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Mintz Attorneys Paul E. Pelletier and Jonathan A. Shapiro to Speak at the University of Texas School of Law’s 2015 Government Enforcement Institute

Paul E. Pelletier, a Member of the Litigation Section of Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., and Jonathan A. Shapiro, Head of West Coast Litigation for the firm, will speak on a panel at the University of Texas School of Law’s 2015 Government Enforcement Institute. The program is taking place May 13-14 at the Belo Mansion in Dallas, Texas.

Mr. Pelletier and Mr. Shapiro’s panel is entitled, “D&O Insurance: What You Absolutely Need to Know.” Mr. Pelletier will serve as the moderator of the discussion. Mr. Shapiro, along with fellow panelists Jane Njavro, Vice President, Woodruff Sawyer & Company and Jeffrey M. Schumm, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Orthofix International N.V., will address policy selection criteria, coverage notices, negotiations, demands and litigation.

The 2015 Government Enforcement Institute provides a unique collegial forum for practitioners and in-house counsel to engage with high-level current and former government officials from the SEC, DOJ, CFPB, FTC and other authorities with an enforcement mandate. Participants will hear the latest enforcement trends, risk areas and judicial and legislative developments, as well as indispensable insight and practical advice on key stages and considerations during a government investigation.

Mr. Pelletier specializes in representing public and private companies of all sizes and high-profile individuals in state and federal investigations. He enjoys a reputation as one of the top white collar lawyers in the country, recognized for investigating complex international corporate fraud schemes. Mr. Pelletier defends and resolves large, multi-faceted federal and state investigations arising under criminal and civil statutes barring, among other things, international bribery, accounting fraud or the submission of false claims and the provision of remuneration to induce referrals. Prior to joining the firm, Paul served in the Department of Justice (DOJ) as a federal prosecutor for more than 25 years, where he was lead counsel in more than 20 white collar jury trials targeting money laundering; sophisticated financial, corporate, and securities fraud; and health care fraud.

Mr. Shapiro’s practice is focused on the defense of business and securities litigation and government enforcement actions. He has successfully litigated class actions, challenges to corporate transactions and governance, and other matters regarding allegations of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, including jury and bench trials. Mr. Shapiro’s clients include public and financial services companies, officers and directors, and investment bankers. He also serves as counsel defending and conducting internal investigations to those subject to enforcement action under the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, FINRA, and other government agencies and self-regulatory organizations.