NACDL's White Collar Summer Series: "A Conversation With Abbe David Lowell"
This unique one hour program with prominent defense attorney Abbe D.
Lowell discusses lessons learned from his defense of John Edwards, and
other prominent politicians, and explores the overcriminalization
implications of such prosecutions. Click here to watch!
Podcast: Andrew Wise & James Copland on Honest Services and the Ring Prosecution
Andrew Wise, leading D.C. defense attorney at Miller Chevalier and James Copland, director of the Center for Legal Policy at the Manhattan Institute, discuss the 'Honest Services' Fraud Statute and Wise's defense of Kevin Ring, a former lobbyist who was involved in the Jack Abramoff Indian lobbying scandal. Click here for the audio!
Public Corruption Hill Staffer Training: Have You Committed a Felony Today?
criminal laws present a labyrinth that is difficult for staffers to
navigate in order to stay on the right side of the law. On October 7,
2011, NACDL and the Heritage Foundation co-hosted a training on Capitol
Hill to address this very issue. This panel of experts explores the
pitfalls facing Hill staffers in federal criminal law and shares
insights on what staffers can do to avoid being prosecuted for how they
do their job. For anyone working on or around Capitol Hill, this
must-see program will help you answer that critical question: Have you committed a felony today? Click here for the video!
Programs on Skilling v. U.S. Decision
On July 14, 2010, NACDL and the ABA Criminal Justice
Section White Collar Crime Committee Public Corruption Subcommittee
co-sponsored: Judgment Day: The Supreme Court Rules On Honest Services Fraud
- Understanding the Outcome and Its Ramifications. This program,
which is the first installment of NACDL's 2010 White Collar Summer Series,
examined the Supreme Court's much anticipated ruling in Skilling v. United
States, and the ramifications it will have on public corruption prosecution
The panel was moderated by Ross H. Garber of Shipman & Goodwin LLP, and
included Abbe David Lowell (McDermott Will & Emery), Timothy P. O'Toole
(Miller & Chevalier), Ellen S. Podgor (Stetson University College of Law),
and Cynthia Hujar Orr (President of NACDL).
Legislating Chaos: Has Congress Made Playing Hooky a Federal Crime?
An NACDL and Heritage Foundation jointly-sponsored program recorded on
December 7, 2009, featuring Timothy P. O’Toole of Miller & Chevalier
(Counsel for Defendant, United States v. Kevin Ring), John D.
Cline of Jones Day (Amicus counsel for NACDL, Skilling v. United
States), Thomas A. Hagemann of Gardere Wynne Sewell (Counsel for
Defendant, United States v. Brown et. al.) and moderated by Shana–Tara Regon, Director of White Collar Crime Policy for NACDL.
Honest Services Fraud before the Supreme Court: What to Expect and What is at Stake
An NACDL and Washington Legal Foundation jointly-sponsored program
recorded on December 2, 2009, featuring Jonathan Marcus of Covington
& Burling (Amicus counsel for NACDL, Conrad Black v. United States),
Richard Craig Smith of Fulbright & Jaworski (former Acting Chief
and Principal Deputy Chief for Litigation, DOJ Fraud Section), Brady
Dugan of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld (former Asst. U.S. Attorney,
DOJ Antitrust Division), and moderated by the Honorable Richard
Thornburgh of K&L Gates (former United States Attorney General).