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San Diego Lawyers Chapter

Come join the San Diego Lawyer's Chapter of the Federalist Society for a meet-and-greet BBQ as we kickoff a great year of programs and activities! Mingle with attorneys, judges, and professors at member Karen Boudreau's home in Sunset Cliffs on Sunday, August 16, 2015, from 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Learn about the MCLE events we have planned for the fall, and feel free to come and go as you please.

San Diego Lawyers Chapter


  • Cory Briggs, CEQA litigator, radio commentator
  • Bob Gaglione, arbitrator, litigator, radio commentator
  • Tony Manolatos, public relations, Citizens' Stadium Advisory Group
  • Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters
Silicon Valley Lawyers Chapter


  • Honorable Alex Kozinski, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Honorable Joseph P. Russoniello, Former United States Attorney, Northern District of California
Minnesota Lawyers Chapter


  • Honorable David R. Stras, Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court 
Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Podcast

Is Clay v. United States, currently pending in the 11th Circuit, a case study of overcriminalization and abusive federal prosecution? The case raises basic notions of due process, fair notice, the rule of lenity, mens rea, and actus reus. What began as a highly publicized raid by some 200 FBI agents on a Florida health care company over an accounting dispute of how to interpret a provision in Florida’s Medicaid reimbursement statute with no clarifying administrative regulations, ended in the indictment, conviction, and prison sentences for the company’s top executives for fraud. This case is particularly important for all regulated industries, where there are numerous and ambiguous laws and complex regulations governing conduct subject to administrative, civil, and criminal enforcement. John Lauro, counsel in the case, discussed the lawsuit, with Paul Kamenar joining to offer questions and comments.

  • Paul D. Kamenar, Washington, D.C. Attorney and Senior Fellow, Administrative Conference of the United States
  • John F. Lauro, Principal, Lauro Law Firm
  • Moderator: John G. Malcolm, Director and Ed Gilbertson and Sherry Lindberg Gilbertson Senior Legal Fellow, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation