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233 sec. 001 - White Collar Crime (Fall 2019)

Instructor: Amy Craig  
Instructor: Ismail Ramsey  
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Units: 2

Meeting:

    Tu 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
    Location: Law 10
    From August 20, 2019
    To November 22, 2019

Course Start: August 20, 2019
Course End: November 22, 2019
Class Number: 32033

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 22
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 22
As of: 04/07 11:14 PM


This course is an introduction to white collar criminal law and practice. It is designed to teach substantive legal issues and real‐world lawyering skills from the perspectives of both the prosecution and the defense. We will explore a range of crimes, including conspiracy, mail and wire fraud, securities fraud, antitrust violations, obstruction of justice, and perjury. Students will reinforce their understanding of the black‐letter law through practical exercises based on realistic fact patterns. The exercises will include lawyering skills such as conducting an internal investigation, creating an investigative plan, interviewing witnesses, calculating sentences, and drafting pretrial motions.

Amy Craig is a partner at Ramsey & Ehrlich LLP, a small, trial-focused firm founded by two former federal prosecutors in Berkeley, California. Ms. Craig’s practice focuses on defending individuals in enforcement actions brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. She has also represented special board committees during company internal investigations into potential misconduct or malfeasance by corporate officers, directors, or other employees. She and her colleagues also represent indigent clients as Criminal Justice Act counsel in the Northern District of California.

Ismail Ramsey is a veteran trial lawyer specializing in white collar and general criminal defense, as well as commercial litigation. He has more than twenty years of experience litigating and trying highly sensitive, complex criminal and civil cases. He has also represented numerous individuals, as well as boards of directors and special board committees, during company internal investigations into potential misconduct or malfeasance by corporate officers, directors, or other employees. Before co-founding Ramsey & Ehrlich in 2006, he was a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, serving as a member of the White Collar Crime Section, as well as a founding member of the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Unit. He also volunteers in his community, serving by mayoral appointment as a Commissioner on the City of Berkeley Police Review Commission.

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Units from this class count towards the J.D. Experiential Requirement.


Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Criminal Law

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