MBA's Accounting & Financial Management Conference 2019

Session Detail

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The schedule below is subject to change.

Note: Meeting rooms may change. Please refer to the MBA Events mobile app, available in both the App Store and Google Play, on-site for final locations.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

  • General Session: Fighting Fraud and Protecting your Bottom Line

    Location: Marina Ballroom E


    Benjamin B. Wagner, Partner-in-Charge, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP

    General Session,

    Residential Track,

    CREF Track

    Fraud is a key business risk for all real estate finance firms.  While fraud has been a concern for years, changes in cyber and other fraud techniques are making the risks harder to spot and potentially more impactful.  Hear about the latest trends in fraud and how mortgage and commercial/multifamily real estate finance companies are responding.


    Benjamin B. Wagner, Partner-in-Charge, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP

    Benjamin B. Wagner is the Partner-in-Charge of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's Palo Alto office. He is a member of the firm's White Collar Defense and Investigations, False Claims Act, FCPA, and Cybersecurity Practice Groups. Mr. Wagner is a Chambers-ranked attorney in White Collar Crime and Investigations, and is listed in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America® for white collar criminal defense. He is an experienced trial and appellate attorney, having tried 18 felony criminal cases in federal court, and argued over a dozen times before the Ninth Circuit and the Fifth Circuit.

    Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Wagner served as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California from November 2009 through April 2016. Appointed by President Obama, he oversaw the district’s three offices and 175 employees. During his tenure, he was appointed to the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, and served as co-chair of the White Collar Crime Subcommittee. For five years he co-chaired a national multi-agency mortgage fraud working group.  Before his appointment as U.S. Attorney, he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and as a supervising AUSA for 17 years, handling investigations, trials and appeals in a wide variety of criminal matters.

    He earned his Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law, and received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College.

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