Heavy hitters from the Justice Department past and present will be speaking at the 2012 National Association of Former United States Attorneys conference in Atlanta, Ga., this week.
Criminal Division chief Lanny Breuer will be speaking as part of a panel discussion on corporate compliance, a hot topic for the white collar bar. The panel will look at due diligence and data analytics.
Conference attendees will get a welcome from home state federal prosecutors, including U.S. Attorney Sally Yates from the Northern District (Atlanta), Edward J. Tarver from the Southern District and Michael J. Moore from the Middle District.
They’ll also get a rundown of the 2011-2012 Supreme Court term from longtime Deputy Solicitor General Michael R. Dreeben. And offering an inside look at the “State of the Department” are New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman and H. Marshall Jarrett, director of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys. Fishman is also the head of Attorney General Eric Holder’s Attorney General Advisory Committee.
Former assistant U.S. Attorney Reid Schar, who was part of the team that prosecuted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, will be presented with the J. Michael Bradford Award for his service. Schar, of the Northern District of Illinois, was the lead prosecutor in the public corruption case against Blagojevich, who is now serving a 14 year prison sentence. The former federal prosecutor joined Jenner & Block in Chicago in June.
As reported last week, civil rights attorney W.J. Michael Cody will replace John Doar, former Civil Rights Division chief during the Civil Rights Era, as the keynote speaker.
The conference runs from Thursday through Saturday.
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