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233 sec. 001 - White Collar Crime (Fall 2023)

Instructor: Amy Elizabeth Craig  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
Instructor: Hanni Fakhoury  
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


W 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 111
From August 23, 2023
To November 29, 2023

Course Start: August 23, 2023
Course End: November 29, 2023
Class Number: 31605

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 22
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 22
As of: 02/07 02:03 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, trade secret theft, 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 oral advocacy, presenting to Department of Justice supervisors, creating an investigative plan, and calculating sentences.

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.

Hanni M. Fakhoury is a partner at Moeel Lah Fakhoury LLP, a boutique litigation firm based in Oakland, California. Mr. Fakhoury represents individuals and companies in criminal prosecutions and other government investigations, and has handled every facet of high stakes, complex federal criminal matters, including pre-charge investigation, jury trial and appeal in a wide range of cases including tax, wire, bank and securities fraud, money laundering, export control violations and computer crimes. Before forming Moeel Lah Fakhoury LLP, Hanni worked as an Assistant Federal Public Defender for close to a decade in San Francisco, Oakland and San Diego, and continues to represent indigent defendants as a member of the Northern District of California’s Criminal Justice Act panel.

Requirements Satisfaction:

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

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Exam Length: 3 hours
Course Category: Criminal Law

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