Just a few of this year's UTGEI highlights include: In-House Counsel’s Effective Management of Investigations Hear key considerations for conducting and managing internal investigations and collaborating with external counsel in responding to government inquiries, including achieving cost effectiveness and significant ethical considerations. Scott Fletcher, Partner, Jones Day - Houston, TX David L. Are we criminalizing ordinary business conduct in this country..are businesses getting away with "murder"? Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX John D. Utilities, pipeline and the “internet of things” remain vulnerable to cyber-attacks.
As general counsel for Enron’s finance group, Mintz asked in-house securities lawyers, as well as four outside law firms, how he should report the repurchase of a troubled Brazilian power plant from a partnership controlled by Enron’s chief financial officer. The SEC sued him in March 2007, alleging that he knew, or should have known, that the buyback was a sham transaction, designed to inflate company revenue reports shortly before Enron’s 2001 collapse. And, they say, the SEC’s actions are exactly what attorneys feared after the Sarbanes-Oxley Act became law. He agreed to serve a 10-year prison sentence and to cooperate with authorities. Fastow pleaded guilty in 2004 to two counts of wire and securities fraud.Bagwell, in his sixth year on the ballot, saw his name appear on 315 of the 440 ballots, putting him at 71.6 percent. You did not want Mike Piazza up to bat at all when things counted, because he had so much power and could use the entire field.Players must appear on 75 percent of the ballots to gain induction, but Bagwell's huge jump in support from the 55.7 percent of the vote he received in 2015 sets up well for him to make it in next year. He's well-deserving and I'm happy for him." • If anyone knows how Bagwell feels, it's Biggio, who fell 39 votes shy in 2013 and two votes shy in '14 before being elected last year in his third year on the ballot.