Federal Forfeiture: A Primer
WEBINAR – Online Via Zoom
Wednesday, Sept. 27
Katie de Villiers, Assistant US Attorney, and AnneMarie Sgarlata, Attorney and former Federal Forfeiture Prosecutor
Moderated by Leland Berger, Salem
A presentation covering perspectives from the US Attorney's office and current federal forfeiture counsel, (and former federal forfeiture prosecutor).
Katie de Villiers: Katie has been with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon since 2008, and currently serves as the Chief of the Asset Recovery & Money Laundering Division. Before her time at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Katie worked as a litigation associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in New York City for 3 years, after which she clerked for Judge Mosman in the District of Oregon. She is a frequent instructor at forfeiture, restitution, and financial investigation courses for federal agents and attorneys with the U.S. Department of Justice. She is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Michigan Law School.
AnneMarie Sgarlata is an attorney practicing asset forfeiture law in federal courts and state and federal criminal defense in Oregon courts. She is a board member of OCDLA, and has been in private practice practicing civil, criminal and administrative asset forfeiture defense since 2017. She previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Oregon from 2007 to 2016 in the Criminal Division from 2007 to 2011 and in the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Division from 2011 to 2016. During her time at U.S. DOJ, she served on a subcommittee of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering from 2011 to 2015.
12:00 pm Welcome & Introduction
Presentation followed by Q&A
1:00 pm Adjourn
CLE: 1 general, pending approval
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