CURRENT TRENDS IN WHITE COLLAR CRIME AND HEALTHCARE ENFORCEMENT
(LAWW-4041) - 1 UNIT
This course surveys substantive and procedural issues arising in the investigation, prosecution, and defense of white collar crime with a particular emphasis on healthcare fraud enforcement. The course introduces students to substantive topics including mail fraud, wire fraud, health care fraud, securities fraud, bribes and kickbacks, the civil False Claims Act, the Dodd-Frank legislation, and process 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 cases such as document subpoenas, search warrants, grand jury proceedings, private investigators, and witness interviewing techniques. With respect to procedural issues, the course covers the Fifth Amendment, conflicts, privileges, ethical issues, proffer sessions, plea bargaining, parallel proceedings, corporate sentencing issues, and deferred prosecution agreements. Students will draft competing prosecution and defense documents in connection with a hypothetical healthcare fraud investigation.
Criminal Law (LAWD-1001)