‘Fraud and Federalism: Overlapping Jurisdictions, Overlapping Crimes’ to Be Discussed at Cardozo Symposium

Mar 10, 2006 — “Fraud and Federalism: Overlapping Jurisdictions, Overlapping Crimes” is the name of a symposium being offered at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law on Monday, March 27, from 9:15 am to 4:30 pm.

The symposium will examine how federal, state, and local prosecutors compete to prosecute white-collar crimes and how corporate actors attempt to shield themselves from prosecution. The conference is sponsored by the Cardozo Law Review, The Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center on Corporate Governance at Cardozo, and the Securities Industry Association Compliance and Legal Division.

Participants include Mary Jo White, partner, Debevoise & Plimpton and former US attorney for the Southern District of New York; Steve Hammerman former vice chairman and general counsel of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. and counsel for the Regulatory White Collar Department at Clifford Chance; William Laufer associate professor of legal studies and business ethics and sociology, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Richard Owens chief, securities fraud unit, US attorney’s office- Southern District of New York; and Professor Eric Pan, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and director, The Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center of Corporate Governance.

The schedule for the day is as follows: 9:15 Panel One: Effects of Multi-Jurisdictional Fraud Crimes Statutes on Prosecutorial Strategies. 11:15 Panel Two: Effects of Multi-Jurisdictional Fraud Crimes Statutes and Prosecutions on Corporate Behavior. 2:30 Panel Three: Academic Roundtable: A discussion of the issues raised during the morning panels and the implications for federal and state law.

To attend RSVP to the heymancenter@yu.edu or 212-790-0324.

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