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APRIL

USA Peter G. Strasser Outreach/Presentations

U.S. Attorney Strasser discussed the criminal danger from Covid-19 fraud and other schemes:

  • WVUE TV News with John Snell
  • Crimestoppers Podcast with Darlene Cusanza

 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Outreach

  • Participated in a session of the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association’s Justice Camp 2020.  During the livestream presentation, I spoke to 9th and 10th graders on the topic of safety on the Internet (AUSA Jordan Ginsberg) 

 

MARCH 2020

USA Peter G. Strasser Outreach/Presentations

U.S. Attorney Strasser discussed the criminal danger from Covid-19 fraud and other schemes:

 

FEBRUARY 2020

USA Peter G. Strasser Outreach/Presentations

  • Loyola Institute of Politics (Lecture on political corruption)
  • Appeared on WWL's Newell Normand Radio Show to discuss the AG’s immigration enforcement priorities
  • Attended the GNO, Inc. Annual Meeting

 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Outreach

  • Presented at Tulane Law School on January 6, 2020, on interviewing law enforcement witnesses (AUSA Myles Ranier)

 

JANUARY 2020

USA Peter G. Strasser Outreach/Presentations

  • Presented at the Young Presidents’ Organization, Louisiana Chapter (Topic: “Crime Trends in New Orleans”)

 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Outreach

  • Addressed the Carrollton Rotary Club about the Department of Justice Elder Justice Initiative (AUSA Edward Rivera, Elder Justice Coordinator) 
  • Participated in Career Day for Jesuit High School (AUSA Peter Mansfield, Civil Chief)

 

Project Safe Childhood Internet Safety Presentations

  • Internet Safety Presentation at St. Andrew's Episcopal School (AUSA Brian Klebba, Project Safe Childhood Coordinator)

 

DECEMBER 2019

USA Peter G. Strasser Outreach/Presentations

  • Attended NOPD recruit graduation
  • Participated as an instructor at DOJ’s National Advocacy Center, Columbia, SC (Topics:  Trial Skills; Handling Accomplice Witnesses).

 

NOVEMBER 2019

USA Peter G. Strasser Outreach/Presentations

  • Gave remarks to the Home Defense Foundation about violent crime in New Orleans
  • Presentation to the Navy League on China’s Three Warfares concept
  • Lecture at Louisiana State University Law School on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Participated as mock trial judge at Tulane Law School
  • Gave remarks to Tulane University’s Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity about being a federal prosecutor
  • U.S. State Department & New Orleans Citizen Diplomacy Council: Presentation to visiting law enforcement officials from Mexico (Topic: Police Corruption)  (USA Peter Strasser, AUSA Myles Ranier, AUSA David Haller)

 

Project Safe Childhood Internet Safety Presentations

  • Internet Safety Presentation at Isadore Newman School (AUSA Brian Klebba, Project Safe Childhood Coordinator)

Assistant U.S. Attorney Outreach

  • Participated in Loyola Law School National Moot Court (AUSA Gregory Kennedy)

 

OCTOBER 2019

USA Peter G. Strasser Outreach/Presentations

  • Presented at the State Department’s “U.S. Speaker Program” in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, to several groups, including the Mongolian Independent Authority Against Corruption (IAAC) and the Mongolian Bar Association (Topic: Anticorruption)
  • Presented at the Young Presidents’ Organization, Louisiana Chapter (Topic: Cyber Crimes & National Security)
  • Participated in a panel discussion at Tulane Law School (Topic: “Mastering Closing Argument”)
  • Gave remarks to the Tulane Men’s Basketball Team (Topic: Moral and Ethical Guideposts)

 

Community Outreach Unit

  • Participated and served as an exihibitor at the South Louisiana Youth Summit on Opiod Awarenes (Shane M.Jones, Community Outreach Coordinator)
  • Attended 36th National Night Out Against Crime Kick Off Event (Shane M. Jones, Community Outreach Coordinator)

