San Diego Lawyers ChapterWednesday, December 07, 05:30 PMDon Chido 527 Fifth Avenue San Diego, CA 92101
Season's greetings from the San Diego Federalist Society! As an exciting 2016 draws to a close, we would like to invite you to join us for a fun evening of conversation, libation, and good old-fashioned holiday cheer.
Thursday, December 08, 12:00 PMNational Press Club Holeman Lounge 529 14th Street, NW Washington, DC 20045
In the last year, the Department of Justice lost three major cases against Fed Ex, Vascular Solutions and Warner Chilcott. Critics argue that each case was an example of over-enforcement by DOJ and overcriminalization by Congress. Proponents assert that it is a critical role of government to police and dissuade bad acts by private citizens and corporations. Are there too many federal agencies, giving prosecutors too much power over individuals and corporations? Is it good policy to prosecute individual employees of a corporation, as suggested in the Yates memorandum? Panelists, including lawyers in each of these three cases, will discuss the limits of federal criminal law and prosecutions.
Join us Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 12:00 noon for a luncheon at the National Press Club to hear our legal experts debate the issues and arguments at stake in this important litigation.
If you cannot join us live, we have added the option to view it in real time on the Federalist Society's blog page.
Cristina C. Arguedas, Partner, Arguedas, Cassman & Headley LLP
Leslie R. Caldwell, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, The United States Department of Justice
Ben Hatch, Partner,McGuireWoods
John Richter, Partner, King & Spalding
Joseph Savage, Partner, Goodwin Proctor
Moderator: Stuart S. Taylor, Contributing Editor, National Journal
Practice Group TeleforumFriday, December 09, 03:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call
“Suggestions that President-elect Donald Trump put his business holdings in a 'blind trust,' which would mean selling them to avoid potential conflicts of interest are unrealistic and unfair,” says David Rivkin, of Baker and Hostetler, in a recent Washington Post piece. University of Minnesota Law School Professor Richard Painter said, in a New York Times piece, that President-elect Trump’s announced plans to cure conflict-of-interest concerns are “not enough.” Join us as these two legal scholars discuss their positions in greater detail.
Professor Richard Painter, S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law, University of Minnesota Law School