1 Faculty Biographies Program Chairs Gerald H. Goldstein Goldstein, Goldstein and Hilley (San Antonio, TX) Gerald "Gerry" Harris Goldstein is a nationally known and respected defense lawyer and Past President of both the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He has served as amicus curiae for NACDL in many high profile cases, including CNN v. Manuel Noriega and Joe Does v. United States, arguing that lawyers should not be required to disclose the identity of cash paying clients on IRS forms. His forceful Congressional testimony during the 1996 House Waco hearings is credited with helping to turn the tide against further suppression of citizens rights in America. More recently, he represented Dr. Al Badr Al Hazmi, a fifth year radiology resident in San Antonio who was arrested on September 12, Subsequently, Goldstein testified before Congress on his client s request to speak with counsel. Gerry is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Texas Lawyer's Legal Legends, has been profiled in numerous publications, has served as an adjunct professor of law at University of Texas School of Law in Austin and at St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, and is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is also Board Certified in Criminal Law. In his role as an adjunct professor, Gerry teaches a course titled: Advanced Criminal Law (Defense of a Complex Federal Prosecution). Other topics/seminar papers that Gerry speaks about are: 2008 Supreme Court Update; Crawford & the Current State of the Hearsay Rule; Crossing the Double Crosser; Federal Appeals What will the next 50 years look like?; Hot New Trends from the Supremes; Motions to Suppress; Notable Recent and Pending Federal and TX Crim Cases; Tenth Circuit Standards of Review. He has received the following honors and awards: Best Lawyers in America, 1987 Present; Texas Monthly Texas Super Lawyers; Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers; Top 50 Central and West Texas Region Super Lawyers, Criminal Defense: White Collar, ; Scene in SA Monthly San Antonio's Best Attorneys, San Antonio Law, Top Ten Lawyers, ; Texas Lawyer Legal Legends, 100 Best Lawyers over Last 100 years (100 Year Anniversary of State Bar of Texas), 2000; Fellow, State Bar Foundation, 1976 Present; Recipient, Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award [Outstanding Criminal Defense Attorney in the United States] from the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1991; Recipient, Outstanding Criminal Defense Lawyer in Texas from the State Bar of Texas, 1991; Justice Albert Tate, Jr. Award [Outstanding Contribution to Criminal Advocacy] from the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1993; Recipient, John Henry Faulk Civil Libertarian of the Year Award from the American Civil Liberties Union; Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Hall of Fame, 2002; Marquis Who's Who, Who's Who in American Law, 14th Edition,
2 He is a member of the following professional associations: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Past President ( ); Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Past President ( ); Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1997 Present; Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 1991 Present; American Board of Criminal Lawyers, 1987 Present; American Board of Trial Advocates, President (1997 Present); Dean's Round Table, University of Texas School of Law, 1989 Present; Texas Civil Liberties Union, General Counsel ( ); San Antonio Bar Association, Board of Directors ( ); American Bar Association, 1968 Present; Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Gerald B. Lefcourt Gerald B. Lefcourt, P.C. (New York, NY) Gerald B. Lefcourt is a past President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a past President of the New York Criminal Bar Association. He also is a founder of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and one of the nation's best trial lawyers, he is head of a four lawyer firm in New York City, Gerald B. Lefcourt, P.C., specializing in the defense of criminal cases and complex civil litigation. Long considered one of the defense bar's leading spokesmen and most passionate advocates, he has defended clients as diverse as Abbie Hoffman, Harry Helmsley, former New York assembly Speaker Mel Miller and Michael Milken's codefendant in one of the nation's largest securities cases. Recent victories include a full acquittal of rap mogul and Murder, Inc. Records founder Irv Gotti on federal money laundering charges. The NY State Bar gave him their "Outstanding Practitioner" Award in 1985 and again in In 1993, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers gave him the Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award their highest honor. The New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers presented the Thurgood Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award to Mr. Lefcourt in Mr. Lefcourt serves as the Speaker of the N.Y.S. Assembly's designee to the Statewide Commission on Judicial Nomination, which committee recommends to the Governor a slate of candidates for the New York Court of Appeals. He also serves on the Magistrate Selection Committee of the Southern District of New York. In the past, he has been a member of numerous other governmental and professional committees, including those addressing representation of the indigent, sentencing guidelines and the attorney client privilege. Mr. Lefcourt served for several years as the Chair of the Criminal Advocacy Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and other committees. He is past president of the National Association of Criminal Lawyers; a founder of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; and founder and past president of the New York Criminal Bar Association. He has been recognized in New York Magazine's survey of Outstanding Practitioners and in Who's Who in the Criminal Defense Bar.
