WHITE COLLAR DEFENSE & INVESTIGATIONS PRACTICE
(LAWD-4027) - 2 UNITS
This course surveys substantive and procedural issues arising in the investigation, prosecution and defense of white collar crime. The course will begin with an introduction to various substantive topics including mail fraud, wire fraud, health care fraud, securities fraud, bribes and kickbacks, and offenses arising during the underlying investigation, such as perjury, false statements, and obstruction of justice. Students also will learn about methods of fact investigation commonly used by attorneys in white collar investigations. With respect to procedural issues, the course will cover the Fifth Amendment, conflicts, privileges, ethical issues, proffer sessions, plea bargaining, parallel proceedings, corporate sentencing issues, and deferred prosecution agreements. The course culminates with an in-class case study where teams of students represent different sides in a hypothetical health care fraud investigation.