The White Collar Crime Committee takes a leadership role in furthering awareness and knowledge on pressing White collar Crime issues to practitioners, academics, and legal scholars across the nation and internationally. The committee explores practice problems relating to such issues as health care fraud, internal corporate investigations, corporate monitoring, tax fraud, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, money laundering, Qui Tam enforcement, and Securities Fraud. The Committee also develops policy and sponsors annual CLE programs on areas of white collar crime. Through continuing legal education seminars, workshops, conferences, and networking events, the White Collar Crime Committee members enjoy compelling discussions among leaders in the field and consistent legal updates on a variety of white collar crime topics.
See Committee Goals and List of Subcommittes.
For information on the White Collar Crime Committee please contact the White Collar Crime Committee National Co-Chairs, Gary Lincebergand Pamela Chepiga.
Please join the Women in White Collar at the ABA Health Care Fraud conference in Miami for an informal get together on the first night of the conference, on May 15 at 4-6 pm at the Cabana Beach Club (the outdoor bar) at the Eden Roc hotel.
White Collar Crime Committee Newsletter (Winter 2013 Edition)
Upcoming events of interest:
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NEW BOOK RELEASE…
Corporate & Financial Fraud: Legal and Financial Implications
of Corporate Misconduct
By Miriam F. Weismann
Corporate & Financial Fraud: Legal and Financial Implications of
Corporate Misconduct examines the financial and legal consequences
of corporate crime while delving into a broader perspective for the practitioner on:
- The motivations of corporate crime
- The financial schemes involved
- What the law prohibits
- How to engage in effective damage control and more!
Professor Miriam F. Weismann teaches in the JD/MBA graduate program at
Suffolk University and in the undergraduate business school. She is also
director of the Center for Global Business Ethics and Law at Suffolk.
Her areas of specialization include white collar crime and financial
fraud, international law, taxation, and legal ethics. Her publications
include her recent book, Crime, Inc.: The Legal and Financial
Implications of Corporate Misconduct, scholarly articles, and
chapter publications in the fields of global and domestic corporate
governance and white collar crime.
Order your copy today at http://apps.americanbar.org/abastore/index.cfm?
Dear Criminal Justice Section Members:
Here is a link to an online survey regarding the handling of electronically stored information (“ESI”) as evidence in criminal cases.
The survey is short, and should take only 5 to 10 minutes to complete.
Your responses will greatly assist the Criminal Justice Section’s Task
Force on Criminal E-Discovery in developing best practices and guidelines
in this important and rapidly expanding area of criminal law. Thank you for your assistance.
Stephen M. Byers, Chair, CJS Task Force on Criminal E-Discovery
The WCC Committee has developed a "Brady Best Practices" group which
needs your help. The group consists of public defenders, prosecutors,
defense lawyers, judges, ethics officers, and academics. It seeks to
study and survey the Brady and disclosure obligations and practices in
criminal justice systems nationwide. The committee has created a
short on-line survey which seeks information regarding disclosure
policies and practices in state and federal jurisdictions. Please take the time to
address this short-poll and feel free to pass it on to your interested colleagues. Click here for the online poll.
||Minority Contracting Programs: A Growing Criminal Risk to Corporations and Contract Participants (Audio CD-ROM)|
In recent years, and with increased frequency, federal prosecutors are converting contract breaches involving minority and other disadvantaged group s... more
Lindsey Manufacturing Company FCPA Case Dismissed
Congratulations to CJS Chair Janet Levine and former Council member Jan Handslik for the Lindsey Manufacturing opinion. The Court’s decision granting the motion to dismiss the indictment has been filed. On May 10, 2011, following a six-week jury trial, Lindsey Manufacturing Company, its CEO, Keith Lindsey, and its former CFO, Steve Lee, were convicted of conspiring to violate the FCPA and committing an additional five substantive violations of the FCPA. The motion alleged a pattern of purposeful and prejudicial government misconduct running throughout the investigation and prosecution of the case.
WCC Subcommittee of DC Region
On June 25, The WCC Subcommittee of the DC Region held a brown bag discussion at the ABA Offices in Washington, DC on the New Federal Initiatives: All About the CFPB and the RMBS Working Group. Guest Panelists included Tony Alexis, Deputy Assistant Director for Enforcement Litigation, Office of Enforcement, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; and Matt Stegman, Coordinator, Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group. Two of the DC Region Co-Chairs were also present for the discussion: Jonathan Rosen and Jennifer Short.
Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement Conference Draws Record Attendance