Presented by the Federal Practice Section
Meeting Code: SFP150422
CLE Credit: 1.5 Hours
About the Program:
The calculation of loss under Section 2B1.1 of the United States Guidelines Manual (the “fraud guideline”) plays a critical role at sentencing in most white collar crime cases. Critics have long suggested that the fraud guideline is broken, producing irrational and draconian sentences. On January 9, 2015, the Sentencing Commission promulgated several proposed amendments to Section 2B1.1. Drawing on perspectives from the judiciary, academy, white collar defense bar, and U.S. Attorney’s Office, this panel discussion will address the deficiencies (real or imagined) of the current fraud guideline as well as the efficacy and sufficiency of the Commission’s proposed amendments.
You Will Learn:
- Federal sentencing guidelines for fraud cases;
- The difficulties of calculating “loss” in fraud cases and criticisms of the current version of United States Guideline Manual
- Proposed amendments to the fraud guideline (Section 2B1.1) of the November 1, 2015 Guidelines Manual
The Honorable Stefan R. Underhill, United States District Judge, District of Connecticut, Bridgeport
James T. Cowdery, Cowdery & Murphy LLC, Hartford
Assistant U.S. Attorney William J. Nardini, Chief of the Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, New Haven
Professor Sarah Russell, Quinnipiac University School of Law, North Haven
Stanley A. Twardy, Jr., Day Pitney LLP, Stamford
- Opening Remarks and Introductions
- Panel Discussion
- Q and A with Audience
Event Cost: $40
** CLE materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. Please note that refunds are not available with less than two business days' notice.
The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. Financial hardship information available upon request.