Speakers / Authors:
Mark F. Pomerantz
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Mark F. Pomerantz is a partner in the Litigation Department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and is a nationally known trial lawyer and senior litigator. He has extensive public and private experience in white-collar criminal and regulatory matters. He has counseled CEOs in proceedings brought by the Justice Department and the SEC, and has represented prominent corporations and individuals with regard to many sensitive and high-profile matters.
Mr. Pomerantz has represented some of the largest companies in the United States in investigations undertaken by the U.S. Department of Justice and various state and local prosecutors. He has tried cases on behalf of commercial clients and individuals before juries and arbitration panels, and also has substantial appellate experience, arguing dozens of appeals before appellate courts throughout the country.
Additionally, Mr. Pomerantz has a great deal of experience in matters involving the financial services industry, and has handled major matters and internal investigations involving all aspects of alleged corporate misconduct, including securities and bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, RICO and FCPA violations, tax offenses and bribery. In recent years, he has represented clients in matters involving equity research analysts, structured finance, the allocation of initial public offering shares, reform of the mutual fund industry and other leading issues relating to securities law enforcement by federal and state authorities.
Mr. Pomerantz has written about and is a frequent speaker on all aspects of federal criminal practice. He has taught advanced criminal procedure at Harvard Law School and federal criminal litigation, appellate advocacy and contracts at Columbia Law School. He also guest lectures at Stanford Law School.
Mr. Pomerantz is a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, a former board member of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, and a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. From 2005-2011, Mr. Pomerantz was selected as one of the leading White-Collar Crime lawyers in the United States by Chambers’ Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers. He has been ranked by Chambers as a Star Performer since 2007 and was described in the 2011 edition as an “attorney renowned as a preeminent white-collar criminal and regulatory trial lawyer.” He is the recipient of the Chambers USA 2008 Award for Excellence in White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations, and the 2009 recipient of the Norman S. Ostrow Award from the New York Council of Defense Lawyers. Mr. Pomerantz is also listed as a leading lawyer in white-collar criminal defense in Legal 500 and was recently chosen by his peers for The Best Lawyers in America for bet-the-company and commercial litigation, criminal law: white collar defense and corporate governance and compliance law.
Mr. Pomerantz served as editor in chief of the Michigan Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He was a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, and headed the Criminal Division in that office during 1997-1999.
Mr. Pomerantz is admitted to practice in New York and before the U.S. District Court, Southern Districts of New York, the Second, Third, Fourth and Eleventh Circuit U.S. Courts of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 1975, and his B.A. from Harvard College in 1972.
U.S. Department of Justice
Greg Andres has served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division at the Department of Justice since early 2010. In that capacity, he supervises the Fraud Section, the Appellate Section, the Capital Case Unit and the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section. He joined the Division on detail from the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he has been as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) since 1999 and where he served in a variety of supervisory positions including Chief of the Criminal Division. Mr. Andres has been involved in several high profile prosecutions involving organized crime, terrorism and securities fraud, among other offenses. He recently served as the lead prosecutor in United States v. Eric Butler, among the most significant federal prosecutions resulting from the collapse of the subprime and auction rates securities markets.
Mr. Andres is the recipient of three Director's Awards from the Department of Justice (2003, 2005 and 2010), and the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service (2008). In 2005, he was awarded the Henry L. Stimson Medal by New York County Bar Association and named in the National Law Journal's "40 Under 40" as one of the top 40 attorneys in the United States under the age of 40.
Mr. Andres graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1989 and the University of Chicago Law School in 1995, where he was a member of the University of Chicago Law Review. He has clerked for two federal judges: Honorable Judge Morton A. Brody on the United States District Court for the District of Maine and later for the Honorable Robert R. Beezer on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Andres served as a litigation associate at the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell. Prior to law school, Mr. Andres served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin, West Africa.
Bary H. Berke
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Barry H. Berke is a partner in the firm of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP and co-chair of the firm's White Collar Defense and SEC Regulatory practice. Mr. Berke has represented individuals and corporations in many sensitive and high-profile investigations and proceedings, and has tried dozens of cases before juries and judges. He has handled major matters involving all aspects of white collar crime, including allegations of securities, accounting and bank fraud, RICO and FCPA violations, tax offenses, bribery, bid-rigging, and embezzlement. Mr. Berke also has represented prominent corporations and individuals in class action and other complex litigation.
