March 15, 2013
Outstanding Alumna of the Year Award Luncheon
Speaker: Honoring Linda Pence, '74
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN
Contact: Beth Young, (317) 274-8036, email@example.com
You are cordially invited to the 14th Annual Outstanding Alumna of the Year luncheon.
RSVP to Beth Young at (317) 274-8036 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year's honoree, Linda L. Pence, is a practicing trial attorney who began her legal career with the U.S. Department of Justice in 1974. She has been recognized by her peers as one of the best lawyers in America (“The Best Lawyers in America,” Woodard/White, Inc.) and one of Indiana’s Top Fifty “Super Lawyers.” Chambers USA has included her in “America’s Leading Business Lawyers,” describing her as “fearsome,” a “terrific courtroom performer,” “quick on her feet,” and “effective with witnesses.” Martindale-Hubbell gives her its highest (AV) rating.
Over the last 36 years, Pence has gained extensive experience in the investigation, prosecution and defense of corporations and individuals in white collar criminal matters including mortgage and consumer fraud, environmental offenses, Medicare/Medicaid and health care fraud, kickback schemes, bribery, bid-rigging, embezzlement, official misconduct, RICO, insurance fraud, bank fraud, customs and currency violations, securities fraud, and other financial and business improprieties.
In addition to criminal litigation, she has handled a variety of complex civil and regulatory matters, including cases involving civil RICO, civil fraud, environmental clean-ups, insurance, banking, discrimination, intellectual property, patents, security enforcement proceedings, qui tam cases, franchises, and business disputes.
As a trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. for nine years (1974-1983), Ms. Pence handled complex civil and regulatory issues (price and allocation controls on petroleum, defense contract audits, housing discrimination claims) and white collar and criminal investigations and prosecutions. She was Chief, Special Projects Branch, and Deputy Chief, Government Fraud Section. She was responsible for supervising criminal investigative task forces in Florida and Puerto Rico probing mortgage fraud, boiler-rooms (telephone solicitation fraud schemes scamming investors), and health care fraud. While at the Justice Department, she received the Attorney General’s Special Commendation Award and Attorney’s Award from the Association of Federal Investigators (resulting from her supervision over a task force on mortgage fraud).