September 2012 Boardroom Lunch


September 2012 Boardroom Lunch
The South Florida Chapter held its fourth Boardroom Lunch of the summer on September 13, 2012. The lunch featured Wifredo “Willy” Ferrer, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. Mr. Ferrer provided an overview of the Office’s responsibilities and organizational structure and explained the most prominent types of cases local federal prosecutors are currently handling, including healthcare fraud, tax-refund fraud, human trafficking, and international narcotics. Responding to a wide variety of questions from attendees, Mr. Ferrer, who has been the U.S. Attorney for two years, discussed topics ranging from regional cooperation to combat Latin American “bandas criminales” and community outreach efforts to settlement authority in civil cases and fielding communications from Members of Congress and federal judges. The lunch was held at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the King Federal Building in downtown Miami.