12th Annual White Collar Crime Symposium - CANCELLED

Experienced trial lawyers and respected federal court judges share their hard earned knowledge on the best tips and techniques for successful trial preparation, outcome and recent developments in the area of white collar crime. Young lawyer or seasoned veteran, plaintiff or defense counsel, all attendees will benefit from this valuable seminar. Register for the symposium and stay for the festival!

Click WHITE COLLAR CRIME to download seminar flyer!

Registration Fees
• Advance Registration ....... $320
• After April 10 & On-Site ..... $345
(The fee includes electronic course materials, seminar attendance and coffee/refreshment breaks.)

On-Site Registrants will be provided the link to download electronic course materials at the time of registration. Printed seminar manuals will be available for purchase at the seminar.

Cancellation of registration must be received in writing by the LSBA no later than April 10. Cancellations will receive a full refund of registration fee, less a $25 administrative charge. Absolutely no refunds will be made after April 10.

CLE Credits: This program has been approved for a maximum of 7 hours of CLE credits, including 1 hour of ethics.
Although the LSBA does not have a room block at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, discount rates for LSBA members may be available. Contact: Reservations at (888) 627-7033 or email Be sure to mention Louisiana State Bar Association.Availability is not guaranteed. Prevailing rates may apply.

For more information, contact: CLE Dept. at (800) 421-5722

Annette Buras               Bridget Berins
(504) 619-0102            (504) 619-0137 


Seminar Chair & Moderator

Edward J. Castaing, Jr. • Crull, Castaing & Lilly • New Orleans


8:00-8:30 a.m.

8:30-9:30 a.m. - (1 credit)
White Collar Law Update – Recent Developments
Hon. Brian Jackson • US District Court, Middle District of LA • Baton Rouge;
        former AUSA, MDLA, and DOJ
Walter F. Becker, Jr. • Chaffe McCall • New Orleans; former AUSA, EDLA
Shaun G. Clarke • Smyser, Kaplan & Veselka • New Orleans and Houston, TX; former AUSA, EDLA

9:30-10:30 a.m. - (1 credit)
White Collar and Public Corruption – What Is the FBI Up To?
Bryan A. Vorndran, Special Agent in Charge • Federal Bureau of Investigation,
        State of Louisiana • New Orleans
Peter G. Strasser • United States Attorney, EDLA • New Orleans
Donald J. Cazayoux, Jr. • Cazayoux Ewing • Baton Rouge; former U.S. Attorney, MDLA
Peter M. Thomson • Stone Pigman • New Orleans; former AUSA, EDLA

10:30-10:45 a.m.

10:45-11:45 a.m. - (1 credit)
White Collar Trial Tactics – Defense and Prosecutor Conduct
Hon. Greg G. Guidry • USDC, Eastern District of LA • New Orleans; former Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal Judge and Supreme Court Justice; former AUSA, EDLA
M. Patricia Jones • Assistant US Attorney, Middle District of LA • Baton Rouge
Arthur A. Lemann, III • The Law Offices of Arthur A. Lemann, III & Assoc. • New Orleans

11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
(Additional Cost:  $25.00, paid directly to Roux Bistro)

1:00-2:00 p.m. - (1 credit)
What is Bribery? McDonnell v. U.S., Its Progeny and Impact – How to Use It?
Hon. S. Maury Hicks, Jr., Chief Judge • USDC, Western District of LA • Shreveport
Brian J. Capitelli • Capitelli & Wicker • New Orleans; former AUSA, EDLA
Jordan Ginsberg • Assistant US Attorney, Eastern District of LA • New Orleans

2:00-3:00 p.m. - (1 credit)
Attorney Fees in Criminal Cases – What Are the Rules? What Is Privileged?
Pauline F. Hardin • Jones Walker • New Orleans; former AUSA, EDLA
Michael W. Magner • Jones, Walker • New Orleans, LA; former AUSA, EDLA
Richard W. Westling • Epstein Becker Green • Nashville, TN; former First AUSA, EDLA

3:00-4:00 p.m. - (1 credit)
High-Profile Media Involvement/Interference/Assassination – Part VI
Shaun G. Clarke • Smyser, Kaplan & Veselka • New Orleans and Houston, TX; former AUSA, EDLA
Harry Rosenberg • Phelps Dunbar • New Orleans; LA; former US Attorney, EDLA
Richard T. Simmons, Jr. • Hailey, McNamara, Hall, Larmann & Papale • Metairie; former AUSA, EDLA
Lee Zurik • Fox8 WVUE-TV • New Orleans

4:00--4:15 p.m.

4:15-5:15 p.m. - (1 credit)
Richard W. Westling • Epstein Becker Green • Nashville, TN; former First AUSA, EDLA

Those who plan and teach LSBA seminar are volunteers. Their generous contributions of time, talent and energy make this and every LSBA seminar a success. We deeply appreciate their work.

The LSBA continues to encourage all its members to participate in the preparation and presentation of LSBA CLE programs.

* Please contact the LSBA CLE Dept. if you have a disability which may require special accommodations at this program. The LSBA is committed to enduring full accessibility for all registrants. *
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