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Trying White Collar Criminal Cases in the Northern District of Texas (Update) (Audio Only)

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Produced on October 04, 2018

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Course Information

Time 1h
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Criminal Litigation

Course Description

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas prosecutes a wide variety of federal crimes, ranging from traditional offenses such as drugs and immigration violations to white collar crimes such as health care fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud, and public corruption. The panel will discuss their experiences with federal criminal prosecutions in the Northern District of Texas, with a focus on white collar prosecutions and the latest recent developments in the field. The panelists presenting are Kelly Vickers, Kiprian Mendrygal, and Paul Coggins, members of Locke Lord LLP’s White Collar Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations practice group. Mr. Coggins is a former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an overview of the Northern District of Texas, including the counties covered and where the U.S. attorneys sit
  2. Analyze trends in the District, as the cases are diverse and changing
  3. Examine the art of plea deals and negotiations in the Northern District
  4. Review the indictment process and conditions of release, with a focus on healthcare fraud and other white collar cases
  5. Navigate the ins and outs of pretrial discovery, and look at how close one can get to an “open file” and in what kinds of cases
  6. Identify tips for conducting a trial successfully
  7. Navigate post-conviction issues, including appealing to the 5th Circuit, negotiating with the financial litigation unit, and other post-conviction issues
  8. Discuss recent developments in the Northern District of Texas and identify potential trends to come

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Kiprian Mendrygal

Locke Lord LLP

Kip Mendrygal is a partner in Locke Lord LLP’s White Collar Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations practice group. Kip was named by Texas Monthly as a “Rising Star” for six consecutive years between 2010 and 2015. In 2017, he was named by Chambers USA on its list of Up and Coming in Texas for Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations. His practice focuses on representing executives and companies in civil, criminal, and regulatory investigations and criminal defense. He also has significant experience conducting internal investigations for clients in both the private and public sector, including governmental entities. He received a B.S. and M.S. degrees in Molecular Biology from the University of Texas at Dallas, and received his J.D. with honors from the University of Texas School of Law.


Paul Coggins

Locke Lord LLP

Paul Coggins is a partner at Locke Lord LLP, where he co-chairs the firm’s national White Collar Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations practice. Paul served as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas from 1993 to 2001. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Yale University and both a B.A. and a Diploma in Law from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, before graduating from Harvard Law School. Paul is a former radio host, a published author, a frequent speaker, and is involved in numerous public service organizations. 


Max S.

Hard to beat the experience, knowledge, and insight of Paul Coggins.

randal m.

Very nice presentation. Prosecution of elder financial exploitation would be a helpful addition. Thank you

Rebekah D.

Thank you

Robert G.

Excellent information, like getting some local counsel.

Steven H.

What a treat, learning from such experience and talent as Coggins! A bargain at twice the price.

James S.

Super job!!

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