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Monday, January 23, 2017

On Jan. 18, 2017, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman and members of his staff met with the military community at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. 

Through enforcement of three civil rights statutes – the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, Service Members Civil Relief Act, and Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act – the Department of Justice, including the Offices of the U.S. Attorney, protect the rights of service members, veterans, and their families.

U.S. Attorney Fishman and his staff first met with senior leadership, military lawyers, and civilian lawyers who represent service members

While at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, U.S. Attorney Fishman and his staff first met with senior leadership, military lawyers, and civilian lawyers who represent service members.  After that meeting, U.S. Attorney Fishman addressed service members from the Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marines. Several attorneys from the U.S. Attorney's Office then participated on a panel to discuss service members' rights, the U.S. Attorney's role in vindicating those rights on their behalf, and legal resources available to service members. 

The U.S. Attorney was joined at these meetings by Tanya Kirwan who is currently serving as the Assistant Director of the Justice Department's Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative (SVI).  SVI coordinates with Justice Department components and federal agencies to build a comprehensive legal support and protection network focused on service members, veterans and their families.

More information about legal protections available to service members can be found at www.justice.gov/usao-nj/civil-rights and www.servicemembers.gov.

The people in the photo from left to right:  AUSA Kelly Horan Florio; Civil Rights Unit Chief, Michael Campion, Major John R. Cayangyang, Chief Military Justice, U.S. Army, Fort Dix; U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman; Lieutenant Colonel Dolly R. Livingston, Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Army, Fort Dix; AUSA Christopher Amore; Tanya Kirwan, Assistant Director, Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative; Captain Tabitha B. White, Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Air Force, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

 

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Monday, December 5, 2016

On Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 Assistant U.S. Attorney Jud Welle spoke at the opening ceremony at Hack river Dell, a “hackathon” hosted at river Dell Regional High School in Oradell, New Jersey.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Welle, NJ Chief Technology Officer Dave Weinstein, and Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir Grewal pose with participants of the event

A “hackathon” is a coding event in which teams collaborate on a project that creates a game, website, or app.  This event was part of Local Hack Day 2016, an event in which schools around the world simultaneously host their own local hackathons. 

The event was organized and supported by Major League Hacking (MLH), the official student hackathon league.  According to the organizers, each year, MLH sponsors over 200 weekend-long invention competitions to inspire innovation and teach computer science skills to more than 65,000 students worldwide.

AUSA Welle met the school’s superintendent and principal, technology teachers, and several student organizers, volunteers, and participants.  He also networked with co-speakers Dave Weinsten (Chief Technology Officer for the State of New Jersey) and Gurbir Grewal (Bergen County Prosecutor).  Finally, he chatted with US Secret Service Special Agent Scott Sarafian, who sent the invitation for this event.  Scott is assigned to the USSS office in NYC and his son, Greg, was the principal student organizer for the event.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016
Chasing the Dragon Event Flyer
The New Jersey U.S. Attorney’s Office, Newark FBI, DEA New Jersey, Hudson County Prosecutor’s office, Ocean County Prosecutor’s office, the Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey, as well as the CarePoint Health Foundation and Barnabas Health, collectively sponsored two events aimed at increasing awareness of the growing heroin epidemic and deterring prospective users.

Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict, is a documentary profiling the stories of several people who either abused opiates or had family members become addicts. The film was jointly developed by the FBI and DEA as part of their effort to combat the growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse. In addition to examining the cycle of addiction and consequences associated with opioid abuse, the documentary also features interviews with medical and law enforcement professionals discussing the effects of the addiction and how this epidemic differs from others in U.S. history.

The documentary is targeted at high school students and young adults and seeks to deter those either thinking of trying drugs or just beginning to use drugs. The FBI and DEA are offering the film to educators at no cost for incorporating it into their curriculum.

As part of Opioid Awareness Week, we participated in two screenings for the film:

•    Saint Peter’s University, Mac Mahon Student Center- September 13, 2016
•    Gateway Building Lecture Hall Ocean County Community College- September 19, 2016

Event Panelists at Ocean County Film Screening

Each screening featured remarks from federal and county law enforcement officials and presentations from health care professionals, as well as panels discussing existing efforts to combat the epidemic, educational tools, and places people can go to get help.

