Part I – Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. ET
Part II – Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. ET
This webinar series is hosted by the NAGTRI Center for Ethics and Public Integrity.
This two-part series introduces The Anticorruption Manual: A Guide for State Prosecutors through its editors and several authors who wrote its 30 chapters. The first webinar focuses on the different contexts in which corruption arises, as well as the management of investigations. The second webinar addresses legal, ethical, and strategic issues that may face corruption prosecutors when deciding to file criminal charges; how to establish an administrative ethics body and pursue remedies before that body; and when and how to seek asset forfeiture as a remedy.
Part I: In this first of two webinars, speakers will address corruption by judges and by certain government employees, some of the investigative techniques used in corruption cases, prosecutors’ oversight of corruption investigations, and opportunities for collaboration in corruption investigations and prosecutions. Dan Cort will discuss judicial corruption, including investigative challenges posed by judicial privilege. Judge David Navarro will share case studies and lessons learned from his experiences prosecuting local corruption cases. Steve Solow will explain how prosecutors can ethically and effectively oversee investigations, while being cognizant of the fact they enjoy only qualified, rather than absolute, immunity for actions they take during an investigation. Finally, Daniel Pietragallo will discuss how federal, state, and local prosecutors can work together to address corruption.
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- Dan Cort, First Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of Investigation; Chapter Author of Judicial Corruption: A Threat to Justice (available for download)
- Judge David Navarro, Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County; Chapter Author of Local Corruption Investigations: The Quintessence of Official Misconduct Prosecutions
- Daniel Pietragallo, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Financial Fraud Unit, Colorado Attorney General’s Office; Chapter Author of Attorney General Office Cooperation with Federal & Local Prosecutors When Investigating & Prosecuting Public Corruption
- Steve Solow, Partner, Baker Botts; Chapter Author of The Prosecutor’s Role in Anticorruption Investigations
There is no cost to attend this webinar. Attorney general office staff will receive complimentary CLE credit if their state accrediting body approves it. Lawyers not employed by attorney general offices who would also like CLE credit may request it for $50.00 per webinar. Early registration is recommended as space is limited. Please contact Chelsey Shelton at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Registration deadline is Thursday, August 26, 2021 at noon ET.
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NAAG will apply for CLE for attendees eligible under CLE accrediting body guidelines.