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John Richter to Co-Chair Conference on Complex Litigation

06 Feb 2013

DEL MAR, Calif., February 6, 2013 — John Richter, a partner with King & Spalding, will co-chair the 15th Annual Sedona Conference on Complex Litigation in Del Mar, Calif., May 2-3. The program will focus on strategic and tactical decision-making in parallel fraud investigations.

A faculty consisting of experienced litigators, enforcement officials, in-house counsel and judges will provide dialogue on the latest thinking, strategy, tactics and policy regarding parallel proceedings in the context of corporate fraud -- which today has reached unprecedented levels, comes from increasingly diverse sources and often involves simultaneous or successive criminal, civil and administrative proceedings.

Panel discussions will address the following topics:

  • Strategies in the pursuit and defense of companies, officers, directors and employees
  • Understanding the latest in government fraud enforcement initiatives, priorities, tools and actions
  • Use of the False Claims Act by the government to recover money lost to fraud where the government is the victim
  • The rise of civil qui tam lawsuits and the impact of those filings
  • The impact of Dodd-Frank regulatory changes on fraud enforcement
  • Practical strategies to mitigate enforcement, sanctions and sentences
  • Ethical considerations in parallel proceedings
  • Advising officers, directors and employees in the context of parallel criminal, civil and administrative actions
  • Understanding the new and aggressive investigative techniques
  • The role of corporate governance and compliance in prevention, risk mitigation, and defense

Registration is by invitation only and is limited to 45 participants (in addition to the faculty) to ensure an intimate environment conducive to meaningful dialogue. For further details and information on applying for an invitation, click here.

Richter is a litigation partner in King & Spalding’s special matters and government investigations practice, in Washington, D.C. He specializes in representing companies and individuals facing a variety of white-collar criminal and regulatory enforcement matters, parallel civil litigation and internal corporate investigations. Prior to joining King & Spalding, he served as vice president and deputy general counsel at WellCare Health Plans, Inc. Previously, he was the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma. Before that, he was the principal deputy assistant attorney general, chief of staff and acting assistant attorney general in charge of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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