CLE during French Quarter Fest: 10th Annual White Collar Crime Symposium

Friday, April 13, 2018

Click WHITE COLLAR CRIME to download seminar flyer.

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.

Registration Fees, Cancellations and Refunds
• Early Registration ..... $320
• After April 6 & 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. Seminar materials will be available for purchase at the seminar (Printed manual: $40/Flashdrive: $25).

Cancellation of registration must be received in writing by the LSBA no later than April 6. Cancellations will receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative charge. Absolutely no refunds will be made after April 6.
Celebrate – 4 days of music, food, special events and fun
Save the dates for the largest FREE music festival in the South! April 12-15, 2018

This year's festival-goers can expect outstanding Louisiana food; in 2018, organizers welcome new vendors Café Dauphine, The Company Burger, and SoBou to the list of 50+ participants. The event will also bring a diverse music lineup, the Chevron Children's Headquarters featuring theSTEAM Zone, fireworks, and more. French Quarter Festival will feature nearly 300 acts on more than 20 stages, Film Fest at French Quarter Fest (curated by Cinema on the Bayou), interviews with celebrated musicians and, as an official New Orleans Tricentennial event, The Tricentennial Homecoming Pavilion featuring exhibits, a hospitality lounge, and the One Time in NOLA story booth. 

Out-of-town festival goers are encouraged to book their travel accommodations now; as many area hotels have reported that they are nearing capacity. 

As always, there is no finer time to visit New Orleans as the spring, especially during the weekend of French Quarter Festival – the largest free music festival in the South.  April marks the start of the festival season in New Orleans and normally a month of beautiful weather.

For more information about the French Quarter Festival, call 504-522-5730 or visit online at

Back by Popular Demand!!
Attendees are invited to lunch at Roux Bistro, located in The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, for a special presentation. 
(ADDITIONAL COST: $20.  Lunch is buffet style and to be paid directly to Roux Bistro by member.)
CLE Credits: This program has been approved for a maximum of 7 hours of CLE credits, including 1 hour of ethics.
Hotel Information:
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 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 • Houston, TX; former AUSA, EDLA

9:30-10:30 a.m. - (1 credit)
White Collar Trials – Special Considerations
M. Patricia Jones • AUSA, Middle District of Baton Rouge • Baton Rouge
Arthur A. Lemann, III • The Law Offices of Arthur A. Lemann, III & Assoc. • New Orleans
Michael W. Magner • Jones, Walker • New Orleans, LA; former AUSA, EDLA

10:30-10:45 a.m.

10:45-11:45 a.m. - (1 credit)
Prosecution and Defense of Public Corruption and Fraud Cases
Eric J. Rommal, Special Agent in Charge • Federal Bureau of Investigation, State of Louisiana • New Orleans
Theodore Carter, AUSA, Eastern District of LA • New Orleans
Donald J. Cazayoux, Jr. • Cazayoux Ewing • Baton Rouge; former U.S. Attorney, MDLA 
Peter G. Strasser • Chaffe McCall • New Orleans; former AUSA, DOJ, US State Dept.
Peter Thomson • Stone Pigman • New Orleans; former AUSA, EDLA 

11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
(Additional Cost:  $20.00, paid directly to Roux Bistro)

1:00-2:00 p.m. - (1 credit)
Federal Search and Seizure - Probable Cause and Judicial Involvement
Hon. S. Maury Hicks, Jr., Chief Judge • US District Court, Western District of LA • Shreveport
Brian J. Capitelli • Capitelli & Wicker • New Orleans; former AUSA, EDLA
Pauline F. Hardin • Jones Walker • New Orleans; former AUSA, EDLA
Donald W. Washington • Jones Walker • Lafayette; former US Attorney, WDLA

2:00-3:00 p.m. - (1 credit)
Healthcare Fraud
Patrice H. Sullivan • AUSA, Chief of Criminal Division • Eastern Dist. of LA • New Orleans
William P. Gibbens • Schonekas, Evans, McGoey & McEachin • New Orleans; former AUSA, EDLA
Glen R. Petersen • Hymel, Davis & Petersen • Baton Rouge; former AUSA, MDLA
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 V
Harry Rosenberg • Phelps Dunbar • New Orleans; LA; former US Attorney, EDLA
Richard T. Simmons, Jr. • Hailey, McNamara, Hall, Larmann & Papale • Metairie; former AUSA, EDLA
J. Michael Small • The Law Offices of J. Michael Small • Alexandria
Lee Zurik • Fox 8 WVUE Anchor/Chief Investigative Reporter • 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. * 
Louisiana State Bar Association
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