Arvada, CO | October 25-26, 2018 | The Arvada Center

Sean Clifford, Colorado Attorney General's Office
Sean Clifford is a career prosecutor who has been with the Colorado Attorney General’s Office since 2012. In his capacity as First Assistant Attorney General he supervises the Financial Fraud Unit of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office. The Unit employs both criminal investigators and prosecutors to investigate and prosecute insurance fraud and securities fraud throughout the state. In addition to supervision of the Unit, he is a member of a numerous committees and groups that target fraud and regularly works with the Colorado Legislature on issues pertaining to criminal justice. Sean Clifford is a frequent presenter at law enforcement academies as well as community and industry groups on issues relating to financial crimes.

Sean Clifford was previously a deputy district attorney with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office from 1999 to 2012. There he prosecuted a wide range of cases. Beginning in 2007, he was assigned to the Economic Crimes Unit specializing in complex financial and white collar crimes. On February 1, 2010, he was tasked with establishing the first elder abuse unit in the state of Colorado. He developed and supervised this unit until starting with the Attorney General’s Office.

Judy Smith, National Security Section,U.S. Attorney’s Office, Denver
Judy Smith is an Assistant United States Attorney in Colorado and Chief of the Colorado office’s Cybercrime and National Security Section where she supervises and prosecutes cyber, national security, and child exploitation cases. She has been a prosecutor for 15 years. Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ms. Smith clerked for the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, and worked at the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. While at the law firm, Judy handled complex commercial litigation disputes. She also served as a Deputy District Attorney in the Denver District Attorney’s Office. Ms. Smith received her bachelor and law degrees from the University of Colorado. She obtained her Master of Laws from Columbia Law School while teaching legal research, writing, and appellate advocacy there.

Hetal Doshi, Economic Crimes section, U.S. Attorney's Office, Denver
Hetal J. Doshi is an Assistant United States Attorney in the Economic Crimes section of the United States Attorney’s Office in Colorado. Her work primarily focuses on complex financial crimes, including crimes arising from the use of digital currency. Hetal also has experience with prosecution of a variety of violent crimes, including firearm and drug-related crimes. As an AUSA, Hetal successfully procured a financial penalty in excess of $5 billion in a Department of Justice investigation of an international investment bank’s sale of defective asset-backed securities. This is one of the largest civil penalties in the history of the Department of Justice. Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Hetal was in private practice where she litigated complex commercial matters, including white collar defense. Her private practice experience includes time at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in New York City, as well as Alston & Bird in Atlanta, and Faegre Baker Daniels in Denver. In private practice, she developed a broad range of expertise with particular emphasis on technology and financial services. She represented Silicon Valley start-ups in trade secret appropriations matters as well as large consumer products, financial services, insurance, and professional sports organizations in national class actions. She also advised companies being investigated by the Department of Justice for various crimes, including violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Hetal is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and Emory University. She was a management consultant specializing in business strategy for the communications and technology industry prior to attending law school.

Tonya Andrews, Asset Recovery Division, U.S. Attorney's Office, Denver
Tonya S. Andrews has been an Assistant United States Attorney since 2004. She started her career in the Asset Forfeiture Unit in Tampa, Florida for the Middle District of Florida. In 2008, she transferred to the Asset Forfeiture Unit here in the District of Colorado. In 2011, she became Chief of the Asset Recovery Division of the United States Attorney’s Office in the District of Colorado, overseeing the Asset Forfeiture Unit and Financial Litigation Unit. She has handled a variety of forfeiture and money laundering cases, including large drug cases, healthcare fraud cases, mortgage fraud cases, and cases involving complex financial schemes. She also participates on the Asset Forfeiture AUSA Working Group with the Money Laundering Asset Recovery Section. Ms. Andrews received her bachelor’s degree from Tulane University in Finance and Economics and her law degree from the University of Texas.

Joseph A. Buchholz Aspen Litigation Support, LLC
Joe has been working in the information technology arena since 2003. He has supported companies in their implementation of software, hardware, networks, network security, and programming. With his deep technology background and experience, Joe can handle all facets of pre-trial and trial support, including e-discovery, document management services, video editing, forensic social media and internet information capture, and trial presentation. Joe is certified by X1 Social Discovery as a Social Media Capture Expert. With this certification, Joe has the right tools and qualifications to help the litigation teamlay an appropriate foundation for the authenticity and admissibility of forensically captured evidence. With over 250 investigations in the past 2 years, Joe and the Aspen Litigation Support team have developed and use numerous tools that efficiently and effectively locate publicly available information that most investigators don’t find.

Special Agent Steve Beltz, NICB
Steve works for the National Insurance Crime Bureau, where he provides criminal investigative support and liaison for insurance SIU and law enforcement, covering Washington and Oregon. He is directly responsible for initiating and conducting investigations which result in the dismantlement of organized groups/rings, arrests of those involved, loss mitigations, and restitution. In the past, Steve has been in law enforcement directly or in support operations for over 30 years. His past assignments include computer and audio/video forensic work and data analysis for the Department of State and Department of Defense. Steve also served as Assistant Director of the federal, Recovery Operation Center in Washington DC performing “big data” analysis in support of fraud investigations against the federal government. Before that, Steve had been employed by the Washington State Patrol where he spent most of his career as a detective specializing in major crime scene investigations, computer forensics and criminal intelligence.

