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2021 White Collar Seminar & Fall Board Meeting

Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC - 13.5 Credits/1.0 Ethics Credit

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NACDL's 16th White Collar Seminar and Fall Board Meeting will be held on October 6-9, 2021 at Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.

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, sixteen 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 6, 2021
3:00-6:00 pm Early Registration & Exhibit Hall Open
Thursday, October 7, 2021
7:45 am

Registration & Exhibits & Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by:

8:30 am Welcoming Remarks – NACDL President Martín Sabelli & Program Chairs
8:45 am COVID-19: Impact and Ongoing Issues
10:05 am Enforcement Priorities of the Biden Administration
11:15 am

Refreshment & Exhibitor Break

Sponsored by:

11:30 am Digital Searches: 4th Amendment Issues with Device and Account Searches
12:40 pm Lunch break on your own
2:00 pm Judicial Panel: Sentencing, Restitution, and Forfeiture
3:15 pm Plea Bargaining and Bail
4:25 pm

Exhibits, Networking & Refreshment Break

Sponsored by:

4:35 pm Ethical Issues in Discovery: Brady, Misconduct, Taint Teams, and Document Dumps
5:45 pm Adjourn for the day
7:00 pm NACDL Foundation for Criminal Justice Annual Gala - Ticketed event

Friday, October 8, 2021
7:30 am Registration, Exhibits & Continental Breakfast
8:20 am Morning Announcements – Program Chairs
8:30 am International Issues: FCPA, Extradition, Trade and Sanctions
9:00 am NACDL Committee Meetings Throughout the Day (please pick up a detailed schedule at the NACDL registration desk)
9:50 am Supreme Court Update: Review of this Term's Criminal Docket
11:00 am Exhibits, Networking & Refreshment Break
11:20 am Jury Trial Skills: Jury Selection, Questionnaires, Focus Groups, and the Impact of COVID-19
12:30 pm

Luncheon Presentation

Sponsored by:

2:00 pm The Impact of Supreme Court Decisions and their Progeny on White Collar Prosecutions
3:30 pm Keynote Address
5:00 pm Seminar Adjourns
Saturday, October 9, 2021
7:30 am Exhibit Hall Open
9:30 am NACDL Fall Board of Director's Meeting (All are welcome to attend)
1:00 pm Enjoy DC!


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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, and UT require additional fees by the attendee in order to receive credit.


Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert St NW
Washington, DC 20008

Phone Reservations: 1-800-843-6664
Online Reservations: NACDL 2021 White Collar Seminar
Group rate: $240 + tax  (Expires Wednesday, September 15, 2021)
Rooms/discounted group rates are not guaranteed if the block has been filled prior to the cut-off date. Please mention "NACDL 2021 White Collar Fall Seminar" to receive applicable discount rate. 

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.

Sponsor/Exhibit Prospectus

NACDL would like to thank the following sponsors, exhibitors, and affinity partners for their support and contributions:

Exclusive PLATINUM, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Sponsors:

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Events Sponsors:

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Luncheon Sponsor:

Thursday Breakfast & Breaks Sponsor:

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Conference At-A-Glance Agenda Sponsor:

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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 (must register at the same time; 1 payment; no changes or cancellations allowed). To register a group, please visit: $609
ALL State & Federal Public Defenders $459
ALL DC, MD, VA Lawyers (Residents Only) $659
Paralegals / Legal Assistants $449
1-Day Rate (Thursday or Friday) $549
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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