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Past Speaking Engagements

2022

3/2

Whitney Bernstein

Panelist, Fundamentals of Trial Practice II: Game-Changing Strategy Calls
American Bar Association 37th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime, San Francisco, CA


2021

4/13

John L. Littrell

Panelist, On the Record: Representing a Notorious Client in the Age of Social Media
Federal Bar Council American Inn of Court, New York


2020

4/15

Whitney Z. Bernstein  

Panelist, Tips and Trends: The Impact of COVID-19 on White Collar Litigation
Federal Bar Association and the Women’s White Collar Defense Association


2019

11/19

John L. Littrell 

Panelist, China, Economic Espionage, and National Security: Government and Defense Perspectives
Orange County Asian-American Bar Association / UCI School of Law

5/17

Steven J. Katzman

Panelist, Beam It Up, Scotty!  Practicing Law in the E-Discovery Era – What Every Bankruptcy Attorney Needs to Know
California Bankruptcy Forum’s 31st Annual Insolvency Conference

4/1

Tony Bisconti

Panelist, Just What the Doctor Ordered – Latest Cases in Healthcare
Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum

1/25

John Littrell

Panelist, Advancing Justice
Symposium in Honor of Judge A. Wallace Tashima, UCLA School of Law 


2018

5/31

Whitney Z. Bernstein

Faculty Panelist, Game of Phones: Fourth Amendment Defenses Against Cell Evidence
Federal Judicial Center National Seminar for Federal Defenders 


2017

9/20

Whitney Z. Bernstein

Faculty Presenter, Close Encounters of the 1324 Kind: Demystifying Alien Smuggling Cases
2017 Annual Criminal Justice Agency Seminar for the Southern District of California


2016

8/02

Steven J. Katzman

Panelist, Criminal Law & Bankruptcy Issues
Orange County Bankruptcy Forum

5/22

Steven J. Katzman

Panelist, Evidence
California Bankruptcy Forum

5/03-5/06

Thomas H. Bienert, Jr.

Speaker, Kessler-Eidson Trial Techniques Program.

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2015

11/6

Anne Uyeda

Panelist, Lessons from Detroit: Advising Distressed Municipalities
2015 National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Annual Convention, New Orleans LA.


2014

6/26

James D. Riddet

Panelist, What is So Different About Being a “White Collar” Lawyer
Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Association, Santa Ana CA

6/17

Steven J. Katzman

Speaker, Chapter 9 and Retiree Issues
General Assembly – Retired Public Employees Association of CA

2/08

Thomas H. Bienert, Jr.

Speaker, Bridging the Gap
Orange County Bar Association, Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University


2013

9/27-28

Steven J. Katzman

Speaker, Mock Ponzi Scheme Trial
National Association of Federal Equity Receivers Conference, Chicago, Illinois

9/21

Thomas H. Bienert, Jr.

Speaker, White Collar Crimes – A Look into What Constitutes Fraud
Orange County Paralegal Association, 27th Annual Educational Conference.

3/28

Steven J. Katzman

Speaker, Pointers for Practitioners Positioned in Parallel Proceedings
OCBA Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section March Meeting, Tustin Banquet Center.
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2/09

Thomas H. Bienert, Jr.

Panelist, The Allen E. Broussard Panel on Professionalism and Civility
OCBA, OCBA Young Lawyers Division & The Daily Journal Present: Bridging the Gap, Chapman Law School, Kennedy Hall.
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1/18

Steven J. Katzman

Panelist, Municipal Bankruptcies and Receiverships
California Receiver’s Forum Complex Case Symposium
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2012

11/30

Steven J. Katzman

Presenter, Phelps & Rhodes Productions Presents: Trustee and The Badoff Investor Class v. Bigbank, A Mock Trial
American Bankruptcy Institute, 24th Annual Winter Leadership Conference. 

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7/12

Thomas H. Bienert, Jr.

Speaker, Effective Cross Examination in Civil and Criminal Litigation
Bienert | Katzman.

6/14

Steven J. Katzman

Speaker, Fraud Update
2012 Fraud in Audit, Accounting and Tax Conference.

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4/18

Anthony R. Bisconti

Speaker, Organized Crime and Terrorism
The People’s Procuratorate of Hunan Province, P.R. China, International Education Programs College of the Extended University, California State Polytechnic University Pomona

4/17

Thomas H. Bienert, Jr. and Anne Uyeda

Speakers, Functions of U.S. Prosecutors
The People’s Procuratorate of Hunan Province, P.R. China, International Education Programs College of the Extended University, California State Polytechnic University Pomona

3/01

Thomas H. Bienert, Jr. 

Panelist, Securities Fraud in the Courtroom: Lessons From Trials and Pre-Trial Litigation
26th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime. Panelists will discuss some of the more interesting evidentiary issues that arose in recent securities cases and the manner in which they were dealt with by counsel and the court, including motions filed and rulings made.


2011

12/02

Steven J. Katzman

Panelist, If it Quacks Like a Duck: Identifying and Avoiding Fraud in Consumer Cases
American Bankruptcy Institute, 23rd Annual Winter Leadership Conference.

11/30

Thomas H. Bienert, Jr.

Speaker, Thriving Medium Sized Firms in Orange County HOME GROWN SUCCESS STORIES How They Got There
Orange County Bar Association.

5/05

Steven J. Katzman

Panelist, Trial Advocacy Program
Orange County Bankruptcy Forum, Chapman Law School.

10/27-28

Thomas H. Bienert, Jr.

Panelist, Erosion of Criminal Intent (Healthcare, Environmental)
Fourth Annual Sentencing & Reentry Institute and Criminal Justice Legal Educators Colloquium, American Bar Association.

