Fraud Fest 2021
The Fourth Annual Berkeley Forum on Financial Fraud
The program fee is $200 per person. The proceeds will be used by the Berkeley Center for Law and Business for programs and initiatives related to the study of financial fraud.
This program has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California. Attorneys from other states will need to contact their local bar to verify their own certification requirements.
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All times Pacific.
A welcome and some “big picture” thoughts about financial fraud.
Who is investigating, and prosecuting, financial fraud? Herb has his say.
A discussion with the authors of The Cult of We: WeWork, Adam Neumann, and the Great Startup Delusion.
Conference Co-Chair Diana Henriques leads an interactive conversation with audience members and special guests.
A legendary investor explores a legendary year in short selling.
Academics explore cutting-edge research on fraud detection and short selling.
Professor Adam Badawi leads an interactive conversation with audience members and special guests.
An Academy Award winning filmmaker and an investigative journalist explore fraud and the opioid crisis.
Academics and journalists explore how issues of race impact the victims, perpetrators, and investigations of fraud.
Nationally syndicated personal finance columnist for The Washington Post Michelle Singletary leads an interactive conversation about race and financial fraud.
What happens when claims of fraud are fraudulent?
All times Pacific.
A discussion with an originator, a rising star and a newcomer in short-activism.
Cryptocurrency regulations are evolving at different paces throughout the world. A discussion of the current global cryptocurrency regulatory landscape and key findings from TR upcoming report.
Planet Money’s Mary Childs and Alexi Horowitz-Ghazi discuss the frenzy over NFTs, a new way to buy digital content on the blockchain, and how they may provide fertile new ground for fraud.
Journalist Linette Lopez leads an interactive conversation with audience members and special guests.
A renowned short-seller takes on SPACs and the Deal Professor.
Professor Usha Rodrigues leads an interactive conversation with audience members and special guests.
An interview with a former trader who was sentenced to 14 years in prison for manipulating LIBOR and the journalist that covered his release.
Have we entered a golden age of tax cheating? The IRS budget and audit rates of the wealthy have collapsed. Enforcement has fallen off with few high-profile tax evasion prosecutions. This panel will discuss why this has happened, and whether the rich are evading taxes, avoiding taxes, or paying their fair share.
What is the state of global money laundering in 2021?
Conference Co-Chair Herb Greenberg leads an interactive conversation with audience members and special guests.
A discussion with the author of The Caesars Palace Coup: How a Billionaire Brawl Over the Famous Casino Exposed the Power and Greed of Wall Street.
Fraud Fest speakers pitch—and audience members vote on—the most interesting opportunities for fraud in 2021.
Conference Co-Chair Diana Henriques reflects on the legacy of Bernie Madoff and what his death means for fraud in 2021 and beyond.