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Corporate Investigations and Background Checks

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

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Internal Investigations and the Insider Threat - Confronted with the growing menace of insider breaches, cyber-attacks and fraud, organizations are constructing robust incident response strategies that detect, identify, and direct how an investigation should proceed. Hear two former US Prosecutors share their experience and expertise in conducting meaningful internal investigations using proven techniques and behavioral analysis within the bounds of the FCRA and Global Privacy and Data Security Laws. Our experts will be available to offer insights and answer questions on effective internal investigation management.

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Michael Sullivan, an expert in government investigations, corporate compliance and ethics, corruption, health care and corporate security, has extensive policy and regulatory experience. With over 20 years of legal experience, he has represented individuals and companies in both civil and criminal matters.

In 2001, Mr. Sullivan was appointed U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. While there, he created a National Security and Anti-Terrorism section and units devoted to computer crime, intellectual property theft and health care fraud. In addition to serving as U.S. Attorney, in 2006 the President appointed Mr. Sullivan Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATF). He was nominated Director in 2007 and served until January 2009. As the BATF Director, Mr. Sullivan led the agency’s 5,000 employees who are charged with regulating firearms, investigating illegal trafficking of alcohol and tobacco, and preventing terrorism. Today, Michael Sullivan is the founding Partner of Ashcroft Sullivan Law Firm, LLC.

In 2008, Jack (John) Nichols joined the CSI team and is currently Director and General Counsel following a successful career in law enforcement that culminated in his appointment as Special Assistant to the Attorney General with the Virgin Islands Department of Justice and, most recently, as Special Assistant United States Attorney for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Portland, Maine. In addition to earning his Juris Doctorate from Northeastern University School of Law, Jack holds degrees in Criminal Justice and Political Science, graduating magna cum laude, from Southern Maine Technical College and from the University of Southern Maine. Jack is licensed to practice law in both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States Federal Court-District of Massachusetts, and is a member of the Federal, Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations.


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