Project Safe Childhood Internet Safety Presentations

  • Internet Safety Presentation at St. Michael's Episcopal School (AUSA Brian Klebba, Project Safe Childhood Coordinator)

Assistant U.S. Attorney Outreach

  • Participated as a panelist in a Federal Bar Association (FBA)/Young Lawyer Division (YLD) sponsored event entitled “Building and Leveraging Relationships to Jump Start Your Career.” (AUSA Duane Evans)

 

SEPTEMBER 2019

USA Peter G. Strasser Outreach/Presentations

  • Participated as an instructor at the International Law Enforcement Academy, Bangkok, Thailand, at a week-long course for Southeast Asian prosecutors (Topic: Anticorruption & Asset Recovery)

Assistant U.S. Attorney Outreach

  • Presented at the Jackson County (Michigan) Health Department general staff meeting (Topic: Sex Trafficking 101) (AUSA Jordan Ginsberg)
  • Presented at Tulane University (Topic: The role of the federal prosecutor and an overview of the federal criminal justice system) (AUSA Brian Klebba)
  • Attended NOPD recruit graduation (FAUSA Michael Simpson)
  • Participated in a week long training in Cali, Colombia on the basics of effective trial advocacy for a group of approximately 60 Colombian prosecutors (AUSA David Haller)

Elder Abuse Outreach

  • Presented at the St. James Parish Sheriffs Office Senior Expo (Topic: Elder Abuse and Romance Scams) (AUSA Edward Rivera, Elder Justice Coordinator and Shane Jones Community Outreach Coordinator)

 

AUGUST 2019

USA Peter G. Strasser Outreach/Presentations

  • Participated in the New Orleans Bar Association Free on Fridays Tech CLE Series (Topic: Law & Tech Talk: Cybercrime and Cybersecurity)
  • Presented at the Crimefighters Association of Louisiana (Topic: Federal Crimes)

 

JULY 2019

USA Peter G. Strasser Outreach/Presentations

  • Appeared on WDSU's "Hot Seat" with Travers Mackel to discuss the AG’s four priority areas of criminal prosecution (Cyber-attacks, opioid deaths, gang violence, and elder fraud)
  • Appeared on WWL's Newell Normand Radio Show to discuss the AG’s four priority areas of criminal prosecution (cyber-attacks, opioid deaths, gang violence, and elder fraud)
  • Participated in a panel discussion with the U.S. Attorneys from the Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana at the Louisiana District Attorney's annual conference to discuss federal interaction with state prosecutors and federal charging decisions
  • Gave opening remarks at the Louisiana Language Access Coalition Conference on the topic of “Securing the Future of Language Access in Louisiana” 

Project Safe Childhood Internet Safety Presentations

  • Internet Safety Presentation at Greater St. Stephen Baptist Church (Shane M. Jones, Community Outreach Coordinator)

Assistant U.S. Attorney Outreach

  • Participated in a panel discussion entitled "The Spy Within" as a part of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) conference "What Does the Future of Government Look Like?" at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans (AUSA Jordan Ginsberg)

 

JUNE 2019

USA Peter G. Strasser Outreach/Presentations

  • Attended Crimestoppers Partnership Reception
  • Gave opening remarks at the OCDETF Southeast and Florida Caribbean Regional Advisory Council Meeting
  • Attended NOPD recruit graduation

Assistant U.S. Attorney Outreach

  • Presented about the role and duties of the U.S. Attorney's Office, EDLA to the NOPD Citizens Police Academy (FAUSA Michael Simpson)
  • Participated in the panel discussion "Leveaging Partnerships to Fight Violent Crime" at the Major Cities Chiefs Conference, a collaborative effort with the New Orleans Police Department, the DOJ Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Major Cities Chiefs Association (AUSA Elizabeth Privitera)
  • Presented at the 2019 Federal Bar Association Justice Camp.  Topic "Understanding the Rule of Law in Today's Society" (AUSA Duane Evans)
  • Served as a guest speaker at the Gulf Coast Elder Abuse Conference & Financial Exploitation Conclave reporting on the US Attorney’s Role in Financial Exploitation (AUSA Edward Rivera)

