On Demand

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

1h 15m

Created on September 23, 2017




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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