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.

Recently Released Report

Material Indifference CoverOn November 17, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, NACDL officially released its latest report, Material Indifference: How Courts Are Impeding Fair Disclosure in Criminal Cases, a major study produced jointly with the VERITAS Initiative at Santa Clara Law School. Complete copies of the report, executive summary, and fact sheet are available at www.nacdl.org/discoveryreform/materialindifference. C-SPAN3's video coverage of the launch event is available here.

CLE Programs


Join NACDL in beautiful San Diego for the 5th Annual West Coast White Collar Conference, where our focus is on pure substance, the hottest topics, and offering our attendees the best faculty in the practice of white collar defense, while also providing great networking events and activities. This year's conference will be held by the water in San Diego, CA, at the luxurious Paradise Point Resort & Spa, June 18-19, 2015. To register, click here!

News Of Interest

"US Sentencing Commission votes to amend fraud guidelines (but not really "fix" that much)," Sentencing Law and Policy Blog, April 9, 2015.

"U.S. Weighs Whether to Act or Wait on Insider Trading," The New York Times, April 6, 2015.

"Trade Secret Theft and the Rise of the Private Right of Action," New York Law Journal, April 6, 2015.

"Silver and Menendez: How Strong Are the Government's Cases?," New York Law Journal, April 6, 2015.

"Judge Allows SEC Insider-Trading Suit to Proceed," The Wall Street Journal, April 6, 2015.

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