Examining white collar crime sentencing

This year’s Wayne Law Review Symposium will bring together judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, academic experts and a former criminal Friday, Oct. 24, to discuss the topic “Sentencing White Collar Defendants:
How Much Is Enough?”

The free symposium will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium at Wayne State University Law School in Detroit.

The event is open to the public.  The day will include a continental breakfast, lunch and an evening cocktail and networking reception.

 Registration, required by Oct. 15, can be made at law.wayne.edu/lawreview2014.

The event is made possible through the support of the Cohn Family Endowed Fund.

The symposium will look in depth at the issue of how much punishment is enough for white collar criminals.

Sentences meted out to convicted defendants are increasing in length, rivalling those given for crimes of violence or large-scale drug dealing.

Opening remarks will be delivered by Wayne Law Dean Jocelyn Benson; Paul Stewart, editor-in-chief of Wayne Law Review; and U.S. District Court Judge Avern Cohn.

Ellen S. Podgor, the Gary R. Trombley Family White-Collar Crime Research Professor and professor of law at Stetson University College of Law, will moderate a judicial panel discussion.

Panelists will include:

• Judge Jed S. Rakoff, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
• Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, who is the former chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission
• Judge Nancy G. Edmunds, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Peter J. Henning, professor of law at Wayne Law and a former federal prosecutor, will moderate an academics panel discussion.

Panelists will be:

• Sara Sun Beale, Charles L.B. Lowndes Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law
• Miriam Baer, associate professor of law at Brooklyn Law School
• Mark Osler, professor of law at St. Thomas University Law School
• Lucian E. Dervan, associate professor of law and director of faculty development at Southern Illinois School of Law

David F. DuMouchel, partner with Butzel Long in Detroit, will moderate a practitioner panel discussion .

Panelists will be:

• Barbara L. McQuade, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan
• David Debold, partner with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, D.C.
• David Schertler, partner with Schertler & Onorato in Washington, D.C.
• Walter Pavlo, co-author of Stolen Without a Gun and a Forbes contributor

Closing remarks will be given by Symposium Editor Brittney Kohn.

The Wayne Law Review is a scholarly journal edited and produced by Wayne Law students.


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