February 16, 2011


February 9, 2011

Pursuant to Rule 3.2 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the United States Sentencing Commission, a public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, February 16, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The public hearing will be held in the Mecham Conference Center, lower level, Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, One Columbus Circle, N.E. (South Lobby), Washington, DC.

The purpose of the public hearing is for the Commission to gather testimony from invited witnesses regarding proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines and issues for comment.

United States Sentencing Commission
Public Hearing Agenda
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Washington, D.C.

Public Hearing Transcript

Mecham Conference Room
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Opening Remarks   (9:00 a.m.)

Panel I.    Fraud Offenses   (9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.)

Department of Justice
Preet Bharara
United States Attorney
Southern District of New York

Carmen M. Ortiz
United States Attorney
District of Massachusetts

Securities and Exchange Commission
Matthew T. Martens
Chief Litigation Counsel
Division of Enforcement

Panel II.    Fraud Offenses   (10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.)

Federal Public Defenders
Hector Dopico
Assistant Federal Public Defender
Southern District of Florida

Practitioners Advisory Group
Eric Tirschwell
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel

Victims Advisory Group
Susan Howley
Director, Public Policy
National Center for Victims of Crime


Panel III.    Fraud Offenses   (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

American Bar Association
James E. Felman
Criminal Justice Section Committee on Sentencing

National Association of Mortgage Brokers
Michael Anderson
Chair of Government Affairs

Thomas S. Crane
Member, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Health Care Fraud and Abuse Practice Group


Panel IV.   Illegal Reentry, Supervised Release, and Other Proposed Amendments  (1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

Department of Justice
Sally Quillian Yates
United States Attorney
Northen District of Georgia

Federal Public Defenders
Jane McClellan
Assistant Federal Public Defender
District of Arizona

Practitioners Advisory Group
David Debold
Gibson Dunn

Probation Officers Advisory Group
Teresa M. Brantley
Supervisory Probation Officer
Central District of California

Victims Advisory Group
Susan Smith Howley
Director, Public Policy
National Center for Victims of Crime