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The Converse community is invited for a free professional development and networking event on March 8. Converse’s 4th annual President’s Leadership Forum will host international legal counsel, renowned prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, and former White House counsel Karen A. Popp for a presentation and fireside chat moderated by Converse President Krista L. Newkirk On March 8 at 7 pm in Twichell Auditorium.
The event will be live-streamed beginning at 7:00 p.m. on March 8 from Twichell Auditorium at the Zimmerli Performance Center. In-person attendance is limited and COVID-19 protocols, including mask-wearing and physical distancing, will be observed. The event will also be live-streamed via Zoom and recorded for those who wish to attend the event virtually. Attendance is free but reservations are required for both in-person and virtual attendance.
Karen Popp is the Global Co-Chair of Sidley Austin’s White Collar: Government Litigation and Investigations group. She specializes in high-stakes matters with legal, political, and public relations components, such as global internal investigations, defense against U.S. Department of Justice, and SEC Enforcement investigations, Congressional investigations, OIG and State Attorney General actions, corporate compliance, and litigation. Popp previously served as Associate White House Counsel to President Clinton, a lawyer in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice, and an Assistant U.S. Attorney in New York where she prosecuted five high-profile mafia family cases, including the Gambino, Luchese, Colombo, Genovese, and Bonanno families. A frequent speaker at national conferences and before various other groups, Popp has provided legal commentary on CNN, Fox News, and NPR, and served as a consultant on the television show The West Wing.