White-Collar Criminal Defense in the 2017 Landscape: What You Need to Know?
After several years of waning, white-collar criminal prosecutions in the U.S. are now on the rise. Along with this upsurge is the increasing legal complexities of white-collar criminal, thus, creating struggles for white collar attorneys and counsel. In the face of face criminal charges, corporate counsel should be well-equipped with effective and critical strategy, coordination, and communications at every phase of the defense effort to be able to manage the various legal challenges that may arise.
In this LIVE Webcast, The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders and professionals to help the audience understand all the important issues with regards to White-Collar Criminal Defense in the 2017 Landscape. Speakers will cover many of the most critical issues surrounding this significant topic and provide their expert thoughts and opinions on how to maximize opportunities and minimize risks.
Key topics include:
- White Collar Crime Investigations
- Defense Strategies
- Insider Trading Prosecutions
- Recent Court Decisions
- Opportunities and Legal Challenges
- Trends and Developments
- What Lies Ahead in 2017?
Brian Mahoney, Partner
Harris Beach PLLC
- Defining the scope of the investigation
- Applying the attorney-client privilege
- Conducting the interview
- The Upjohn warning
Sanford M. Saunders Jr., Washington, D.C. Co-Managing Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
- Extraterritorial jurisdiction and the criminalization of business operations
Kristy Figueroa-Contreras, Managing Partner
Figueroa-Contreras Law Group, PLLC
- Important changes in sentencing
Who Should Attend:
- White Collar Attorneys
- General Counsel
- Compliance Officers
- Ethics Officers
- Legal Risk Officers and Administrators
- Senior Management
Sanford M. Saunders brings more than 30 years of experience as an international trial and white collar criminal defense lawyer, and represents corporations, business executives and legislative and ministerial level public official in cases alleging fraud, money laundering and corruption, including representing the Chairman of Yukos Oil (billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky) in two criminal trials in Moscow involving the largest allegation of money laundering ever prosecuted. A related civil securities action was filed in federal court in New York. His clients include financial institutions and individuals engaged in the banking and securities industries on anti-corruption issues, and he has represented clients in quashing or limiting MLAT requests in the United States and Europe. He led the team that secured the first Swiss refusal to provide documents on the grounds the MLAT request was politically motivated as well as the release of billions of dollars for an international holding company. He now serves as a Visiting Fellow at the George Mason University Center on Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption
Sanford M. Saunders brings more than 30 years of experience as an international trial and white collar criminal defense lawyer, …
Brian C. Mahoney is a partner at Harris Beach PLLC and practices in the firm’s Government Compliance and Investigations and Business and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups. He is also the leader of the firm’s Collegiate Sports team. Selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America, he regularly advises clients on matters related to corporate compliance and government investigations as well as federal and state regulatory actions. His trial practice includes representing individuals, businesses and institutions in both civil and white collar criminal matters. Mr. Mahoney has tried over 75 civil and criminal jury trials to verdict, including two of the largest plaintiff’s verdicts in two upstate New York counties.
Brian C. Mahoney is a partner at Harris Beach PLLC and practices in the firm’s Government Compliance and Investigations and …
Kristy Figueroa-Contreras is the President of Figueroa-Contreras Law Group, PLLC, a boutique criminal defense and immigration law firm with offices in Miami, Florida and affiliate offices across Latin America. Ms. Figueroa-Contreras practices exclusively in the trial and appellate criminal defense of persons accused of a wide range of federal and state felony and misdemeanor offenses as well as all aspects of U.S. immigration, nationality and consular law.
She received her Juris Doctor in 2002 from Emory University School of Law. She also completed a judicial clerkship with federal criminal trial judge Jorge L. Ballestero in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Ms. Figueroa-Contreras is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts and in federal court the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Attorney Figueroa-Contreras is a native speaker of English and Spanish and is also fluent in French and Portuguese.
Kristy Figueroa-Contreras is the President of Figueroa-Contreras Law Group, PLLC, a boutique criminal defense and immigration law firm with offices …
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About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 2000 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite and among the most “Tech Savvy.” It was on the 2013-2015 BTI Client Service 30 listings of firms “most recognized by clients for providing excellent client service,” and one of the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard “Power Elite,” based on the nature and strength of its client relationships.
About Harris Beach PLLC
Harris Beach is one of the oldest and largest law firms in New York state and among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal. The firm is a full service law firm that represents a wide range of clients, including Fortune 500 corporations, privately-held companies, public sector entities and not-for-profit organizations. Harris Beach is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a Top Tier firm in every major area of law, and was named in 44 practice group categories in Best Lawyers in America.
Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide a full range of legal and professional services for clients across New York state, nationally and internationally. With over 27 practice groups and 17 industry teams, the firm provides the full depth and breadth of legal services. Principal industries represented include education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, and state and local governments and authorities.
About Figueroa-Contreras Law Group, PLLC
Figueroa-Contreras Law Group is a criminal defense and immigration law firm based in Miami, Florida and with affiliate offices in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), Panama City (Panama) and Caracas (Venezuela). Kristy Figueroa-Contreras, a member Florida Bar, manages the Miami Office. Dominican attorney Dilia Rosado manages the Santo Domingo office, Panamanian attorney Elvis Ureña runs the Panama City, Panama office and Venezuelan attorney Lenny Rengifo Hernández and Elsa Rodríguez Olival work out of of the Caracas office.
The firm’s Miami office handles full-service immigration, nationality and consular law matters, representing clients in all 50 states and worldwide. Its immigration caseload includes employment-based and investment-based matters to deportation defense in all U.S. immigration courts as well as consular matters at U.S. Consulates and Embassies and around the globe. The Miami office also handles criminal defense and post-conviction matters in the entire State of Florida, as well as in federal court in the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Our team includes real estate and corporate attorneys serving our firm in “of counsel” capacity in cases requiring multi-faceted solutions.
The firm’s Latin America offices assist our clients with their criminal and immigration matters arising in Venezuela, Panama and the Dominican Republic as well as full-service representation in civil, real estate and corporate transactional matters arising for clients in each respective country.
Our entire staff is fluent in English and Spanish. Attorney Figueroa-Contreras and Senior Paralegal Emilio D’Arce are also fluent in Portuguese and attorneys Figueroa-Contreras, Rengifo Hernández and Rosado are also fluent in French.