Orange is the New Varsity Blue: From Bribe Agreement to Plea Agreement

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Location: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, 1285 Avenue of the Americas

Come get schooled in plea agreements at this year's white collar program inspired by the Varsity Blues college admissions scandal. This explosive case involving elite universities, $25 million in bribes, and 50 arrests has defendants split on whether to plead out. The program will illustrate the plea negotiation process from the perspective of prosecutors, defense attorneys, and defendants and cover issues such as cooperation, the pros and cons of taking a plea, the risks of a wait-and-see approach, the important role of the federal sentencing guidelines, and the impact of the plea agreement at sentencing.

Program Materials:

Affidavit Supporting Complaint

Huffman Sentencing Memorandum

Supporting Materials

2018 Guidelines Manual