Speaking Engagements

18 Oct Michael is speaking on Prosecutorial Fallibility and Accountability

Nov 7, 2017
4-6PM
Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute
Featuring Rob Cary, Partner at Williams & Connolly, and author of Not Guilty: The Unlawful Prosecution of U.S. Senator Ted StevensHoward Root, Former CEO, Vascular Solutions, and author of Cardiac Arrest: Five Heart-Stopping Years as a CEO on the Feds’ Hit-List; and Michael J. Daugherty, Founder and president, LabMD, and author of The Devil Inside the Beltway: The Shocking Exposé of the U.S. Government’s Surveillance and Overreach into Cybersecurity, Medicine and Small Business; moderated by Clark Neily, Vice President for Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.

Prosecutors and other government lawyers who enforce our nation’s laws wield vast power and exercise tremendous discretion with little oversight or accountability. For example, more than 95 percent of criminal convictions are now obtained through plea bargaining instead of jury trials. As a result, citizen participation in our criminal justice system has effectively been eliminated and with it much of the oversight that the Constitution’s framers intended. Even when cases do go to trial, it is possible — and, some have argued, disturbingly common — for prosecutors to further tilt the playing field in their favor by failing to disclose potentially exculpatory evidence, influencing witnesses with threats or inducements, and manipulating juries with improper arguments. Unfortunately, when government lawyers do commit misconduct, it is extremely rare for them to be punished or indeed even publicly identified. Finally, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that prosecutors are absolutely immune from civil lawsuits, even for willful violations of people’s rights, such as deliberately prosecuting someone they know to be innocent and suborning perjury to obtain an unjust conviction.

As a result, two important questions arise: (1) Are the existing checks on prosecutorial misconduct strong enough to ensure fairness in criminal and regulatory proceedings; and (2) are Americans well-served by our current system of near-zero accountability for prosecutors and other government lawyers? Our panelists have written powerful and often deeply shocking books about their firsthand experiences with that system and the damage it does to the cause of justice.

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07 Jul LabMD v. FTC: A David Against Goliath Story

Location:
Federalist Society Teleforum Conference Call

Featured Speakers:
Justin (Gus) Hurwitz
Michael Daugherty

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Mike Daugherty was the CEO of LabMD, a medical testing lab put out of business by the FTC. He has spent most of the last decade defending his company against charges that it had deficient cybersecurity practices. The early years of this battle are recorded in his book, “The Devil Inside the Beltway”. In so doing, he has become the only litigant to challenge the basic authority that underlies more than 200 enforcement actions relating to cybersecurity and online privacy that the FTC has brought over the past 15 years. Every one of the 200+ litigants before him – including some of the largest companies in the world – have settled with the FTC, creating an unquestioned and untested belief that the FTC has broad authority to regulate in these areas.Following oral arguments last month before a panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, it seems entirely possible that Mike, a David against the FTC’s Goliath, is going to prevail. In so doing, he may well topple key pillars of the FTC’s cybersecurity and online privacy edifice.Mike’s story, however, is about far more than cybersecurity. It is about the owner of a small company who had the audacity to stand up to the administrative state, to tell the emperors of a federal agency that they had no clothes, and to stand on principle, refusing to accept a settlement offer to make the charges that he believed were baseless go away. His story is remarkable because it tells us what it takes to fight an administrative agency. 

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Featuring: 

  • Michael J. Daugherty, Founder, President and CEO, LabMD
  • Gus Hurwitz, Assistant Professor of Law, Nebraska College of Law
Agenda:

Call begins at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Must be registered to participate and must be a Federalist Society to register.

 

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22 Mar Michael Interviewed on the TV show – The Heat

Trump under fire – FBI Investigation

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Since taking office in January, U.S. President Trump has not been able to shake off one particular controversial issue – allegations that his presidential campaign had ties to Russia.

 

FBI Director James Comey testifies“The FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. And that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with
the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts.”

-FBI Director, James Comey

Meanwhile the Trump Administration is pushing back saying there was no collusion or secret cooperation. Here’s the White House Press Secretary.

