National Association of Federal Equity Receivers


2017 Education Panels

Introduction and Overview


Kathy Bazoian Phelps

Partner, Diamond McCarthy LLP

NAFER Board Director; Co-Chair, Conference Programs

The NAFER 2017 Conference is shaping up to be the best ever. It will take place on October 18 – 20, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami, Florida.

The Receiver’s Training Camp is back by popular demand and has been extended by one hour to include an Introduction to International Issues. Both experienced and inexperienced receivers, as well as professionals in the field, have praised the Training Camp as offering practical insights that are not immediately obvious even to the most seasoned professionals. This year, the Training Camp will cover the “Second Quarter,” addressing the next wave of issues that hits after the rush of the first week has passed. Topics relating to Asset Identification, Asset Recovery and Asset Disposition will be covered in depth at the 3-hour Training Camp on October 18, 2017.

The main conference on October 19 and 20 will also be packed with informative and practical programs. Please take time to review the panels (descriptions below).   This year's panels are filled with regulators, judges, experienced receivers and other high-level professionals. (Click on presenter name for bio).  Come prepared to hear thought-provoking discussions on the issues of most concern to federal equity receivers. 

We look forward to seeing you this fall in Miami!  

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Receiver's Training Camp
Sponsored by

1:30 – 3:30 PM  Receiver’s Training CampThe Second Quarter 

Producers:  Kevin B. Duff, Partner, Rachlis Duff Adler Peel & Kaplan, LLC, Co-Chair, NAFER Conference Programs Committee; 

Kathy Bazoian Phelps, Partner, Diamond McCarthy LLP, Co-Chair, NAFER Conference Programs Committee

Greg Hays Founder and Managing Principal Hays Financial Consulting
Kenton Johnson Executive Vice President Robb Evans & Associates
Wayne Klein Founder Klein & Associates
Kelly Crawford Partner Scheef & Stone, LLC

3:30 – 4:00 PM  Halftime (Break)

4:00 – 5:00 PM  Receiver’s Training CampIntroduction to International Issues

Producer: Alex Moglia, President of Moglia Advisors, and head of Receivership and Asset Recovery Practice; Chair of NAFER’s International Committee 

Edward Davis, Jr. Founding Shareholder Sequor Law, United States
Mark Goodman Partner Campbells, Cayman Islands
Chip Hoebeke Principal Rehmann, United States
Alex Moglia President Moglia Advisors, United States
Andrew Thorp Partner Harneys, British Virgin Islands

Special thanks for the support of our International Issues segment! 

Intercontinental Sponsor:


5:30 – 7:00 PM  Welcome Reception

Sponsored by


Thursday, October 19, 2017


7:30 – 8:30 AM Breakfast

8:45 – 9:15 AM Welcome and Introductions 

9:15 – 10:15 AM Pursuing Claims Against Professionals, Fiduciaries, and Other Deep Pockets 

Producer: Melissa Damian Visconti, Of Counsel, Damian & Valori LLP 


Rob Michaels 


Goldstein & McClintock LLP

Drew Peel


Rachlis Duff Adler Peel & Kaplan, LLC

Stephen P. Harbeck

President & CEO

Securities Investor Protection Corporation

10:15 – 10:45 AM Break

10:45 - 11:45 AM Keys to a Cost-Effective Receivership: When to Hold ‘Em & Fold ‘Em 

Producer: Gianluca Morello, Senior Counsel - Litigation, Raymond James Financial, Inc. 


Jeff Brandlin

President & Founder

Brandlin & Associates

Richard Foelber

Chief, Office of Cooperative Enforcement

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Ian Gazes

Managing Director

Gazes LLC

Noon – 1:45 PM  Lunch & Keynote Presentation 

The Development and Unraveling of a Ponzi Scheme: A Conversation with Travis Correll 

           Sponored by East West Bank

This year’s keynote presentation will be a unique look at the case history of an actual Ponzi scheme featuring the fraudster, SEC enforcement counsel, the receiver, and receiver’s counsel.

In an open, “fireside chat” format, the SEC’s Marshall Gandy joins NAFER President Greg Hays and Troutman Sanders Managing Partner David Dantzler as they discuss the development – and eventual unraveling – of convicted Ponzi scheme perpetrator Travis Correll's  $100M Ponzi scheme. 

In 2008, Travis Correll was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for running a Ponzi scheme. He was 31 years of age and the case, SEC v. Travis E. Correll, et. al, was filed in the Eastern District of Texas; Marshall Gandy, currently a Senior Officer and Associate Regional Director for the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations in the Fort Worth Regional Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission, was the SEC enforcement attorney on the case.  Greg Hays, NAFER President, was the court-appointed receiver, and David Dantzler, Managing Partner, New York Office of Troutman Sanders was lead counsel to the receiver. 

Mr. Correll served his time and now speaks candidly about how the case developed, the scheme’s ultimate downfall and his ensuing conviction. This will, no doubt, be an interesting inside look at how one Ponzi scheme grew and then unraveled. 

2:00 – 3:00 PM  Taxing Questions for the Federal Equity Receiver:  Qualified Settlement Funds, Final Tax Returns, Avoiding Personal Liability and Others 

Producer: Maria M. Yip, CPA, CFE, CIRA, Founder, Yip Associates 


David Agler


Crowe Horwath

Julia Mandeville Damasco

Partner, Tax Attorney

Miller Kaplan Arase LLP

Jonathan Ware

Senior Associate

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

3:00 – 3:30 PM Break

3:30 – 4:45 PM Fraud Vectors in the Receivership Universe 

Producer: Michael Goldberg, Partner, Co-Chair, Fraud & Recovery  Practice Group, Akerman


James Sallah


Sallah Astarita & Cox LLC

Rob Long


Bell Nunnally

Neil Levin



5:30 – 7:00 PM Conference Cocktail Reception

         Sponsored by BMS


Friday, October 20, 2017

7:30 – 8:30 AM Breakfast

8:30 – 9:15 AM NAFER Members Meeting

9:30 – 10:45 AM Avoiding Turf Wars in Parallel Receiverships and Forfeiture Proceedings 

Producer: John J. Carney, Partner, BakerHostetler 


Alice Dery

Chief, Program Management and Training Unit, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section (MLARS), Criminal Division

US Department of Justice

Evelyn Sheehan

Assistant US Attorney

Southern District of Florida

Eric Bustillo

Regional Director 

US Securities and Exchange Commission, Miami Regional Office

11:15 – 12:45 PM Judges Panel

Producer: Robert P. Mosier, President, CEO, Mosier & Company, 

Chair, NAFER Conference Committee 

Judge Darrin P. GaylesUS District Court, Southern District of FloridaMiami, Florida

Judge Ursula Ungaro

US District Court, Southern District of Florida

Miami, Florida

Judge Dee Vance Benson

US District Court, District of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

12:45 – 1:00 PM Concluding Remarks

Robert Mosier President, CEO, Mosier & Company, 

Chair, NAFER Conference Committee 

1:00 PM Conference Concludes


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