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Tackling Ethical Issues Arising in Federal Criminal Cases

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A distinguished panel of experts discusses the difficult ethical issues confronting practitioners involved in federal criminal cases -- from both the defense and prosecution sides. Hypotheticals are used to illustrate some of the complex ethical problems faced by federal criminal attorneys in daily practice.

Lecturer Bios

Mark B. Rosen, Esq.

Mark Rosen's practice includes the representation of chief executive and senior level executives as well as academics. He represents clients in their employment negotiations and contracts.

Mr. Rosen is a former assistant district attorney in the Kings County District Attorney's office where he spent his time in the Investigations, Trial, Grand Jury and Rackets Bureau. He has been on the faculty at John Jay College of Criminal Justice for more than fifteen years. Mr. Rosen teaches Evidence, Constitutional Law and security related law courses. He has lectured on law, security and terrorism matters for the United Nations. He is currently developing legal training courses for United Nations diplomatic mission personnel. He developed and designed a course on Terrorism and the Law which has been sold out each semester it has been offered at John Jay.

Mr. Rosen conducts continuing education courses on Evidence for Forensic Psychiatrists at NYU/Bellevue and has developed and conducted numerous continuing legal education courses. Mr. Rosen is a graduate of Alfred University and Brooklyn law School. He is an active member of NYCLA and has conducted numerous CLE courses on such topics as Electronic Discovery, Terrorism, Federal Practice and others for the association. In addition, he developed and moderated a CLE course titled "Criminal Law Update" now in its third year at John Jay.

Justine Harris, Esq.

Justine Harris is a skilled and experienced litigator, who has the benefit of having handled white-collar matters and complex civil litigation at a top New York law firm, as well as the hands-on courtroom and criminal trial experience gained as an assistant federal defender. In court, she has proved herself a vigorous and dedicated advocate; she has obtained numerous jury acquittals, won pretrial motions to dismiss, and consistently achieved favorable sentencing outcomes for her clients. Ms. Harris's cases have included complex charges of insider trading, securities fraud, bank fraud, RICO, terrorism, obstruction of justice, bribery and tax fraud. Ms. Harris has also defended individuals in sensitive federal grand jury investigations and various regulatory proceedings, and on numerous occasions, Ms. Harris has convinced prosecutors not to seek criminal charges or to proceed with less serious charges. Ms. Harris was named in the 2013 Edition of Super Lawyers in the area of criminal defense. From 2001 to 2010, Ms. Harris was an assistant federal defender at the Federal Defenders' office for the Eastern District of New York, where she was lead counsel on hundreds of criminal cases in federal court. Previously, she was an associate at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, where she worked on a wide variety of criminal and civil cases, including civil enforcement actions before the SEC and the NASD, commercial arbitrations, and various pro bono and commercial civil matters. Ms. Harris is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Harvard College.

Joel Cohen, Esq.

Joel Cohen, an experienced white-collar criminal lawyer, joined the firm in 1985 after ten years as a prosecutor, first with the New York State Special Prosecutor’s Office and, second, as an Assistant Attorney-in-Charge with the U.S. Justice Department’s Organized Crime & Racketeering Section (E.D.N.Y.). In those positions, he concentrated in the investigation, prosecution and trial of organized crime figures and corruption cases involving high-ranking public officials in New York, including the top leadership of the Colombo crime family, many members of the elite narcotics division of the New York Police Department, and the first ever prosecution of a sitting FBI agent. Since arriving at Stroock, Mr. Cohen has represented and actively counseled individuals and corporations that have been investigated and/or prosecuted for alleged federal racketeering, securities violations, tax evasion, bribery, fraud, corruption, obstruction of justice, money laundering, environmental offenses, and customs violations involving alleged international frauds. He has also represented attorneys on ethical issues and in disciplinary proceedings in a number of jurisdictions in the New York area.

Hon. Cathy Seibel

Cathy Seibel was appointed a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York on July 30, 2008. She sits in the White Plains Courthouse. She graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University in 1982, and in 1985 graduated cum laude from Fordham Law School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Fordham Law Review. From 1985 to 1987, she clerked for the Honorable Joseph M. McLaughlin, then a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York. She then became an Assistant United States Attorney ("AUSA") in the United States Attorney's Office ("USAO") for the Southern District of New York. From 1991 to 1993, she was a Special AUSA in the USAO for the Western District of Washington. She then rejoined the USAO in the Southern District of New York, and between 1993 and 2005 served as, among other things, Chief of the General Crimes Unit, AUSA-in-Charge of the White Plains Branch, and Senior Trial Counsel. From 2005 until her appointment to the bench, she served as Deputy United States Attorney and First Assistant United States Attorney. She co-teaches a trial practice course at Columbia Law School.

Bruce Green, Esq.

