Pietragallo’s Raspanti And Kraus Discuss Proffers At 2012 PACDL White Collar Practice Conference
Marc S. Raspanti and James W. Kraus presented at the PACDL’s 2012 White Collar Practice Seminar on November 9, 2012 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Philadelphia, PA.
Mr. Kraus moderated the program while Mr. Raspanti participated on the panel, “Reflecting on Whitewater: Lessons in the Art of Negotiating Proffer Agreements through the Prism of a Presidential Crisis.” The panel discussion explored the inner workings of one of the most extensive and notorious investigations in American history, including a review of the key characters, the competing legal, ethical and political interests, and the manner in which it all played out on the public stage.
Ken Gormley, Dean and Professor of Law at Duquesne University School of Law also participated on the panel. His discussion of the historical events provided a foundation for discussion regarding a host of considerations in negotiating proffer and plea agreements, as reflected not only in the drama that surrounded the President and First Lady, but many of the other players, including their friends and business associates. Dean Gormley chronicled these events in his critically acclaimed work The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr.