Fraud in the Bull Market

UC Berkeley hosted an intimate discussion in San Francisco of the critical issues, technologies, and policies that drive financial fraud around the world.

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In partnership with Pacific Square Research and Kynikos Associates. 

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Agenda and Speaker Bios

Jim Chanos’s Powerpoint Presentation


Program Topics Include:

    Keynote Conversations– Intimate conversations with
    Jim Chanos (famed short seller and founder of Kynikos
    Associates), Diana Henriques (author of The
of Lies), and Tom Wright (author of Billion Dollar Whale).

    Screening of The Inventor– Private screening of the
    upcoming HBO documentary The Inventor (on
    Theranos and founder Elizabeth Holmes). We will
    also be joined by John Carreyrou, author of Bad Blood

    Defining and Investigating Fraud– An exploration of 
    the tools of today and tomorrow and how experts are
    using new strategies to define and uncover fraud.

    Fraud and the Media – Leading voices from media,
    academia, and industry explore the public coverage of
    financial fraud. 


Featured participants include:

  • Emily Alexander, partner, TAFS
  • Carson Block, founder, Muddy Waters Research
  • Roddy Boyd, founder, Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation
  • John Carreyrou, author, Bad Blood
  • Jim Chanos, president and founder, Kynikos Associates
  • Jesse Eisinger, senior reporter, ProPublica
  • Herb Greenberg, managing partner, Pacific Square Research
  • Diana Henriques, author, The Wizard of Lies
  • Robert Jackson, commissioner, Securities Exchange Commission
  • Michele Johnson, partner, Latham & Watkins
  • Jules Kroll, founder, Kroll Inc.
  • Linette Lopez, reporter, Business Insider
  • Omeed Malik, founder and CEO, Farvahar Partners
  • Francine McKenna, reporter, MarketWatch
  • Bethany McLean, author, The Smartest Guys in the Room
  • Frank Partnoy, faculty, University of California, Berkeley
  • Martin Stapleton, partner, Gladstone Management 
  • Lynn Turner, former SEC chief accountant
  • Alexandra Wrage, President and CEO, TRACE International
  • Tom Wright, WSJ, co-author of Billion Dollar Whale
  • Rupert Younger, director, Oxford University

Thank you to our generous co-sponsors for making this event possible:


Farvahar Partners K2 Intelligence Kynikos Associates Latham & Watkins Pacific Square Research        Pacific Square Research

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd             









Program Details


The one-day program will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the Delancey Street Foundation:

600 Embarcadero,
San Francisco, CA 94107

Who should apply

Finance professionals and attorneys who want to explore the latest issues, technologies, and policies driving financial fraud around the world.


The program fee is $750 per person with a pre-sale of $500 until March 10, 2019. Proceeds will be used by UC Berkeley to build a new institute for the study of financial fraud. Discounts will also be available for alumni and scholarships are available for students.

Please contact for more information.


Space is limited, so we encourage you to register early.

MCLE Credit

California MCLE credit will be offered.  

More MCLE information available here.