Public Corruption - CMBA Events and Programs
Thu, September 9, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
Public Corruption Scandal
Thursday, September 9th, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | In-Person or via Zoom | 1.0 Hour of CLE
About this Program:
Cracking down on public corruption has been named as a top federal priority, with both the Biden administration and the FBI putting enhanced resources toward enforcement efforts. Corruption can occur at local, state, or federal government levels and is also an issue for many entities doing business globally. Companies and individuals that work with the government in any capacity are at risk for stepping into the corruption minefield. This presentation will cover the legal framework of public corruption crimes, and will advise on the many risk areas for those who interact with public officials for work, political reasons, or anything in between.
Mira is an Associate Attorney who focuses her practice on federal criminal investigations involving public corruption, securities fraud, health care fraud, and drug conspiracy. Mira earned her J.D., cum laude, from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law where she served as a Managing Editor of the Cleveland State Law Review, the Secretary of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, and was named to the Dean’s List every semester. Mira also served as a legal extern to the Federal Trade Commission and was a law clerk in a Cleveland law firm focusing on complex commercial litigation. Prior to law school, Mira worked in accounting at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and for a midsize Cleveland law firm. This accounting experience currently assists her in matters involving financial fraud and corporate internal investigations due to her ability to analyze business financials. Mira is fluent in Ukrainian with elementary proficiency in Russian, Slovak, Polish, and Czech.
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Emily Mikes is an Associate who focuses her practice on international business and trade, white collar criminal defense, and federal criminal investigations. Her international business and trade practices involves routinely advising clients on issues related to export controls compliance under the EAR and the ITAR, economic sanctions, FCPA/antibribery compliance, and other sensitive and complex issues, including internal and government investigations involving violations of U.S. trade laws and regulations. Emily also advises clients on matters relating to imports including due diligence and compliance with forced labor laws and Withhold Release Orders (WROs), as well as representing and advising clients with assessing and submitting prior and voluntary disclosures, responding to seizure notices, and similar enforcement actions. Her trade practice often requires her to advise clients on issue of U.S. trade public policy.
Julia is an Associate Attorney who has significant experience in sensitive investigations and defense work with a focus on complex federal procurement issues. She has hands-on experience with various stages of litigation and ADR, including in civil False Claims Act, federal criminal fraud, and government contracts claims cases. She has counseled clients through corporate internal investigations and monitorships arising from allegations of wrongdoing in various commercial and government settings.
Julia previously practiced at a boutique government contracts and white-collar firm in Virginia where she regularly advised on FAR/DFARS compliance issues such as domestic preference, small business affiliation, and IP/data rights. Julia’s broad range of representative and counseling experience highlights her ability to connect with people, delve into new factual arenas, and effectively solve problems for her clients.
During law school, Julia developed her affinity for litigation as a member of the Moot Court Board, competing in the 2016 GW Government Contracts Moot Court Competition. As a finalist in that Competition, she argued before a panel of experienced federal judges and was awarded Best Overall Competitor. She strengthened her leadership and legal writing skills as a Senior Member and Programs Editor of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal. Her experiences as an intern for Judge Thomas C. Wheeler on the Court of Federal Claims and for Judge George L. Russell on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland exposed her to unique approaches to advocacy that shape her practice to this day.
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Information to Note on Attending CMBA CLEs:
Starting September 7th, 2021, all programs will be offered as a live stream via Zoom, as well as in-person (unless otherwise noted). If you are attending this program virtually, you can do so on your own computer or phone remotely (please see below for CLE guidelines). After registering for the course, you will receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom link. As a failsafe, you will also receive a separate email on the day of the seminar from CMBA staff containing the same Zoom link to access the live webinar. If the option to attend this program in person is available, you will be prompted to choose whether you will attend in person or remotely.
To receive CLE credit, you must:
- use the unique Zoom link provided to you to verify your attendance
- view this program on your computer or phone (participating in this program by dialing in and listening to audio only is not an approved method of consumption)
- complete the LIVE polls that may be administered throughout the program (typically, these are administered during programs that exceed 1.0 hour - we will make it known if they will be administered)
- complete the survey that will be distributed following the seminar
Attending In Person
-complete the survey that will be distributed via email following the seminar
Thu, September 9, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
|1.0 Hour of CLE|