Feb. 27 program to explore public corruption's causes, consequences and remedies

Feb. 27 program to explore public corruption’s causes, consequences and remedies

“Exploring Public Corruption: Its Causes, Consequences and Remedies” is the topic of forum from 1 to 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Schulze Grand Atrium at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

The forum, free and open to the public, is the second in a series of Medtronic Business and Law Roundtables sponsored by the Center for Ethical Business Cultures, Medtronic and St. Thomas’ Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions, School of Law and Opus College of Business.

The forum’s keynote speakers are Rachel Paulose, U.S. attorney for the District of Minnesota, and Margaret Anderson Kelliher, speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives.

The event also includes panel discussion of recent public corruption cases in Minnesota by criminal defense attorneys and former prosecutors. Panelists include Minneapolis criminal defense lawyer Joseph Friedberg; Mark Larsen, an attorney with the Lindquist & Vennum law firm; Daniel Scott, a criminal defense lawyer with the Kelley & Wolter firm; and Michael Ward, manager of corporate investigation practice and business ethics at Target Corp.

The forum will conclude with a special presentation, “The Consequences of Public Corruption: An Insider’s View,” by Hank Shea, a former assistant U.S. attorney who last fall joined the St. Thomas law faculty as a distinguished senior fellow, and Richard Juliano, a felon and former deputy chief of staff for former Illinois Gov. George Ryan. Ryan, who retired from politics in 2003, was convicted of corruption charges in April 2006. This is the first public appearance for Juliano, who pled guilty to mail fraud in 2002 and later testified at trials of Ryan and his chief of staff, Scott Fawell.

A reception follows the forum. For reservations (due Wednesday, Feb. 21) or further info rmation, send e-mail to mail@cebcglobal.org. Minnesota CLE credits will be applied for.