Panelists will focus on the ethical issues that often arise during criminal cases and the recent developments in ethics and professional responsibility.
This program was recorded and presented on October 2, 2012 as part of the Fordham Law Roundtable Series, in partnership with ALM's The National Law Journal.
Sylvia Shaz. Shweder
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Eastern District of New York
Sylvia is Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law.
Rita M. Glavin
Seward & Kissel LLP
Rita M. Glavin is a partner in the Litigation group and co-head of the Government Enforcement and Internal Investigations practice. She advises companies around the globe on regulatory and security issues, including the FCPA, U.S. securities laws, the Bank Secrecy Act, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickbacks Statute, economic espionage, and cybercrime. She has represented both companies and individuals in criminal and civil enforcement investigations, including matters dealings with insider trading, money laundering, securities law violations, antitrust violations, OFAC and IEEPA issues, public corruption matters, ERISA violations, fraud, and theft of trade secrets. Ms. Glavin is also a seasoned trial lawyer, having been trial counsel in 18 federal jury trials, and handling numerous appeals. She serves on the federal Criminal Justice Act panel for the Southern District of New York representing indigent defendants in federal criminal proceedings.
Bruce A. Green
Louis Stein Professor
Fordham Law School
Professor Bruce A. Green is the Louis Stein Professor at Fordham Law School, where he directs the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics. He teaches and writes primarily in the areas of legal ethics and criminal law, and is involved in various bar association activities, including many in the field of legal ethics. He is currently a member of the Multistate Professional Bar Examination drafting committee and a member and past chair of the N.Y. State Bar Association's Committee on Professional Ethics. He also currently serves on the executive committee of the N.Y. City Bar, on the Ethics Institute of the N.Y. County Lawyers' Association, and as a delegate to the N.Y. State Bar Association. He recently served on the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and chaired the ABA Criminal Justice Section. Since joining the Fordham faculty in 1987, Professor Green has also engaged in various part-time public service, including as a member of the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board, as a member of the attorney disciplinary committee in Manhattan, as Associate Counsel in the office of the Iran/Contra prosecutor, and as a consultant and special investigator for the N.Y.S. Commission on Government Integrity. Previously, Professor Green was a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York and a judicial law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall and Circuit Judge James L. Oakes.
Honorable Jed S. Rakoff
U.S. Dist. J.
United States District Court
Jed S. Rakoff is a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. Rakoff graduated from Swarthmore College (B.A. 1964), earned his M. Phil. from Balliol College at Oxford University (1966), and received a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School (1969), where he was a member of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. After serving as law clerk to the late Honorable Abraham Freedman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Rakoff spent two years in private practice at Debevoise & Plimpton before spending seven years as a federal prosecutor with the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. For the last two of those years, he was Chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Prosecutions Unit. He then returned to private practice where he was a partner first with Mudge, Rose, Guthrie, Alexander & Ferdon, and then with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. He headed both firms' criminal defense and civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) sections. On October 11, 1995, Rakoff was nominated by President Bill Clinton to fill a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and he entered on duty on March 1, 1996. On December 31, 2010, he assumed senior status. Rakoff is Adjunct Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. He has taught at the law school since 1988, teaching seminars on White Collar Crime, the Interplay of Civil and Criminal Law, Science and the Courts and class actions. Judge Rakoff also served on the Board of Managers of Swarthmore College and on the Governing Board of the MacArthur Foundation's Law & Neuroscience Project. Judge Rakoff is a leading authority on the securities laws and the law of white collar crime, and has authored many articles on these topics, as well as leading treatises on RICO and corporate sentencing. Judge Rakoff is also co-editor, with Judge Leonard B. Sand and others, of Modern Federal Jury Instructions.