Wednesday, February 23, 2005

NACDL Hires White Collar Project Director

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) has hired Stephanie Martz as its first White Collar Crime Project Director.  Introduced at the recent NACDL meeting in New Orleans, Ms. Martz will coordinate white collar related initiatives for the defense organization. NACDL's announcement of her appointment describes are role as follows:

"Stephanie will address issues related to overcriminalization of economic conduct and related prosecutorial practices, and she will identify and document abuses and formulate reform proposals. Her areas of focus will include: monitoring overcriminalization, overfederalization, and erosion of mens rea; identifying attacks on the attorney-client privilege; highlighting disproportionate and inflexible sentences; tracking legislation on Capitol Hill; monitoring DOJ and other federal agency initiatives; staffing the NACDL White Collar Crime Committee; outreach to the white collar defense bar and law firms; and assisting in the development of white collar defense-oriented CLE programs."

Ms. Martz brings strong background and expertise to this new position. As described in the NACDL press release:

"Stephanie previously served as Staff Counsel of the National Litigation Center of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States and also was an Associate in the law firms of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw and with Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin (which merged with Baker Botts LLP). From 1998 - 1999, Stephanie clerked with the Hon. Patricia Wald of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and in 1997 - 1998, she clerked with the Hon. James Robertson of the US District Court in DC. From 1991 - 1994, Stephanie was a stringer for The New York Times and was a reporter for the Charleston Gazette form 1992 - 1994. She is a 1997 graduate of Stanford Law School, where she graduated with distinction and where she served as Executive Editor of the Stanford Law Review, and she received her AB in American Studies in 1991 from Georgetown University, where she graduated magna cum laude."


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