To Plea or Not to Plea? Robert Katzberg on The White Collar Week Podcast with Jeff Grant

The White Collar Week Podcast, Ep. 23, Guest: Robert Katzberg, The Vanishing Trial

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Today on the podcast we have Bob Katzberg, a dean of the White Collar Bar who has seen it all as both a federal prosecutor in the EDNY and as a criminal defense trial lawyer.

I was so taken with Bob’s book, The Vanishing Trial, that I sent it to every single one of our White Collar Support Group members currently serving in prison. In it, Bob explains how and why the Federal criminal justice system went from 10% of all cases being tried before juries to less than 2% of all cases now being tried before juries. And how the cards are now stacked against defendants, forcing them into plea bargains.

If you, a friend, family member, colleague or client are being prosecuted for a white collar crime, or any crime, this episode is a must-watch or listen-to.

So, coming up. Bob Katzberg. The Vanishing Trial. On White Collar Week. I hope you will join us. — Jeff

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Jeff Grant

Jeff Grant, J.D., M.Div. is Co-Founder of Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc., the world’s first ministry serving the white collar justice community. The ministry hosts an online White Collar Support Group every Monday night; we will hold our 243rd meeting on Feb. 8, 2021. After an addiction to prescription opioids and serving almost fourteen months in a Federal prison for a white-collar crime he committed when he was a lawyer, Jeff started his own reentry — earning a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York with a focus in Social Ethics.

Jeff has over three decades of experience in crisis management, business, law (former), reentry, recovery (clean & sober 18+ years), public speaking and corporate training. Sometimes referred to in the press as “The Minister to Hedge Funders,” he uses his experience and background to guide individuals, families and organizations forward in their lives, relationships, careers and business opportunities, and to help them to stop making the kinds of decisions that previously resulted in loss, suffering and shame.

Entrepreneur’s #4 Most Viewed Article of 2020: I Went to Prison for SBA Loan Fraud — 7 Things to Know When Taking PPP, PPP2, EIDL Disaster Relief Money: by Jeff Grant, J.D., M.Div.. Link to article here.




Jeff is practices law in NYC at GrantLaw, PLLC, providing private general counsel, white collar crisis management, and dispute strategy and management services.

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Jeff Grant

Jeff Grant

Jeff is practices law in NYC at GrantLaw, PLLC, providing private general counsel, white collar crisis management, and dispute strategy and management services.

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