Loyola’s Fidler Institute on Criminal Justice Focuses on Grand Jury System, Surveillance & White-Collar Trends

LOS ANGELES--()--An array of top government and private criminal attorneys will explore the grand jury system, high-tech surveillance, sentencing reform and white-collar crime during Loyola Law School’s ninth-annual Fidler Institute on Criminal Justice on Friday, April 17, 2015. The event, to be held on Loyola’s downtown LA campus, will feature the presentation of the Fidler Awards.

“We are going to discuss all of the hot issues that our criminal justice system faces today, and we have the best speakers to do it. Topics include Ferguson, body cameras, Proposition 47, whistleblowers and cybercrime,” said Laurie Levenson, program founder and David W. Burcham Professor of Law in Ethical Advocacy. “Where else can you find the U.S. Attorney, District Attorney, Federal Public Defender, City Attorney, LAPD, judges and lawyers under one roof? We have a knock-out keynote speaker, Rob Cary, who will share the inside story of the prosecution of former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens. Linda Deutsch, the grande dame of courtroom reporting, will be honored, as well.”

The event, named in honor of Loyola alumnus Judge Larry P. Fidler, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, will be in the Girardi Advocacy Center on Loyola’s campus at 919 Albany St., Los Angeles, CA 90015. Program details are available at www.lls.edu/fidler. Journalists who wish to attend should RSVP to Brian Costello, assistant director of marketing and communications, at brian.costello@lls.edu, 213-736-1444 (o) or 310-902-9560 (c).

AGENDA:

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Opening Remarks

  • Hon. Jackie Lacey, District Attorney, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office
  • Hon. Stephanie K. Yonekura, Acting United States Attorney, Central District of California
  • Hon. Hilary L. Potashner, Federal Public Defender, Office of the Federal Public Defender, Central District of California

9:30 – 10:45 a.m.: Demystifying the Grand Jury: State, Federal and Ferguson Grand

Juries

  • Valerie C. Aenlle-Rocha, Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office
  • Robert E. Dugdale, Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office
  • Patrick K. O’Toole, Deputy District Attorney, San Diego County District Attorney’s Office
  • Hon. Laura F. Priver, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Anthony E. Rothert, Legal Director, ACLU of Missouri
  • Moderator: Laurie L. Levenson, David W. Burcham Professor of Law in Ethical Advocacy, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Body Cameras, High-tech Surveillance & Interrogation Tactics

  • Daniel Gomez, Sergeant, Los Angeles Police Department
  • William W. Hodgman, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office
  • Steve Lurie, Lieutenant, Los Angeles Police Department
  • Dan Simon, Richard L. and Maria B. Crutcher Professor of Law and Psychology, USC Gould School of Law
  • Moderator: Sean K. Kennedy ’89, Kaplan & Feldman Executive Director, Center for Juvenile Law and Policy & Associate Clinical Professor, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Keynote Speaker

Robert M. (Rob) Cary, Williams & Connelly LLP, and author of Not Guilty: The Unlawful Prosecution of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens

Special Achievement Award: Susan G. Poehls, Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

Lifetime Achievement Award: Linda Deutsch, Special Correspondent, Associated Press

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.: Sentencing Reforms, Justice Initiatives & Proposition 47

  • Opening Remarks: Hon. Michael N. Feuer, City Attorney, Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office
  • Reply: Jonathan S. Shapiro, Chairman, Little Hoover Commission

2:00 p.m. Panel Discussion on Sentencing Reforms, Justice Initiatives & Proposition 47

  • Carol A. Clem, Assistant Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office
  • Hon. Scott M. Gordon, Assistant Supervising Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Douglas P. Haubert, Prosecutor, City of Long Beach
  • Mary Clare Molidor, Assistant City Attorney, Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office
  • Gina T. Satriano, Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office
  • Hon. Michael R. Wilner, United States Magistrate Judge, Central District of California
  • Moderator: Christopher Hawthorne ’00, Director, Juvenile Innocence & Fair Sentencing Clinic and Clinical Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.: White Collar Crime: Whistle Blowers, FCPA, Cybercrime & More

  • Robert M. Cary, Partner, Williams & Connolly LLP
  • Gordon A. Greenberg, Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery LLP
  • Ranee A. Katzenstein, Deputy Chief, Major Frauds, United States Attorney’s Office
  • Janet I. Levine, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP
  • David C. Scheper, Scheper, Kim & Harris LLP
  • Hilda B. Weintraub, Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office
  • Moderator: Laurie L. Levenson, David W. Burcham Professor of Law in Ethical Advocacy, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

4:30 p.m.: Presentation of Fidler Awards and Judges’ Reception

Fidler Awards

  • Prosecutor of the Year: Sharon J. Matsumoto, Chief Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office (ret.)
  • Defense Lawyer of the Year: Donald M. Re, Donald M. Re Law Offices
  • Judge of the Year: Hon. Michael Nash, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles (ret.)
  • Special Recognition: Hon. Stephen J. Hillman, Former Chief Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Central District of California

About Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

Located on an award-winning Frank Gehry-designed campus in downtown Los Angeles, Loyola Law School is home to prominent faculty, dedicated students and cutting-edge programs. The Law School strives to instill in students the knowledge they need to excel on their chosen paths. It dedicates itself to preparing students for the rigors of practice with an extensive portfolio of practical-training opportunities, a 16,000-strong alumni network and a focus on social justice. Learn more at www.lls.edu.

Contacts

Loyola Law School
Brian Costello, 213-736-1444
Cell: 310-902-9560
brian.costello@lls.edu

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Loyola’s Fidler Institute on Criminal Justice Focuses on Grand Jury System, Surveillance & White-Collar Trends

Contacts

Loyola Law School
Brian Costello, 213-736-1444
Cell: 310-902-9560
brian.costello@lls.edu