)
  • “Food Fraud Prevention Overview and Strategies,” 2016 Food Safety Summit, Rosemont, IL (Panelist; May 2016)
  • “The Prosecutors of Silk Road and its Off-Shoot:  Lessons Learned and Thoughts for the Future,” Univ. of Chicago Law School Conference on Data Privacy and Cybersecurity, Chicago, IL (Moderator & Panelist; April 2016)
  • “All-Participant Roundtable,” Univ. of Chicago Law School Conference on Data Privacy and Cybersecurity, Chicago, IL (Moderator; April 2016)
  • “Transnational Investigations and Enforcement Efforts,” Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking, University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL (Guest Lecturer; Winter 2016)
  • “Catch Me if You Can:  International Trade Fraud on the Rise,” University of Virginia School of Law Student Legal Forum, Charlottesville, VA (Featured Speaker; February 2016)
  • “Human Rights in Business: A Movement Toward Corporate Consciousness,” Northwestern Conference on Human Rights, Chicago, IL (Moderator; January 2016)
  • “Criminal Trade Fraud Schemes Can Land You in Federal Prison,” Department of Commerce Trade Talks, Washington, D.C. (Presenter; September 2015)
  • “Leadership Orientation,” ABA Criminal Justice Section, Webinar (Presenter; August 2015)
  • “The Overlapping Dynamics of Trade Fraud and CSR Initiatives:  What it Means and Why It Should Matter to You,” ABA Criminal Justice Section, Chicago, IL (Moderator & Panelist; July 2015)
  • “Practical Guidance for Everyday Use and the Threat Landscape:  Looking Forward,” ABA National Institute on Bitcoin and Other Digital Currencies, Washington, D.C. (Panelist; June 2015)
  • “The Magna Carta’s Continued Influence on Modern-Day Human Rights,” ABA London Sessions, London, England (Panelist; June 2015)
  • “Commercial Fraud Case Development Anti-Dumping, Countervailing Duties, and Textiles Training,” Homeland Security Investigations, National Intellectual Property Rights Center, Laredo, TX (Instructor; June 2015)
  • “Commercial Fraud Case Development Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties Training,” Homeland Security Investigations, National Intellectual Property Rights Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Instructor; April 2015)
  • “Real Life Collateral Consequences:  Stories from the Field,” ABA First National Summit on Collateral Consequences, Washington, D.C. (Moderator; February 2015)
  • “Project Honeygate,” Homeland Security Investigations Trade Enforcement and Revenue Collection Subcommittee, AD/CVD Working Group, Washington, D.C. (Presenter; January 2015)
  • “The Future of Bitcoins,” Law & Technology Society and Criminal Law Society, Univ. of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL (Panelist; November 2014) 
  • “Prosecuting Cross Border Fraud,” Training Seminar on Fighting the Battle Against Global Fraud, Int’l Assoc. of Financial Crimes Investigators – Illinois Chapter, Chicago, IL (Featured Speaker; November 2014)
  • “The FCPA:  The Government’s Weapon to Combat Cross-Border Corruption,” Criminal Law Society, Univ. of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL (Featured Speaker; November 2014)
  • “The Fight Against Transnational Corruption,” Human Trafficking Seminar, Loyola Univ. School of Law, Chicago, IL (Presenter; October 2014)
  • “Collateral Damage from U.S. Enforcement Actions: Follow-on Civil Litigation and “Carbon Copy” Enforcement Actions,” ABA National Institute on Int’l Regulation and Compliance, Washington, D.C. (Moderator; October 2014)
  • “Project Honeygate,” Homeland Security Investigations AD/CVD Case Coordination Meeting, National Intellectual Property Rights Center, Washington, D.C. (Presenter; September 2014)
  • “CSR Enforcement:  Risk Becomes Reality,” Univ. of Chicago Law School Conference on Supply Chain Integrity and Corporate Social Responsibility, Chicago, IL (Lead Panelist & Moderator; September 2014)