Both events were well-attended by state, local and county law enforcement; doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals; student athletic associations; substance abuse counselors; teachers, administrators and other members of the New Jersey education community.

Featured speakers:
•    Paul Fishman, US Attorney for the District of New Jersey
•    Tim Gallagher, Special Agent in Charge, Newark FBI 
•    Carl Kotowski, Special Agent in Charge, Newark DEA 
•    Angelo Valente, Executive Director, Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey
•    William J. Holubek MD, MPH, CarePoint Health
•    Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez
•    Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato
•    Angelo Valente, Executive Director, Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey 
•    Vikram Varma, MD, MBA, FACEP, Barnabas Health


For more information about the video and related training materials, check out www.fbi.gov/ChasingTheDragon

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

On August 2, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman and over a dozen members of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey participated in National Night Out across the state. The U.S. Attorney visited and spoke to law and public safety agencies and members of the community at the following events:

  • City of Newark and the Department of Public Safety’s National Night Out event at School Stadium located at 450 Bloomfield Avenue in Newark, NJ.
     
  • Event hosted by the Teaneck Police Department and the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office at Milton Votee Park in Teaneck, NJ.
     
  • Hoboken Police Department and  Stevens Technical School Police Department Annual Night Out Against Crime, located at Church Square Park in Hoboken, NJ.
     
  • Jersey City Police Department and Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop Host National Night Out: America’s Night Out Against Crime, located at Pershing Field Park in Jersey City, NJ.
     

Other representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Office visited NNO events at approximately 13 towns in 8 different counties, including Camden, Carteret, Fairview, Hoboken, Little Egg Harbor, Livingston, South Orange, Monmouth Junction, Morris County, New Providence, North Bergen, Pine Hill, Saddle Brook, and Union County.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for and participation in local anticrime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Approximately 16,000 communities and 38 million people nationwide took part in 2016 National Night Out police-community events.

USAO NJ Staff Meets with members of Camden County PD

 

USAO NJ Staff Meets with members of Camden County PD

 

USAO NJ Staff Meets with members of Livingston NJ PD

 

USAO NJ Staff Meets with members of New Providence NJ PD

 

U.S. Attorney Fishman & Bergen County Prosecutor Grewal
USAO NJ Staff Meets with members of North Bergen NJ PD

 

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Essma speaking at a panel discussion held at Drew  University on Law and Justice in the 21st Century, October 15, 2015Essma is a freshman at New York University’s Stern School of Business. As a New Jersey resident, she is a passionate advocate of empowering young people to engage in solving problems that plague their communities, such as violence, hate and hunger. Essma is actively engaged in building bridges between law enforcement and the community and has worked with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey in varying capacities, serving most recently as the youth representative on behalf of the office at the Global Youth Summit against Violent Extremism held at the 70th Meeting of the U.N. General Assembly.
 

1. You’re participating in the Exploring Solutions to Counter and Mitigate Violent Extremism Panel- why is this topic so important to you?

I think as a young person, we see violent extremism spreading all around the world, all around our nation, through so many different forms- whether it's white supremacist  groups, whether it's black separatist groups, or ideologist extremists groups. What scares me is that violence, generally is starting to take such a common form, especially to young people- it’s almost normalized. Even if you tune into rap music that’s very popular with lots of young people, it will discuss shootings and guns like they are to be celebrated.

I think before anything, we have to realize this sort of violence is getting normalized, and young people are accepting it- we need to reverse that. Violence is bad: that’s something basic. Many young people realize this and want to go against violence, but feel really un-empowered a lot of the times, and hopeless. We want to do something about what we are seeing but don’t know how.

We need community dialogues that give community members, young and old,  a channel to take it upon themselves to make sure their communities are safe, families are safe, that these violent ideologies aren’t being accepted or celebrated, and are being recognized for what they truly are.
 

2. What do you see as major obstacles in this field, particularly for leaders in law enforcement and the community?

I think the biggest obstacle right now would be the community’s perception of law enforcement agencies, especially with recent events. It seems to be on very negative terms.

The first step should be to build the bridges between law enforcement agencies and the community. I really think that a lot of times law enforcement agencies only encounter people in tough times. I don’t call the police to have a chat, I call them when there is something is wrong. We should focus on the exposure pre-crisis to make sure that positive relationship is there beforehand.

