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Considerations for Defending Against a Federal Civil Asset Forfeiture Action



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This program is an introduction to the procedural challenges and complexities of defending against a federal civil forfeiture action. The Department of Justice is increasingly using the civil forfeiture actions to combat criminal activities, including financial crimes. A federal civil forfeiture action poses an immediate threat to the property rights of everyone with in interest in the property at issue, regardless of culpability or even awareness of any alleged criminal activities. 
 
This program will cover the critical issues that counsel should be prepared for at the outset of a federal civil forfeiture action.

Presenter Bios 
 
Luke Appling’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and arbitration, including securities litigation, class actions, and appellate litigation. He also has experience with regulatory investigations and white-collar matters. Super Lawyers has recognized Luke as a Rising Star each year since 2017. He has also been recognized in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch guide in its commercial and securities litigation categories.
 
Prior to joining the firm, Luke was an associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Pamela Ann Rymer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
 
Luke is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College. At Harvard Law School, he was an Executive Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review.
 
Jeffrey I. Lang has decades of experience representing clients in securities litigation and complex commercial and financial matters in federal and state courts, as well as in mediation and arbitral proceedings. Jeffrey has advised on multiple M&A transactions and he has extensive experience representing boards of directors and their special committees in the context of shareholder derivative and class actions and other matters involving corporate governance and fiduciary duties. Jeffrey regularly represents corporate and individual clients in connection with federal criminal and regulatory investigations, as well as advises boards in connection with internal investigations. He is recognized in The Legal 500 in its white-collar criminal defense category. Jeffrey is also recognized by Super Lawyers for business litigation in New York.
 
Prior to joining the firm, Jeffrey practiced at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Walter J. Cummings, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Jeffrey graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where he received the Order of the Coif and was an Articles Editor for the Georgetown Law Journal.
 


Practice Areas: Administrative Law & Regulation, Administrative Practice & Procedure, Asset Forfeiture, Corporate & Securities, Criminal Law & Procedure, White Collar Crime & Criminal Investigations
Online Media Type: Video
Production Date: 11/17/2023
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 1 Hours, 1 Minutes
Online Format: On Demand
Course Type: Public

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Speakers:
Luke Appling - Cohen & Gresser LLP
Jeffrey Lang - Cohen & Gresser LLP
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