Alan Ellis Newsletters

Jul

By Alan Ellis and Tess Lopez In fall 2009, a client was facing sentencing in a small town after a lengthy trial. Not only was he facing sentencing in a case that had attracted national attention, he also faced an unsympathetic local community as well as an antagonistic press. It was clear to our defense team that a unique approach was ...

Jan

By Alan Ellis, John R. Steer, and Mark H. Allenbaugh According to the United States Sentencing Com- mission data, economic offenses—which include larceny, fraud, and nonfraud white-collar offenses—now constitute the third largest portion of the federal criminal docket, with drug offenses holding second place and immigration rst. (See US Sentencing Comm’n, Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics tbl. A (2009).) Such offenses ...

Jan

Alan Ellis interviews Tess Lopez, a former U.S. probation officer for the Northern District of California in San Francisco. For 13 years, she specialized in presentence investigations. In 2005, she took her expertise in the area of sentencing to the private sector and is now a mitigation specialist with a national practice. Click to read the full article. (Originally published ...

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