NACDL - 2019 White Collar Seminar & Fall Board Meeting

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2019 White Collar Seminar & Fall Board Meeting

Westin DC City Center,Washington,DC - CLE Credits: 13.3 General/1.4 Ethics

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Program Summary:

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, 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, fifteen 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.


The program agenda and faculty are subject to change.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
3:00-6:00 pm Early Registration & Exhibits
6:00 pm

Welcoming Reception
Location: El Centro D.F. (1819 14th Street NW)

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Thursday, October 24, 2019
7:45 am

Registration, Exhibits & Continental Breakfast

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8:45 am Welcoming Remarks – NACDL President Nina Ginsberg (Alexandria, VA) & Program Chairs 
9:00 am Mulling the Mueller Report – Lessons for Prosecutors and Defense Counsel – 
MODERATOR: Abbe David Lowell, Winston & Strawn LLP (Washington, DC)
PANELISTS: Alan Futerfas, The Law Offices of Alan S. Futerfas (New York, NY), Carol Leonnig, Washington Post (Washington, DC); Jane Raskin, Raskin & Raskin Attorneys at Law (Coral Gables, FL)
10:15 am An Ounce of Prevention, A Pound of Cure: Compliance & Internal Investigations  – 
MODERATOR: Steven Reich, Deutsche Bank (New York, NY)
PANELISTS: Denis Chemla, Allen & Overy (Paris, FR), Tracy High, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP (New York, NY); Paul Shechtman, Bracewell LLP (New York, NY); Mary Jo White, Debevoise & Plimpton (New York, NY)
11:30 am

Exhibits, Networking & Refreshment Break

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11:50 am Sentencing: From Both Sides of the Bench  – 
MODERATOR: Hon. Nancy Gertner (ret.), Harvard Law School (Cambridge, MA)
PANELISTS: Roland G. Riopelle, Sercarz & Riopelle, LLP (New York, NY); Hon. Emmet Sullivan, U.S. District Court (Washington, DC); Hon. Amy Totenberg, U.S. District Court (Atlanta, GA), Andrew Wise, Miller & Chevalier (Washington, DC)
1:05 pm

Keynote Luncheon
Speaker: Doug Jones, United States Senator for Alabama

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2:40 pm The Legal World is Flat Too: FCPA, Sanctions, FARA, and AML  – 
MODERATOR: Gloria Salcedo Padula, Millicom International Services, LLC (Miami, FL)
PANELISTS: Juan M. Masini, Masini Global Group (San Juan, PR); Timothy O'Toole, Miller & Chevalier (Washington, DC); Ignacio Sanchez, DLA Piper (Washington, DC/Miami, FL)
4:00 pm The Matrix is Here: Cybercrime & Regulatory Enforcement  – 
MODERATOR: Barry Pollack, Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP (Washington, DC)
PANELISTS: Eric Dubelier, Reed Smith LLP (Washington, DC); Jeremy Glickman, Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau and Investigation Division, Manhattan DA (New York, NY); Brian Levine, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, Criminal Division, DOJ (Washington, DC), Kimberly Kiefer Peretti, Alston & Bird (Washington, DC)
5:30 pm Adjourn for the day
6:00 pm

Networking Reception - Location: Bobby Van's, 809 15th St., NW

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Friday, October 25, 2019
7:30 am

Registration, Exhibits & Continental Breakfast

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8:10 am Morning Announcements - CLE Program Chairs
8:20 am Let's Be Careful Out There: Changing Ethics for Criminal Defense Lawyers  – 
MODERATOR: William (Bill) W. Taylor, III, Zuckerman Spaeder LLP (Washington, DC)
PANELISTS: Ellen Brotman, BrotmanLaw (Philadelphia, PA); Kathleen Clark, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (St. Louis, MO); Michael Frisch, Georgetown University Law Center (Washington, DC); Michael Heiskell, Johnson, Vaughn & Heiskell (Fort Worth, TX)
9:00 am

NACDL Committee Meetings Throughout the Day (Please pick-up a detailed schedule at the NACDL registration desk)

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9:45 am Recent Trials and What They Teach  – 
MODERATOR: Gerald (Gerry) H. Goldstein, Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr (San Antonio, TX)
PANELISTS: Thomas (Tom) Melsheimer, Winston & Strawn LLP (Dallas, TX); Melanie Morgan, Morgan Pilate LLC (Kansas City, MO); Susan Necheles, Hafetz Necheles (New York, NY); Cynthia Hujar Orr, Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr (San Antonio, TX)
11:00 am

