Amy LongoSEC | Los Angeles, CA
Amy Jane Longo is the Regional Trial Counsel for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Los Angeles Regional Office, where she both supervises and first-chairs federal court litigation to enforce the federal securities laws, as well as prosecuting SEC administrative proceedings. Representative matters include, for example, actions for financial fraud, insider trading, offering frauds, Ponzi schemes, trading suspensions, market manipulation, and actions against investment advisers, brokers, accountants, attorneys, and other regulated entities and individuals. Prior to joining the SEC, Amy was a litigation partner in a global law firm, practicing in the areas of securities and financial services litigation and electronic discovery.
Carly Diroll-BlackU.S. Department of Justice | Washington, DC
Carly Diroll-Black is a Senior Attorney Advisor at the United States Department of Justice, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section (MLARS) where she specializes in federal forfeiture procedure and policy. Specifically, Ms. Diroll-Black assists federal prosecutors with developing strategies for liquidating and distributing seized and forfeited assets to victims of crime. In addition to routine criminal matters handled through the restitution process, Ms. Diroll-Black manages large-scale, complex victim compensation cases with the assistance of claims administrators. Ms. Diroll-Black also provides forfeiture and victim-related training to federal, state, and local law enforcement.
Chantal EikeyRehmann, Inc. | Grand Rapids, MI
Chantal Eikey is a consulting manager in Rehmann’s turnaround and restructuring practice, working with team members to develop creative solutions for troubled businesses, both domestic and international.
Chantal began her career at Rehmann in 2009 as an audit intern. She gained collections experience with an accounts payable audit company in 2010 before joining Rehmann’s turnaround and restructuring practice. Chantal has significant experience managing a company’s operations until sale, as well as ensuring orderly wind-down or liquidation on insolvent projects. She is also knowledgeable about and worked in both Federal & State Receiverships.
Chantal is a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA); an industry recognition of her high degree of specialized knowledge in business bankruptcy and insolvency.
Doug WolfeFTC Division of Enforcement | Washington, DC
Douglas Wolfe is an Assistant Director in the Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection’s Enforcement Division. In that capacity for the past seven years, he supervises investigations and federal court litigation, including contempt actions for violations of the Commission’s federal court permanent injunction orders. Prior to that, he investigated and successfully tried such cases for six years, and for two years he served as Chief of the FTC’s Criminal Liaison Unit (CLU). CLU is responsible for coordinating parallel civil-criminal law enforcement proceedings, assisting FTC staff in obtaining support from criminal investigative agencies, training FTC personnel on criminal legal issues affecting FTC matters, and serving as the FTC’s point of contact for investigators and prosecutors seeking to draw upon FTC resources and expertise. Mr. Wolfe started his FTC career as a trial attorney in the FTC’s Division of Marketing Practices for seven years, where he litigated matters involving credit card fraud, business opportunities, and other frauds. Mr. Wolfe received the FTC’s Louis D. Brandeis Award, which recognizes the Commission’s top litigating attorney. Before his federal government service, he worked in private practice and as a legal services attorney. Mr. Wolfe received his BA in History from Ohio University and his JD from the University of Virginia.
Geoff Winkler (Producer)American Fiduciary Services LLC | Portland, OR
Geoff Winkler is a Founding Member and CEO of American Fiduciary Services LLC. Mr. Winkler leads a team of legal and financial industry professionals who specialize in managing complex investigations, forensic accounting, fiduciary and insolvency services, and securities litigation support. He has extensive experience testifying as an expert witness and has served as CFO and COO in dozens of State and Federal District Court receiverships, corporate monitorships, and in other cases as a fiduciary and insolvency expert. These roles included responsibility for: managing operations with up to thousands of employees; preparing, auditing, and/or restating financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and SEC reporting requirements; instituting internal controls to prevent fraud and provide assurances in reporting; and turnaround and restructuring businesses. In addition, Mr. Winkler has initiated litigation against executive leadership, board of directors, and financial oversight committees for failure to execute the duties required by their fiduciary duty to the company, including failure to institute strong internal controls; provide oversight of financial reporting; and, ensure GAAP requirements are being met. Due to the varying nature of these assignments, Mr. Winkler works with a diverse team of experts that supplement his expertise based on the specific needs of a given case. Mr. Winkler’s experience includes leadership in large and complex fraud investigations and forensic accounting efforts in numerous industries including manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, capital leases, consumer services and retail sales.
