LOUIS FREEEH: ABI LUNCHEON KEYNOTETicketed luncheon Tuesday, September 29 at 1:00 pm

Louis J. FreehLouis J. Freeh will deliver the keynote during the annual ABI luncheon at the 89th Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges annual gathering. He is currently a partner and immediate past chair of the executive committee of Pepper Hamilton LLP. Mr. Freeh has spent nearly 40 years in public life and service, beginning his legal career after graduating from law school at NYU Law School. His FBI career began in 1975 as a special agent in New York and later Washington, before returning to New York as chief of the Organized Crime Unit for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan. In 1991, he was named a judge in the Southern District of New York by President George H.W. Bush, then was named FBI director in 1993 by President Bill Clinton. While he was running the FBI (until 2001), the FBI was involved in a number of high-profile cases.

Following his FBI tenure, Mr. Freeh founded Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP, a Washington, D.C., law firm, and the consulting firm Freeh Group International Solutions, LLC, which handles a number of high-profile and sensitive investigations. Mr. Freeh is an advisor to Millennium Partners, LP and is also a board member of the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation and the Max Planck Florida Institute. In 2005, he published a book about his FBI career, My FBI: Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton, and Fighting the War on Terror. From 2006-13, Mr. Freeh was a member of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company board of directors and chaired its Governance Committee. In 2011, he was named the trustee in the MF Global case, the largest financial bankruptcy since Lehman Bros.