3 Abbe David Lowell McDermott Will & Emery (Washington, DC) Abbe David Lowell is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP based in the Firm s Washington, D.C. office. He is a member of the Trial Department and is head of the Firm s White Collar Criminal Defense practice group in Washington D.C. Abbe Lowell s practice focuses on the investigation, trial and appeal of complex criminal and civil cases throughout the United States and counseling clients with respect to their dealings with legislative and government agencies. A partner at McDermott Will & Emery and head of its White Collar Criminal Defense practice group, he has successfully tried criminal and civil cases before juries in more than a dozen different federal and state courts and has argued appeals in various circuits, the highest courts of four different states and before the United States Supreme Court. He has also represented clients in numerous congressional oversight and other hearings as well as enforcement actions brought by various federal agencies and state attorneys general. He has served as Special Counsel to the Congress for ethics cases and the impeachment proceedings of President Clinton and as Special Counsel to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. He has authored numerous articles on the law and has taught criminal procedure, evidence and trial practice at Georgetown Law Center and Columbia Law School. Clients have included public officials (Governor Jim Gibbons, Senator Robert Torricelli, Reps. Gary Condit, Charlie Wilson, Walter Fauntroy, Harold Ford, Bill Boner, Jim Weaver, Austin Murphy, Joe McDade and others), international organizations (U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights); state and local governments (City of Alexandria, Virginia), government lobbyists (Jack Abramoff; AIPAC lobbyist Steve Rosen); businessmen (Gene Phillips, Sam Waksal); actors (Steven Seagal, Sean Combs) and others. Faculty Amy Baron Evans Sentencing Resource Counsel, Federal Public Defender Office (Boston, MA) Amy Baron Evans is Sentencing Resource Counsel to the Federal Public and Community Defenders. She represents the Defenders interests on sentencing policy, provides litigation support, and teaches sentencing advocacy. She has authored numerous articles and papers on federal sentencing. She is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, clerked for the Honorable Hugh H. Bownes on the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and was a partner at Dwyer & Collora LLP. Ms. Baron Evans is a former Co Chair of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines Committee of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and of the Practitioners Advisory Group to the United States Sentencing Commission.
4 Roy Black Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, P.A. (Miami, FL) Roy Black, the senior partner of the firm, is one of the nation's premier trial lawyers. With nearly 40 years experience as a criminal defense attorney, he has handled hundreds of cases in Florida and throughout the United States. He also handles select civil lawsuits, offering his clients a complete service in high stakes cases. Perhaps best known for his successful defense of William Kennedy Smith on rape charges in Palm Beach, Florida, Roy also successfully defended Eller Media (now known as Clear Channel Outdoor) against manslaughter charges; Albertson's, Inc., when the State of Florida charged the Fortune 500 company with manslaughter in the death of a shoplifter; and artist Peter Max in New York. Other noteworthy clients have included Rush Limbaugh, Kelsey Grammar, South Florida police officers Luis Alvarez and William Lozano and banker Fred De la Mata. Roy has defended numerous other clients on charges ranging from murder to securities fraud, bank fraud, money laundering, internet sex crimes, mail and wire fraud and tax evasion. Most recently, Roy successfully represented Indy racecar and Dancing With the Stars champion Helio Castroneves in a 6 week tax trial where he was charged with income tax evasion. Annually since 1987, Roy has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. He has also been recognized by Chambers and Partners. Roy has served as an NBC News legal analyst, appearing on "The Today Show" (NBC), and has appeared as a guest commentator on legal issues on many other national news programs, both on NBC and other major networks. The author of BLACK'S LAW, a book that recounts the strategies he employed to safeguard the freedom of four clients, Roy has also taught advanced criminal evidence at the University of Miami School of Law for over 30 years. Julie Blackman Trial Strategy Consultant, Julie Blackman & Associates, LLC (New York, NY) Julie Blackman is a social psychologist who has worked as a trial strategy consultant for over 25 years. Dr. Blackman received her B.A. from Cornell University and her Ph.D. from Columbia University. She taught at Barnard College for 10 years. She began her work in courtrooms as an expert witness at trials of battered women who killed their abusers, and then broadened her practice to include a wide variety of cases. Currently, Dr. Blackman works primarily on white collar crime and patent matters. She has worked on a number of highprofile cases, and specializes in making complex positions more understandable and persuasive.
5 Joey L. Blanch Assistant United States Attorney (Los Angeles, CA) Joey L. Blanch is an Assistant United States Attorney in the Central District of California. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1996, she worked for the law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson until joining the United States Attorney s Office in As an Assistant United States Attorney, she has prosecuted all types of cases, including crimes against children, prison gangs, bank robberies, and immigration offenses. In 2007, Ms. Blanch received the Attorney General s Award for Distinguished Service for her participation in the prosecution of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang for RICO and VICAR violations, in what has been described as the largest federal death penalty indictment in history. She has also received the Anti Defamation League s Sherwood Prize for Combating Hate and was the 2008 Los Angeles J. Reuben Clark Law Society s Young Lawyer of the Year. Ms. Blanch is currently a member of the Violent and Organized Crime section of the United States Attorney s Office in Los Angeles, where she is responsible for the Project Safe Childhood program, focusing on the prosecution of crimes against children. She also teaches Trial Advocacy as an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School. Blair Brown Zuckerman Spaeder, LLP (Washington, DC) Blair G. Brown is a partner at Zuckerman Spaeder LLP. His practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, the representation of lawyers and law firms, and complex commercial litigation. Among his notable criminal trials are his successful defenses of bribery, fraud, and racketeering allegations against the former president of the Salt Lake City Olympic Committee, and of conspiracy and tax fraud charges against a businessman who allegedly participated in a $75 million tax shelter scheme. He was also a member of the defense teams that represented a plaintiff's litigation law firm over a five year period, resulting in a non prosecution agreement, and that obtained a home detention sentence for a high ranking retail super store executive who pleaded guilty to embezzlement. Before joining Zuckerman Spaeder in 1988, Mr. Brown tried serious felony cases as an attorney at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. He also served as pro se law clerk to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and as law clerk to Senior Circuit Judge Leonard P. Moore. he is a graduate of NYU School of Law, where he was a Root Tilden Scholar. Mr. Brown has served as a faculty member of the Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Program and of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. He is also a lecturer on criminal and civil practice topics for continuing legal education programs and has testified before the Council of the District of Columbia on constitutional and criminal law issues. Mr. Brown is a member of the Board of Directors of NACDL and has served as Co Chair of its White Collar Crime Committee.