Hon. Steven RhodesU.S. Bankruptcy Judge (Ret.) E.D. Michigan | Ann Arbor, MI
STEVEN RHODES was a United States Bankruptcy Judge in the Eastern District of Michigan (Detroit) for nearly 30 years until his retirement on February 18, 2015. He served as its chief judge from 2002-2009. He was also appointed to the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Sixth Circuit from 1997-2004 and 2008-2011, serving as its chief judge from 2002-2004.
In 1995, he was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. From 2005-2009, he was Vice President for Research of the American Bankruptcy Institute. On April 3, 2009, the ABI awarded him its Distinguished Service Award.
He is a co-author, with Kathy Bazoian Phelps, of “THE PONZI BOOK: A LEGAL RESOURCE FOR UNRAVELING PONZI SCHEMES,” published by Matthew Bender LexisNexis (March 2012), as well as several law review articles.
He has spoken at many seminars and conferences organized by the American Bankruptcy Institute, Federal Judicial Center, the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and other professional organizations.
In July of 2013, the chief judge of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals appointed him to preside over the bankruptcy case of the City of Detroit.
In February 2015, Crain’s Detroit Business honored him as one of its 2014 Newsmakers of the Year. Also, Michigan Lawyers’ Weekly named him 2014 Lawyer of the Year. In September 2015, the Commercial Law League of America awarded him its Lawrence P. King Award for Excellence in the Field of Bankruptcy.
On March 1, 2016, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder appointed him to be the emergency manager for the Detroit Public Schools, serving until December 31, 2016.
Judge Rhodes is now associated with the Detroit office of JAMS, providing mediation and arbitration services.
Ira BodensteinCozen O'Connor | Chicago, IL
Ira has a keen understanding of the trustee process and how to efficiently achieve the optimum resolution for the involved parties. He counsels bankruptcy clients on the necessity and timing of filing reorganization cases, and the rights of unsecured and secured creditors prior to and subsequent to bankruptcy filing. Ira is experienced in all facets of Chapter 11 reorganization cases, including preparing and confirming plans of reorganization in debtor cases, representing creditors’ committees, opposing debtors’ plans on behalf of creditors and representing creditors and debtors in preference and fraudulent conveyance litigation. He also counsels lenders on their rights as secured creditors. Ira is a member of the private panel of Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees and also represents panel trustees. Ira has also served as a federal equity receiver in SEC and DOL actions and has represented federal equity receivers in SEC and CFTC actions.
Appointed by U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, Ira served as the U.S. Trustee for Region 11, which includes the Northern District of Illinois and the state of Wisconsin, from May 1998 through January 2006. In that capacity, he served as head of the Justice Department’s component with primary oversight responsibility for all bankruptcy cases filed in Region 11.
In 2018, Ira was named an Illinois Leading Attorney by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company. He has an AV rating from Martindale Hubble and is listed in Who’s Who in America’s 70th Anniversary edition. Ira is a founding member and past president of the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers.
Ira earned his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law and his B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College.
Jason WeinerHighline Law, PLC | West Bloomfield, MI
Jason regularly represents federal and state court appointed receivers over operating and liquidating companies. He helped develop this niche practice at Schafer and Weiner, and has advised on a wide range of business issues including cross border implications, day-to-day company operations, personnel issues, emergency equipment failures, receivership financing, sales of assets from liquor licenses to going-concern business assets, and causes of action against former officers and directors. Jason is a full member of NAFER, where he serves on the International Committee and the Young Professionals Committee, and is a Board Member of the Turnaround Management Association’s (TMA) Detroit Chapter.
Jason is also a Fellow of INSOL International: The International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals. Jason successfully completed INSOL’s Global Insolvency Practice Course (GIPC). He was selected as one of 19 applicants from around the world to participate in the 2017-18 GIPC. Jason learned about insolvency systems around the globe, and gained the tools necessary to help clients navigate the complexities of cross-border insolvencies – including the use of Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code to preserve and protect assets. Upon completion of this post-graduate certificate program, he earned the title of Fellow, INSOL International.
JonMarc BuffaCommodity Futures Trading Commission | Washington, DC
JonMarc Buffa is a Senior Trial Attorney in the Office of Cooperative Enforcement at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Mr. Buffa engages in federal court prosecution of violators of the federal derivatives laws. He was the CFTC’s responsible counsel on the $7 billion fraud case CFTC v. Walsh (WG Trading). Mr. Buffa previously served as Special Counsel and Policy Advisor to former CFTC Commissioner Scott D. O’Malia where he advised the Commissioner on the implementation and promulgation of regulations pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Act. In addition to his work at the CFTC, Mr. Buffa is a longtime adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to joining the CFTC, Mr. Buffa was an attorney at three major national and international law firms. He is a graduate of Notre Dame Law School and Boston College’s Carroll School of Management.