 

MAY 2019

USA Peter G. Strasser Outreach/Presentations

  • Presentation to Metropolitan Crime Commission regarding the U.S. Attorney's Office's mission and priorities
  • Presentation to the St. John the Baptist Parish Business Association regarding the U.S. Attorney's Office's mission and priorities
  • Presentation to the St. Charles Parish Rotary Club regarding the U.S. Attorney's Office's mission and priorities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Community Outreach Unit

  • Joshua Butler Elementary School Project LEAD culmination field trip to U.S. Attorney's Office (Shane M. Jones, Community Outreach Coordinator and Quinn Smith, Law Enforcement Coordinator) 
  • Project LEAD Program (Legal Enrichment And Decision Making) Mock Trial with students from Concordia Lutheran School (Shane M. Jones, Community Outreach Coordinator and Quinn Smith, Law Enforcement Coordinator)

Assistant U.S. Attorney Outreach

  • InfraGard meeting on port security overview highlighting the U.S. Attorney's Office's role in maritime and port security (AUSA Gregory Kennedy)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association "Suit Up For The Future" program presentation focusing on paths to being an AUSA, the functions of the U.S. Attorney's Office, the prosecution of crimes against children, and the importance of internet safety and appropriate online behavior (AUSA Jordan Ginsberg)

 

APRIL 2019

USA Peter G. Strasser Outreach/Presentations

  • Tulane Law School (Mock Trial)
  • Greater New Orleans, Inc. Board Meeting about the missions and priorities of the USAO
  • U.S. State Department and New Orleans Citizen Diplomacy Council.  Speech to visiting law enforcement officials from 24 countries on the topic “Towards a More Safe and Secure World: Cooperative Efforts In Combatting Transnational Crime” (USA Peter Strasser, FAUSA Michael Simpson, AUSA Gregory Kennedy)

Assistant U.S. Attorney Outreach

  • Tulane Law School lecture on Federal Criminal Law (AUSA Gregory Kennedy)
  • 2019 Human Trafficking Summit (AUSA Julia Evans) 
  • 11th Annual New Orleans White Collar Crime Symposium - Panel Discussion:
    • Screening and Charging Decisions-Civil Considerations - Panel Discussion (FAUSA Michael M. Simpson) 
    • Discovery and Brady (AUSA Jordan Ginsburg)

Project Safe Childhood Internet Safety Presentations

  • Internet Safety Presentation at St. Martin’s Episcopal School (AUSA Bryan Klebba)

Community Outreach Unit

  • House of Worship Security Symposium at Tulane University (FBI, DHS, USAO, EDLA, and ADL) (AUSA David Sinkman)
  • New Orleans East Neighborhood Association Meeting (McKendall Estates) Crime Prevention Information (Shane M. Jones, Community Outreach Coordinator)

 

MARCH 2019

USA Peter G. Strasser Outreach/Presentations

  • FBI Citizens Academy - Presentation on role and duties of the USAO. 
  • Remarks to Graduation Class of Corrections Officers for Plaquemines Parish Jail  
  • St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church "Taking Flight Boys Academy (USA Strasser, and EDLA Youth Engagement Program)  
  • Hosted a group of visiting foreign prosecutors and judges on a U.S. State Department Study Tour (USA Strasser, AUSA David Sinkman) 
  • Civil Rights PowerPoint presentation (AUSA David Sinkman)
  • American Bar Association Conference; White Collar Crime Conference- Panel Discussion: 
    • Relations Between Corporate General Counsel and DOJ (USA Strasser)
    • Best Practices for Effective Trial Advocacy in White Collar Criminal Cases: Perspectives from the Defense, Prosecution, and the Bench (AUSA Sharan Lieberman)

Assistant U.S. Attorney Outreach

  • Opioid Overdose Seminar (AUSA Brandon Long, EDLA Opioid Abuse Prevention Coordinator)

 