6 Mary Patrice Brown Acting Counsel, Office of Professional Responsibility, Department of Justice (Washington, DC) Mary Pat Brown is a graduate of Georgetown University s School of Foreign Service and Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a member of the American Criminal Law Review. After law school, Ms. Brown worked as a litigation associate at the Washington, DC office of Dickstein, Shapiro. She joined the U.S. Attorney s Office for the District of Columbia in 1989, where she has represented the government in over 100 criminal appeals and jury and bench trials in the D.C. Superior Court, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the D.C. Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She became a supervisor in 1997, serving first as a Deputy Chief of the Appellate Division, then Deputy Chief of the Fraud and Public Corruption Section, then as the Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney for Operations, and, most recently, as Chief of the Criminal Division. In April 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder asked her to serve as the Acting Counsel for the Department of Justice s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). OPR conducts investigations of allegations of professional misconduct by attorneys employed by the Department of Justice, including U.S. Attorneys Offices, the FBI, the DEA, the ATF, and the U.S. Marshals Service, as well as Department attorneys who serve as immigration judges. Susan Brune Brune & Richard LLP (New York, NY) Susan Brune is a founding partner of Brune & Richard LLP, a boutique law firm focused on white collar defense and commercial litigation. Brune & Richard has 18 lawyers and offices in New York and San Francisco. Ms. Brune is an experienced trial lawyer, and represents individuals and entities in white collar and commercial matters. She has repeatedly warded off indictment and regulatory charges, through sound strategic choices, meticulous preparation and forceful advocacy. She also has successfully represented clients in a variety of civil matters. Ms. Brune s cases have included allegations of securities fraud, accounting fraud, health care and other government contract fraud, tax related fraud, antitrust violations, FCPA violations, customs violations, and bank fraud. A former AUSA in the Southern District of New York, Ms. Brune is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Michigan.
7 Robert Cary Williams & Connolly LLP (Washington, DC) Rob Cary's practice focuses on criminal and civil trials. He has extensive experience representing individuals and companies before juries and judges. Recently, he served as defense counsel to former Senator Ted Stevens. He also serves as plaintiffs' counsel to two of the three indicted but now exonerated Duke lacrosse players. In addition to Mr. Cary's trial experience, he has been involved in a number of high stakes appeals. He has also represented clients in connection with investigations conducted by various government agencies, including state and federal prosecutors and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Cary clerked for federal trial judge Eugene Lynch in 1990 and He joined Williams & Connolly in 1991, and became a partner in Mr. Cary has devoted substantial time to providing legal services to those who cannot afford them, especially in the area of criminal defense. Mr. Cary has supervised his firm's program providing trial counsel to indigent criminal defendants, and he currently serves as Chair of his firm's hiring committee. He also teaches trial advocacy at the Georgetown University Law Center. Joshua Dubin President, Dubin Research and Consulting, Inc. (New York, NY) Josh Dubin is the president of Dubin Research and Consulting, Inc., a Manhattan based consulting firm that specializes in jury selection, persuasive visual aids, and trial strategy. An attorney and member of the Florida Bar, Mr. Dubin regularly works with some of the most successful attorneys in New York, including Jerry Shargel, Jerry Lefcourt, Barry Scheck, Peter Neufeld, and Jay Eisenhofer. As an attorney, he has also represented several world champion boxers, including Lennox Lewis, Zab Judah, and Paulie Malignaggi. Over the past decade, Josh has assisted with jury selection, persuasive visual aids, witness preparation, and trial strategy on many highprofile cases in both the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, as well as in New York State Court. Those cases include: U.S. v. Irving and Christopher Lorenzo (EDNY) (the Murder Inc. case); U.S. v. Oscar Wyatt (SDNY) (involving prominent oil tycoon Oscar Wyatt, who was accused of violating the UN s Oil for Food Program); Terry Norris v. Don King Promotions (NY St. Supr.) (involving infamous boxing promoter Don King); Panix Promotions v. Lewis, et al. (SDNY) (involving world heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis); U.S. v. Amicucci (SDNY) (union bribery case involving DeFoe Construction); DiBella v. Hopkins (SDNY) (defamation case involving former Vice President of HBO sports, Lou DiBella); U.S. v. Schwarz, et al. (EDNY) (the Abner Louima case); U.S. v. Sabhnani (EDNY) (case involving Long Island couple accused forced labor and harboring illegal aliens). Mr. Dubin is also a sought after lecturer, having taught jury selection techniques, trial strategy, and the use of persuasive visual aids during ADR and trial at Brooklyn Law School, Cardozo Law School, for the NACDL, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the New York
