Belmont Criminal Law Journal Hosts Annual Symposium

Lawyers talk to the Belmont Community at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, February 1, 2019.

The Belmont Criminal Law Journal hosted its annual symposium, “White Collar Crime in the 21st Century: When Corporations and Individuals Collide,” on Friday, February 1. More than 175 attorneys from the Nashville area attended.

The symposium focused on analyzing the tensions that can develop between the interests of a corporation and an individual during a white collar criminal investigation and how these conflicts impact the representation of each party. Featured topics included compliance, internal investigations, whistleblowing, the Justice Manual and the Yates Memo.

Nationally renowned leader in the field of white collar crime Professor Ellen S. Podgor presented the keynote address. Podgor is the author of White Collar Crime in a Nutshell (West Academic), White Collar Crime Hornbook (Hornbook Series), and White Collar Crime: Law and Practice (West Academic). She is also the editor of the “White Collar Crime Prof Blog.”

Presenters and panelists also included Professor Gregory Gilchrist, Ty Howard, Chris Covington, Aubrey Harwell, Jr., Lisa Rivera, Kathryn Hays Sasser, Joe Whitley, Kathryn Booth, Paul Kish and Professor David Kwok.

The event was sponsored by Baker Donelson, Bass Berry & Sims and Bradley Arant Boult Cummings.