I think that accessibility is really important, so while we have access to some local police, the average citizen doesn’t necessarily have direct access to lots of other departments that they should have access to. Having that access, that constant flow of the information, would help build really strong relationships, so that if a citizen knows there is something wrong, or a crime is happening, or violence is about to take place, they would feel safe enough, and assured enough, to reach out to whichever proper law enforcement agencies could help.
 

3. You’ve advocated for the use of social media and youth interaction in this field- could you give us a few words about why they are so important to addressing extremism?

I think social media is really important because it’s limitless, so it reaches out to lots of people on a wide variety of topics, through a really short amount of time, and very effectively. It’s also important because everyone has social media and so it gives young people and old people the voice to be able to respond and channel their concerns properly.

Extremism, lots of times, comes out of people being helpless and who think they are doing the right thing by engaging in extremist ideologies to fix their wrongs. But empowering people through social media and engaging them in that dialogue, in that conversation, by really listening to them and seeing what it is that they want to fix you can really pull them away from those extremist ideologies proactively. Overall, it helps with community development, community engagement, and empowerment.
 

4. Could you talk to us a little bit about the Smarts of Swag- How did it get started? What do you hope it will achieve?

Smarts of Swag is a series of social media campaigns that primarily target young people who are very active on social media globally and voice their concerns against violence and hate and promote peace with young people. Like I said before, violence is slowly getting normalized and even celebrated with lots of young people so this would reverse that effect and make a bold statement through people who are very much the targets of violent recruitment. It gives these young people that solid foundation that even if they are met with extremist ideologies or extremist people they are able to say “No, I’m very well educated about this, I know what my position is, I’m not hazy on it, and I’m able to actually say something against it.”

The campaigns are based around hashtags that call for different actions. One campaign is #notoviolence where they state they are against violence, whatever violence it is, domestic violence, gang violence, extremist violence, whether it’s overseas or here, and so on. Another campaign is #givingback, which focuses on getting young people, on the day it launches, to just go and give back to their community somehow, whether it’s helping to feed the homeless, running a soup kitchen, or visiting a senior citizen home. You might think “How can volunteering relate back to countering violent extremism?” It’s because it empowers young people to really focus their energy instead on positive channels that are beneficial to society.
 

To hear more from Essma check out the “Exploring Solutions to Counter and Mitigate Violent Extremism” at the Nov. 12, 2015 conference, where she will be speaking with Joshua Cohen, Regional Director Anti-Defamation League, New Jersey Region; Tony McAleer, Executive Director, Life After Hate; Thomas J. O’Reilly, Director of the Police Institute at the School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University; and Irfan Saeed, Director, Countering Violent Extremism, Bureau of Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State.

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Title:           Building Resilience Against Violent Extremism: Threats, Challenges & Solutions (“BRAVE”)

Date:           Thursday, November 12, 2015

Time:           8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location:    Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
 

Recent events highlight the importance of strong, collaborative relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve to mitigate the threat posed by violent extremism.

Threats within the United States can come from a range of groups and individuals, including domestic terrorists and homegrown violent extremists. The threat is not constrained by international borders nor limited to any single ideology. Rather, groups and individuals influenced by personal, religious, political, or other ideological beliefs promote and use violence.

This conference, sponsored by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security at Rutgers University, and the Mid-Atlantic-Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network, will bring together community leaders and law enforcement partners to present ideas on how best to build resilience to violent extremism in their respective communities and to empower all to prevent violent extremists from inspiring, financing or recruiting individuals or groups in the U.S. to engage in acts of violence or terrorism.

Panels will include: a community awareness briefing on the various forms of violent extremism with case studies explaining how individuals have been radicalized; a presentation on domestic terrorists and “sovereign citizens;” a discussion of potential solutions to mitigate violent extremism; and a discussion of the balance between civil liberties and national security.

To register, email the below form to Michelle Martinez at USANJ.Braveconference@usdoj.gov
RegistrationForm.pdf (312.95 KB)

Also, check out our interview with one of the panelists, Essma Bengabsia.
 