8 State Bar Association, the American Society of Trial Consultants, Inns of Court, and John Jay College. Most recently, just was a faculty member for the Eye Witness Identification Litigation Reform Network annual conference, chaired by Barry Scheck. Edward M. Genson Genson & Gillespie (Chicago, IL) Edward M. Genson is the senior partner of the law firm of Genson and Gillespie based in Chicago, Illinois. He has practiced criminal law for over 44 years in both federal and state courts representing political figures, businessmen, entertainers, athletes, doctors, and fellow lawyers. Edward has successfully represented the entertainer R. Kelly in both Florida and Illinois state courts. He represented press baron Conrad Black; the co defendant in the case of United States v. George Ryan. He has represented the former governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich in the legislative impeachment hearings. Edward M. Genson has been voted by members of Leading Lawyers as the number one criminal lawyer, and one of the top ten consumer lawyers in Illinois; Super Lawyers; and he has also been selected on the Best Lawyers in America. Edward M. Genson s has served on the Board of Directors of the Historic Preservation Agency; Board of Directors of the John Howard Association; Advisory Board Member of the Leading Lawyers Network; memberships of the Illinois Governor Commission on Criminal Legislation; International Academy of Trial Lawyers; Super Lawyers; Chicago Bar Association; Illinois Bar Association; and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Edward Genson has authored articles on Prosecutorial Courtroom Misconduct in Illinois; A Guide to Handling Federal Narcotics Forfeiture Cases; and Taped Evidence in Criminal Cases Confronting the Tape Recorder. Edward Genson has lectured on trial strategy, the art of cross examination, jury selection, and various other techniques used in the practice of criminal law for the American Bar Association; Chicago Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association; Illinois Judges Association; Illinois Public Defender Association; Cook County Public Defender; Northwestern School of Journalism; Northwestern School of Law; Northwestern School of Medicine; Loyola School of Law; John Marshall Law School, Kent Law School; DePaul School of Law; University of Illinois Law School; Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; National College of Criminal Defense Attorneys.
9 Honorable Nancy Gertner United States District Judge, District of Massachusetts Judge Nancy Gertner is a graduate of Barnard College (B.A. 1967) and Yale Law School (J.D. 1971) where she was an editor on The Yale Law Journal. She also received her M.A. in Political Science at Yale University. She has been teaching at Yale Law School for nearly a decade teaching Sentencing and Comparative Sentencing Institutions. After more than two decades as an acclaimed criminal defense lawyer and civil rights activist, in April of l994 she was appointed by President William J. Clinton to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Both careers, as a lawyer and as a judge, have been honored by numerous organizations. In August 2008, Judge Gertner received the Thurgood Marshall Award from the American Bar Association, Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities. She is the second woman to receive this honor; Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the first. In September 2008, Judge Gertner became a Leadership Council Member of the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). She has been profiled on a number of occasions both as a civil rights and criminal defense lawyer and as a judge in the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, the ABA Journal, Boston Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. Judge Gertner has written widely on various legal issues including constitutional and criminal law, criminal procedure, sex discrimination law, and the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines. Her book, The Law of Juries, co authored with attorney Judith Mizner, was published in 1997 (Glasser Legalworks). An updated version was published by West Publishing in She has written countless articles and book chapters, as well as given numerous lectures on sentencing and the American guideline system. Since becoming a judge, Judge Gertner has traveled widely teaching women s rights and human rights. She has been on the faculty of the American Bar Association Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (ABA CEELI) and is now on its advisory board. She has taught judges from the former Soviet Union and in October of 1999 was part of a delegation of lawyers and judges from the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law to Turkey, exploring human rights issues and issues concerning judicial independence. In July of 2001 and again in 2002, she participated in programs co sponsored by the Ministry of Justice in Israel and Fordham University Law School. She has also worked with Yale Law School s China Project and Wellesley Centers for Women traveling to China and Viet Nam to participate in seminars co organized with the Institute of Law of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and The All China Women s Federation. In 2005 she traveled to Cambodia to train lawyers who were to appear before the War Crimes Tribunal dealing with the Khmer Rouge. In 2008, she was part of a delegation to Liberia to address the reconstruction of their legal system after 14 years of civil war. Recently, she has been working with Chinese judges and scholars on sentencing reform.
