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Walking the Line between Aggressive and Illegal Business Practices


The seminar will take place on Saturday August 22 from 8:30am - 1:30pm at the Westin St. Francis - 335 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102. 

Registration check-in will be 7:30-8:30am 
Conference will be 8:30am – 11:45pm 
Luncheon 12:00 - 1:30pm

Guests are invited to the reception which will take place the evening before on Friday, August 21st. The reception will be held at Keker & Van Nest - 633 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111

The brochure is available at this link

Seminar Sessions and Speakers:

Cutting Edge Tactics in Criminal Tax Defense

  • Nathan J. Hochman; Partner, Morgan Lewis; Former Head of the US Department of Justice’s Tax Division
  • Gary L. Howard; Managing Partner, GL Howard and Company CPAs, LLP

Developments in White Collar Sentencing

  • Gail R. Shifman; Law Office of Gail Shifman
  • Mary McNamara; Partner, Swanson & McNamara

Walking the Line between Aggressive Business Practices and Illegal Business Practices

  • W. Douglas Sprague; Partner, Covington & Burling; Former Chief of the San Francisco U.S. Attorney’s Office Economic Crimes and Securities Fraud section
  • Stuart L. Gasner; Partner, Keker & Van Nest
  • Margaret A. Tough; Partner, Latham & Watkins

Luncheon Speakers:

  • Featuring The Honorable Alex Kozinski Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit with 
  • Nanci L. Clarence, Partner, Clarence Dyer & Cohen Discussing Prosecutorial Misconduct and White Collar Defense Best Practices