Don Stern Joins Affiliated Monitors

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Affiliated Monitors, Inc., NAFUSA’s newest sponsor, has announced the addition of NAFUSA President Elect Donald K. Stern, former United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts and former Chief Legal Counsel to Governor Michael S. Dukakis, as Managing Director, Corporate Monitoring and Consulting Services, effective May 1, 2013.  In this new role, Stern will oversee the company’s corporate monitoring programs across a spectrum of industries:  healthcare, financial services, environmental and others.  He will continue his law work on internal investigations, white collar defense and  commercial litigation at business litigation boutique Yurko, Salvesen & Remz, P.C. (YSR), where he has become Of Counsel to the firm.

Affiliated Monitors, based in Boston, has joined NAFUSA as a 2013 sponsor at the $5000 level. It is the first company of its kind to provide businesses and government agencies with independent, proactive and remedial solutions to specific regulatory and contractual issues.

Stern has most recently been senior counsel in the litigation department and a member of the Boston office of Cooley LLP.  His practice focused on internal investigations, white collar defense work and business litigation.  He represented companies and individuals in complex civil, criminal and regulatory matters as well as clients in grand jury and civil enforcement investigations involving allegations of securities fraud, healthcare fraud, foreign corrupt practices, political corruption, insurance fraud and antitrust violations.

In addition to serving as the  U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts,1993-2001,  Stern served as the chief legal counsel to Governor Michael S. Dukakis.  He advised the governor on a range of legal and policy issues and was a liaison between state and federal criminal justice agencies and the state judiciary.  He also spent seven years as an Assistant Attorney General under Massachusetts Attorney General Francis X. Bellotti, where he held several positions, including Chief of the Government Bureau.

He is currently co-chair of the American Bar Association/Department of Justice White Collar Liaison Committee, and a liaison to the American Bar Association’s Task Force on Corporate Monitors.  He was an advisor to President Barack Obama’s transition team for the Justice Department. He will become president of NAFUSA at the fall conference in Washington.

Stern was on the faculty of Boston College Law School, where he directed the civil and criminal law clinics.  More recently he taught the popular Government Lawyer course at Harvard Law School. He received his  J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He received an honorary LL.D. from the New England School of Law in 1997.  He is an Executive Fellow at the Bentley University Center for Business Ethics.

Affiliated Monitors, founded in 2004, is the first company in the country to focus on providing top quality, independent monitoring services across a wide range of regulated industries and professions.  It provides businesses and government agencies with independent, proactive and remedial solutions to specific regulatory and contractual issues. The website for more information is

Yurko, Salvesen & Remz, P.C. is a boutique business litigation law firm based in Boston that was founded in 1995. YSR helps clients in a broad range of industries to resolve complex business disputes in areas including real estate, securities, shareholder and partner disputes, professional and fiduciary liability matters, business transactions and contract disputes, and employment litigation. It serves corporations and other business organizations of all sizes, investors, business executives, officers, directors, law firms, partnerships, and lenders, as well as non-profit organizations.