FEBRUARY 2019

USA Peter G. Strasser Outreach/Presentations

  • Metropolitan Crime Commission Award Luncheon (USA Strasser addressed those in attendance: Role of U.S. Attorney's Office in Criminal Justice System). Honored at the Luncheon for U.S. vs. Kieffer / Scott case (AUSA David Haller, AUSA Michael McMahon, Paralegal Laura Orth, Legal Assistant Lauren Hepting, and Legal Administration Specialist Cynthia Browne)
  • USA Strasser, First Assistant Michael Simpson, Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney Fred Harper, and Criminal Chief Richard Pickens met with with visiting judges from Saudi Arabia to discuss strategies to address public corruption
  • Loyola Institute of Politics (Lecture on political corruption)

Community Outreach Unit

  • Conducting Project LEAD Program for local schools (February 2019 - May 2019)
  • Black History Presentation (James Meredith Civil Rights Case Re-enactment with U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana and Tulane University Law School

 

JANUARY 2019

USA Peter G. Strasser Outreach/Presentations

  • USA Strasser presented about the role and duties of the U.S. Attorney's Office, EDLA at the NOPD Citizens Police Academy
  • Local Baptist and Muslim clergy meetings about role of the U.S. Attorney's Office and how faith-based communities can work better with the office
  • Attended NOPD recruit graduation

Assistant U.S. Attorney Outreach

  • Jesuit High School Career Day (AUSA Peter Mansfield)

 

NOVEMBER 2018

USA Peter G. Strasser Presentations

  • Second Annual St. Tammany Criminal Justice System Report Luncheon
  • Human Trafficking Presentation at the Audubon Tea Room.  Hosted by Eden House

Project Safe Childhood Internet Safety Presentations

  • St. Martin’s Episcopal School (AUSA Brian Klebba)
  • Ursuline Academy (AUSA Brian Klebba)
  • Archbishop Chapelle High School (AUSA Brian KLebba)

Miscellaneous USAO, EDLA Presentations

  • FBI Financial Investigation Seminar (AUSA Brian Klebba)

 

OCTOBER 2018

USA Peter G. Strasser Presentations

  • Louisiana State University Law School (Lecture on Foreign Corrupt Practice Act)
  • Anti-Defamation League Conference
  • 35th National Night Out Against Crime: Locations in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes
  • Tulane University Law School (Lecture on Effective Closing Argument)
  • Attended NOPD recruit graduation

Project Safe Childhood Internet Safety Presentations

  • Holy Name of Jesus School (AUSA Brian Klebba)
  • Jewish Community Day School (AUSA Brian Klebba)

USAO, EDLA University/College Presentations or Events

  • Loyola University; Role of Federal Prosecutors in the Criminal Justice System (AUSA Brian Klebba)
  • Tulane University Law School; Diversity Panel (AUSA Brittany Reed)
  • Tulane University Graduate Business School; (Role of Federal Prosecutors and Overview of the Federal Criminal Justice System (AUSA Brian Klebba)
  • Career Fairs-Southern University at New Orleans/Xavier University of Louisiana (Erin Serio, Human Resources Coordinator)

Miscellaneous USAO, EDLA Presentations

  • USAO participates in trial advocacy program with local high school students (AUSA Brittany Reed)
  • DOJ agencies (U.S. Attorney's Office, EDLA and Drug Enforcement Administration) participate in National Red Ribbon Week (Shane M. Jones, Community Outreach Coordinator and Law Enforcement Coordinator, Quinn Smith
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Organization Seminar (AUSA Jordan Ginsberg)

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

Opioid Abuse Presentations

  • USAO, EDLA and Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office Opioid Abuse Presentation (AUSA Brandon Long)
  • Spring Lake Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting (AUSA Brandon Long/Shane M. Jones, Community Outreach Coordinator)

Miscellaneous USAO, EDLA Presentations

  • U.S. Department of Justice National Public Safety Partnership; Innovative Prosecution Strategies to Fight Crime (AUSA Eliabeth Privitera)
  • USAO, EDLA participates in Constitution Day 2018 (AUSA Peter Mansfield)

 

 

 

 

Updated May 6, 2020

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