 

“Over and over again, to the dismay of everyone of you guys, is that when the people who have been briefed by the FBI about collusion between individuals, the answer continues to be ‘no’, and at some point take no for an answer. When these people, both sides of the aisle, Obama appointees, elected Democrats, elected Sean Spicer Press SecretaryRepublicans, say ‘no evidence suggest it’, at some point it’s not just about me, it’s about you. Take no for an answer, and realize that the people – while you can have an investigation – it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to jump to the conclusion that ‘aha, it must be about the collusion between those two things’.”

-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer

 

To discuss what’s at stake with these new revelations and how the Trump administration is moving forward:

  • Michael Daugherty, a cyber security expert and Donald Trump supporter. He’s also the author of “The Devil Inside the Beltway”
  • Alexander Nekrassov, a former Kremlin advisor and political analyst
  • Liling Tan, correspondent for CGTN and covers the United Nations
  • Alberto Avendano, the Washington Bureau Chief and White House correspondent at the National Association of Hispanic Publications
The Heat: Trump under fire – FBI Investigation Pt 1

The Heat: Trump under fire – FBI Investigation Pt 1

Since taking office in January, U.S. President Trump has not been able to shake off one particular controversial issue – allegations that his presidential campaign had ties to Russia. Meanwhile the Trump Administration is pushing back saying there was no collusion or secret cooperation. Here’s the White House Press Secretary. To discuss what’s at stake with these new revelations and how the Trump administration is moving forward: Michael Daugherty, a cyber security expert and Donald Trump supporter. He’s also the author of “The Devil Inside the Beltway.” Alexander Nekrassov, a former Kremlin advisor and political analyst. Liling Tan, correspondent for CGTN and covers the United Nations. Alberto Avendano, the Washington Bureau Chief and White House correspondent at the National Association of Hispanic Publications.

The Heat: Trump under fire – FBI Investigation Pt 2

The Heat: Trump under fire – FBI Investigation Pt 2

 

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15 Sep Michael is speaking at 2016 Global CISO Executive Summit, October 17 – 19, 2016

Join Michael as well as an impressive selection of speakers on Oct 17-19 at Skytop Lodge, Skytop PA for the informative 3 day event.

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Michael’s Topic: Secret Law

It’s human nature to root for the underdog, but in real life, the little guy tends to lose big fights.

Michael Daugherty wants to flip that paradigm on its head. In 2008, Daugherty’s company LabMD was alerted to an alleged data leak of patient information. The incident would eventually turn into a full-on battle with the Federal Trade Commission that could permanently impact the role and scope of government in private sector data security.

Most would have given up in the face of these odds — but Daugherty fights on, and plans to appeal the FTC’s July 2016 ruling. Explore the implications of the FTC’s actions and the potential lasting ramifications on every industry.

For more information and to join Michael, RSVP now!

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01 Sep CEO Clubs Luncheon Talk with Guest Speaker Former NY Governor David Paterson

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Date: Thursday September 16th from 9AM till 2PM

Location: The 3 West Club, 3 West 51st Street, New York, NY 10019

The Administrative State can be tedious and difficult to understand, and when deciphered is often considered intentionally void of due process and fair notice. Michael J. Daugherty, CEO of LabMD, will expose the powers and behaviors of the Federal Trade Commission via his riveting story about his going battle with the FTC. The FTC has finally placed their cards on the table. Their verdict: If you have data that is exposed or vulnerable, but not hacked or breached, and without a single victim, you are violating the FTC Act. Mike will illustrate how far the FTC will go when challenged. Now landing at the US Court of Appeals, this landmark case is destined for the Supreme Court and will impact organizations large and small.

To join Michael and the other guests, learn more and register on line at CEO Clubs

Speakers:

Keynote Speaker: 

Former Governor of New York Honorable David A. Paterson

David Alexander Paterson became the 55th Governor of The State of New York on March 17, 2008. In his first address as Governor, he spoke about the challenges facing New York, and his plans to build a better and brighter future for all citizens. He was ahead of the national curve in predicting and acting on the State’s fiscal downturn.