DRAFT AGENDA (Agenda and speakers are subject to change)

  • Registration
     
  • Welcoming Remarks
    • Paul J. Fishman, U.S. Attorney for the District of N.J.
    • Richard M. Frankel, Special Agent In Charge – FBI – Newark Division
    • Dr. Clifton R. Lacy, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P, Director – Rutgers University, Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security
       
  • Featured Speaker: Nicholas J.  Rasmussen, Director National Counterterrorism Center
     
  • Presentation: Threat Overview by Joshua Cohen, Regional Director, Anti-Defamation League – New Jersey Region
     
  • Break
     
  • Presentation: “Recent Trends in New Jersey and Law Enforcement Response”
    • Panelists
      • Dennis C. Carletta, Assistant U.S. Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey, National Security Unit
      • L. Judson Welle, Assistant U.S. Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey, National Security Unit
      • Bradley H. Zartman, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Lunch Break
     
  • Panel Discussion: Exploring Solutions to Counter and Mitigate Violent Extremism
    • Moderator- Dina Temple-Raston, National Public Radio
       
    • Panelists
      • Essma Bengabsia, Student New York University, Stern School of Business
      • Joshua Cohen, Regional Director Anti-Defamation League, New Jersey Region
      • Tony McAleer, Executive Director Life After Hate
      • Thomas J. O’Reilly, Director, The Police Institute at the School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University
      • Irfan Saeed, Director, Countering Violent Extremism, Bureau of Counterterrorism (CT) U.S. Department of State
      • Brette Steele, Senior Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Break
     
  • Panel Discussion: “Law Enforcement and Community Relations - The Balance Between Civil Liberties and National Security
    • Moderator- Anthony Moscato, Chief, National Security, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey
       
    • Panelists
      • Dawn C. Bruno, Esq. Supervisory Special Agent and Associate Division Counsel, FBI Newark Division
      • Dror Ladin, Esq. Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union, National Security Project
      • Lawrence S. Lustberg, Esq., Chair, Criminal Defense, Gibbons P.C. Newark, New Jersey
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

PJF at SummitOn September 30, 2015, The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey partnered with the N.J. Attorney General's Office to host the "Building Trust: Strategies to Strengthen Police/Community Relationships" summit at the War Memorial in Trenton.

Approximately 300 federal, state and local law enforcement officers, community group members, educators, and members of faith-based organizations attended the day-long summit.

Opening remarks were provided by Acting Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri, New Jersey Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman, and United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey Paul J. Fishman. Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, who leads the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice, and Director Ron Davis, who leads DOJ's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), gave keynote addresses.  All of the speakers stressed the importance of building and maintaining relationships with the communities served by law enforcement.

Vanita Gupta at SummitFour panels explored how to improve police/community relations and increase communication:

(1) Investigating Potential Police Misconduct

(2) Constitutional Policing: Identifying and Solving Problems

(3) Community Policing: Increasing Transparency and Improving the Dialogue

(4) Strategies for Improving Community Confidence and Trust in Police

The summit agenda can be found here: summit_building_trust_program.pdf.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Eric Olsen explains a map of the watershedEnvironmental law enforcement is about more than just punishing polluters: community service payments taken from prosecutions help fund projects that restore and protect some of New Jersey’s most sensitive ecosystems. As the New Jersey U.S Attorney and team saw firsthand last week, the seeds from three such payments are bearing fruit in Northwestern New Jersey.

U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman, along with members of his staff and guides from The Nature Conservancy, journeyed out on July 2, 2014, to Paulins Kill, the third largest New Jersey river draining into the Delaware River. The Nature Conservancy, a charitable organization that works to protect our lands and waters, is working to restore three miles of degraded floodplains to increase healthy habitat and water quality. The Nature Conservancy is also striving to reconnect the Paulins Kill to the Delaware, working with partners to advance removal of two dams in the lower watershed, which, if successful, will restore access of migratory fish like American Shad to their historic spawning grounds for the first time in more than 100 years.

Paulina Dam on Paulins Kill
The U.S. Attorney and team spent part of the warm summer day exploring miles of the waterway’s winding bends, bridges, assorted wildlife, and surrounding plains. They were even able to observe some of the work being done to fend off erosion, including new tree sprouts, complete with protective tubes to prevent passing deer from turning them into lunch.

