White Collar Crime
This course will examine the prosecution and defense of federal white collar crimes, including mail and wire fraud, RICO, criminal tax violations, bank fraud, health care fraud, perjury, obstruction and false statements. Close examination will also be given to the law enforcement techniques used by federal prosecutors in white collar cases, including the grand jury, immunity, search warrants and subpoenas. The Fifth Amendment self-incrimination privilege and the attorney-client privilege will also be studied. Emphasis will be given to providing students with the background and tools to reason through practical problems faced by white collar practitioners.