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


Created on October 04, 2018




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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