Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Cost: Free to Attend
The University of Maryland will virtually host a world class panel of experts who will discuss the anticipated increase of white collar crime and financial fraud surrounding the likely fallout from the aftermath of COVID-19. History gives us some clues on what we can expect over the next 18 months, and our panelists will discuss the types of pressures these crises create and the red flags and indicators we might see in the near-term signaling the risk of white collar crime, regulatory offenses and other fraud, waste and abuse.
Over the past three decades, we have experienced several extraordinary black swan events including Black Monday - the stock market crash of 1987, the Persian Gulf War, the Dot-Com Bubble, 9/11, the financial crisis of 2008 which included the collapse of Bear Sterns, Lehman Brothers, Freddie Mac and FNMA (among others) as well as Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, and now, the current COVID-19 pandemic. These major events and the resulting financial market turmoil have traditionally been harbingers of an increase in white collar crime and fraud. These events and recent issues like the PPP, class action lawsuits, the defrauding of consumers, investors and government, price gouging, stockpiling and other related fraud will be discussed by our renowned panelists.
Read about our panelists and register to join virtually for what will prove to be an insightful and dynamic discussion. Following your registration, you will receive an email that will provide the Zoom details and link to join the event. Questions for the panelists will be accepted from event attendees both in advance of the event via rsawyer3 [at] umd.edu and during the event. This event is free to attend