The Reform of Federal Sentencing for Economic Crimes (Final Draft)


• Stephen Saltzburg (Chair)

Professor of Law, George Washington University School of Law

• James E. Felman, Esquire (Reporter)

Kynes, Markman & Felman, P.A.

• Sara Sun Beale

Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law

• Barry Boss, Esquire, Cozen O’Connor

• David Debold, Esquire, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

• The Honorable Nancy Gertner

Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

• The Honorable John Gleeson

U.S.District Court, Eastern District of New York

• A. J. Kramer (Observer)

Federal Defender, District of Columbia

• Gary Lincenberg, Esquire

Bird, Marella, Boxor, Wolpert, Nessim, Brooks & Lincenberg

• The Honorable Gerard Lynch

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

• Jane Anne Murray

Practitioner in Residence, University of Minnesota Law School

• Kyle O’Dowd, Esquire

Associate Executive Director for Policy,

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

• Marjorie J. Peerce, Esquire

Ballard, Spahr, Stillman & Friedman, P.C.

• Mary Price, Esquire

Vice President and General Counsel, Families Against Mandatory Minimums

• The Honorable Jed Rakoff

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

• Neal Sonnett, Esquire

Neal R. Sonnett, P.A.

• Kate Stith

Professor of Law, Yale Law School

• The Honorable Jonathan Wroblewski (Observer)

Director, Office of Policy and Legislation, United States Department of Justice

CJS Chair Jim Felman Testifies Before U.S. Sentencing Commission

Chair Felman (middle in the photo) testified on behalf of the association, during a public hearing on the Proposed 2015 Amendments to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines before the U.S. Sentencing Commission on March 12 in Washington, D.C.

To hear more about the Task Force's proposed guidelines visit our video playlist on Sentencing.

CJS Sentencing Committee


CJS Co-Chair Elect Jim Felman testified before US Sentencing Commission on retroactivity of 2014 drug amendments

Nonsensical Sentences for White Collar Criminals (Newsweek article mentioning the work of the Task Force)




The ABA Fund for Justice and Education

The Task Force will endeavor not only to identify the areas of weakness in the existing Federal Sentencing Guidelines for economic crimes, particularly those involving high loss amounts, but also to draft and propose specific changes to those guidelines to remedy those weaknesses.