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Lightfoot Hosts Third Annual ‘White Collar Institute’

May 9, 2019

Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC hosted its third White Collar Institute on May 8. The annual event brings together lawyers, prosecutors and business leaders from across the country to address timely issues for in-house counsel.

This year’s theme was “Digital Business, Analog Handcuffs: Internal Investigations, External Pressures and Corporate Compliance When Everyone’s Company is a Data Company.” Speakers covered topics such as cybercrime and economic espionage; blockchain business and contemporary securities enforcement; and government contracts, among others.

Lightfoot partners Tenley Armstrong, Brandon Essig and Jack Sharman — all members of the firm’s White-Collar Criminal Defense and Corporate Investigations practice group — served as moderators for the event.

“We are pleased to continue this tradition of hosting knowledgeable and influential speakers,” said Sharman, who chairs the practice and spearheaded the event. “Each shared valuable perspectives on white-collar issues facing today’s in-house counsel.” 

Speakers for the 2019 Lightfoot White Collar Institute included:

●    Jeff Bauer, Huntington Ingalls Industries (Newport News, Virginia)
●    David Burns, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division, U.S.                 Department of Justice (Washington, D.C.)
●    Ralph Caccia, Wiley Rein LLP (Washington, D.C.)
●    Caroline Ciraolo, Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP (Washington, D.C.)
●    Mary Drennen, Nourish Foods Co. (Birmingham, Alabama)
●    Kelsey Murphy, Knight Eady (Birmingham, Alabama)
●    David Gerger, Gerger Khalil & Hennessy (Houston, Texas)
●    Kamal Ghali, Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP (Atlanta, Georgia)
●    Bebe Goodrich, Royal Cup Coffee (Birmingham, Alabama)
●    Colton Houston, HD Intelligence | Tuscaloosa
●    Sara Kropf, Law Office of Sara Kropf (Washington, D.C.)
●    Aaron Lipson, King & Spalding LLP (Atlanta, Georgia)
●    Brian McEvoy, Polsinelli LLP (Atlanta, Georgia)
●    Ben Morris, FuelFox (Birmingham, Alabama)
●    Jill Rouse, Jill Rouse Designs (Birmingham, Alabama)
●    Jim Trusty, Ifrah Law (Washington, D.C.)
●    Joe Whitley, Baker Donelson (Atlanta, Georgia)

Lightfoot’s white-collar litigators serve as trusted, experienced allies to individuals and businesses targeted by prosecutors and enforcement agencies. The firm’s lawyers represent clients in federal and state courts, before Congress and federal regulatory agencies, and in internal investigations. The group also conducts numerous internal investigations for a wide variety of firms and companies, advising senior management and boards of directors in a practical business manner.

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