Appropriately, The Nature Conservancy’s efforts were sparked with grant money stemming from pollution cases prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey. In 2010, The office, together with the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Criminal Investigation Division, won cases against three shipping companies that violated federal vessel pollution laws: U.S. v. Clipper Wonsild Tankers Holding A/S et. al., U.S. v. Dalnave Navigation Inc., and U.S. v. Holy House Shipping AB.


Director Barbabra Brummer discusses conservation efforts

The settlements from the cases included $1,531,391 in community service payments, to be managed by the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, and designated for use in promoting the health and living resources of the coast and oceans of New Jersey. And a portion of these community service payments, a grant of $321,016 to be exact, went to The Nature Conservancy for work in the Delaware River Basin.

In November 2011, the Delaware River Basin Conservation Initiative, a collaborative of The Nature Conservancy, the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and Natural Lands Trust, used the grant to complete a scientific study that prioritizes conservation projects that would help ensure a healthy Delaware River and Bay—identifying which sites are most critical, and what conservation actions will have the most impact. It included recommendations for preservation, restoration, and management projects to help keep the Delaware a dependable resource for healthy drinking water (17 million people in New Jersey, New York, Delaware and Pennsylvania drink Delaware River water every day), flood protection, recreation and wildlife habitat.

The Paulins Kill The smart conservation blueprint, made possible with that original $321,016 in seed money from the settlement, quickly had a snowball effect.  It resonated with other funders, sparking multimillion-dollar support for on-the-ground efforts in the Delaware River Basin from the Robert Wood Johnson 1962 Charitable Trust, the William Penn Foundation and other private donors.  So far, the expanded funding has powered The Nature Conservancy’s conservation efforts in New Jersey’s Paulins Kill, as well as in New York’s Neversink River and Pennsylvania’s Bushkill, all major Delaware River tributaries.

The team from the New Jersey U.S. Attorney’s Office was thrilled to meet with The Nature Conservancy and to see the positive effects of environmental law enforcement extending beyond the courtroom. The office will look forward to seeing continued improvements in the Delaware River Basin for years to come.

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Friday, June 19, 2015

In honor of National Pride Month, Attorney Larry Lustberg, Chair of the Gibbons P.C. Criminal Defense Department; and Danny Weiss, one of the first named plaintiffs in Garden State Equality v. Dow, joined members of the U.S. Attorney’s Office on June 19, 2015, for a discussion of the litigation that ultimately led to marriage equality in New Jersey.

Weiss, an immigration attorney, detailed the barriers he faced while trying to make crucial medical decisions for his husband, who was injured in New York City when he was struck by a car. At the time, they had a civil union from New Jersey and the New York hospital that was treating his husband did not recognize Weiss as his spouse. Lustberg discussed the strategy involved in using Weiss’ experience, as well as the experiences of other couples, to prove that New Jersey’s grant of civil unions to same-sex couples violated state and federal equal protection principles. Larry Lustberg, United Sates Attorney – DNJ Paul Fishman, Danny Weiss, Assistant United States Attorney – DNJ Michael Campion.

Lustberg also discussed the amicus brief he filed in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Garden State Equality in Obergefell v. Hodges, one of the four joined cases on marriage equality currently awaiting decision in the Court.

 

 

 

 

From left to right: Larry Lustberg, United Sates Attorney – DNJ Paul Fishman, Danny Weiss, Assistant United States Attorney – DNJ Michael Campion.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

On November 13, 2014, the US Attorney’s Office for the District of New  Jersey and the Gibbons Institute at Seton Hall Law School hosted a Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Symposium at Seton Hall Law School.

Over 250 representatives from the public and private sector interested in cyber security heard four thought provoking panels: (1) The Current Threat Landscape - A View from the Field; (2) Protecting Intellectual Property Rights; (3) Confronting National Security Cyber Threats; and (4) Working with Law Enforcement.  The day culminated in an audience participated  hypothetical response to news of a data breach. 

Symposium participants consisted of executives from Fortune 500 companies including  retail,  pharmaceutical and healthcare industries agencies, think tank analysts, cybersecurity specialists, corporate counsels and government attorneys.