Jordan Maglich (Producer)Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC | Tampa, FL
Jordan Maglich has a broad practice focused on complex commercial litigation, securities and financial services, and regulatory matters. Jordan often serves as counsel to receivers appointed in connection with regulatory enforcement actions brought by federal and state regulators including the Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Federal Trade Commission, and the Florida Office of Financial Regulation. Jordan also counsels individuals and entities that are the subject or focus of investigatory or enforcement proceedings by state and federal regulators.
Jordan regularly practices in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts in matters involving a wide variety of civil disputes and other business-related litigation. Jordan also has significant experience in arbitration forums, including the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). In addition to defending broker-dealers and their associated persons named in FINRA proceedings by customers and/or departing associated persons, Jordan has also obtained various affirmative relief including injunctive relief to prevent non-customers from proceeding in arbitral forums as well as the recovery of transition and incentive payments to departed or terminated associated persons.
He has extensive experience in fraud matters and wrongdoing involving financial malfeasance. Drawing on this experience, Jordan is the founder and editor of Ponzitracker, which tracks the proliferation of Ponzi schemes and provides regular analysis on the topic. Jordan is regularly sought out by local and national media sources for comment on various matters involving Ponzi schemes and financial services, and his commentary has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNBC, and other media.
Joshua del CastilloAllen Matkins LLP | Los Angeles, CA
Joshua del Castillo is a creditors’ rights and receiverships partner at Allen Matkins, and has been representing receivers in federal and state courts for nearly 15 years. Joshua has been recognized for pioneering innovative legal solutions for receivers on issues ranging from asset recovery and disposition to data gathering and information retrieval, including unique approaches to resolving privilege disputes between receivers and entity principals and pre-receivership professionals. Joshua also has significant experience in commercial litigation and bankruptcy, and maintains a developing regulatory compliance practice. The unique relationships he has cultivated in the receiverships space, and his familiarity with to up-to-the-minute developments in receiverships and creditors’ rights law, have enabled him to develop original solutions to both age-old and novel problems, mitigating client risks and improving client results.
Kathy Bazoian PhelpsRaines Feldman LLP | Los Angeles, CA
Kathy Bazoian Phelps has been a lawyer since 1991 and is currently a partner at Raines Feldman LLP in the Los Angeles office. In addition to individually serving as a fiduciary in certain matters, Kathy practices in the area of insolvency law, fiduciary representation, and fraud litigation, where she represents federal equity and state court receivers and bankruptcy trustees. Kathy frequently serves as special litigation counsel for fiduciaries and interested parties in fraud-related litigation, cases arising out of receivership and bankruptcy as well as parallel criminal and civil forfeiture proceedings. She is particularly knowledgeable about the administration of Ponzi scheme cases and has extensive litigation experience in claims arising in these types of cases.
Kathy has lectured widely and written on bankruptcy and receivership matters, with a focus on Ponzi schemes. Her book entitled The Ponzi Book: A Legal Resource for Unraveling Ponzi Schemes, co-authored with Hon. Steven Rhodes, has garnered national and international attention as the authoritative work on Ponzi scheme law.
In addition to her roles as lawyer, speaker and author, Kathy also serves as a mediator and is currently on the mediation and arbitration rosters for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, as well as the Bankruptcy Mediation Panel for the Central District of California and the Bankruptcy Mediation Panel for the District of Arizona.
Kathy’s personal interests and accomplishments include extensive travel and the study of the Chinese Mandarin language.
Kenton Johnson (Producer)Robb Evans & Associates LLC | Pasadena, CA
Since January 1996, Mr. Johnson has been a member of Robb Evans and Associates LLC. Mr. Johnson works with the other members of the organization to administer and carry out the daily activities of more than 300 receiverships and liquidations that the firm is managing or has completed. Case management includes commercial and industrial, multi-family and residential property management and sales, fraud investigation, asset tracing, asset enhancement, management and liquidation, and supervision of litigation. Industries and types of businesses include manufacturing, contracting, health care, shopping centers, wholesale distribution, multi-level marketing, worldwide Internet and credit card commerce, and the U.S. agency of an international bank.
Mr. Johnson is a current director and past Co-Chair of the California Receivers Forum. He has participated as a speaker and panelist at Loyola Receivership Conferences in Los Angeles. Mr. Johnson is a founding member and current director of NAFER and participates on committees and as a panelist at annual conferences.
