NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

Solve the Problem: Avoid the Crisis!

June 8, 2016
Charlotte, NC



Solve the Problem:  Avoid the Crisis!


What do the US attorney who investigated Saddam Hussein and prosecuted the mayor of Charlotte, a longtime defense attorney who has focused on complex white collar litigation, and a Grant Thornton partner who leads their Forensic and Valuation Services Practice have in common?  They have seen most of the problems boards face with internal issues and dealt with many which became external crises.  Bring your experiences, perspectives and questions to join the experts and benefit from the collective knowledge that will help you when the time is right.  Investigations happen; it is how they are handled that makes all the difference!!

Location and Time


Wake Forest University Charlotte Center
200 N. College St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

5:30pm - 6:00pm Networking

6:00pm - 7:30pm Program

Speaker Spotlight


Claire Rauscher

Claire Rauscher brings more than 25 years of courtroom experience to Womble Carlyle’s White Collar Criminal Defense team. Claire focuses her practice on complex white collar litigation, and has represented clients in all phases of state and federal proceedings, including pre-indictment investigations, grand jury practice and criminal trials. Her experience includes handling matters and trials involving: • Securities fraud • Investment fraud • Bank fraud • Mortgage fraud • Health care fraud • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act • False Claims Act matters • Qui Tam (whistleblower) defense • Title IX investigations • Campaign Finance Violations • Environmental Crimes • Antitrust violations • Money laundering and other complex federal crimes. In addition to her litigation experience, Claire conducts corporate internal investigations and assists clients in developing and implementing compliance programs. She also counsels clients in responding to subpoenas, search warrants and other white collar inquiries. Several of her most difficult matters have been resolved favorably without charges or publicity. Before joining Womble Carlyle, Claire served as the first Executive Director of the Federal Defenders of Western North Carolina where she managed the 32-person office and provided representation to defendants in the criminal courts of the United States District Court of the Western District of North Carolina.

Erik Lioy

Erik is a Grant Thornton LLP Partner and serves as the Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) Practice Leader for the Mid-South Territory and is a member of the FVS National Leadership Team. He also co-chairs the Construction Advisory Services Section within FVS. Erik earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Duquesne University and his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified in Financial Forensics, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Construction Auditor and Certified Global Management Accountant. Recognized locally and nationally, he has served as an expert witness, arbitrator, court-appointed expert and led complex investigations. Recent assignments include providing expert testimony regarding damages in business disputes, serving as an independent monitor in connection with one of the nation’s top-5 mortgage servicer’s compliance with a consent order, leading financial investigations for public and private companies and serving as a neutral arbitrator in complex business disputes. His dedication to the profession was recently recognized when he was awarded the Dr. D. Larry Crumbley Award for Outstanding Service by Pfeiffer University. In addition, Erik serves on the advisory board for the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, University of New Haven. Erik is also very active in his community and has served on a number of boards of not for profits that serve the children of the greater Charlotte Mecklenburg community. He is currently serving on the board of MeckEd which works to ensure the children in Mecklenburg County have access to an excellent public education.

Anne Tompkins

Anne M. Tompkins is a partner in the firm's White Collar Defense and Investigations Group, resident in the Charlotte, N.C. and Washington, D.C. offices. She has extensive experience in crisis management, internal investigations, and enforcement matters across a variety of industries, including financial services, telecommunications, pharmaceutical/healthcare, and government contracting. Anne was the United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina from April 2010 to March 2015. She served on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, which acts on behalf of all of the other U.S. Attorneys in providing advice and counsel to the Attorney General. Anne was appointed Co-Chair of the Civil Rights Subcommittee and was an active member of the Health Care Fraud and White Collar Crime Subcommittees, giving her insight into the priorities and decision-making processes at the highest levels of the Department of Justice. Prior to her recent service as U.S. Attorney, Anne was a partner in the white collar defense practice of a national law firm. In her over 20 years’ experience in government and private practice, Anne has tried more than 30 cases to verdict, and successfully represented clients in among other matters, investigations involving the mortgage practices of a national homebuilder, Medicare reimbursements to a cardiac care hospital, and anti-kickback and reimbursement compliance at a national dialysis services provider. In addition, she has represented individuals in criminal investigations, including securities fraud, public corruption, and off-label marketing. Anne also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of North Carolina, during which time she was detailed for eight months to the Regime Crimes Liaison Office in Baghdad, Iraq, where she assisted the Iraqi Special Tribunal investigation into international humanitarian crimes committed by members of the regime of Saddam Hussein. Anne was an adjunct professor at the Charlotte School of Law, teaching Criminal Procedure and White Collar Crime. She received her law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law. She received a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.



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