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Ethical Issues for Criminal Practitioners

Tuesday, October 02, 2012 at 01:00 PM EDT


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Speakers:


Bruce Green,
Louis Stein Professor and Director,
Stein Center for Legal Ethics, Fordham Law


Green teaches and writes primarily in the areas of legal ethics and criminal law and actively participates in professional activities in these fields. He serves on the Multistate Professional Bar Examination drafting committee, is a member and past chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics, and is a Council member and past chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section. A graduate of Princeton University and Columbia Law School, Green clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and Judge James L. Oakes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Before joining Fordham Law in 1987, he was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1983 to 1987, which included roles as Deputy Chief Appellate Attorney and Chief Appellate Attorney.


Hon. Jed S. Rakoff
Judge,
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


A leading authority on securities law and white-collar crime, Rakoff has served as a U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York since March 1, 1996. Before his appointment to the bench, he was a partner in private practice, heading the criminal defense and civil RICO sections for Mudge, Rose, Guthrie, Alexander & Ferdon and then Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. Previously, he had served for seven years as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, including two years as Chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Prosecutions Unit. Prior to that, he was in private practice at Debevoise & Plimpton. He began his legal career as a Law Clerk to the Hon. Abraham Freedman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Rakoff graduated with honors in English literature from Swarthmore College, earned his M. Phil. from Balliol College at Oxford University, and received a J.D. cum laude, from Harvard Law School.


Rita M. Glavin,
Partner,
Seward & Kissel LLP




A partner in the Litigation group and co-head of the Government Enforcement and Internal Investigations practice at Seward & Kissel LLP, Glavin advises companies around the globe on regulatory and security issues, and she has represented both companies and individuals in criminal and civil enforcement investigations. Prior to entering private practice, she worked for almost 12 years in the U.S. Department of Justice and served as head of the DOJ’s Criminal Division in 2009. Glavin served as a federal prosecutor with the DOJ’s Public Integrity Section from 1998 to 2003, and from 2003 to 2010 she was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York. A graduate of Middlebury College and Fordham Law School, she began her legal career as a Law Clerk to the Honorable John F. Keenan, Southern District of New York.



Sylvia Shaz Shweder,
Assistant U.S. Attorney,
Eastern District of New York


Shweder has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York since 2008. Previously, she was a Litigation Associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and a Clerk for Hon. Loretta A. Preska of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. A graduate of Northwestern University and Fordham Law School, she has served as an adjunct professor of legal writing at Fordham Law and has written on judicial limitations in alternative dispute resolution, prosecutorial and judicial ethics of plea agreements, and community perceptions of the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board and police misconduct.