This course, presented by Patrick A. Mullin, Esq., will provide an overview of recently enacted federal criminal statutes, including the FirstStepAct, and amendments to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, as well as significant Supreme Court, federal Circuit Court, and State Supreme Court decisions recently handed down in criminal cases.
Patrick A. Mullin is a veteran New York City criminal and tax defense attorney, specializing in complex, high-stakes criminal defense, and federal criminal and civil tax defense. He has a 40 year track record of relentlessly and successfully pursuing justice for the accused. His boutique law firm focuses on criminal and tax law. He has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Fort Lee, NJ, and is admitted to practice in thirty-one federal and state courts. He handles cases across the country and internationally.
Mr. Mullin holds an LLM in Taxation from New York University School of Law, and was honored as a Special Student of Harvard Law School's Graduate Program focusing on International Legal Studies. He began his career as a Law Intern to the Honorable Henry R. Bramwell in the Eastern District of New York (1978), and then served as Senior Law Clerk to the Honorable Dickinson R. Debevoise in the United States District of New Jersey (1979-1980).
Mr. Mullin presented oral argument before the United States Supreme Court in Melendez v. United States, a major federal criminal sentencing case. He served for 14 years as a member of the United States Sentencing Commission, Practitioners Advisory Group, (1995 - 2009), and he has consistently been selected for inclusion to Best Lawyers in America, Best Law Firms in America, Super Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Association's Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel's Top One Percent, among others. He is also a graduate of and served as an instructor at legendary Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, (2001 - 2006).
During the course of his 40-year career, Mr. Mullin has represented federal criminal defendants in countless notable cases, including:
Good outline of Sup Ct cases.
Could have been a 5! Well worth the time for those of us do not often practice in this arena.
Course was better than I expected.
One of the best. Should have been two hours.
Needed more time to do this area justice.
Really liked the presenter and how he addressed the different cases.
Timely and relevant
The topic was informative even though I have never practiced criminal law.
Clear and concise presenter
Very very informative
Excellent summary of new developements
Best class on Lawline! Excellent speaker
Truly great presenter and presentation!
excellent summary of recent cases
Thorough & well-presented
This course was worth my time.
Knowledgeable speaker. Enjoy hearing about the guidelines
Instructor was highly familiar with the legal issues and policies involved in federal criminal prosecution and appeals. The summary of current legislation included the First Step Act and Sentencing Guideline amendments. Recent US Supreme Court cases focused on expectation of privacy and right to challenge in spite of guilty plea or plea agreement.
Compressed and comprehensive. Nice to realize how much the instructor loves this area of law and communicates its complexity without being turgid.
Best CLE I’ve done. Thank you!
Good summary. Interesting.
Excellent review of first step act impacts and recent Supreme Court cases.
Very interesting and well presented.
Great summary, the written materials are much appreciated.
Presenter was excellent. Like a jackhammer of knowledge.
Mr.Mullen demonstrated his extensive knowledge and expertise during his outstanding presentation.
Very helpful for my practice
Necessary information presented professionally, with useful written materials.
Excellent. Should have been longer.
Extremely informative. Excellent.
Lots to learn!
excellent presentation, clear analysis, very insightful
Very effective overview of the important provisions of the First Step Act and recent Supreme Court cases impacting sentencing.
Excellent presentation by a learned instructor.
Very good presentation.