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Produced in cooperation with the Stein Center for Law and Ethics, this year’s program returns to Fordham Law School in New York City on October 21-24, 2015, and will be held in conjunction with the NACDL Fall Board Meeting.
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. And, as always, this unique program will provide the defense bar an open and receptive forum to share our experiences with each other.
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.
Things to See and Do
From ballet and biking to fashion shows and film festivals, New York City is the place to see and do everything. Fordham Law School neighborhood is one of Manhattan's Upper West Side neighborhoods that is particularly rich in history, culture, and urban life. Find out more the sites and events below and choose what best suits your interest.
See New York City attractions at a great price: Save on admissions to some of New York City's most iconic attractions with New York CityPASS, New York Explorer Pass or Downtown Culture Pass. Each offers a different experience, but all give you substantial savings.
Lincoln Center is one of the cornerstones of New York City’s culture, consisting of a campus of 11 organizations focused on music, dance and theatre. Together, they bring thousands of performances to life each year. Stop by to see a concert or a play, or take a guided tour of Lincoln Center’s many impressive theaters.
Located on the border of Central Park on Museum Mile, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world. With nearly two million works of art spanning more than 5,000 years, The Met presents the best of human creativity from around the globe. From the splendors of ancient Egypt, to the spectacular New American Wing, to the Met's beloved Impressionist paintings, a world of great art awaits you at NYC's largest museum and most-visited attraction. The collection and all special exhibitions are included with recommended admission. Plus, enjoy dining, the audio guide and shopping at The Met Store.
One of New York City's most breathtaking and celebrated attractions, Central Park is a must-see for anyone visiting the five boroughs. Whether experienced during a fresh snowfall in the winter, the spectacular floral blossoms in spring, the steamy days of summer or the gorgeous, leaf-turning months of fall, Central Park is a sight to behold.
Housed in one of the most iconic buildings in New York, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s collection is filled with prized pieces, including works from Picasso, Kandinsky and Miró. The Guggenheim always presents interesting and innovative exhibitions, and the museum’s layout is like no other, as visitors experience the artwork along a huge ramp that spirals up around the entire interior of the cylindrical building.
The American Museum of Natural History is a New York icon. Packed with exhibitions representing people and animals throughout the ages, the museum also has a planetarium and an IMAX theater, as well as special visiting exhibitions and plenty of places to eat and shop. The dinosaur wing is a must-see, and if you have time, lie down under the life-size model of a blue whale in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life.
Broadway, with its spectacular shows and flashy lights, is as synonymous with New York as the city’s skyline. Between the hot new shows and the established favorites you can be certain you will find the show for you.
Many of the City's biggest events recur annually, offering a chance to experience them again and again, year after year. October is a busy month in NY and the event list below will help you determine which of NYC's big annual events will be occurring during your stay:
Village Halloween Parade
The Village Halloween Parade had humble beginnings back in 1973, as neighborhood children in the West Village walked from house to house with their friends. Over the years it’s become a massive party with wildly costumed characters, puppets, bands, dancers and about 2 million spectators. Don’t let the crowd scare you off—this is a lively NYC tradition you won’t want to miss.
Open House New York
From towering skyscrapers to cozy brownstones, New York’s edifices provide much of the City’s character. A celebration of that architecture and design, Open House New York (OHNY) weekend includes free tours of buildings and sites—many of which are normally closed to the public.
CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival
The CMJ Festival has always cut out the middleman and brought the music industry (and more recently, the film industry) directly to its fans, from the newest media platforms to the most vibrant live performances at New York City's top venues. Odds are, next year's need-to-know bands and films will be here, so don't miss the chance to take a peek in the crystal ball this October.
New Yorker Festival
Occurring annually for 15 years, the New Yorker Festival is a thinking-man's All-Star Game of sorts—a three-day event that brings together the premier talents and top minds from politics, the arts, journalism, television and everything in between. Past panels and special guests have included Salman Rushdie, Stephen Colbert, Mindy Kaling, Elmore Leonard, Matt Groening, Sherman Alexie and Lena Dunham. The fest's lineup and schedule is unveiled in September.
New York Comic-Con/Anime Festival
With geek culture having established an undeniable influence over mainstream entertainment, Comic-Con is gaining more and more ground. With the NY Anime Fest alliance still in effect, expect to see costumed cosplayers. They'll provide plenty to gawk at, even if you don't hit the fest's many booths, panels and screenings.
Columbus Day Parade
The annual Columbus Day Parade honors more than just its eponymous explorer and the corresponding holiday itself. With fantastic floats and musical performances, this Fifth Avenue spectacle is a celebration of the bond between Italian-Americans and their city—a sentiment shared by New Yorkers of all backgrounds who've also flocked to the Columbus Day Parade for a bit of Monday revelry and camaraderie.