  • “Don’t “Play With Your Food:”  The New Federal Crackdown on Food Fraud,” ABA Criminal Justice Section, Boston, MA (Moderator & Panelist; August 2014)
  • “Understanding Why Corporate Social Responsibility Matters to You:  Tracing CSR’s Circuitous Path from Marketing Option to Compliance Imperative,” ABA Criminal Justice Section, Boston, MA (Panelist; August 2014)
  • “Tracing Food II:  What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You,” ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Boston, MA (Panelist; August 2014)
  • “Seizure Process:  A Guided Tour,” Chicago Bar Assoc. Int’l Trade Committee, Chicago, IL (Presenter; June 2014)
  • “Training the Next Generation of Anti-Corruption Enforcers,” ABA International Law Section New York, NY (Panelist; April 2014)
  • “Tracing Food:  What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You,” ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Chicago, IL (Panelist; February 2014)
  • “Careers in the Law,” ABA Young Lawyers Division, Chicago, IL (Panelist; February 2014)
  • “Food Fraud under Federal Law,” Chicago Bar Assoc. Food Law Committee, Chicago, IL (Presenter; December 2013)
  • “Anti-Corruption Initiatives in the Arab World,” Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA (Lead Panelist; November 2013)
  • “Captain or Passenger?:  How to Navigate the Rough Waters of an FCPA Media Crisis,” ABA Sixth Annual National Institute on the FCPA, Washington, D.C. (Moderator; September 2013)
  • “Do You Really Know What You Are Eating?  Contemporary Issues in Food Labeling, Advertising, and Food Fraud,” ABA Presidential Showcase Program, San Francisco, CA (Panelist; August 2013)
  • “Corporate Social Responsibility Is 2013’s Newest Business Imperative:  Are You Prepared for the Regulatory Deluge?,” ABA Criminal Justice Section, San Francisco, CA (Panelist; August 2013)
  • “These Days Everybody Has Long Arms: Global Jurisdiction for Criminal Offenses and International Double Jeopardy,” ABA Criminal Justice Section, San Francisco, CA (Panelist; August 2013)
  • “Superior Direct and Cross Examination:  Demonstrations from White Collar Trial Masters,” ABA Criminal Justice Section, Boca Raton, FL (Panelist; May 2013)
  • “Globalization of Anti-Corruption Laws,” Valparaiso Univ. Law School, Valparaiso, IN (Featured Speaker; January 2013)
  • Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Winter Event – Chicago Chapter, Chicago, IL (Keynote Speaker; December 2012)
  • “Internal Investigations,” Corporate Lab, Univ. of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL (Guest Lecturer; October 2012)
  • “Anti-Corruption Developments in the BRICS/“Carbon Copy” Prosecutions,” ABA Fifth Annual National Institute on the FCPA, Washington, D.C. (Moderator; October 2012)
  • “FCPA Corporate Compliance Program and Third-Party Vetting:  A Roundtable Discussion of Reasonable Practices,” Univ. of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL (Moderator; May 2012)
  • “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,” Complex Fed. Crim. Practice at Loyola Univ. School of Law, Chicago, IL (Guest Lecturer; Spring 2012)
  • “Globalization of Anti-Corruption Laws: Looking Beyond the FCPA,” ABA International Law Section, New York, NY (Panelist; April 2012)
  • “Global Anti-Corruption:  Past, Present & Future,” Univ. of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL (Panelist; November 2011)
  • “Globalization of Anti-Corruption Law,” ABA Presidential Showcase Program, Toronto, Canada (Panelist; August 2011)
  • “Victims’ Rights and Advocacy at ICC,” Univ. of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL (Guest Lecturer; Spring 2010)
  • Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Spring Meeting – Chicago Chapter, Chicago, IL (Keynote Speaker; March 2010)
  • “Deferred Prosecution Agreements: A View from the Trenches and a Proposal for Reform,” Washington Legal Foundation, Washington, D.C. (Speaker; September 2007)