• Law Practice Management,  Legal Education

    Wine, White-Collar Crime and You.

    The ABA Southeastern White Collar Crime Institute near Atlanta on September 10 and 11, 2015  is a good event at a nice place (Chateau Elan) for white-collar practitioners. They are letting me speak at the conference, but do not let that dissuade you from attending.  The faculty list is comprehensive and the topics timely. Plus, it’s at a winery. Here are some of the topics: The Effective Use of Criminal Discovery: Tactics for the Defense and the Government Litigating Prosecutorial Conduct: The Line Between Ethics and Tactics The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Other International Bribery Crimes: When Other Nations Join the Enforcement Party Supreme Court Update and Other Notable…

  • Prison

    The Myth of Club Fed

    For those who refer in cavalier fashion to white-collar convicts and “Club Fed,” consider this New York Times article on Raj Gupta’s federal prison experience: Onetime Allies on Wall Street Have Uneasy Prison Reunion After Insider Trading Trials.  In particular: In their heyday, Raj Rajaratnam and Rajat K. Gupta were business partners who lent each other a helping hand. The two men were very different. Mr. Rajaratnam was a high-rolling hedge fund manager who loved to take risks, while Mr. Gupta was a consultant educated at Harvard Business School who worked all his life at one firm, McKinsey & Company. Years after their closely watched insider trading trials and two of…

  • Compliance,  Parallel Proceedings

    FIFA Indictments, Corporate Compliance, Alfred Kinsey and Robert Lee

    Law360’s Zachary Zagger has a nice piece on the FIFA prosecution and quotes, among others, Jack Sharman: “Given this many defendants and the fact that there is going to be at least some who are going to cooperate, it would not surprise me if there wasn’t a second wave of charges or people coming out of the woodwork, people you have not heard of yet,” said Jackson R. Sharman III, a white collar criminal defense attorney with Lightfoot Franklin & White LLC. “If it is going to survive, it is going to have to have a more rigorous compliance structure than some of the items that have come across thus far,”…