Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ignorance Is Bliss, But Is It Also a Crime?

NACDL White Collar Summer Series Event -- Ignorance Is Bliss, But Is It Also a Crime?

Opening Your Eyes to the Willful Blindness Doctrine

Speakers are Andrew Wise (Miller & Chevalier), K. C. Maxwell (Law Office of K.C. Maxwell), Daniel Brown, Murphy & McGonigle, Alexandra Walsh (Baker Botts)

The "willful blindness" or "conscious avoidance" doctrine has been a prominent issue for numerous recent white collar defendants, from securities fraud and FCPA allegations through false statements and perjury charges. Our highly experienced panel will discuss the origin and contours of the doctrine, explore recent cases that highlight the current state of the law and offer successful defense strategies.Please join our panelists afterward for a rooftop reception overlooking the White House.

September 16, 2010 - 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EDT

655 15th Street, N.W., Suite 900, Washington, D.C. (enter on G Street)

Beer, wine and light fare will be served. Hosted by Miller Chevalier

Please register at www.nacdl.org/whitecollar. Space is limited. The program is free to attend. If arranged in advance, up to 2 hours of CLE credit is available at a cost of $60.

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