1 The Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and The Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association proudly present The Twenty-Fourth Annual National Seminar on the FEDERAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES Criminal Justice Section May 27-29, 2015 Wednesday - Friday Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, St. Petersburg, Florida
2 The Twenty-Fourth Annual National Seminar on the FEDERAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES Wednesday Friday May 27-29, 2015 WEDNESDAY MAY 27, 2015 Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club St. Petersburg, FL 2:00-5:00 p.m. UNITED STATES SENTENCING GUIDELINES BASIC TRAINING PLENARY SESSION L. Russell Burress Principal Training Advisor Office of Education and Sentencing Practice United States Sentencing Commission Washington, DC Pamela G. Montgomery, Esq. Director and Chief Counsel for Training Office of Education and Sentencing Practice United States Sentencing Commission Washington, DC Cathy A. Battistelli Former Deputy Chief United States Probation Officer Concord, NH
3 THURSDAY MAY 28, :30-8:15 a.m. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION 8:15 a.m. WELCOMING REMARKS Mark P. Rankin, Esq. Shutts & Bowen LLP Lisa Wayne, Esq. Law Office of Lisa Wayne Former President of NACDL Denver, CO 8:30-10:00 a.m. FEDERAL SENTENCING: VIEW FROM THE BENCH PLENARY SESSION Honorable Frederic Block Eastern District of New York Honorable John Gleeson Eastern District of New York Honorable Kimberly J. Mueller Eastern District of California Honorable Mark W. Bennett Northern District of Iowa James E. Felman, Esq. Kynes, Markman & Felman, P.A. 10:00-10:15 a.m. COFFEE BREAK Sponsored by Foley & Lardner LLP
4 THURSDAY (continued) MAY 28, :15-11:45 a.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS A. FRAUD/THEFT OFFENSES I B. FIREARMS OFFENSES Brandi F. Walkowiak, Esq. Director of Professional Services Advanced Discovery Detroit, MI Morris Sandy Weinberg, Jr., Esq. Zuckerman Spaeder LLP Thomas N. Palermo, Esq. United States Attorney s Office Ernest Dixon Managing Director, CPA; CFF Berkeley Research Group, LLC Phoenix, AZ Janet Zuk Senior United States Probation Office Sentencing Guidelines Specialist Fort Myers, FL JaneAnne Murray, Esq. Murray Law LLC Minneapolis, MN Carlton Gammons, Esq. Assistant United States Attorney Jenny L. Devine, Esq. Assistant Federal Public Defender Ross H. Garber, Esq. Shipman & Goodwin LLP Washington, DC 12:00-1:45 p.m. LUNCH ON YOUR OWN 1:45-3:15 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS A. HEALTHCARE FRAUD B. NARCOTICS OFFENSES I Erik R. Matheney, Esq. Shutts & Bowen LLP Jacqueline M. Arango, Esq. Akerman LLP Miami, FL Matthew J. Mueller, Esq. Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Luria United States Probation Officer A.J. Kramer, Esq. Federal Public Defender District of Columbia Shauna S. Hale, Esq. Assistant United States Attorney Ramon de la Cabada, Esq. Law Office of Ramon de la Cabada, PA Miami, FL Marci A. Gilligan, Esq. Ridley McGreevy & Winocur, P.C. Denver, CO
5 THURSDAY (continued) MAY 28, :15-3:30 p.m. COFFEE BREAK Sponsored by Gray-Robinson Brian Bieber and Joel Hirschhorn 3:30-5:00 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS A. PLEA BARGAINING B. CHILD PORN / SEX OFFENSES Roscoe C. Howard, Jr., Esq. Andrews Kurth LLP Washington, D.C. A. Lee Bentley, III, Esq. United States Attorney Marjorie J. Peerce, Esq. Ballard Spahr LLP New York, NY Marissa Goldberg, Esq. The Findling Law Firm P.C. Atlanta, GA Joshua Blakely United States Probation Officer Brian M. Klebba, Esq. Assistant United States Attorney Eastern District of Louisiana Latour LT Lafferty, Esq. Holland & Knight LLP Adam B. Allen, Esq. Assistant Federal Public Defender 5:30-7:00 p.m. COCKTAIL RECEPTION Please Join Us For Cocktails After Today s Sessions Tonight s Reception is Sponsored by Berkeley Research Group
6 FRIDAY MAY 29, :30-8:15 a.m. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 8:30-10:00 a.m. UPDATE ON FEDERAL SENTENCING LAW: SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE, AND LEGISLATION PLENARY SESSION Jonathan Wroblewski, Esq. United States Department of Justice Washington, DC Ex-Officio Member, United States Sentencing Commission Amy Baron-Evans Sentencing Resource Counsel, Federal Public and Community Defenders Boston, MA Vanessa Chen Democratic Counsel, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives Miami, FL Benji McMurray, Esq. Special Counsel U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Senator Mike Lee Ed Suarez, Esq. The Suarez Law Firm 10:00-10:15 a.m. COFFEE BREAK Sponsored by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP 10:15-11:45 a.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS A. BUREAU OF PRISONS Alicia J. Vasquez, Esq. Federal Bureau of Prisons Grand Prairie, TX Todd A. Bussert, Esq. Frost Bussert LLC New Haven, CT Sarah Fulton Hutchins, Esq. Parker Poe Charlotte, NC B. RELEVANT CONDUCT & CRIMINAL HISTORY Bonnie Mosley United States Probation Officer Western District of Michigan Jennifer N. Coffin, Esq. Sentencing Resource Counsel Nashville, TN Dianne Santana United States Probation Officer Riley H. Ross, III, Esq. Ross Legal Practice Philadelphia, PA.