10 Professor Bruce A. Green Director, Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics, Fordham University Law School (New York, NY) Bruce A. Green is the Louis Stein Professor at Fordham Law School, where he directs the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics and teaches and writes in the areas of legal ethics and criminal procedure. He engages in extensive professional service in these areas of law. Currently, he serves as Vice Chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section and as a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility. He is also a member of the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination drafting committee and a member and past chair of the ethics committee of the N.Y.S. Bar Association. Since joining the Fordham faculty in 1987, Professor Green has also engaged in various part time public service, including as a member of the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board, as a member of the attorney disciplinary committee in Manhattan, as Associate Counsel in the office of the Iran/Contra prosecutor, and as a consultant and special investigator for the N.Y.S. Commission on Government Integrity. Prior to joining the Fordham faculty, Professor Green served as a law clerk to Judge James L. Oakes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court, and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief Appellate Attorney in the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Honorable Noel L. Hillman United States District Judge, District of New Jersey Noel L. Hillman was appointed a United States District Judge on June 12, 2006 by President George W. Bush after being confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate (98 0) and receiving the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary s highest rating ( Unanimously Well Qualified ). Judge Hillman served almost 14 years with the United States Department of Justice as Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division (2006); Chief and Principal Deputy Chief of the Division s Public Integrity Section ( ); and Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey ( ) (Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division ; Acting Attorney in Charge of the Camden office 2001; Customs Crimes Coordinator Fraud and Public Protection Division ; Trial Attorney Campaign Financing Task Force ). His awards from the Department include the EOUSA s Director s Award (twice), the Attorney General s Award for Fraud Prevention; and the Assistant Attorney General s Award for Outstanding Leadership in Law Enforcement. His executive appointments included the Senior Executive Service, Counsel to the Integrity Committee of the President s Council on Integrity and Efficiency, the Advisory Board of the Election Assistance Commission, and the FBI s Criminal Undercover Operations Review Committee. Judge Hillman also practiced civil litigation and white collar criminal defense with the New York law firm of Lord Day & Lord, Barrett Smith ( ) and clerked for the Hon. Maryanne Trump Barry, then a U.S. District Court Judge for the District of New Jersey (1986
11 1988). He holds a bachelor s degree cum laude from Monmouth University; a J.D. cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law; and an LL.M. in Trade Regulation from New York University. Judge Hillman is a member of the bars of New York and New Jersey and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Marcia Hofmann Electronic Frontier Foundation (San Francisco, CA) Marcia Hofmann is a staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation working on a broad range of technology related civil liberties issues such as electronic surveillance, computer crime, national security, and government transparency. Prior to joining EFF, she was Staff Counsel and Director of the Open Government Project at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), where she spearheaded EPIC's efforts to learn about emerging policies in the post 9/11 era and was lead counsel in several Freedom of Information Act lawsuits. Documents made public though her work have been reported by the New York Times, Washington Post, National Public Radio, Fox News, and CNN, among others. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law and Mount Holyoke College. Evan A. Jenness Law Offices of Evan A. Jenness (Santa Monica, CA) Evan A. Jenness is a criminal defense attorney in private practice who represents clients white collar and other matters, and has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America, and a Southern California Super Lawyer for She has tried a range of federal cases, including those involving charges of securities fraud, bank fraud, false statements, identity theft, import violations, and internet pornography. She is a frequent author and lecturer on federal criminal law and procedure, and professional responsibility for criminal defense lawyers. Among other things, she is a member of the boards of the NACDL, the ABA White Collar Crime West Coast Regional Sub Committee, and the Federal Bar Association, Los Angeles Chapter; Co Chair of the ABA White Collar Crime Sub Committee on Securities Fraud/Financial Institutions Fraud/Money Laundering; Co Chair of the NACDL s Ethics Advisory Committee; Secretary of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Professional Responsibility & Ethics Committee; and a Lawyer Representative of the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. She previously served as a Deputy Federal Public Defender in Los Angeles, and is a graduate of Columbia University Law School ( 88).
12 Honorable Lewis A. Kaplan United States District Judge, Southern District of New York Judge Kaplan was appointed United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York on August 9, 1994 and entered on duty August 22, He received his A.B. with high honors in political science from the University of Rochester in 1966 and his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in He then served as law clerk to Honorable Edward M. McEntee of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Judge Kaplan joined the New York law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in 1970 and was a partner in the firm from 1977 until joining the bench. Since his appointment to the bench, Judge Kaplan has handled a number of well known cases. He presided over what is believed to be the largest criminal tax case in U.S. history, the prosecution of many former members of the accounting firm, KPMG, and others, for conspiracy to defraud the United States and for tax evasion. He was responsible for the civil antitrust price fixing cases brought against Sotheby s Holdings, Inc. and Christie s and the companion criminal antitrust case against Sotheby s. He is presiding over multidistrict litigations relating to the failed Italian company, Parmalat, and to Lehman Brothers Holdings. He has been the trial judge in such intellectual property cases as Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Reimerdes, in which he held that dissemination of a computer program that decrypts copyrighted motion pictures stored on DVDs violated the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, and Larson v. Thomson, which dealt with a claim of joint copyright ownership in the show Rent by a dramaturg who worked on the script. Other noteworthy decisions include his 1998 ruling enjoining the City of New York from interfering with the so called Million Youth March in Harlem on the ground that the regulations relied upon by the City in banning the march violated the First Amendment as well as a 1997 decision upholding the Welfare Reform Act of 1996 against constitutional challenge. Judge Kaplan received the 2008 Learned Hand Medal for excellence in federal jurisprudence of the Federal Bar Council. In 1997, the New York State Bar Association Section on Commercial and Federal Litigation in 2007 awarded him its Stanley H. Fuld Award for outstanding contributions to commercial law and litigation. Judge Kaplan is a Judicial Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, judicial liaison to the Council of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, and a member of the American Law Institute. He is chair of the Technology Committee of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, was a member of the Committee on Automation and Technology of the Judicial Conference of the United States from 1997 through 2003, and has served as a director and member of the executive committee of the Federal Judges Association.
