The Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Securities Section hosted a luncheon on March 4, 2015 at the Chester H. Ferguson Law Center in Tampa, Florida. Fifty people attended the presentation, titled “Pinstripes and Prison Stripes: Criminal Implications of Securities Enforcement.” Representatives from criminal enforcement agencies answered questions about recent enforcement efforts in the securities industry and issues impacting civil practitioners and industry members. The panelists included: Andrew Sekela, Supervisory Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Andrew Warren, federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Fraud Section; Michael Williams, Assistant Statewide Prosecutor for the Florida Attorney General Office of Statewide Prosecution; and Chris Cutler, Vice Chair of Foley & Lardner’s Securities Enforcement and Litigation Group and former counsel for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division. Brian Albritton, former U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, moderated the presentation.
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