Bruce A. Green is the Louis Stein Professor at Fordham Law School, where he directs the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics. He teaches and writes primarily in the areas of legal ethics and criminal law, and is involved in various bar association activities. Currently, Professor Green is a Council member and past chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section, serves on the Multistate Professional Bar Examination drafting committee, and is a member and past chair of the NY State Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics. He previously served on the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, was the Reporter to both the ABA Task Force on Attorney-Client Privilege and the ABA Commission on Multijurisdictional Practice, and co-chaired the ethics committee of the ABA Litigation Section and Criminal Justice Section. Since joining the Fordham faculty in 1987, Professor Green has engaged in various part-time public service, including as a member of the NYC Conflicts of Interest Board, as a member of the attorney disciplinary committee in Manhattan, as Associate Counsel in the office of the Iran/Contra prosecutor, and as a consultant and special investigator for the NYS Commission on Government Integrity. Previously, Professor Green was a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, where he served as Chief Appellate Attorney, and he was a judicial law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall and Circuit Judge James L. Oakes.

James Glasser, Esq.

James I. Glasser is a Partner in the New Haven and New York offices of Wiggin and Dana and is Chair of the Litigation Department. Mr. Glasser is also a member of the firm's Appellate Practice Group. Mr. Glasser is a seasoned advocate who has successfully represented corporations and individuals in complex civil litigation and in investigations and prosecutions conducted by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, the State Department, the Commerce Department, State Attorneys General, and other federal and state regulators. Mr. Glasser also regularly conducts internal investigations and ensures corporate compliance for defense, financial, healthcare, and education clients. Mr. Glasser is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He also teaches trial practice at Yale Law School. When he was employed by the Department of Justice, Mr. Glasser was a frequent lecturer at the Justice Department's National Advocacy Center. He helped design and develop the Justice Department's course on advanced trial advocacy. Mr. Glasser has the distinction of being chosen for listing in the litigation category of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers (for more information about the standards for inclusion in Chambers USA, please click here). Mr. Glasser has also been chosen by his peers for listing in The Best Lawyers in America since 2010 in the category of White Collar Criminal Defense (for more information on the standards for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, please click here) and Super Lawyers in the White Collar category since 2011 (for more information on the standard for inclusion in Super Lawyers please click here). Benchmark Litigation, 2015 edition, has recognized Mr. Glasser as a "litigation star" in the categories of Appellate and White Collar/Enforcement/Investigations (for more information about the standards for inclusion in Benchmark Litigation, please click here). Mr. Glasser is an accomplished appellate lawyer, having briefed and argued more than 45 cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. As a defense lawyer, Mr. Glasser has lectured at the New York County Lawyer's Association, the Society for International Affairs, the American Internal Health Care Auditors Association, the Connecticut Hospital Association and the Connecticut Bar Association's Federal Practice Section, and many other forums. Mr. Glasser is on the Board of Editors of the Federal Bar Council Quarterly and has authored numerous articles of interest to defense counsel. Mr. Glasser serves on the Committee on Admissions and Grievances for the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, serves on the Federal Grievance Committee for the District of Connecticut, and has served on the Merit Selection Committee considering the appointment of the Chief Federal Public Defender for Connecticut, and on a committee considering the reappointment of Connecticut's United States Magistrate Judges. Prior to joining Wiggin and Dana, Mr. Glasser was a federal prosecutor for 19 years with the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut where he held senior positions including: Counsel to the United States Attorney; Chief of the Criminal Division; Chief of Appeals; and Assistant In-Charge of the Fairfield County U.S. Attorney's Office. In addition, he chaired Connecticut's Corporate Fraud Working Group, the Financial Fraud Working Group and Connecticut's Anti Gang and Project Safe Neighborhoods initiatives. Mr. Glasser was appointed to serve on the United States Attorney General's Criminal Chiefs' Working Group and was appointed to lead Connecticut's Anti-Terrorism Task Force immediately after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. During his tenure as a prosecutor, Mr. Glasser investigated and prosecuted complex criminal cases involving a variety of federal offenses including official and political corruption, corporate fraud and financial institution fraud, tax violations, civil rights violations, export control offenses, money laundering, RICO violations, violent crime, and drug trafficking. Mr. Glasser received numerous awards and commendations for his service as a prosecutor, including the Justice Department's prestigious Director's Award and the District of Connecticut's coveted "Standing Tall" award. Before joining the Justice Department, Mr. Glasser was a litigation associate at the New York office of Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon where he worked on complex multi district litigation, civil RICO, fraud, contract, and Medicaid fraud matters. Mr. Glasser is a member of the American Bar Association and the Federal Bar Council, is a James W. Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Association, and a member of the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society and the Society for International Affairs. He also serves on the regional board of the Anti- Defamation League and on the Advisory Board for Connecticut's Juvenile Training School. Mr. Glasser is admitted to practice law in New York and Connecticut, and to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the District Courts in Connecticut and the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

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