13 Jane W. Moscowitz Moscowitz & Moscowitz, P.A. (Miami, FL) Jane Moscowitz, who practices in Miami, Florida, concentrates on white collar criminal and civil business litigation. Her many trials have included acquittals for Greenpeace in a landmark federal prosecution, and for one of the employees of the aircraft maintenance company charged with causing the crash of ValuJet Flight 592. Current matters include healthcare fraud, securities fraud, and moneylaundering cases. Civilly, Ms. Moscowitz led the winning trial team for the Government of Belize in a lawsuit arising from the privatization of its telephone company. Ms. Moscowitz is frequently appointed receiver in FTC and SEC actions. She is experienced in conducting internal investigations on behalf of audit and special committees of public companies. Karen Patton Seymour Sullivan & Cromwell LLP (New York, NY) Karen Patton Seymour is a partner of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where she heads up the Criminal Defense and Investigations Group. Her practice focuses on white collar criminal defense and internal investigations. She has represented clients in state and federal investigations and proceedings involving allegations of securities fraud, money laundering, obstruction of justice, insider trading, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, health care fraud and criminal antitrust violations. She has tried numerous jury and bench trials in federal court. Ms. Seymour has also argued many appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Ms. Seymour served as Chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney s Office for the Southern District of New York from February 2002 through November In that capacity, she supervised 165 federal prosecutors and oversaw all criminal investigations and prosecutions in the District, including the investigations of corporate fraud involving WorldCom, Adelphia, and ImClone. She was lead trial counsel for the Government in the prosecution of Martha Stewart and Peter Bacanovic. During her first tenure in the U.S. Attorney s Office from , she served as Chief of the General Crimes Unit. Ms. Seymour has been recognized in Chambers USA: America s Leading Lawyer s for Business as a Leading Litigator in White Collar Crime and Government Investigations; by New York Super Lawyers in the field of Criminal Defense: White Collar; by The Best Lawyers in America as a leading white collar criminal defense and commercial litigator; and by Lawdragon as one of the top 500 lawyers in the U.S.
14 Martin S. Pinales Sirkin Pinales & Schwartz, LLP (Cincinnati, OH) Martin S. Pinales, a partner in the Cincinnati firm Sirkin Pinales & Schwartz LLP, is the Past President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has served for over 20 years as co chair of its Lawyers Assistance Committee. He is a NACDL NGO delegate to the United Nations, New York City. Since 1974, he has taught as an Adjunct Professor at the Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law and has taught at the University of Cincinnati. In addition, he lectures at the National College for Criminal Defense at Mercer University Law School; the Cardoza College of Law; the Commonwealth of Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy Trial Practice Institute; the Public Defender Academy in Riverside and Orange Counties, California; and the Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy at California Western School of Law. Mr. Pinales has also served as a CJA Panel Advisor to U.S. Judicial Conference Defender Services Committee and was a member of the Advisory Group for the Southern District of Ohio; the United States District Court for the Civil Justice Reform Act group; and the Practitioners Advisory Committee of the U.S. Sentencing Committee. He was special counsel to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals for Judicial Ethics and Discipline and also serves on the Cincinnati Bar Association Ethics Committee. He is listed in the National Directory of Criminal Lawyers, Tarlow and has been listed numerous times in The Best Lawyers of America (Criminal Defense). Honorable Jed S. Rakoff United States District Judge, Southern District of New York United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. Entered on duty, March 1, Born August 1, 1943 in Philadelphia, PA. B.A., Swarthmore College, M.Phil., Oxford Univ.,1966. J.D., Harvard Law School, LL.D. (Hon.), Swarthmore College, LL.D. (Hon.), St. Francis University, Law Clerk to the late Honorable Abraham L. Freedman, United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, Associate, Debevoise, Plimpton, Lyons & Gates, Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, (Chief of Business and Securities Fraud Prosecutions, ). Litigation Partner, Mudge, Rose, Guthrie, Alexander and Ferdon, Litigation Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, Co author of five books, over 100 published articles, over 275 speeches, and over 600 judicial opinions. Lecturer in law, Columbia Law School, 1988 present. Board of Managers, Swarthmore College, Governance Board, MacArthur Foundation Initiative on Law and Neuroscience, 2007 present. National Academies Committee to Prepare Third Edition of the Federal Judges Manual on Scientific Evidence, 2007 present. Chair, Criminal Justice Advisory Board, SDNY (1998 present). Chair, Grievance Comm., SDNY (2001 present). Chair, Second Circuit Bankruptcy Comm. (2003 present). Chair, Honors Committee, New York City Bar Assn., 2006 present. Fellow (now
15 Judicial Fellow), American College of Trial Lawyers, 1987 present (Chair, Downstate New York Chapter, ). Director, New York Council of Defense Lawyers, Chair, Criminal Law Comm., New York City Bar Assn., Fellow (now Judicial Fellow), American Board of Criminal Lawyers, 1995 present. Shana Tara Regon Director, White Collar Crime Policy, NACDL (Washington, DC) Shana Tara Regon currently serves as Director of White Collar Crime Policy for NACDL. Prior to joining NACDL, Ms. Regon practiced as a white collar defense lawyer at Shipman & Goodwin, LLP representing individual and corporate clients in state and federal civil and criminal investigations. She has represented clients facing a variety of criminal charges including fraud, public corruption, RICO, tax fraud, espionage, felony escape, criminal harassment and assault, and in civil matters such as Qui Tam, Freedom of Information Act and unfair trade practices. She has also served as pro bono immigration counsel for political refugees seeking asylum. