District of Columbia Bar
Litigation Section & Criminal Law and Individuals Rights Section
Present an Off The Record Brown Bag Program
Litigating Actual Innocence Claims: Strategic and Investigative Challenges
Date: Thursday, January 15, 2009
Time: 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: Arnold & Porter LLP, 555 Twelfth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004
Shawn Armbrust, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project
Robert Okun, Office of the United States Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice
Barry J. Pollack, Member, Miller Chevalier
Seth A. Rosenthal, Partner, Venable LLP
Theresa A. Coetzee, Vice President & Senior Counsel, Marriott International, Inc.
Description: Panelists will share their recent experiences litigating actual innocence cases, addressing the investigative, legal and strategic challenges that such cases present. Panelists will also discuss opportunities for members of the bar to represent prisoners seeking to challenge their convictions on the basis of actual innocence.