Faculty: Christopher P. Conniff

Conniff 150Christopher Conniff is a partner at Ropes & Gray LLP, a member of the firm’s Litigation and Enforcement practice group, and co-lead of the firm’s Securities & Futures Enforcement Group. Chris is an experienced trial lawyer who represents both institutions and individuals in white collar criminal and regulatory matters. Chris has helped clients in the banking, private equity, health care and hedge fund industries navigate through a number of high-profile government investigations, including in the areas of securities fraud, insider trading, money laundering, public corruption, health care fraud, FCPA violations and criminal antitrust. Chris is a Chambers-recognized lawyer, who is applauded for his skill navigating the “ins and outs of government investigations.” His practice also includes regular counseling on anti-money laundering, CFIUS, and international risk compliance as well as conducting internal investigations. Chris is also co-chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee.

Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Chris spent six years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he successfully investigated and prosecuted cases charging a wide array of federal offenses, and argued appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. While at the USAO, Chris led the team that prevailed in the highly publicized prosecution of more than 30 members and associates of the Gambino Organized Crime Family of La Cosa Nostra, including the Family’s Acting Boss and Underboss. He also served as lead trial counsel in the successful prosecution of the members of an international arms trafficking organization. Chris’s other significant cases include the prosecution of two founders of a publicly-traded payment services company charged with money laundering in connection with their transfer of billions of dollars from United States customers to overseas internet gambling companies.

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When: Thursday, November 1, 2018
7:00 am - 8:20 am (breakfast & registration)
8:20 am - 5:00 pm (followed by cocktail party)
Where: Four Seasons Hotel
2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
CLE Credit: 6.5 hours (approved in PA)

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