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The White Collar & Criminal Litigation Committee is concerned with the defense and prosecution of all criminal matters, including all state and federal crimes as well as complex white-collar cases, regulatory enforcement matters, and corporate compliance. Substantive fields covered by the committee's jurisdiction include procurement fraud, banking offenses, tax fraud, securities offenses, environmental crimes, program fraud and forfeitures, economic crimes and official corruption, civil and criminal RICO, drug-related matters, sexual assault, and other violent crimes. Procedural areas include grand-jury reform, government investigative procedures, guideline sentencing, corporate compliance programs, criminal procedural rules, evidentiary issues, and the training of defense lawyers and prosecutors.

Ways to Get Involved

Come to a Section Conference

There are a number of conferences where our committee will be present and hosting a CLE program. In particular, the Litigation Section Annual Conference is great way to meet members of the committee and attendance is highly encouraged.

Cochair a Subcommittee

While our roster of subcommittee chairs for the 2021–2022 year is robust, we still have a number of openings. Please review our current subcommittee roster below. If you have ideas for a new subcommittee, please send us an email and express your interest in co-chairing a subcommittee.

E-Newsletter and Website

You will find our current newsletters and Practice Points on our website and also sent out over email. If you are interested in publishing an article or submitting a Practice Point, please let us know.


Our committee periodically offers one-hour teleconferences on which we discuss an issue of interest to our practice, which we call Roundtables. Keep an eye out for emails regarding upcoming Roundtable programs, and please reach out if you are interested in working with one of us to put together a Roundtable program.

Sound Advice

Sound Advice is another benefit we deliver. Sound Advice is a 5–10 minute speech produced on an iPhone, iPad, Android, or any digital recording device. The final product is posted on the Litigation Section website and the White Collar & Criminal Litigation webpage. We can also attach the recording to a listserv sent to all committee members. To get started, all we need is the presenter and his or her topic, so please let us know if you are interested in contributing a Sound Advice submission.

Social Media

Stay connected with the committee by following us on Twitter at #ABACrimLit.


Our active subcommittees include:

  • Corporate Compliance
  • Criminal Tax
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Expert Witness and Forensic Analysis
  • Internal Investigations
  • Newsletter
  • Practice Pointers
  • Public Corruption/FCPA
  • Social Media and Member Outreach
  • Trial
  • Young Lawyers