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Western New England College School of Law. She also holds a Master of Fine Arts in fiction writing from the University of New Orleans and a B.A. in English from Sweet Briar College. Following law school, she clerked for Justice Joette Katz of the Connecticut Supreme Court. Walter G. Ricciardi Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP (New York, NY) A partner in the Litigation Department, Walter G. Ricciardi focuses his practice on securities litigation and white collar and regulatory defense. Mr. Ricciardi joined Paul, Weiss from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where he had been the deputy director of the Division of Enforcement since October In that capacity, he was a leader in planning and directing the Commission's investigations and other enforcement efforts, and handled many of the Commission s highest profile investigations and proceedings. From April 2004 to April 2006, Mr. Ricciardi also served as the district administrator of the Boston office of the SEC, where he led the Commission s enforcement and regulatory programs in the New England region. Prior to joining the SEC, Mr. Ricciardi spent 20 years with Coopers & Lybrand and its successor, PricewaterhouseCoopers. He rose to become Coopers & Lybrand s deputy general counsel, and following the merger was appointed leader of the Litigation Practice Group for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Throughout his career at Coopers & Lybrand and PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mr. Ricciardi was responsible for representing the firm and its personnel in connection with securities litigation, SEC and other governmental investigations and proceedings. While at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mr. Ricciardi was elected by the firm's partners and served as a member of the firm's Board, which is responsible for overseeing the management of the firm. He was also elected to and served on the Global Oversight
16 Board of the global organization of the PricewaterhouseCoopers firms. Mr. Ricciardi served as a note and comment editor of the New York University Law Review. Joel Seidemann Assistant District Attorney and Senior Trial Counsel (New York, NY) Joel Seidemann has worked as an Assistant District Attorney at the New York County District Attorney's Office since 1982, holding various positions, including Deputy Bureau Chief and Senior Trial Counsel. He has tried 25 homicide cases to verdict (23 of them were convictions) and has handled several high profile cases that have been featured on television. Most recently, Mr. Seidemann was the lead attorney in the prosecution of Anthony Marshall and Francis Morrissey, both accused of trying to loot the estate of the late Brooke Russell Astor. On December 2, 2008, Mr. Seidemann received the Thomas E. Dewey Medal, an award which is presented annually by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York to an outstanding assistant district attorney in each of the City's District Attorney's offices. Mr. Seidemann is also an Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at Pace University School of Law teaching law students how to become trial lawyers through mock trials tried by the students in a mock courtroom. Mr. Seidemann was chosen by the students as Outstanding Adjunct Professor of the Year both in 1999 and in Paul Shechtman Stillman, Friedman & Shechtman, P.C. (New York, NY) Paul Shechtman began his career as a law clerk to the Honorable Louis H. Pollack and the Honorable Warren E. Burger, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. He joined the United States Attorney s office in 1981 and served as Assistant U.S. Attorney until 1985 when he became Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. In 1987, Mr. Shechtman became Counsel to the District Attorney, New York County and then the Chief Criminal Division U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York in Mr. Shechtman acted as the Director of Criminal Justice for the State of New York from 1995 to 1997 before joining what is now Stillman, Friedman & Shechtman, P.C. Mr. Shechtman also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University Law School. His educational background consists of: Swarthmore College, B.A., high honors, 1971; Oxford University, B. Phil, Economics, 1973; Harvard University, J.D., magna cum laude, 1979
17 Ira Ike Sorkin Dickstein Shapiro LLP (New York, NY) Ira Lee Sorkin is the co leader of the Firm s Securities Litigation, Regulatory, and Compliance and White Collar Criminal Defense & Investigations Practices. Mr. Sorkin focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, arbitrations, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement and other regulatory investigations and proceedings, New York Stock Exchange and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA, formerly known as the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD)) defense, and criminal and civil litigation. From 1968 to 1971, he was a trial attorney at the SEC. From 1971 to 1976, Mr. Sorkin served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, and then Deputy Chief, of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney s Office for the Southern District of New York. From 1984 to 1986, Mr. Sorkin was the Director of the SEC s New York Office, where he supervised approximately 195 staff members, including lawyers, investigators, examiners, accountants, and clerical personnel. Mr. Sorkin s educational background consists of: Tulane University, B.A., 1965; The George Washington University Law School, J.D., He is admitted to practice in New York. Alexander Southwell Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, LLP (New York, NY) Alexander H. Southwell is Of Counsel in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher s New York office. Mr. Southwell counsels a variety of technologyfocused clients on privacy, information technology and network security issues. He also has represented various corporate and individual clients in connection with white collar criminal investigations by federal and state prosecutors as well as related civil investigations by various regulators. Additionally, Mr. Southwell has significant experience in conducting internal corporate investigations and compliance monitoring. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Southwell served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney s Office for the Southern District of New York from 2001 through As a member of that office's CHIPs unit, Mr. Southwell investigated and prosecuted computer hacking and intrusion cases, intellectual property offenses including matters arising under the DMCA, the Economic Espionage Act and the criminal copyright and trade secret statutes as well as other high technology offenses, with a particular focus on the telecommunications industry. Mr. Southwell also focused on investigating and prosecuting cases under the federal securities laws, including accounting fraud, insider trading, fraudulent offering of securities and market manipulation.
