Evolving DOJ Enforcement Trends: Considerations for White Collar Practitioners and Their Clients

Begins at Thu, Mar 10, 2022 12:00 PM
Ends at Thu, Mar 10, 2022 01:00 PM

About the Speakers

Stephen Bell is a partner in Cranfill Sumner’s White Collar, Government Investigations, and Special Matters  group and has significant experience litigating complex commercial matters for plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts and before administrative bodies. His work includes defense of white collar offenses and government investigations, commercial litigation, class actions and multi-district litigation, securities litigation and arbitration, government whistleblower actions and representation of qui tam relators, high-net-worth estate litigation, premises and product liability litigation, and professional liability litigation. Stephen also acts as outside counsel to a number of businesses in the Carolinas, guiding his clients through regulatory issues, risk-mitigation endeavors, and transactional matters. Stephen has a Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating and is both a North Carolina and South Carolina Super Lawyers’ Rising Star, a distinction reserved for 2.5% of attorneys in each state.

Stephen is admitted to the state and federal bars of North Carolina and South Carolina as well as the U.S. District Court and Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and is a member of the Bar Associations of North Carolina, South Carolina, New Hanover County, and Charleston County.

Stephen attended the Wake Forest University School of Law, where he served as Articles Editor of the Journal of Law & Policy, and received his undergraduate degree from Clemson University.

Zac Bolitho practices in the White Collar, Government Investigations, and Special Matters group at Cranfill Sumner LLP.  He represents companies and individuals in criminal prosecutions, government investigations, internal investigations, regulatory compliance matters, and constitutional litigation. Zac has a wealth of experience in these areas, having previously served in high-level positions at the U.S. Department of Justice.  More specifically, he was an Associate Deputy Attorney General and the Chief of Staff to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, as well as the U.S. Department of Justice's ex officio member of the U.S. Sentencing Commission.  Earlier in his career, Zac was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Tennessee where he prosecuted fraud, public corruption, and violent crime cases. 

In addition to his role at Cranfill Sumner, Zac is an Associate Professor of Law at Campbell University School of Law in Raleigh, North Carolina.  He has been voted “Professor of the Year” by the student body on three occasions and has received the Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award.  Zac began his legal career as a law clerk for Judge David W. McKeague of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Zac received his J.D., summa cum laude and Order of the Coif, from The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Mount Union where he was the top student in his graduating class.

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