Governor Paterson recently joined Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated as a Director/Investments with the Moldaver, Paterson, Lee and Chrebet Group- one of the firm’s top teams- based in New York City.

As Governor, during his 2008 inaugural address, Governor Paterson foretold of an impending national fiscal crisis and collapse, displaying prescience as the first American public official at any level to issue such an alarm. The Governor’s decision to address the country’s economic woes originated with his public statements regarding a potential deflationary spiral and misuse of credit default swaps and reckless home mortgage policies.  Ironically, this forecast compelled New York’s Legislature to specially convene in August 2008.  This session resulted in reducing the state’s deficit by $2 billion, as well as diminishing further devastating financial upheaval, and thereby ensured that New York State’s credit rating was never downgraded during his term.

CEO Clubs of America is excited to have Former Governor David Paterson as our Keynote Speaker for you today.

Mid-day Speaker:

John Mattone: Lessons in Leadership, Talent and Culture

Subtitle: Learn from the World’s #1 Authority on Leadership & Former Coach to Steve Jobs

Feature: 3 Best-Selling Books

LeadershipTalent and Culture are the foundation steps from which successful organizations are built – however, most struggle to create an environment in which employees can be fulfilled, very effective in their work, and really unleash their full potential. What exactly is it that makes some organizations achieve and sustain breakthrough success, while others struggle to reinvent and transform to meet ever-changing demands and challenges?

Based on years of research and advising CEOs and senior leadership teams from small and medium-sized as well as large companies, John Mattone argues that the highest performing organizations both embrace and execute 6 critical steps to achieving positive transformation, but transforming culture always begins with leaders who are both willing and able to “think big“ and be bold while maintaining a heavy dose of “humility”.

In this dynamic workshop, John Mattone talks about the essence of what is meant by the “vulnerability decision”  as well as the other critical steps that must be executed in order for your organization to effectively accelerate its own reinvention in terms of leadership, culture, talent and superior business results.

Morning Speaker:

Michael J. Daugherty, is Founder, President, and CEO of LabMD,a cancer detection laboratory based in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as the author of the book The Devil Inside the Beltway. Because of his work, Mike has testified before the House of Representatives House Oversight Committee and regularly keynotes in front of healthcare, law, business and technology audience educating them on what to expect when the Federal Government investigates you. He holds a BA in Economics from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, regularly blogs at MichaelDaughtry.com, is Senior Writer for CyberDefense Magazine, and sits on the board of Snoopwall, a privacy company based in Nashua, New Hampshire. He is also a pilot and resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Administrative State can be tedious and difficult to understand, and when deciphered is often considered intentionally void of due process and fair notice. Michael J. Daugherty, CEO of LabMD, will expose the powers and behaviors of the Federal Trade Commission via his riveting story about his going battle with the FTC. The FTC has finally placed their cards on the table. Their verdict: If you have data that is exposed or vulnerable, but not hacked or breached, and without a single victim, you are violating the FTC Act. Mike will illustrate how far the FTC will go when challenged. Now landing at the US Court of Appeals, this landmark case is destined for the Supreme Court and will impact organizations large and small.

ABOUT STEVE GOLDSTEIN Steve Goldstein is a proven leader who has held executive positions with leading global brands, such as American Express (Chairman and CEO of American Express Bank), Sears (President of Sears Credit), and Citigroup, as well as several early-stage enterprises. He currently works in the private equity industry as a Senior Advisor with the consulting and advisory firm Alvarez & Marsal, serves as Chairman of US Auto Sales, serves as a Senior Advisor to Milestone Partners and an Industrial Advisor to EQT Partners (a global private equity firm based in Stockholm). He has also advised CEOs and private equity owners providing counsel on performance improvement with their companies in addition to acquisitions and merger integration opportunities. He has served on numerous boards, such as: American Express Bank, Jafra Cosmetics, Union Bancaire Privée, Pay-O-Matic and Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC. Steve has been an investor, advisor, and interim CEO for more than 10 venture backed e-commerce companies. Steve holds a Bachelor’s degree from City University of NYC, and an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business. He lives in NYC. For more, visit www.sdgoldstein.com

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