Kevin DuffRachlis Duff & Peel, LLC | Chicago, IL
Kevin Duff begins his term as President of NAFER at the 2018 Annual Meeting. Mr. Duff is a member of Rachlis Duff Adler Peel & Kaplan, LLC, a commercial litigation law firm in Chicago, Illinois. He has trial and appellate experience in a variety of complex commercial litigation and receivership matters. Mr. Duff has significant experience in litigation involving Ponzi scheme and other similar illegal, illicit, fraudulent, and sham transactions, including pursuing a spectrum of remedies to recover money and other assets from defendants and third-parties in such circumstances. He serves as a receiver and receiver’s counsel in actions brought by the SEC, CFTC, and private litigants.
Kyra AndrassySmiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP | Costa Mesa, CA
KYRA E. ANDRASSY is a partner of Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP, a boutique insolvency firm in Orange County, California. She concentrates her practice on bankruptcy and insolvency matters, representing chapter 11 debtors, chapter 7 and chapter 11 trustees, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, purchasers of assets from bankruptcy estates, assignees in assignments for the benefit of creditors, federal equity receivers, and borrowers in out-of-court workouts. Prior to practicing, she served a two-year judicial clerkship to the Honorable John E. Ryan, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California and a member of the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. She currently serves as a board member for the LA/OC chapter of the California Receivers Forum, a board member for the Southern California chapter of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, and the co-chair for the Insolvency Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association.
Maria Yip (Producer)Yip Associates | Miami, FL
Maria M. Yip is the founder and managing partner of YIP ASSOCIATES, a firm specializing in forensic accounting, financial investigations, receiverships and other fiduciary roles, bankruptcy related matters and valuations. Ms. Yip also serves as the firm’s Fiduciary Services Practice Leader. The firm serves its clients from offices in Florida, New York and New Jersey. Ms. Yip has previously worked for Price Waterhouse, Arthur Andersen, and led the forensic accounting practice for Florida as a partner at Grant Thornton prior to founding Yip Associates in 2008. Yip Associates is certified as a minority-owned and women-owned firm (M/WBE).
Ms. Yip is a Florida certified public accountant (CPA), certified fraud examiner (CFE), certified insolvency and restructuring advisor (CIRA) and is certified in financial forensics (CFF).
Ms. Yip is a sitting United States Bankruptcy Panel Trustee and Subchapter V Trustee in the Southern District of Florida. She also serves as a court-appointed receiver, examiner, liquidating trustee, custodian and assignee for the benefit of creditors. Ms. Yip has significant experience marshaling and securing assets and identifying potential causes of action to provide recoveries for creditors and investors. Ms. Yip has also served as accountant and financial advisor to receivers appointed in numerous SEC, CFTC and FTC matters.
Ms. Yip has more than 25 years of experience serving as a forensic accountant and expert witness. Clients include attorneys, receivers, bankruptcy trustees and governmental agencies. She regularly serves as an expert witness in Federal and State court, international litigation and arbitration matters.
Mark DottoreDottore Companies LLC | Cleveland, OH
Mark’s more than 30 years of management, business and financial experience are regularly applied in crisis situations which complement a value added approach focusing on efficiency and asset preservation. As a gifted negotiator, mediator and advisor, Mark’s talents are often sought by business, civic and political organizations.
Mark Dottore holds an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Myers University, and is a professional member of the Northeast Ohio Network of International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers, the Turnaround Management Association, and Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio.
Mark has been appointed as receiver in over 100 cases ranging from local residents facing personal crises to multi-layered cases reaching international proportions. Mark engages each case and client with diligence and personal care, whether it can be resolved in days or a decade.
Mark was recently selected as Master Commissioner, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, appointed by the Chief Judge of the United States District Court as Representative of the Court for a new federal foreclosure program and appointed to the Magistrate Selection and Reappointment Commission of United States District Court.
Mark RasmussenJones Day | Dallas, TX
Mark Rasmussen is a seasoned litigator and investigator with more than a dozen years of experience representing clients in complex commercial litigation, securities litigation, regulatory and internal investigations, and bankruptcy litigation. He also advises clients on regulatory compliance related to cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings (ICOs), and blockchain technology and was recently appointed by Chief Judge Barbara Lynn, of the Northern District of Texas, to be the first ever receiver in an SEC enforcement action involving an ICO promoter. In addition, Mark is co-editor of the book Blockchain for Business Lawyers and is a frequent speaker on legal issues related to blockchain technology.
