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“Plea Bargaining After Lafler & Frye”

February 28 - March 1

Duquesne University School of Law

For more information: http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/law/faculty/scholarship/plea-bargaining-after-lafler-and-frye The Duquesne University School of Law will be sponsoring a national symposium entitled, “Plea Bargaining After Lafler & Frye” in collaboration with the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section White Collar Crime Committee, Mid-Atlantic Region. The Honorable W. Louis Sands of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, a former state and federal prosecutor, will deliver the keynote address on Thursday, February 28 offering his reflections from the bench. The seminar reflects on the U.S. Supreme Court's two latest decisions regarding plea bargaining, Lafler v. Cooper and Missouri v. Frye. These decisions recognized that a defendant has a right to the effective assistance of counsel in the process of criminal negotiations. The Court, however, expressly declined to say what remedy a defendant, whose lawyer did not perform effectively during the plea bargain, should receive. These cases raise many more questions than they answer. Do they change the plea process? How does one go about evaluating whether a lawyer has been a constitutionally competent negotiator? What remedy should lower courts apply? Do these cases portend judicial limitations on prosecutors? A series of panels will follow on Friday, March 1, each hosted by a prominent Pittsburgh lawyer or judge who will focus on implications and concerns raised by these two decisions. The day will begin with an introduction by the Honorable Frank Easterbrook of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and author of one of the seminal pieces on the subject. Other panelists included Nancy J. King, Vanderbilt Law School; Susan R. Klein, The University of Texas School of Law; Stephanos Bibas, University of Pennsylvania Law School; Jenny M. Roberts, American University Washington College of Law; Ronald Wright, Wake Forest University School of Law; David S. Abrams, University of Pennsylvania Law School; Albert Alschuler, University of Chicago Law School emeritus; Bruce Green, Fordham University School of Law; Russell D. Covey, Georgia State University College of Law; David Perez, Perkins, Coie, Seattle; Wesley M. Oliver, Duquesne University School of Law; Richard L. Lippke, Indiana University; and, Gabriel "Jack" Chin, UC Davis School of Law. In addition to Pietragallo's James W. Kraus, moderators of the various panels will consist of Lisa B. Freeland, Federal Public Defender, Western District of Pennsylvania; The Honorable Thomas M. Hardiman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; Elliot C. Howsie, Public Defender, Allegheny County; and, Mark A. Rush, K&L Gates. This symposium has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for six (6) hours of substantive CLE credit. Admission fee for District attorneys & staff, public defenders & staff, judges & judicial staff with CLE credit is $60. General practitioners seeking CLE credit is $90. For more information on the symposium, please contact Duquesne University’s Professor Wes Oliver. To register for the program, please visit http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/law/alumni-and-friends/continuing-legal-education/registration. 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Reginald Hill, and Jessica Sievert. The name of the presentation is titled, "Medical Necessity and the False Claims Act - Lions and Tigers and Experts, Oh My!" [post_title] => Fraud and Compliance Forum [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => fraud-and-compliance-forum [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-07-15 13:18:46 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-07-15 13:18:46 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://fire.h50.us/~pietraga/?p=1408 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 1373 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2016-07-15 11:53:43 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-07-15 11:53:43 [post_content] => Christopher A. Iacono, Kevin E. Raphael, James W. Kraus, and John A. Schwab will speak at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's CLE titled, "Understanding Pennsylvania Grand Jury Practice." 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Raspanti will present "So You Want to Represent a Whistleblower: What Do you Need to Know to Succeed" regarding the ethics of representing whistleblowers, at the Pennsylvania Bar Institutes' 22nd Annual Health Law Institute in Philadelphia. [post_title] => PA Bar 22nd Annual Health Law Institute [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => pa-bar-22nd-annual-health-law-institute [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-08-01 19:27:41 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-08-01 19:27:41 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://fire.h50.us/~pietraga/?p=2920 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [9] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 982 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2016-01-21 21:11:39 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-01-21 21:11:39 [post_content] => Pamela C. Brecht will present at the 3rd Annual Advanced Forum on False Claims & Qui Tam Enforcement in New York, speaking on "Best Practices to Facilitate Global Settlements." [post_title] => 3rd Annual Advanced Forum [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => 3rd-annual-advanced-forum [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-27 00:43:03 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-27 00:43:03 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://fire.h50.us/~pietraga/?p=982 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ) [post_count] => 10 [current_post] => -1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 957 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2019-03-12 20:39:08 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-03-12 20:39:08 [post_content] => Pamela Coyle Brecht will be speaking at the 2019 Health Law Institute presented by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. 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Past Events

