NACDL's 2023 White Collar Seminar and Fall Board Meeting will be held on October 18-21, 2023 at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC.
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 NACDL’s Defending the White Collar Case: In And Out of Court Seminar was created nearly two decades ago. 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 18, 2023|
|3:30-6:00 pm||Early Registration & Exhibit Hall Open|
|6:00 pm||Welcome Reception|
|Thursday, October 19, 2023|
|7:45 am||Registration, Exhibits & Continental Breakfast|
|8:30 am||Welcoming Remarks - NACDL President Michael P. Heiskell & Program Chairs|
|8:45 am||Res Ipsa Criminal: Criminalizing Civil Negligence - Moderated by: Gerald 'Gerry' H. Goldstein, Goldstein & Orr (San Antonio, TX)|
|9:55 am||Transition Break|
|10:10 am||The Shrinking Reach of Federal Corruption Statutes - Moderated by: Lilly Ann Sanchez, The LS Law Firm, (Miami, FL)|
|11:20 am||Exhibits, Networking & Refreshment Break|
|11:35 am||Lawyers Representing Lawyers: The Troubling Recent Prosecutions of Defense Lawyers and Related Ethical Issues - TBA|
|12:45 pm||Keynote Luncheon|
|2:00 pm||Judges Panel - Moderated by: Michael P. Heiskell, Johnson Voughn & Heiskell (Fort Worth, TX)|
|3:10 pm||Exhibits, Networking & Refreshment Break|
|3:20 pm||Congressional Investigations, Parallel Proceedings, Contempt etc. - TBA|
|4:30 pm||Lessons from Recent Criminal Antitrust Cases - Moderated by: Barry J. Pollack, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP (Washington, DC)|
|5:40 pm||Adjourn for the day|
|7:00 pm||NACDL Foundation for Criminal Justice Gala|
|Friday, October 20, 2023|
|7:30 am||Registration, Exhibits & Continental Breakfast|
|8:15 am||Morning Announcements - Program Chairs and NACDL Staff|
|8:25 am||Criminalizing the Provision of Healthcare - TBA|
|9:00 am||NACDL Committee Meetings Throughout the Day (Please see the committee meeting schedule online or pick-up a detailed schedule at teh NACDL registration desk)|
|9:35 am||Transition Break|
|9:45 am||White Collar Cases to Watch on Appeal - TBA|
|10:55 am||Exhibits, Networking & Refreshment Break|
|11:10 pm||National Security Cases and FARA - Moderated by: Abbe David Lowell, Winston & Strawn LLP (Washington, DC)|
|12:20 pm||Lunch on your own|
|1:30 pm||Trial Issues: Trial Penalty Expert Witnesses, Plea Bargainin Update - TBA|
|2:40 pm||A Conversation on Pardons and Clemency - TBA|
|3:25 pm||Exhibits, Networking & Refreshment Break|
|3:45 pm||Friday Keynote|
|4:30 pm||Seminar Adjourns|
|Saturday, October 21, 2023|
|9:00 am||NACDL’s Fall Board of Director’s Meeting (All are welcome and encouraged to attend)|
|1:00 pm||Enjoy Washington, DC!|
NACDL is an accredited provider of CLE in all states requiring mandatory CLE Training. NACDL will apply for at least 12.50 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, TN and UT require additional fees by the attendee in order to receive credit.
Capital Hilton Hotel
1002 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone Reservations: (800) 405-0064
Online Reservations: https://book.passkey.com/go/1c6c53b5
Group rate: $299 + tax (Expires September 27, 2023). Please mention group code NAC to receive applicable discount rate.
Rooms/discounted group rates are not guaranteed if the block has been filled prior to the cut-off date.
Questions? Contact Director of Events Akvile Athanason at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 872-8600 x630.
Sponsorship and Exhibits
Disclaimer: NACDL does not necessarily endorse or guarantee the quality, applicability, or discounts of the products and/or services of its exhibitors. Users of these products and/or services do so at their sole discretion and NACDL assumes no responsibility for them.
For information on exhibiting or sponsorships, please contact NACDL's Sales and Marketing Manager Jason Petty at email@example.com or call (202) 465-7637.
NACDL would like to thank the following sponsors, exhibitors, and affinity partners for their support and contributions:
Seminar Materials Sponsor:
Tote Bag Sponsor:
Based on need, scholarships are available to NACDL members for up to 50% off the standard seminar fee of $709. Approved recipients are responsible for the remainder of the tuition fee, which is $355 (all other expenses are not included). The reduced scholarship fee includes seminar tuition, admission to all evening social events, and downloadable seminar materials. Travel, hotel, and other costs are not included.
To Apply: Prepare and e-mail a letter of no more than two pages explaining the reason why you believe you should receive the grant grant to NACDL Director of Events Akvile Athanason, at firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications must be submitted before registering for the seminar and received by September 20, 2023.
NACDL MEMBERSHIP AND RESERVATION AT THE HOST HOTEL ARE REQUIRED TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR NEEDS-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS.
Members of NACDL enjoy exclusive registration rates for our seminars along with all the benefits from joining.
|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: http://www.nacdl.org/PDGroups||$569|
|ALL State & Federal Public Defenders||$409|
|ALL DC, MD, VA Lawyers (Residents Only)||$599|
|Paralegals / Legal Assistants||$409|
|1-Day Rate (Thursday or Friday)||$549|
|Non-Attendee Materials / Audio Recordings|
|Course Materials Only||$150|
|Audio Recording of Seminar & Course Materials||$350|
CANCELLATIONS: There is a $75 cancellation fee. Cancellations must be received in writing via e-mail by 5:30 pm E.T. Friday, October 13, 2023, to receive a refund, less the cancellation fee. No refunds can be issued after the cancellation deadline.
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.Learn More