May 7, 2020

USA v Boustani

This hour and twenty-minute CLE provides a detailed description of Willkie’s successful acquittal at trial  of shipbuilding executive Jean Boustani in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, over an alleged $2 billion securities fraud and kickback scheme involving Mozambique state-backed loans.  The presenters describe the flaws in the government’s case, explain their trial strategy, and offer their insights on this complex and successful defense.

Download the presentation materials here.

Webinar Topics [1:20]:

  • Background
  • The Government’s Theory of the Case
  • The Charges
  • Pre-trial Developments
  • Attach on Legal Theory
  • Trial Defense and Acquittal
  • Questions

Speakers:  Michael S. Schachter and Randall W. Jackson


CA – 1.25 General-Participation IL – 1.25 General NJ  – 1.6 General (Reciprocal) NY – 1.5 Professional Practice (Transitional) TX = 1.25 Accredited General


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USA v. Boustani