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With nearly 5,000 federal criminal offenses, and hundreds of thousands of regulations that can be punished criminally, the power of the federal prosecutor has never been stronger. Many of these offenses are vague on their face, others can be stretched beyond recognition, and nearly all are connected to the ever-increasing Sentencing Guidelines. Prosecutors are armed with broad charging discretion, draconian asset forfeiture authority, and discovery rules that consistently favor the government. For those accused of white collar crime, this is their reality.
It is for all these reasons that, eleven years ago, NACDL’s Defending the White Collar Case: In And Out of Court Seminar was created. Each year the white collar defense bar gathers to learn from each other, to improve their skills, and to ensure they are well-positioned to provide their clients the best defense possible. The power of prosecutors is great, but this defense revival meeting is even greater.
Designed by defense attorneys for defense attorneys, NACDL’s Defending the White Collar Case Seminar is the nation’s premiere white collar CLE. This year’s program will examine the biggest developments and hottest topics in white collar law such as cybercrime, public corruption, and forfeiture. It will also offer critical trial skill-building techniques and will offer strategies for combatting prosecutorial gamesmanship. Attendees will exchange ideas over networking lunches and have the chance to participate in a defense-minded Town Hall that will close out the program. And, as always, this unique program will provide the defense bar an open and receptive forum to share our experiences with each other.
This year’s program will be held in conjunction with the NACDL Fall
Board Meeting at the Fordham Law School in New York City on October 22-24, 2015.
CLE Credits NACDL is an accredited provider of CLE in all states requiring mandatory CLE Training. NACDL will apply for at least 13.5 credit hours including 2.5 ethics in every state requiring pre-approval. Approved hours for each state will be identified at the seminar. Some states, IL, GA, NC, NE, PA, TX and UT require additional fees by the attendee in order to receive credit.