18 Mr. Southwell is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law where he teaches a seminar on cyber crimes, covering computer misuse crimes, intellectual property offenses, the Fourth Amendment in cyber space, computer evidence at trial, data breach and privacy issues, and information security, among other areas. Mr. Southwell earned his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Princeton University and his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from New York University School of Law. Following law school, Mr. Southwell was a Law Clerk for the Honorable Naomi Reice Buchwald of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Kathleen Sullivan Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, LLP (New York, NY) Kathleen M. Sullivan, the former Dean of Stanford Law School, is Partner and Chair of the national appellate practice at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges. With appellate experience that ranges from commercial litigation to constitutional and white collar criminal law, she has argued five cases before the United States Supreme Court and numerous cases in the United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Fifth, Ninth and Federal Circuits, as well as various cases in the federal district courts and state courts including the Delaware Chancery Court and the New York Court of Appeals. Also a widely known constitutional scholar, Ms. Sullivan has served on the faculties of Harvard and Stanford Law Schools for the past twenty five years and remains on the Stanford faculty as the Stanley Morrison Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Stanford Constitutional Law Center. Author of the classic casebook Constitutional Law once edited by the late Gerald Gunther, Ms. Sullivan has published a wide range of law review articles on the freedoms of speech, press and religion; federalism; equal protection; the separation of powers; and the role of the Supreme Court. Ms. Sullivan holds a B.A. from Cornell University, which she attended as a Telluride Scholar, an M.A. from Oxford University, which she attended as a Marshall Scholar, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she won the Ames Moot Court competition. She is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, and has been named to the National Law Journal s lists of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America and of the 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America.
19 Larry D. Thompson Senior Vice President Government Affairs and General Counsel, PepsiCo, Inc. (Albany, NY) Larry D. Thompson became PepsiCo's Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary in October Prior to joining PepsiCo, Mr. Thompson served as a Senior Fellow with The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. and taught as a visiting professor at the University of Georgia School of Law. From May 2001 to August 2003 he served as Deputy Attorney General of the United States under President George W. Bush. In 2002, he was named to lead the National Security Coordination Council and was also named by President Bush to head the Corporate Fraud Task Force. In April 2000, Mr. Thompson was selected by Congress to chair the bipartisan Judicial Review Commission on Foreign Asset Control. Earlier in his career, he served as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia under President Ronald Reagan before becoming a partner at the law firm of King & Spalding. Mr. Thompson serves on the Board of Directors of various Franklin, Templeton and Mutual Series Funds, the United Negro College Fund, the National Center for State Courts, and is an elected Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. He holds a B.A. from Culver Stockton College, an M.A. from Michigan State University, and a J.D. from the University of Michigan. Alan Vinegrad Covington & Burling LLP (New York, NY) Alan Vinegrad is a partner in Covington & Burling s New York office and a member of the firm's White Collar Defense and Trial Practice Groups. His practice focuses on representing individuals, corporations and corporate board committees in a wide variety of criminal and regulatory enforcement matters, as well as in complex civil litigation. He has represented numerous clients in connection with investigations and prosecutions by the U.S. Department of Justice, various U.S. Attorney s Offices, the New York State Attorney General, the Manhattan District Attorney s Office, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Vinegrad joined Covington & Burling after completing a 15 month tenure as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. He previously served as the office's Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney, Chief of the Criminal Division, Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, Chief of Civil Rights Litigation and Chief of General Crimes. In addition to his executive and supervisory responsibilities, Mr. Vinegrad personally investigated and prosecuted numerous criminal cases and personally argued over 20 cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He personally participated in four lengthy trials arising out of the brutal assault of Abner Louima by members of the New York City Police Department's 70th Precinct in Brooklyn.
20 Reid Weingarten Steptoe & Johnson, LLP (New York, NY) Reid Weingarten is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP in its White Collar Criminal Defense group. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Weingarten served as a trial attorney for the Public Integrity Section of the US Department of Justice and as a deputy district attorney for Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. His special appointments include serving as Special Counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for the October Surprise investigation concerning the Iran hostages; and as Associate Independent Counsel in the Iran Contra investigation. Mr. Weingarten represents clients in complex criminal matters, including cases involving public corruption, RICO, bank fraud, bribery, government procurement fraud, antitrust, healthcare fraud, and tax and securities fraud. He has gained national recognition for his representation of many high profile individuals, such as former Congressman Richard Renzi; former CEO of WorldCom, Bernard Ebbers; former counsel to Tyco Corporation, Mark Belnick; D.C. developer, Douglas Jemal; Naval Academy MVP quarterback, Lamar Owens; Secretary of Agriculture Michael Espy, and many others. Mr. Weingarten is a frequent lecturer to professional groups and organizations and has appeared as an invited guest on many radio and television programs focusing on legal issues. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and served for two years as the Chairman of the American Bar Association White Collar Committee. He is listed in Best Lawyers of America, Who s Who Legal for Business Crime Law and has achieved #1 ranking in Chambers Global and Chambers USA. He taught for many years as an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center. He is also the founding father of The See Forever Foundation, which assists juvenile offenders in rehabilitation and which presently operates three charter schools in the District of Columbia, including the educational program at Oak Hill, the District of Columbia s juvenile penal institution.