PBI Health Law Institute 2019

March 12, 2019

Pamela Coyle Brecht will be speaking at the 2019 Health Law Institute presented by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Ms. Brecht will be on a panel presenting on the False Claims Act Update. The Institute will be on March 12-13, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA.

Insurance Coverage and the #MeToo Movement

February 12, 2019

Shelly R. Pagac will be speaking at the RIMS Pittsburgh Chapter’s EPLI – Emerging Claim Trends & Coverage Issues event. Her presentation will be titled “Insurance Coverage and the #MeToo Movement.” The event will take place on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the Sheraton Station Square from 11:30am – 1:30pm.

American Conference Institute’s 6th Forum on False Claims & Qui Tam Enforcement

January 28, 2019

Marc Stephen Raspanti will be speaking at the American Conference Institute’s 6th Advanced Forum on False Claims & Qui Tam Enforcement. His presentation is titled “From Initiating the Complaint to Government Intervention or Declination and Everything in Between,” given with co-presenter Colleen Kennedy from the United States Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of California. The… Read more »

Plea Bargaining After Lafler & Frye

February 28, 2019

“Plea Bargaining After Lafler & Frye” February 28 – March 1 Duquesne University School of Law For more information: http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/law/faculty/scholarship/plea-bargaining-after-lafler-and-frye The Duquesne University School of Law will be sponsoring a national symposium entitled, “Plea Bargaining After Lafler & Frye” in collaboration with the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section White Collar Crime Committee, Mid-Atlantic Region…. Read more »

Fraud and Compliance Forum

October 4, 2017

Marc Stephen Raspanti will be speaking at the Fraud and Compliance Forum. His topic for presentation is on Medical Necessity and The False Claims Act. His co-presenters include John-David H. Thomas, J. Reginald Hill, and Jessica Sievert. The name of the presentation is titled, “Medical Necessity and the False Claims Act – Lions and Tigers and… Read more »

Understanding Pennsylvania Grand Jury Practice

July 15, 2016

Christopher A. Iacono, Kevin E. Raphael, James W. Kraus, and John A. Schwab will speak at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s CLE titled, “Understanding Pennsylvania Grand Jury Practice.” The CLE will take place in Pittsburgh on July 15 and in Philadelphia on July 21, 2016.

Healthcare Compliance Association’s 20th Annual Compliance Institute

April 17, 2016

Michael A. Morse and Pamela C. Brecht will present at the Healthcare Compliance Association’s 20th Annual Compliance Institute. Mr. Morse will present on  “False Claims Act Developments” and Ms. Brecht will present on “Managed Care Fraud: Enforcement and Compliance.”

PA Bar 22nd Annual Health Law Institute

March 15, 2016

Marc S. Raspanti will present “So You Want to Represent a Whistleblower: What Do you Need to Know to Succeed” regarding the ethics of representing whistleblowers, at the Pennsylvania Bar Institutes’ 22nd Annual Health Law Institute in Philadelphia.

3rd Annual Advanced Forum

January 21, 2016

Pamela C. Brecht will present at the 3rd Annual Advanced Forum on False Claims & Qui Tam Enforcement in New York, speaking on “Best Practices to Facilitate Global Settlements.”

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