The D.C Bar's Section on Criminal Law and Individual Rights and the DC Region of the ABA White Collar Crime Committee are calling for a plenary meeting of their members on November 2, 2005 to discuss how the Supreme Court's recent decision in United States v. Booker has transformed sentencing procedures and plea bargaining practices in federal courts. This panel will focus on the impact that Booker is having on plea negotiations with federal prosecutors, on attorney discussions with probation officers, and on sentencing litigation at the trial court level, and what's ahead.
Hon. Michael Horowitz, Commissioner, United States Sentencing Commission; Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft; former Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff, Criminal Division, U.S Department of Justice, and former Assistant United States Attorney
Kim Hunt, Executive Director, District of Columbia Sentencing Commission
AJ Kramer, Federal Public Defender for the District of Columbia
Rachel Lieber, Assistant United States Attorney, US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia
Robert Wilkins, Partner, Venable LLP, and former Public Defender Service representative to the District of Columbia Sentencing Commission
Barry Boss, Partner, Cozen & O'Connor, Immediate past Co-Chair of the Practitioner's Advisory Committee to the United States Sentencing Commission