This course provides an overview of the major aspects of the pre-trial, trial/plea and sentencing phases of a federal criminal prosecution. It includes a discussion of uniquely federal aspects of these topics, such as the federal rules and practices relating to pre-trial discovery, plea negotiations, jury selection, various types of evidence, and sentencing.
The course is presented by Alan Vinegrad, a partner at Covington & Burling LLP and a former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Mr. Vinegrad has handled numerous federal criminal proceedings from both the prosecution and defense side and has written and spoken extensively on federal criminal practice issues across the country.
Alan Vinegrad is a partner in the firm's New York office and a member of the firm's White Collar Defense and Trial Practice Groups. His practice focuses on representing individuals, corporations and corporate board committees in a wide variety of criminal and regulatory enforcement matters, as well as in complex civil litigation. He has represented numerous clients in connection with investigations and prosecutions by the U.S. Department of Justice, various U.S. Attorney’s Offices around the country, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York State Attorney General, and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
Mr. Vinegrad joined the firm after serving as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. He previously served as the office's Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney, Chief of the Criminal Division, Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, Chief of Civil Rights Litigation and Chief of General Crimes. In addition to his executive and supervisory responsibilities, Mr. Vinegrad investigated and prosecuted numerous criminal cases, personally tried over a dozen cases, and argued over 20 cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Adelphia Communications Corporation in defense of the federal criminal investigation, SEC enforcement action and threatened forfeiture actions arising out of wrongdoing by members of the Rigas family.
A senior executive of a large reinsurance company in defense of a federal criminal prosecution, SEC enforcement action and civil action arising out of alleged $500 million accounting fraud by American International Group, Inc.
Several publicly-held corporations and senior executives in connection with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and the SEC.
A senior executive of a large publicly-held energy company in defense of a criminal prosecution by the Government of Ecuador and related civil proceedings.
Selected by Chambers USA as a leading attorney in the areas of white collar crime and government investigations (2007-2015).
Recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the areas of bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, and white collar criminal defense (2010-2016).
New York Super Lawyers, Criminal Defense: White Collar and Business Litigation (2006-2013)
Who's Who Legal, Business Crime Defence (2015)
Legal 500 US, Litigation - White Collar Criminal Defense (2012-2013)
Selected by Law360 as White Collar MVP (2011).
Selected as a "Top Gun" by Ethisphere Magazine (2009).
The International Who's Who of Business Crime Lawyers (2008)
2005 Milton S. Gould Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy from the New York City Office of the Appellate Defender.
United States Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service in 1997 for the prosecution of the men responsible for the death of Yankel Rosenbaum during the Crown Heights riots in Brooklyn, New York.
Excellent, very informative!
Very well organized and easy to follow.
Nice overview & refresher.
EXCELLENT.. A must see for anyone who wishes to do Fed crim cases
as always, outstanding
Excellent Federal Criminal Law Primer! Great Program.
Good for entry level defense attorney in federal criminal practice.
This was an exceptionally well organized and cohesive course. Outstanding instructor.
Terrific and knowledgeable presentation.2
An informative, engaging, and quick-paced program delivered by a talented and knowledgeable speaker.
A fine, thorough presentation
after 15 years of state practice I have be looking into fed practice, this was a great first step
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