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SABEWDC16 is chaired by Mark Hamrick, Washington bureau chief and senior economic analyst for Bankrate.com. The conference is co-chaired by Cory Schouten, Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University and SABEW vice president.

Attire for SABEWDC16 is business casual for working sessions and business attire for receptions and awards dinner.

Refund Policy Reminder - SABEW will refund 100 percent of an attendee’s registration remittance if e-mail notice of cancellation is received at sabew@sabew.org by 5 p.m. EDT Thursday May 5, 2016. A 50 percent refund will be granted if notice is received at sabew@sabew.org by 5 p.m. EDT Thursday May 12, 2016. No refunds will be issued after 5 p.m. EDT May 16, 2016.
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Friday, May 20 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Tracing Murky Shell Companies

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Most business journalists have run into reporting roadblocks thrown up by shell companies, which often are designed to shield owners and investors from public notice or scrutiny. But a handful of recent reporting projects are throwing light on the expanding practice. Learn tricks for outing the businesses and individuals behind shell companies in your market.

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Kevin G. Hall

Chief economics correspondent, McClatchy Newspapers
Kevin G. Hall is chief economics correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers, a post he’s held since 2005. He’s a 2010 Pulitzer finalist and Loeb Award winner for reporting on Wall Street and the financial crisis. From 1999 to 2005 Hall was Knight Ridder’s Brazil-based South America bureau chief, and won the Sigma Delta Chi for Best Foreign Correspondence in 2004.

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Jack Blum

Attorney at law
Jack Blum is a Washington lawyer who is an expert on white-collar financial crime and international tax evasion. He spent fourteen years as a staff attorney with the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. | | Blum played a central role in the Lockheed Aircraft bribery investigation of the 1970's – which led to the passage of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – and in the investigation of the Bank of... Read More →
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Mark Hays

Senior advisor, Global Witness
Mark Hays is senior advisor for Global Witness, a non-profit campaigning organization that seek to expose and break the links between natural resource exploitation, corruption and conflict. Mark works specifically on Global Witness’ campaign advocating for beneficial ownership transparency in the U.S. and around the world. | | For nearly 15 years, Mark has conducted advocacy, research and campaign development for a wide range of... Read More →
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Matthew Kish

Staff reporter, Portland Business Journal
Kish covers footwear, apparel, banking and finance for the Portland Business Journal. Last year he published a blockbuster story called “The Shell Game” culminating a 3-year investigation into shell-corporation “mills” that have set up shop in Oregon. Kish is a six-time winner of SABEW awards. He also teaches journalism at the University of Portland.