Marsha MasseySEC Division of Enforcement | Washington, DC
Marsha Massey is a Supervisory Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel in the Trial Unit at the SEC and is in charge of the collections program for the Division of Enforcement. Her office’s mission is to collect delinquent disgorgement and penalties ordered to be paid by violators of the securities laws so that the funds can be returned to injured investors or the U.S. Treasury. In that role, Marsha also serves as one of three individuals on the SEC’s Receiver Selection Committee. This Committee reviews Enforcement staff’s recommendations for the appointment of a particular receiver in every case to determine whether staff has selected the person whose proposal offers the best prospect of providing the maximum benefit to investors.
Marsha joined the Commission in 2006 after more than a decade as a federal prosecutor. While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana, Marsha litigated complex civil and criminal fraud cases. Later, Marsha worked in Washington at the Executive Office for United States Attorneys as the national Affirmative Civil Enforcement Coordinator and was charged with the coordination of complex civil litigation brought by the U.S. to recover damages for fraud or other misconduct. Marsha began her legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Joseph W. Hatchett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Marsha holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wake Forest University and a law degree from Stetson University.
Molly WhiteMcGuireWoods LLP | Los Angeles, CA
Before joining McGuireWoods, Molly spent about 10 years as S.E.C. trial counsel, where about two-thirds of the cases she prosecuted involved federal equity receiverships. At McGuireWoods, Molly is co-chair of the Securities Enforcement and Litigation practice group and has served as receiver’s counsel for one of the largest Ponzi schemes prosecuted by the SEC.
Richard FoelberCFTC, Office of Cooperative Enforcement | Washington, DC
Richard Foelber currently holds the position of Chief of the Office of Cooperative Enforcement at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Mr. Foelber engages in joint prosecutions involving unlawful derivatives and securities practices with other federal and state criminal and civil agencies. In connection with these prosecutions, Mr. Foelber has served as lead trial counsel in CFTC civil prosecutions and as a Special Appointed Assistant U.S. Attorney in related federal criminal cases. Mr. Foelber previously served as Chief Trial Attorney in the CFTC’s Division of Enforcement and Counsel to the Chairman of the CFTC. He also served as a Special Counsel in the U.S. Senate where he worked on legislation reforming the laws governing the financial markets. Prior to joining the CFTC, Mr. Foelber engaged in financial litigation and appellate practice with a law firm in Chicago.
Robert Mosier (Producer)Mosier & Company, Inc. | Costa Mesa, CA
Robert P. Mosier is President and Chief Executive Officer of Mosier & Company. His specialty since 1974 has been turnarounds and dissolutions. Total Court assignments exceed 600 cases in a variety of capacities ranging from President and CEO, Chief Responsible Officer, Receiver, Trustee, Examiner, Examiner with Expanded Powers, and Provisional Director. He has served as the Court’s own Referee, Special Master, and Expert Witness.
Mr. Mosier has also served as a court-approved President & CEO of two Chapter 11 Debtors. Mr. Mosier is also a frequent lecturer on the subject of Receivership and insolvency.
Steve DonellFedReceiver, Inc. | Los Angeles, CA
Stephen J. Donell, CPM®, ARM®, CCIM is President of Jalmar Properties. Inc., a full service real estate management/investment/brokerage firm, and is a President of FedReceiver, Inc. both of which are based in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Donell has been active in various fields of real estate and business operations since 1984. Since that time, Mr. Donell has been involved in the acquisition, development, marketing, receivership and/or management of properties and businesses located throughout the country with a market value in excess of $1 billion.
Since 1990, Mr. Donell has administered and/or been appointed as a receiver in more than 600 cases in state /US District Court. Mr. Donell has decades of experience in receivership matters involving residential and commercial real estate, asset and business operations and liquidations, oil and gas partnerships, post judgment enforcement actions, hotel/motel, assisted living facilities, single family and condominium construction completion/entitlements, construction completion, gas station/c-stores, marital dissolutions, sub-standard housing as well as additional types of equity/specialty receivership appointments. Mr. Donell has also administered and/or been appointed in federal court as receiver in actions filed by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and other government enforcement actions involving business fraud.
Mr. Donell, who is a California licensed real estate broker, is also President of Donell Expert Service, Inc. where he serves as a property management standard of care expert witness. Jalmar Properties, Inc. is a licensed broker in California, Arizona and Nevada. He authors articles and lectures frequently on the topic of state/federal court receivership matters, in 2013 completed his third consecutive year as the Co-President Los Angeles/Orange County chapter of the California Receivers Forum (CRF) and is a Past President of the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (N.A.F.E.R.).