Mr. Berke is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He was selected in 2010 as one of the “Top 10 Lawyers in New York” by Super Lawyers, and was chosen as one of the “Top 100” by Super Lawyers from 2008-2011. The National Law Journal profiled Mr. Berke as part of a special report on five winning trial attorneys for 2011. He was named to Law360's 2011 MVP list, one of only four named nationally in the area of white collar. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America from 2007 to 2012, Chambers USA (2008-2011), Legal 500 U.S. (2009-2011) and Lawdragon 3000 (2011) as one of the leading white-collar criminal defense lawyers and commercial litigators in the United States. Legal 500 in 2011 cited Mr. Berke as “one of the most high-profile and sought after white-collar attorneys in New York.” Benchmark Litigation (2009-2012) has consistently named him a litigation star, citing him “for his white collar and securities achievements” and as “the go-to guy for white collar trial work.” Chambers USA in 2010 designated Mr. Berke as a leading trial lawyer and described him as "a savvy trial lawyer with a terrific track record" and “a tenacious advocate and formidable adversary." In 2007 he was profiled in The American Lawyer's "Young Litigators Fab Fifty" as one of the 50 leading litigation attorneys in the United States under the age of 45.
Mr. Berke is co-author of the textbook The Practice of Federal Criminal Law: Prosecution and Defense, published in January 2006 by Thomson/West as part of its American Casebook Series. Mr. Berke has taught courses on criminal law and professional responsibility at New York University School of Law, and lectures frequently on criminal justice issues in a variety of forums. Additionally, he is chairman of the board of directors of the Coalition for the Homeless and a member of the board of directors of the Federal Defenders of New York, Inc. Mr. Berke is also a member of the firm’s governing executive committee.
Prior to joining Kramer Levin, Mr. Berke was a trial lawyer with the Federal Defenders' Office for the Southern District of New York for four years. During that time, he defended individuals accused of a wide range of federal offenses, serving as lead counsel in numerous jury trials and achieving favorable verdicts in a large majority of those cases.
Mr. Berke is admitted to practice in New York and before the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1989, and his B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Duke University in 1986.
Judge John Gleeson
U.S. District Judge Eastern District of NY
Judge Gleeson was appointed as a United States District Judge on September 28,1994, and sits in the Eastern District courthouse on Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn Heights.
After law school, Judge Gleeson served as a law clerk for the Hon. Boyce F. Martin, Jr., United States Circuit Judge in the Sixth Circuit, in Louisville, Kentucky. From 1981 to 1985, he was a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City. Judge Gleeson was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York from 1985 to 1994. He served as Chief of Appeals, Chief of Special Prosecutions, Chief of Organized Crime, and Chief of the Criminal Division, the position he occupied when he was appointed to the bench.
In 1992, Judge Gleeson was awarded the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for his work as lead prosecutor in the case United States v. John Gotti, et al. Judge Gleeson is an author of the treatise "Federal Criminal Practice: A Second Circuit Handbook," LexisNexis (11th Edition 2011) (with Gordon Mehler and David C. James), and of the following articles: “The Sentencing Commission and Prosecutorial Discretion: The Role of Courts in Policing Sentence Bargains,” 36 Hofstra Law Review 639 (2008); “Supervising Federal Capital Punishment: Why The Attorney General Should Defer When U.S. Attorneys Recommend Against The Death Penalty,” 89 Virginia Law Review 1697 (2003); “Supervising Criminal Investigations: The Proper Scope of the Supervisory Power of Federal Judges,” 5 Journal of Law and Social Policy 423 (1997); “Sentence Bargaining Under the Guidelines,” 8 Federal Sentencing Reporter 6 (1996); and “The Federalization of Organized Crime: The Advantages of Federal Prosecution,” 46 Hastings Law Journal 1095 (1995) (with John C. Jeffries, Jr.).
Judge Gleeson is an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, where he teaches courses in Complex Federal Investigations and Sentencing. He has also taught at Brooklyn Law School. In the spring of 1994, Judge Gleeson served as the John A. Ewald, Jr., Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. From 1999 to 2008, Judge Gleeson was a member of the Defender Services Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States, and he served as Chair of the Committee from 2005 to 2008.
Judge John Gleeson received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and received his law degree in 1980 from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Daniel C. Richman
Columbia Law School
Daniel C. Richman is the Paul J. Kellner Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, where he teaches Federal Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and a Sentencing Seminar with Judge Richard Sullivan. His writing focuses on federal criminal law issues. He was a professor at Fordham Law School from 1992 until 2007. Between 1987 and 1992, Mr. Richman was an AUSA in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he ended up as Chief Appellate Attorney. He was a law clerk to Chief Judge Wilfred Feinberg, Second Circuit Court of Appeals (1984-85), and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (1985-86).
Other professional activities include Consultant, Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General, 1997-2000; Independent Expert under the National Basketball Association/ National Basketball Players Association Anti-Drug Program, 2000-present; Peer Reviewer, National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, 2000-present; Chairman, Local Conditional Release Commission for the City of New York, 10/2004- 9/2005 (appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg); and Member, Homeland Security Policy Advisory Committee, Governor-Elect Eliot Spitzer, 2006.
He received his J.D. from Yale University in 1984 where he was Editor of the Yale Law Journal, and received his A.B., Phi Betta Kappa, from Harvard in 1980.