The Future of Financial Fraud

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In partnership with Pacific Square Research, Kynikos Associates,  Kirkland & Ellis, and Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP.

Program topics include:

  • Andy Fastow’s first ever “Keynote Interrupted”—a groundbreaking talk during which the former Enron CFO will be questioned by two people who foretold Enron’s demise.
  • The Rise of Blockchain, Bitcoin, and Cryptocurrency—an exploration of fraud in one of history’s fastest growing financial trends, cryptofinance, with the leaders driving the space. This panel will examine instances and risks of fraud, as well as potential new regulations surrounding Bitcoin, tokens, exchanges, and more.
  • Forensics in 2040—a deep dive into forensics today and tomorrow. And…where are the auditors?
  • Prosecuting Financial Fraud—how does the prosecution of financial fraud differ from the prosecution of crime generally? Should it differ? How do prosecutors select cases? How should they? Three of the world’s leading experts discuss these questions, and the future of financial fraud prosecution.

Program Details


The one-day program was held on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at the offices of Kirkland & Ellis LLP in New York, NY.

Who should apply

Finance professionals and attorneys who want to explore the latest issues, technologies, and policies driving financial fraud around the world.


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MCLE Credit

As Kirkland & Ellis is an approved State Bar of California and State Bar of Texas provider and an approved provider by the Illinois and New York MCLE Boards, this program has CLE pending in California, Illinois, New York, and Texas.

Featured participants include:

  • Andy Fastow, former CFO, Enron and principal, KeenCorp
  • The Honorable Michael B. Mukasey, former Attorney General, DoJ and of counsel, Debevoise
  • Bethany McLean, contributing editor, Vanity Fair and co-author, The Smartest Guys in the Room
  • James Chanos, president and founder, Kynikos Associates LP
  • Michelle Leder, editor and founder, footnoted* and author of Financial Fine Print: Uncovering a Company’s True Value
  • Herb Greenberg, managing member, Pacific Square Research
  • Valerie Szczepanik, head of distributed ledger group, Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Donn Vickrey, managing partner, Pacific Square Research
  • Barry Silbert, founder and CEO, Digital Currency Group
  • Carson Block, chief investment officer, Muddy Waters Capital LLC
  • Jesse Eisinger, senior reporter, ProPublica, and author of The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives
  • Alex Gibney, president, Jigsaw Productions
  • Jonathan Levin, co-founder and COO, Chainalysis
  • Francine McKenna, transparency reporter, MarketWatch and founder, re: The Auditors
  • Tracy Coenen, CFA and CFF, Sequence Inc. Forensic Accounting
  • Michele Johnson, partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Adam Sterling, director, UC Berkeley Center for Law and Business
  • Frank Partnoy, faculty fellow, University of California, Berkeley


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