 

The U.S. Attorney’s Office

District of New Jersey
2014 Computer Crime and

Intellectual Property Symposium

November 13, 2014

At Seton Hall University School of Law

 

 

AGENDA

8:30 – 9:00

Registration and Coffee

 

9:00 – 9:45

Welcoming Remarks

Patrick E. Hobbs,
Dean, Seton Hall University
School of Law

 

Paul J. Fishman,

U.S. Attorney for the
District of New Jersey

 

Aaron T. Ford,
Special Agent in Charge,
FBI – Newark Division

 

Carl Agnelli,
Acting Special Agent in Charge, United States Secret Service – Newark Field Office

9:45 – 11:00

Panel #1

The Current Threat Landscape A View from the Field

Panelists include first responders, investigators, and legal counsel, from both private industry and law enforcement, who deal with data breaches, the theft of personal identifying information, and cybercriminals on a daily basis.  Gain insight as to types of security weaknesses (both low-tech and high-tech) cybercriminals look to exploit, the types of data they look for (not just credit card data), and the way in which certain companies become targets of an attack.  Walk away with takeaways on how to best protect your clients’ sensitive data. 

11:00 – 11:15

Break 

 

11:15 – 12:30

Panel #2

Protecting Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual property is an important part of the United States’ economy.  Effective prosecution of intellectual property crime, however, requires substantial and swift assistance from its victims.  This panel will explore: 1) the types of threats facing corporations today with respect to their intellectual property; 2) best practices for safeguarding intellectual property; and 3) what to do in cases where a theft of intellectual property is detected.

12:30 -1:15

Lunch

 

1:15 – 2:30

Panel #3

Confronting National Security Cyber Threats

 

This panel will explore the threats to U.S. networks posed by actors seeking to conduct espionage, damage critical systems, and steal valuable data in order to benefit foreign governments and their proxies.  Experts from inside and outside the government will address responses to these threats and the value of engagement between companies and government agencies. 

2:30 – 2:45

Break                                  

 

2:45 – 4:00

Panel #4

Working with
Law Enforcement

This panel will address the importance of engaging with law enforcement personnel and prosecutors ahead of and in response to computer and IP-related crimes.  Experienced prosecutors, legal counsel, and investigators will discuss commonly raised concerns and best practices for working together to confront the spectrum of threats that businesses face from malicious actors.

 

 

Panel #1

The Current Threat Landscape – A View from the Field

Panelists

David Damato, Managing Director, Mandiant

Erez Liebermann, Vice President & Senior Counsel, Prudential Financial, Corporate Investigations Division

James Mottola, Partner, Creative Solutions Investigative Services

Matthew O’Neill, Special Agent, United States Secret Service, New Hampshire Field Office

Grayson Lenik, Principal Security Consultant, Nuix

John Szydlik, Special Agent, United States Secret Service, Cyber Intelligence Section

Moderator

Andrew S. Pak, Assistant U.S. Attorney & Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Coordinator, USAO, DNJ

 

Panel #2

Protecting Intellectual Property Rights

Panelists

Joseph DeMarco, Partner, Devore & DeMarco

Daniel Dovdovany, Assistant General Counsel, Sanofi Aventis

Mark J. Schildkraut, Senior Intellectual Property Counsel, Becton Dickinson and Company

Evan Williams, Senior Counsel, Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section, DOJ

Brett Yeager, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Newark Division

Moderator

Gurbir S. Grewal, Assistant U.S. Attorney & Chief, Economic Crimes Unit, USAO, DNJ

 

Panel #3

Confronting National Security Cyber Threats

Panelists

Steven Chabinsky, Vice President of Legal Affairs, General Counsel, & Chief Risk Officer CrowdStrike

Adam Hickey, Acting Deputy Chief for Cyber, Counterespionage Section, National Security Division, DOJ

Adam Karcher, Deputy Director, National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force

Adam Segal,  Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow in China Studies & Director of the Program on Digital and Cyberspace Policy Council on Foreign Relations

Moderator

L. Judson Welle
Assistant U.S. Attorney &
National Security Cyber Specialist, USAO, DNJ

 

Panel #4

Working with Law Enforcement

Panelists

Jenny Durkan, Former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington

Teresa Wynn Roseborough, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, & Corporate Secretary The Home Depot

Timothy P. Ryan, Managing Director, Cyber Security and Investigations Lead, Kroll Inc.

Lisa J. Sotto, Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP

Moderator

Paul J. Fishman, U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey

 

 

 

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