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Bankruptcy: Fraudsters’ Last Stop

September 28, 2016
5:00 PM PDT to 8:00 PM PDT
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Los Angeles Athletic Club
431 West Seventh Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
http://www.laac.com
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A panel consisting of an attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, a bankruptcy trustee, and a bankruptcy litigator will discuss fraudulent schemes that end up in bankruptcy cases, as well as bankruptcy fraud that takes place during the bankruptcy case.  Fraudulent schemes such as Ponzi schemes, real estate fraud and diversion of assets lead to interesting and challenging issues in a bankruptcy case.  Investigating the pre-petition operations and financial condition of the debtor often requires a sophisticated team that works together with the bankruptcy trustee, including forensic accountants, computer forensic experts and attorneys.  The panel will address the process undertaken by bankruptcy trustees and the professionals retained by bankruptcy trustees -- including forensic analysis of financial, accounting and tax records, taking Rule 2004 examinations and depositions, obtaining and analyzing evidence -- and will discuss specific examples of the issues that have arisen in cases involving pre- and post-bankruptcy fraud.  The presentation will include an interactive discussion with the audience regarding issues that arise in investigating fraud, pursuing claims and interacting with governmental agencies.  The intersection between the investigation and pending governmental investigations or prosecutions lead to issues in determining whether a criminal or civil referral should be made by the trustee, understanding how the criminal referral process works, the impact of prosecution or lack of prosecution on adversary proceedings in a bankruptcy case, interacting with government agencies such as the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI, obtaining documents and assets from the FBI, and issues with the waiver of the pre-petition attorney-client privilege.  We look forward to members and non-members alike joining us at what promises to be a very interesting and insightful presentation.

 SPEAKERS:

Evan Davis

United States Attorney's Office

Evan Davis graduated magna cum laude from Cornell Law School in 1993. After working as a civil litigator for the Washington State Attorney General's Office until 1996, he moved to the CFTC. In 1998, he joined the Department of Justice's Tax Division and litigated civil tax and bankruptcy cases, recognized with Outstanding Attorney awards in 2002, 2003, and 2004. In 2005, he moved to the US Attorney's Office for the Central District of California and joined its Tax Division, handling civil and criminal tax cases. Since 2008, he has been in the Major Frauds Section of the USAO's Criminal Division, handling white-collar tax, health care, bankruptcy, mortgage, investment, money-laundering, and other fraud cases. He was the Bankruptcy Fraud coordinator, Financial Institution Fraud Coordinator, and Securities Fraud coordinator.   In 2015, the Attorney General awarded him the Distinguished Service Award for his role in obtaining a $16 billion settlement from Bank of America based in part on Countrywide's sale of Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities. 

 

Jason Rund
Jason Rund

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee for the Central District of California

Jason M. Rund has practiced law in California for over 22 years and in 2004 was appointed to the Chapter 7 panel of bankruptcy trustees for the Central District of California. In addition, he serves as a trustee in Chapter 11 cases. He has also been continuously licensed by the California Bureau of Real Estate first as a salesperson commencing in 1982 and then as a broker since 1989. Mr. Rund utilizes his combined experiences in business management, real estate, finance and law as an independent fiduciary for the effective administration of bankruptcy estates. He has served as trustee in thousands of cases including sophisticated investment schemes, fraudulent transfers of real estate, wide variety of businesses and the liquidation of unusual assets. Mr. Rund graduated summa cum laude from Western State University College of Law in 1993 and is an active member of the State Bar of California.

Corey Weber, Partner

Brutzkus Gubner Rozansky Seror Weber LLP

Corey is a litigator in bankruptcy, business and commercial litigation and represents bankruptcy trustees, creditors, assignees for the benefit of creditors, receivers, municipalities and “clawback” plaintiffs and defendants in contested matters and adversary proceedings, and in federal and state court litigation.  He frequently litigates complex fraudulent transfer, breach of fiduciary duty and legal malpractice actions in bankruptcy cases.  Corey also has a background in business and finance, having received a MBA from the University of Notre Dame.  Corey is the Co-Chair of the Insolvency Law Committee, a standing committee of the State Bar of California Business Law Section, for 2015-2016.  http://www.brutzkusgubner.com/our-professionals/corey-r-weber.

 

Tickets

$60.00 LA ACFE Chapter Member
$50.00 Earlybird rate before September 18

$70.00 Non-LA ACFE Chapter Members
$60.00 Earlybird rate before September 18

$50.00 Full-time Student Ticket
$40.00 Earlybird rate before September 18