White Collar

wcc-in-jail_smallNACDL’s White Collar Crime Policy Department is on the front lines right now combating new and unnecessary criminal legislation and pushing for meaningful criminal justice reform. Our advocacy focuses primarily on the problems of overcriminalization, vicarious corporate criminal liability, and disproportionate and insufficiently flexible sentencing, among others. In support of this effort, NACDL serves as a leader in a politically diverse coalition of bar, non-profit and business groups who advocate for a sound and just criminal justice system.

Developing resources and education opportunities for the white collar criminal defense bar is also a top priority. Through cutting edge white collar CLE programs, an active white collar crime discussion community, and service on the white collar defense committee, we bring together the best-informed criminal defense attorneys to share information and strategy. Exclusive for NACDL Members, we maintain a briefs and motions bank dealing specifically with white collar crime and recently developed a filings bank devoted to post-Skilling honest services fraud cases. The department frequently conducts and publishes cutting-edge policy analysis on emerging issues in white collar enforcement.

This main page serves as a blueprint for the White Collar Crime Policy Department’s work. Extensive information about our initiatives and links to all of our tools can be found on the following pages.

Upcoming Event

The Foundation for Criminal Justice, NACDL, the VERITAS Initiative, and the Santa Clara University School of Law invite you to the official November 17 (12:30 pm) release of a new report "MATERIAL INDIFFERENCE: How Courts Are Impeding Fair Disclosure in Criminal Cases" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, featuring The Honorable Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Former Deputy Attorney General David W. Ogden. RSVP Required. For more information, click here.

CLE Programs

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The NACDL White Collar Criminal Defense College at Stetson will be held at Stetson University College of Law March 12-15, 2015. WCCDC is a “boot-camp” program for practitioners wishing to gain key advocacy skills and learn substantive white collar law. The program will cover client retention, investigation in a white collar case, handling searches and grand jury subpoenas, and dealing with parallel proceedings. For more information, click here.

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