Exhibits, Networking & Refreshment Break

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11:20 am Off Ramps from the Prosecution Highway: Directions for Successful Plea Bargaining  – 
MODERATOR: Lilly Ann Sanchez, The L-S Firm (Miami, FL)
PANELISTS: Susan Bozorgi, Bozorgi Law PLLC (Miami, FL); John Libby, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLC (Los Angeles, CA); Caroline Mehta, Zuckerman Spaeder (Washington, DC); Patrick (Pat) Smith, Smith Villazor (New York, NY); Howard Srebnick, Black Srebnick Kornspan Stumpf (Miami FL)
12:40 pm

Lunch Break- Grab a colleague and enjoy networking and business development during lunch on your own

2:15 pm The Supreme Court: What Has Changed and What Has Not  – Thomas Goldstein, Goldstein & Russell PC (Bethesda, MD) and Sarah Harrington, Goldstein & Russell PC (Bethesda, MD)
3:35 pm The Avenatti Case: How to Handle and Defend a Highly Visible Client  – 
MODERATOR: Gerald Lefcourt, Gerald B. Lefcourt PC (New York, NY)
PANELISTS: Susan Brune, Brune Law PC (New York, NY); Jon Jeffress, KaiserDillon PLLC (Washington, DC); Scott Srebnick, Scott A. Srebnick, P.A. (Miami, FL); Lisa Wayne, Law Office of Lisa M. Wayne (Denver, CO)
5:00 pm Seminar Adjourns 
Saturday, October 26, 2019
7:30 am Exhibits
8:00 am NACDL Committee Meetings (Please pick-up a detailed schedule at the NACDL registration desk)
9:00 am NACDL Fall Board of Directors Meeting
1:00 pm Enjoy DC!


CLE Information

NACDL is an accredited provider of CLE in all states requiring mandatory CLE Training. NACDL will apply for at least 13 general credit hours in every state requiring pre-approval. Approved hours for each state will be identified at the seminar. Some states, IL, GA, NC, NE, NM, PA, TX and UT require additional fees by the attendee in order to receive credit.


Westin DC City Center
1400 M St NW
Washington, DC 20005

Phone Reservations: 202-429-1700 
Online reservations 
Group rate: $279 + tax (Expires Wednesday, October 2, 2019) 
Please mention "NACDL 2019 Fall Seminar" to receive the applicable discount rate.
Rooms/discounted group rates are not guaranteed if the block has been filled prior to the cut-off date.

Advantage Rental Car: NACDL members receive 10% off the already low published internet rates – this discount is valid throughout the country, all year without blackouts! Please call 800-777-5500 and mention discount code:CD031B828F or book online by clicking here.

Questions? Contact Director of Events Akvile Athanason at or call (202) 872-8600 x630. 

Sponsorship and Exhibits

For information on exhibiting or sponsorships, please contact NACDL's Sales and Marketing Manager Jason Petty at or call (202) 465-7637.

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Based on need, scholarships are available to NACDL members for up to 50% off the standard seminar fee of $709. Approved recipients are responsible for the remainder of the tuition fee, which is $355  (all other expenses are not included). The reduced scholarship fee includes seminar tuition, admission to all evening social events, and downloadable seminar materials. Travel, hotel, and other costs are not included.
To Apply: Prepare and e-mail or fax a letter of no more than two pages explaining the reason why you believe you should receive the grant grant to: NACDL Director of Events Akvile Athanason, at - or fax it to 202-872-8690. All applications must be submitted before registering for the seminar and received by September 26, 2019. NACDL MEMBERSHIP AND RESERVATION AT THE HOST HOTEL ARE REQUIRED TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR NEEDS-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS. 


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Members of NACDL enjoy exclusive registration rates for our seminars along with all the benefits from joining.

Registration Fees
NACDL Members: Regular, Life, and Sustaining Members $709
Non Members (includes 1 year membership)  $1,028
Law Firm Groups of 4 or more PDs (must register at the same time; 1 payment; no changes or cancellations allowed) $609
ALL State & Federal Public Defenders $459
ALL DC, MD, VA Lawyers (Residents Only) $659
Paralegals / Legal Assistants $459
Non-Attendee, Guest Events Only $150
Non-Attendee Materials / Audio Recordings
Course Materials Only $150
Audio Recording of Seminar & Course Materials $350

Code of Conduct

NACDL endeavors to foster a working, learning, and social environment free of harassment, discrimination, intimidation, and insult. To that end, NACDL has adopted a Code of Conduct for Affiliated Persons that applies to all attendees and participants of any kind at all NACDL sponsored events.

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