As part of the FBI’s Strategic Partnership Academic Alliance initiative, Assistant U.S. Attorney William Mackie will provide an overview of the Dr. Reece Roth case and keys to an effective compliance program.
Mr. Mackie will provide an overview of how academic or private sector research and development projects can exist successfully with the limits of U.S. export control laws using a case study of the prosecution and conviction of AGT, a defense contractor, and Dr. Reece Roth, a University of Tennessee professor, for export control violations. The keys to an effective compliance program and a mutually beneficial partnership with U.S. government research program will be highlighted.
About Mr. Mackie
Assistant U.S. Attorney William Mackie is a career prosecutor who has been with the Department of Justice for over fifteen years after starting out in private litigation practice in Atlanta and Washington DC. He is a graduate of Duke University Law School and Washington & Lee University. He started with the Department of Justice as a trial attorney in DC working on bank, tax and government program fraud cases. Later, he was appointed as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Florida and subsequently transferred to his current position as an AUSA in Knoxville, TN.
During his time at DOJ, Mr. Mackie’s work focused primarily on white collar crimes, public corruption, organized crime, tax evasion and money laundering. Over the past five years, Mr. Mackie’s work has focused on national security related cases, including domestic and international terrorism, material support matters and weapons related export control cases.