September 2014

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Boston Conference in 5 Weeks
Registration is open for the NAFUSA annual conference to be held in Boston on October 9-12, 2014 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.


Registration began in July and each NAFUSA member received an invitation via email with the registration form attached. You are able to book your room at the Copley through this registration process, at the special conference rate of $319 a night. The deadline for hotel registration is September 18, and there are only a limited number of rooms remaining, and the Copley is expected to sell out. Members are urged to register and book a room as soon as possible. If you missed the email invitation, NAFUSA members may register by clicking on the registration link below. Click here to view the Boston Program. A full list of Boston conference speakers and their bios can be found on the website under "conferences". 


NAFUSA members: click here to register 



President Stern promises an outstanding program. The conference will open with Thursday morning, October 9, golf at Belmont Country Club.



Thursday evening will feature a cocktail reception at the Copley, honoring NAFUSA member Robert S. Mueller III, who completed 12 years last fall as the sixth Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a position he took one week prior to the September 11 attacks and held under two presidents.


Leslie CaldwellThe Friday morning CLE program will feature two panels. Jeff Taylor, Raytheon Company, will moderate a panel on Corporate Monitors. The panel members are Leslie Caldwell, right, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division; Michael Bromwich, Goodwin Procter and the Apple monitor; Kevin O'Connor, United Technologies; and Eric Feldman, Affiliated Monitors. 


Stephen Vladeck



The second panel will be on National Security with Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Carlin, Charlie Savage of the New York Times and Professor Stephen Vladeck, left. On Friday afternoon, a boat cruise and lunch is planned in the Boston Harbor. Friday evening will be reserved for class reunion dinners.









Loretta Lynch
The Saturday morning CLE will feature the awarding of this year's Bradford Award to the AUSA of the Year followed by a Dialogue with EOUSA and the AGAC, moderated by President Don Stern and featuring Loretta Lynch, above, Chair of the AGAC and Monty Wilkinson, Director of EOUSA.

Prof Stephen Gillers
William Leone, of Norton Rose Fulbright, will monitor a panel on The Ethical Issues Arising in Internal Investigations. The panel members will include Professor Stephen Gillers of NYU, shown above, Mary Pat Brown, former head of OPR at DOJ, and Karen Hewitt of Jones Day.  



Frank Mackaman The CLE program will close with a panel discussion dealing with the 50 year anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act, moderated by Doug Jones and featuring Gerald Stern, who was a young civil rights lawyer in the Justice Department during the Freedom Rides, John Stewart, former aide to Sen. Humphrey, and Frank Mackaman, of the Dirksen Center., shown left. On Saturday afternoon, there will be an optional tour of Fenway Park.


Ed Davis






The conference will close on Saturday evening with a closing reception and dinner. The keynote speaker will be Edward F. Davis, former Boston Police Department Commissioner who will speak on "Lessons Learned from the Boston Marathon Bombing."  Davis has been in law enforcement for 35 years. He served as the 40th Police Commissioner of the City of Boston from December 2006 until October 2013. Commissioner Davis was Boston's lead police official during the tragic Marathon bombing and testified before Congress about the bombing and lessons learned. Prior to that, Davis was the Superintendent of the Lowell Police Department, a position he held for 12 years and one he rose to after starting out as a patrol officer in 1978. 


The conference will be held on Columbus Day weekend with several offices closed on Monday, October 12. The fall is a great time in New England and a fine time to plan some extra days to watch the leaves turn.







Julie Myers Wood Featured in NYT

Julie Myers Wood Julie Myers Wood, C.E.O of NAFUSA sponsor Guidepost Solutions, is featured in the Sunday, August 24, 2014, New York Times column in the Sunday Business Section, Corner Office by Adam Bryant: Eat Your Sushi, and Expand Your Horizons. Wood served as the head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for nearly three years in the Bush administration and previously as the assistant secretary for Export Enforcement at the Department of Commerce, chief of staff for the Criminal Division at the Department of Justice, and deputy assistant secretary at the Treasury Department. She also served as an assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.


Wood was a participant on the panel on immigration at NAFUSA's Atlanta conference in 2012 and is married to NAFUSA member John Frederick Wood, who served as the United States Attorney in the Western District of Missouri, 2007-2009. She will be attending  the Boston conference in October.


Morgenthau's Wife Publishes Memoir of Their Marriage

The secret to NAFUSA's member Robert Morgenthau's long life may have been disclosed. The 95 year old former United States Attorney in the Kennedy Administration who served 34 years served as the Manhattan district attorney, is the subject (or co-subject) of his wife's new book, Timeless Love, Morgenthau, and Me, by Lucinda Franks. Sara Crichton Books/ Farra, Straus & Giroux. $28.


Franks and Morgenthau were married in the 70s, when Franks was a 26 year old former New York Times reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner. As Kati Marton put it in her book review, May Loves December in The New York Times, "The secret to a long and passionate union is to marry someone almost 30 years your senior."


Gina Bellafante also discusses the book and the couple in An Original Power Couple, From a Much Different Time, in the Sunday, August 17, 2014, Times.


Morgenthau and Franks

Katherine Taylor For The New York Times





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Additional Sponsors For Boston
The month of August brought two additional sponsors.

Mintz Levin has grown to eight offices and more than 450 attorneys all started in Boston. NAFUSA's newest member, Bill Weld, is a partner in the Boston office and serves on the NAFUSA Boston Host Committee. Weld served as the United States Attorney in Boston (1981-1986) and Governor of Massachusetts (1991-1997). Weld was also NAFUSA's keynote speaker the last time the conference was held in Boston. 

TrialGraphix returns for another year of providing the poster boards for our conference. Named the National Law Journal's #1 Best Jury Consultant and #1 Best Demonstrative Evidence Provider in 2012, they bring over 20 experience.

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