Committee on White Collar Criminal Litigation

The number of lawyers engaged in white collar criminal litigation has grown dramatically in recent years, as the priorities of the regulators have shifted and as the number and nature of the regulators vying to regulate white collar crime have expanded and changed.

The White Collar Criminal Litigation Committee seeks (1) to educate its members about important developments in federal and state criminal law and related regulatory matters (2) to provide a forum for members to share questions and experiences; and (3) to encourage discussion between the white collar bar and the regulators concerning a range of issues, from trends in enforcement to the impact of new judicial decisions or  congressional activity.   From time to time, the Committee studies and make recommendations on legal, ethical and policy issues of importance to the white collar bar in New York State.

The White Collar Criminal Litigation Committee is co-chaired by Evan T. Barr, Steptoe & Johnson, New York City ebarr@steptoe.com and Joanna C. Hendon, Spears & Imes LLP, New York City.


Recent Committee Activities:

  • CLE: Challenges of Multijurisdictional Investigations and Enforcement, October 2013 (co-sponsored with Ropes & Gray).
  • CLE: Cyber-Rights and Cyber-Wrongs: Emerging Issues in Cybercrime Enforcement, February 2013
  • Report: Criminal Prosecutorial Discretion in Insider Trading Cases (published in NY Litigator Fall 2010)  

Recent Guest Speakers:
Benjamin Lawsky  - Superintendent, NY Dept. of Financial Services
Lewis Liman – Cleary Gotlieb
Neil Barofsky – former Inspector General for TARP
Abbe Lowell – Chadbourne & Parke 
George Canellos – Co-Director, SEC Enforcement Division
Christina Dugger – 1St Assistant U.S. Attorney, EDNY
Preet Bharara – US Attorney, SDNY

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