9/21

Thomas H. Bienert, Jr.

Speaker, Recent Developments in Healthcare Fraud Enforcement
White Collar Conference.

6/11

Steven J. Katzman

Panelist, Fundamentals of Bankruptcy
Orange County Bankruptcy Forum, Orange County Bar Association, Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Section and Chapman Law School.


2008

12/11

Steven J. Katzman

Panelist, Navigating Between Bankruptcy and Criminal Concerns in the Face of the Mortgage Meltdown
Orange County Bar Association, Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Section.

9/26

Steven J. Katzman

Panelist, Traps for the Unwary: What Creditors’ and Debtors’ Counsel Need to Know about the Mortgage Crisis? A Case-By-Case Analysis
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Annual Meeting.

6/04

Steven J. Katzman

Panelist, Toolbox for Practitioners: Running on Empty – Taking a Commercial Debtor Through Chapter 11
Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, Annual Bankruptcy and Restructuring Conference.

1/19

Steven J. Katzman

Panelist, Everything the General Practitioner Should Know About Consumer Bankruptcies
California State Bar Section Education Institute.


2007

9/07

Steven J. Katzman

Panelist, Creditor Abuse and Attorney Misconduct
BAPCPA Implementation Update Conference, Justice Department National Advocacy Institute.

3/01

Steven J. Katzman

Panelist, Creditor Abuse and Attorney Misconduct
BAPCPA Implementation Update Conference, Justice Department National Advocacy Institute.


2006

12/01

Steven J. Katzman

Panelist, E-Discovery Fundamentals, New Rules and The Sedona Principles
American Bankruptcy Institute Winter Leadership Conference, Commercial Fraud Task Force and Ethics Committee Educational Session.

11/03

Steven J. Katzman

Panelist, The Forest and the Trees: Attorney Liability under BAPCPA
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Annual Meeting.

9/15

Steven J. Katzman

Panelist, United States Trustee Program Presentation, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, National Conference.

9/08-09

Steven J. Katzman

Panelist, Panel on Consumer Bankruptcy Issues, American Bankruptcy Institute, Southwest Conference.

6/06

Steven J. Katzman

Speaker, Issues Related to the Implementation of BAPCPA, San Diego Women’s Insolvency Network.

5/25

Steven J. Katzman

Speaker, U.S. Trustee Oversight of Compliance with the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act
Orange County Bar Association, Commercial Law and Insolvency Section.

2/06

Steven J. Katzman

Panelist, Credit Counseling Under BAPCPA, and Chapter 13 Case Administration
Bankruptcy Judges for the Central District of California.


2005

12/05-06

Steven J. Katzman

Panelist, My Practice Will Go On… Or Will It? – Ethical and Other Challenges for Consumer Bankruptcy Case Practice Under BAPCPA
American Bankruptcy Institute Winter Leadership Conference.

11/16

Steven J. Katzman

Speaker, United States Trustee Program and Provisions of BAPCPA Affecting Criminal Prosecution
Federal Bureau of Investigation, 9th Circuit Legal Conference.

11/14

Steven J. Katzman

Speaker, BAPCPA and Responsibilities of the United States Trustee Program in Implementation of the Same
Guam Bar Association.

10/19

Steven J. Katzman

Panelist, BAPCPA, Responsibilities of the United States Trustee Program, with Focus on Means Testing and Credit Counseling
San Diego Bankruptcy Forum.

10/11

Steven J. Katzman

Panelist, BAPCPA, Responsibilities of the United States Trustee Program, with Focus on Means Testing and Credit Counseling
Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum.

9/30

Steven J. Katzman

Speaker, The Implementation of Credit Counseling Under BAPCPA
Hawaii State Bar Association.

9/16

Steven J. Katzman

Speaker, Presentation on credit counseling and the appointment of healthcare and privacy ombudsman under BAPCPA
Federal Bar Association, Annual Ethics Symposium.

7/30

Steven J. Katzman

Panelist, Presentation on Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (“BAPCPA”)
Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum.

4/30

Steven J. Katzman

Panelist, Catch Me If You Can: Understanding, Prosecuting and Defending Fraudulent Transfers
Orange County Bankruptcy Forum.


2004

10/07

Steven J. Katzman

Panelist, Bankruptcy Fraud After Enron: Filing Bankruptcy Without Going to Jail
California State Bar Convention.

9/24

Steven J. Katzman

Panelist, Issues Related to the Representation of Debtors
Federal Bar Association, Annual Ethics Symposium.

9/09

Steven J. Katzman

Panelist, Small Asset Case Administration
National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, National Conference.

5/19

Steven J. Katzman

Moderator, Panel on Civil and Criminal Enforcement Initiatives
Justice Department National Advocacy Institute, Chapter 7 Panel Trustees Seminar.

4/22

Steven J. Katzman

Panelist, Presentation on Criminal Bankruptcy/Tax Prosecutions
Justice Department National Advocacy Institute, Criminal Bankruptcy Fraud Training.


2003

12/05-06

Steven J. Katzman

Panelist, Ethics for the Consumer Practitioner Use of Appearance Counsel, Unbundling, Noisy Withdrawals, Model Agreements and the Unauthorized Practice of Law
American Bankruptcy Institute Winter Leadership Conference.

11/04

Steven J. Katzman

Panelist, Select Issues in Parallel Criminal/Bankruptcy Proceedings
San Diego Women’s Insolvency Network.

10/21

Steven J. Katzman

Speaker, Meet Your New US Trustee for Region 15
San Diego Bar Association.