Four Seasons Hotel 

Miami Florida 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


1:30 – 3:30 PM  Receiver’s Training Camp – The 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 Klein & Associates Klein & Associates
Kelly Crawford Partner Scheef & Stone, LLC

3:30 – 4:00 PM  Halftime (Break) 

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

Producer: Alex Moglia, Founder, President and Lead M&A and Restructuring Advisor, Moglia Advisors;

Chair of NAFER’s International Committee 


Ed Davis Certified Fraud Examiner Astigarraga Davis
Martin Kenney Managing Partner Martin Kenny & Co, Solicitors
Mark Goodman Partner Campbells
Chip Hoebeke Principal Rehmann
Andrew Thorpe Partner Harneys

5:30 – 7:00 PM  Opening Reception


Thursday, October 19, 2017


7:30 – 8:30 AM 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  Partner Goldstein & McClintock LLP
Drew Peel Partner 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
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 

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 Principal 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 Partner Sallah Astarita & Cox LLC
Rob Long Partner Bell Nunnally
Neil Levin Partner Freeborn


5:30 – 7:00 PM Conference Cocktail Reception


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  SEC

11:15 – 12:45 PM Judges Panel

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

Chair, NAFER Conference Committee 

12:45 – 1:00 PM Concluding Remarks

Robert Mosier President, CEO, Mosier & Company, 

Chair, NAFER Conference Committee 

1:00 PM Conference Concludes

NAFER - 2017 Conference Agenda .pdf

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