PLAW Defense and Prosecution Panel Event


January 28, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

A Day in the Life of a Criminal Defense Attorney (6:00 – 7:00 pm)
Come hear three experienced criminal defense attorneys discuss the intricacies of what they do day-to-day. Our panelists will cover what it's actually like to work as a defense attorney in New York (representing all five boroughs!), and will each bring a different and interesting perspective to the discussion. Panel experience ranges from Legal Aid to private practice to pro bono, and the panelists will be available for questions after the event.
Alan Futerfas, Law Offices of Alan S. Futerfas (Cardozo '87)
Ilissa Brownstein, The Law Offices of Ilissa Brownstein, Esq. & Associates
Alexander Dudelson, Law Offices of Alexander M. Dudelson

From Complex Fraud to Facebook: How Technology has changed the Businesses of Crime and Prosecution (7:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Our dependence on technology as a society has opened new opportunities for criminal activity, including the birth of "Cybercrime," and forced law enforcement at the national, regional, and local levels to respond and adapt accordingly. Additionally, the use of technology in our daily lives has given prosecutors a new array of tools to help build cases against those accused of violent crimes like assault, rape, and homicide. The panel will feature major players in both federal and local agencies who will discuss how technology has opened up new opportunities for both large and small-scale criminal outfits, the unique challenges presented to law enforcement by these operations, and how the growth of technology has rapidly changed the investigation and trial preparation strategies for prosecutors fighting traditional crimes as well.

Michael Sachs, Chief of Staff to the Investigation Division of the New York County District Attorney’s Office
Matthew Bogdanos, Senior Trial Counsel, New York County District Attorney's Office
Richard Tarlowe, Co-Chief, Complex Frauds Unit, U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of NY
Moderator: Jessica Roth, Professor of Law, Benjamin Cardozo School of Law


Cardozo School of Law Jacob Burns Moot Court Room

Event type

Panel Discussion