Conference on White Collar Crime
FBA and SCACDL Conference on White Collar Crime
Friday, October 11, 2019
The Palmetto Club 1231 Sumter Street Columbia, SC 29201
7 hours of CLE credit, of which 1 hour is Ethics
Limited Seating $250.00 Regular Registration Fee: $175.00 SCACDL & FBA Members, Government Attorneys & Employees.
8:45- 9:00 — Introduction and General Remarks. Seminar Moderator Elizabeth Franklin-Best will introduce the faculty and topics for the program
9:00- 10:00 — A Birds Eye View from the Government. Jason Peavy, of the US Attorney’s Office, will discuss enforcement priorities in the district, with a brief update on on-going white-collar cases throughout South Carolina.
10:00- 11:00 — Updates on Issues of Asset Forfeiture, Restitution, and Appellate Waiver Issues. David Smith, an expert in this field will update participants as to the latest developments on these issues throughout the country.
11:15- 12:15 — How to Behave Oneself When Representing White Collar Criminal Defendants. John Nichols of the South Carolina Office of Disciplinary Counsel will discuss ethical issues that often arise in these prosecutions, including the use of social media, privacy, and confidentiality considerations.
12:15- 12:30 — Luncheon Buffet
12:30- 1:30 — The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives. Jesse Eisinger, a journalist with ProPublica and author of The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives, will discuss contemporary issues relating to the Department of Justices’ enforcement priorities.
1:30- 2:30— Lessons from the Trenches: Anatomy of a White-Collar Trial. Debbie Barbier and Mark Moore will discuss their recent victory in a two-week Medicaid Fraud trial in Florence County with focus on discovery issues.
2:45-3:45 — Practitioners’ Panel: Plea Bargaining and Negotiation Strategies. Criminal defense lawyers Beattie Ashmore, Dan Leonardi, and John Delgado, and federal prosecutors Dewayne Pearson and Alyssa Richardson will discuss issues related to the successful resolution of cases without the need for a trial.
3:45- 4:45 — Judges’ Panel: Sentencing Issues and Bond Considerations for White-Collar Defendants. District Court Judges J. Michelle Childs, Mary G. Lewis, and Terry L. Wooten, and Magistrate Judges Kevin McDonald and Mary Gordon Baker will discuss these, and other topics that uniquely pertain to white-collar cases.
4:45—5:00 Closing Remarks