Fidler 2014 Schedule

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.     Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.     Welcome

  • Laurie L. Levenson, David W. Burcham Professor of Law in Ethical Advocacy, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
  • Victor J. Gold, Fritz B. Burns Dean & Professor of Law, Loyola Law School and Senior Vice President, Loyola Marymount University

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.     Presentation of Defense Lawyer of the Year Award

  • Janice Fukai, Alternate Public Defender, County of Los Angeles Alternate Public Defender Office

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.     Opening Remarks

  • Hon. André Birotte Jr., United States Attorney, Central District of California
  • Hon. Jackie Lacey, DistrictAttorney, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.                  PANEL 1 - “50 Years Since the Boston Strangler –
Murder Prosecutions:  Past, Present and Future”

Moderator: Stanley A. Goldman, Professor of Law; Director, Center for the Study of Law and Genocide, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

  • Robert Schirn, Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office (retired)
  • Hon. Ronald S. Coen, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Felipe de la Torre, County of Los Angeles Alternate Public Defender Office
  • John Lewin, Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office
  • Hilary L. Potashner, Deputy Federal Public Defender, Office of the Federal Public Defender, Central District of California
  • Beth E. Silverman, Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office

11:00 – 11:15 a.m. BREAK

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.         PANEL 2 - “50 Years Since Kitty Genovese –
Sex Crimes:  Past, Present and Future”

Moderator: Samantha Buckingham, Clinical Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

  • Carol A. Burke, Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office
  • Karen L. Goldstein, Law Office of Karen L. Goldstein
  • Lara D. Schwartz, Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office
  • Mark J. Werksman, Law Office of Mark J. Werksman
  • Tracy L. Wilkison, Deputy Chief, Cyber and intellectual Property Crimes Section, United States
    Attorney's Office for the Central District of California 

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.            Lunch and Keynote Speaker “Gun Control: Past, Present and Future”

  • Professor Adam Winkler, UCLA School of Law, and Author of Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America 

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.                PANEL 3 - “50 Years Since Enactment of the Federal Civil Rights Act –
                                        Civil Rights Prosecutions:  Past, Present and Future”

Moderator: Laurie L. Levenson, David W. Burcham Professor of Law in Ethical Advocacy, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

  • John D. Barnett, Barnett & Barnett
  • Harland W. Braun, Law Offices of Harland W. Braun
  • Steven D. Clymer, Chief, Criminal Division, United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York
  • Shannon Presby, Assistant Head Deputy of the Justice System Integrity Division.
  • Brandon D. Fox, Deputy Chief, Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California
  • Lizabeth Rhodes, Senior Litigation Counsel, Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.                BREAK

3:00 – 4:15 p.m.                PANEL 4 - “50 Years Since Jimmy Hoffa’s Fraud Conviction –
White Collar Crime:  Past, Present and Future”

Moderator: Laurie L. Levenson, David W. Burcham Professor of Law in Ethical Advocacy, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

  • Daniel W. Baker, Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office
  • Marc S. Harris, Scheper Kim & Harris, LLP
  • Wesley L. Hsu, Section Chief, Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes, United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California
  • Ranee A. Katzenstein, Deputy Chief, Major Frauds, United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California 
  • Kimberly A. Dunne, Sidley Austin LLP

4:15 p.m. - Presentation of Fidler Awards and Judges’ Reception

Prosecutor of the Year:                 Max G. Huntsman,  Inspector General, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department;

                                                        former Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County

Defense Lawyer of the Year:       Janice Fukai, Alternate Public Defender,County of Los Angeles Alternate Public Defender Office

Judge of the Year:                         Hon. John V. Meigs,'78, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles

Special Lifetime Achievement:   Richard E. Drooyan, Scheper Kim & Harris, LLP