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Communicating with Prosecutors, Clients & the Court in Defense of White Collar Crime

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Produced on September 23, 2017

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Course Information

Time 1h 15m
Difficulty Beginner
Topics covered in this course: Criminal

Course Description

The defense of white-collar crime has many challenges, including the complexity of the alleged offenses and evidence, the volume of evidence, and the potential for a lengthy prison sentence for even the first time offender. This course, led by attorney Cesar de Castro, explores how best to communicate with prosecutors, clients, and the court in the defense of white-collar crime cases.  

This course will provide a general overview of white-collar crime cases, the role of loss amounts in the United States Sentencing Guidelines and in state statutes, and briefly discuss asset forfeiture and restitution. Mr. de Castro will focus on communication in these cases and explore how to advocate for clients in these cases with prosecutors and the Court. He will also discuss communicating with white-collar crime defendants and some of the unique challenges for defense counsel.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify why loss is so important in a white collar case at both the Federal and State level
  2. Develop skills for communicating with prosecutors and recognize how this communication can potentially harm a client
  3. Discuss best practices for communication with clients, including managing of expectations
  4. Appreciate the potential perils of client cooperation
  5. Recognize tactics for communicating with the Court, from motion practice through trial, and even relate it to sentencing advocacy for a client 

This course originally appeared as a part of our September 2017 Bridge the Gap Event.  

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César de Castro

The Law Firm of Cesar de Castro, P.C.

César de Castro is an experienced litigator whose practice focuses on criminal defense, corporate investigations, commercial litigation, and appellate litigation. He regularly appears in New York federal courts as well as the criminal and civil courts of the State of New York. César’s prior experiences as a judicial law clerk and prosecutor as well as his experience in private practice allow him to zealously and effectively represent his clients.

From 2000-2002, César served as a law clerk in the Staff Attorneys’ Office for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit where he received the 2002 Sustained Excellence Award. César then served as an Assistant District Attorney under Robert M. Morgenthau in the New York County District Attorney’s Office for more than six years, working first in the Trial Division and later in the Racket’s Bureau where he conducted long-term investigations into organized criminal activity, including, enterprise corruption, political corruption, bid-rigging, schemes to defraud, and money-laundering.

After leaving the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, César joined the litigation department of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP where he litigated civil and criminal matters in the Federal and State Courts. He then joined Lankler Carragher & Horwitz, a preeminent New York City boutique firm where he litigated complex and high profile civil and criminal matters.

César is also an adjunct professor at New York Law School where he teaches a course entitled “The Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense of Today’s Organized and White Collar Crime Cases.” From 2004-2010, he taught first-year law students the fundamentals of legal writing, including appellate brief writing and oral advocacy.


F. Renee R.

Best course ever

Louis t. A.

Speaker did an admirable job teaching subject matter not easily taught.

Christopher D.

even though this was a "basic" course, it was an excellent refresher for experienced lawyers as well

Gregg S.

Instructor was excellent and clearly well versed in the subject matter



Steve S.


David S.

Excellent presentation, extremely helpful

Pat C.

Good helpful take on Federal practice.

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