Wendy Walberg, Esq., Walberg Law
Ms. Walberg is the Managing Member of Walberg Allan and Chapter Counsel for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of IASIU. Ms. Walberg’s practice involves consulting with Insurance carriers concerning insurance coverage and claims handling issues. In that context she assists many carriers in their fraud prevention efforts by conducting examinations under oath and providing guidance and assistance in fraud investigation. Ms. Walberg has been a regular speaker for the IASIU Annual conference, the Colorado Defense Lawyers Annual Conference and for NBI Colorado CLE Providers. She is also a contributing author for the Colorado Lawyer, the official publication of the Colorado Bar Association. She has practiced in Colorado for 35 years.

Tracy Lechner, Esq., Law Offices of Tracy L Lechner, LLC
Tracy Lechner is a respected and highly sought after thought leader in media, technology, privacy and information security issues. She is also an acclaimed public speaker on topics such as privacy, GDPR, big data, location-based advertising, incident response planning, cyber liability, the Internet of Things, blockchain, and virtual currency.

Tracy opened her private practice - the Law Offices of Tracy L. Lechner, LLC - in 2018. Prior to opening her own practice, Tracy led a prominent national law firm's Cybersecurity, Technology Transactions, Licensing, Advanced Media and Privacy practice. Before entering private practice, Tracy served as Chief Privacy Officer, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Outfront Media, Inc. (NYSE: OUT) where she collaborated with business teams, senior management and internal and external counsel to identify and mitigate risk, drive awareness of ""best practices"" on privacy and data security issues, and develop strategic plans for the collection, use and sharing of data. Prior to joining Outfront Media, Tracy worked as a consultant for 24/7 Real Media, Inc., a WPP company, where she provided guidance and support to various internal departments in connection with the company's online advertising, privacy and data processing practices. There, Tracy was actively involved in industry self-regulatory efforts through the NAI, IAB and DAA, including implementation of the industry icon and enhanced consumer notice. Tracy has also previously served as Associate General Counsel and Director of Business Development for Titan Outdoor LLC (n/k/a Intersection Media LLC); and as a staff attorney in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (Michael Bloomberg administration).

Tracy is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (""IAPP"") and is accredited by IAPP as a Certified Information Privacy Professional in the United States (CIPP/US). She also serves as the co-chair of IAPP’s Denver/Boulder KnowledgeNet chapter and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in Colorado, Connecticut and New York.

Alison Coleman, Chief, Contractor Compliance Branch, Program Integrity Division and Supervisory Health Care Fraud Specialist, Defense Health Agency - TRICARE
Alison has an extensive background in health care fraud, compliance, and coding/auditing, and provider education. Ms. Coleman has a master’s degree from the University of Denver in Healthcare Policy and Regulatory Affairs. She has been working with the Military Health System since 2004 and was a systems analyst and coding expert for the Department of Defense's Electronic Health Record AHLTA and is currently a supervisory health care fraud specialist and chief of contract compliance for the Defense Health Agency's Program Integrity Division in support of the TRICARE program where she oversees the TRICARE contractors Program Integrity departments and contract compliance in addition to her role as a health care fraud specialist. She also teaches health information courses and holds her AHFI, CFE, CPC, CCS-P, CPCO, and CEMC credentials.

Tracy S. Smith, MS, KBRwyle-Data Analyst Team Lead Serving Defense Health Agency
Tracy S Smith, MS is a biostatistician with 15 years of experience in healthcare analysis. Prior to her contract position with KBRwyle serving the DHA Program Integrity Office as Data Analyst Team Lead, Ms. Smith was the Chief Biostatistician for the Department of Veterans Affairs National Surgery Office and the VA Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Ms. Smith specializes in methodology for adjustment of outcome rates based upon patients' clinical characteristics. Ms. Smith currently leads a team of analysts supporting DHA PI in routine and customized queries and reports.

Dan Pietragallo, Colorado Attorney General's Office
AAG Daniel Pietragallo is a long-time criminal prosecutor and currently serves as an Assistant Attorney General in the Financial Fraud Unit of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office. In that capacity, his responsibilities include investigating and prosecuting organized crime, securities fraud, and insurance fraud cases through the Statewide Grand Jury. Daniel also serves as the lead attorney in charge of cybersecurity and data privacy issues for the Attorney General, where he advises on issues related to policy, legislation, and best practices. He also serves as a member of the steering committee for the Colorado Electronic Crimes Task Force, where he works collaboratively with federal, state, and local law enforcement, academia, and private stakeholders to provide training and resources for cybersecurity. Daniel recently spearheaded an initiative to develop the first in-house mobile device forensic lab at the Attorney General’s Office. In 2000, Daniel earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan and in 2003 he earned his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Law. Prior to joining the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, Daniel worked for eight years as a violent crime prosecutor at the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Contact Details

2018 Annual COCFE Fraud Conference contact information:

ACFE Colorado Chapter 
PO BOX 280987
Denver, CO 80228
president@cocfe.org