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Otterbein Graduate Symposium Explores Madoff Ponzi Scheme

September 23, 2013

Westerville, OH—The Graduate School at Otterbein University will present a Graduate Symposium on “The Madoff Ponzi Scheme: Strategy and Case Management of History’s Largest, Most Complex Financial Fraud,” with a reception at 6 p.m. and lecture at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, in room 112 of Towers Hall, 1 S. Grove St. A question and answer session will follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about The Graduate School or the Graduate Symposium, visit www.otterbein.edu/graduate or call (614) 823-3210.

Guest speaker Catherine E. Woltering has unique insight into the historic financial fraud case as a current member of the court-appointed counsel from the law firm of BakerHostetler to the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee, Irving H. Picard, for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS). BakerHostetler attorneys have served in this role since 2008. They are responsible for the legal strategy and case management of the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS), unraveling, deconstructing and litigating one of the largest and most complex financial frauds in U.S. history—Bernard L. Madoff’s decades-long Ponzi scheme.

The Madoff Recovery Initiative is a multifaceted legal challenge that requires deep, thorough investigations of global banking practices, financial instruments and feeder fund machinations, among countless other issues surrounding this complex financial fraud.

Woltering focuses her practice on commercial, white collar and securities litigation, with experience in alternative dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Kenyon College and juris doctorate at the Michael E Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University. For more information about Woltering or BakerHostetler, visit www.bakerlaw.com.

The Graduate School Symposium Series provokes new thought, stimulates engaging conversations, and promotes collaborations through talks on varied tops of interest. Topic areas range from education, health care, change management, technology innovations, commerce, creative arts, and social justice. The Graduate School Symposium Series facilitates the exchange of ideas and knowledge among faculty, graduate students and the public.

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