7 FRIDAY (continued) MAY 29, :00-1:30 p.m. DEPARTURES & VARIANCES PLENARY SESSION Lunch provided and sponsored by Shutts & Bowen LLP Donna L. Elm, Esq. Federal Public Defender Honorable Clark Waddoups District of Utah Nancy Gertner Senior Lecturer on Law Harvard Law School Former Lisa M. Wayne, Esq. Law Office of Lisa Wayne Denver, CO 1:45-3:15 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS A. FRAUD/THEFT OFFENSES II LOSS AND RESTITUTION Michael P. Matthews, Esq. Foley & Lardner LLP Gabriel Colwell, Esq. Squire Patton Boggs Los Angeles, CA J. Mark Abernathy, Managing Director Berkeley Research Group Brian H. Bieber, Esq. Gray Robinson, PA Miami, FL B. NARCOTICS OFFENSES II Tony A. Haber, P.A. Law Offices of Tony A. Haber, P.A. Coral Gables, FL Honorable Clark Waddoups District of Utah Stacie B. Harris, Esq. Assistant United States Attorney Stephen M. Crawford, Esq. Attorney of Law
8 REGISTRATION TWENTY-FOURTH ANNUAL NATIONAL SEMINAR ON THE FEDERAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES May 27-29, 2015 Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, St. Petersburg, FL Hotel Reservations: (800) HOTELS-1 or (800) ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW AVAILABLE You may register online at or complete and mail the registration form below. Online registrations will be subject to the same date restrictions as mail-in registrations. CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ARE ACCEPTED WITH ONLINE REGISTRATIONS ONLY. Tuition for all GOVERNMENT attendees is $359 if postmarked on or before April 18, 2015; $399 if postmarked on April 30, 2015, or later. Tuition for all NON-GOVERNMENT attendees is $499 if postmarked on or before April 30, 2015; $549 if postmarked after April 30, PROBATION OFFICER FEDERAL DEFENDER US ATTORNEY OTHER I will attend the optional INTRODUCTORY SESSION on May 27, 2015, at no additional charge. NAME: DISTRICT/TITLE: COMPANY: ADDRESS: PHONE: PLEASE CHECK HERE IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE NACDL (Members receive a $50 discount) If registering by mail, please complete and mail this registration form with your check and/or purchase order to REGISTER for the seminar. CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED WITH MAIL-IN REGISTRATIONS. If paying with a purchase order, please fax the purchase order and registration form to: Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, c/o Mark Rankin, Shutts & Bowen LLP, 4301 W. Boy Scout Boulevard, Suite 300, 33607, fax (813) If paying with check, please mail the registration form and check to: Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, c/o Mark Rankin, Shutts & Bowen LLP, 4301 W. Boy Scout Boulevard, Suite 300, Please make checks payable to the TAMPA BAY CHAPTER OF THE FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION.
9 TWENTY-FOURTH ANNUAL NATIONAL FEDERAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES SEMINAR SEMINAR CANCELLATION POLICY In the event you need to cancel your registration, there will be a full refund if a written request is received prior to April 21, There will be a $100 service charge if the written request is received between April 22 - April 30, THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS AFTER April 30, Substitutions may be made at any time and must be received in writing. Please send your written request for cancellation or substitution to Mark Rankin, c/o Shutts & Bowen LLP, 4301 W. Boy Scout Boulevard, Suite 300, MCLE INFORMATION The ABA directly applies for and ordinarily receives CLE credit for ABA programs in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MN, MS, MO, MT, NH, NM, NV, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, VI, WA, WI, and WV. These states sometimes do not approve a program for credit before the program occurs. This course is expected to qualify for 14.5 CLE credit hours in 60-minute states, and 17.4 credit hours in 50-minute states. This transitional program is approved for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys in NY. Attorneys may be eligible to receive CLE credit through reciprocity or attorney self-submission in other states. For more information about CLE accreditation in your state, visit or contact Limited scholarships are available for this program. For more information please contact
10 TO ORDER COURSE MATERIALS ONLY Check here to order Course Materials ONLY. Please complete the form below and mail to the address below with your check or purchase order in the amount of $85. NAME: DISTRICT/TITLE: COMPANY: ADDRESS: PHONE: Whether you are registering to attend the seminar or purchasing course materials, please detach and complete the appropriate form. Mail the completed form along with your check or purchase order to: Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, c/o Mark Rankin, Shutts & Bowen LLP, 4301 W. Boy Scout Boulevard, Suite 300, All registrations and orders for course materials must be accompanied by a check or purchase order. WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS. Please make checks payable to the TAMPA BAY CHAPTER OF THE FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION. If you require additional information, please contact Linda Walter, c/o Shutts & Bowen LLP, 4301 W. Boy Scout Boulevard, Suite 300, 33607, (813) or by at