- Oct 08 - 09 2020
- All Day
- Free to all NAFER members!
2020 Annual Conference
Join us for the 2020 Annual Conference – Live and Online! Earn up to 5 CLE or 6 CPE credits at our two-day virtual conference. We will kick things off on Thursday, October 8 with the Receiver Training Camp and a Virtual Happy Hour and top it off on Friday, October 9 with three top-notch sessions plus the NAFER Annual Meeting. The NAFER Annual Conference is FREE to all NAFER members!
Thank you to our 2019 Annual Conference Sponsors. In appreciate for your continued support of NAFER for many years, we are not charging our sponsors from last year to participate in the upcoming virtual conference. There are no available sponsorship opportunities for the 2020 Annual Conference.
CLE and CPE
NAFER has applied for 5.0 hours of CLE credit in all applicable states.
NAFER is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.
6.0 Total CPE Credits Available in the Specialized Knowledge Fields of Study.
Happy Hour Recipe
The NAFER Happy Hour will feature a special cocktail call the Orange Mule. Click HERE to download the recipe so you can participate at home!
NAFER Members may attend the conference for FREE!
Non-Member Conference Rates*:
- Full/Receiver: $230
- Associate: $150
- Industry Partner: $230
*Consider joining NAFER prior to registration!
Thursday, October 8th
- 4:00pm - 6:00pm ET
- Receiver Training Camp: The First Days
- Whether it is your first case or your fiftieth, the first days of a receivership are difficult and decisions made or items overlooked can have a lasting impact throughout your case. Join a panel of experienced receivers as we discuss best practices to help ensure you are prepared from pre-appointment through the first days of a receivership case.
Speakers:Chantal Eikey, Geoff Winkler (Producer), Kenton Johnson (Producer), Maria Yip (Producer), Molly White, Steve Donell
- 6:15pm - 7:15pm ET
- Virtual Happy Hour
- Join us for breakout rooms with hot topics to discuss!
Friday, October 9th
- 11:00am - 12:00pm ET
- The Bankruptcy Code and Receiverships – Cracking the Code
- While bankruptcy trustees and federal equity receivers often perform similar functions and face similar challenges, the rules of the game can be quite different. Join us as we discuss instances where the bankruptcy code is helpful to receivers and instances where it is not. Learn how bankruptcy code provisions concerning free and clear sales, assumption and rejection of executory contracts, adequate protection and third party releases, among other topics can be applied in federal equity receiverships.
Speakers:Hon. Steven Rhodes, Ira Bodenstein, Jason Weiner, Kathy Bazoian Phelps, Kyra Andrassy
- 12:10pm - 1:10pm ET
- Enhancing Receivership Recovery
- Arguably the Receiver's most important job in a federal equity receivership is to identify, locate, and secure the maximum amount of assets available that can subsequently be distributed to victims. This is especially important when considering that a typical fraud recovery can be pennies on the dollar and that investors assets have likely been partially or substantially depleted by the time a Receiver is appointed. This Panel will explore potential avenues that Receivers and their professionals can use to enhance their recovery of assets, including coordinating and prosecuting third-party claims, leveraging tax issues both offensively and defensively, and preserving and liquidating assets. Additionally, the Panel will outline ways that the Receiver can work to coordinate with the appointing agency to minimize costs and maximize efficiency in pursuing common goals. This Panel will be helpful not only to Receivers but also their various legal, accounting, and tax professionals.
Speakers:Amy Longo, JonMarc Buffa, Jordan Maglich (Producer), Mark Dottore, Mark Rasmussen
- 1:20pm - 1:50pm ET
- NAFER Annual Meeting
- 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET
- Working Together with Federal and State Agencies
- Presenting insights from SEC, CFTC, FTC, and DOJ, representatives, this panel will examine topical and practical areas of critical importance to receivers and federal and state agencies. It will delve into evergreen areas of interest including selection of receivers, parallel civil and criminal actions, and receiver neutrality. The panel will also address emerging areas of interest, communication and information management, scrutiny of the relationship between receivers and regulators, privileges and immunities, securing or providing access to records and information, and evidence of unlawful activity uncovered during the receiver’s appointment.
Speakers:Carly Diroll-Black, Doug Wolfe, Joshua del Castillo, Kevin Duff, Marsha Massey, Richard Foelber