Student-Attorney Roundtable: The ABC’s of Identity Theft & Fraud
Date: March 18 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm Location: Lewis & Clark Law School, Wood Hall, Classroom 8
This month, join NCVLI and Crime Victims’ Rights Alliance (a Lewis & Clark Student group) for a panel presentation and discussion “The ABC’s of Identity Theft and Fraud.” Identity theft and fraud are among the fastest growing crimes nationally and internationally. Often these crimes are thought to only impact victims financially and yet the devastation caused by these crimes goes far beyond this. In this panel presentation and discussion students will hear from experts regarding the current state of the law, how these crimes impact victims, what rights victims have, and what practical steps students, attorneys, and victims can take to prevent and recover from these crimes.
- About Our Presenters -
Terry L. Campos, J.D., Responding to Online Fraud Legal Director, National Crime Victim Law Institute.
Ms. Campos joined NCVLI in May 2008. Prior to joining NCVLI, Ms. Campos was an appellate attorney with the Office of the State Appellate Defender in Chicago, Illinois. During her time at OSAD, Ms. Campos represented indigent persons on appeal in criminal cases. Ms. Campos interned for the Metropolitan Public Defender in Portland, Oregon. Ms. Campos has a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Florida and a J.D. from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College with a certificate in Criminal law.
Sean Hoar, Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office
Sean Hoar has served with the United States Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney since 1991. His caseload consists primarily of complex white collar and high tech crime. He is a member of a national network of federal prosecutors who provide legal assistance in computer-crime emergencies and he facilitates training for domestic and international law enforcement regarding financial crimes, digital evidence, and information security. He is a co-author of “Identity Theft and Social Security Fraud” published by the United States Department of Justice, and serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon School of Law and the Lewis and Clark Law School where he teaches courses in Cybercrime. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Financial Crimes & Digital Evidence Foundation, a nonprofit corporation which facilitates training on the detection, investigation and prosecution of financial fraud, and the acquisition and use of digital evidence.
Rose Torgerson, Director of Training, Washington Coalition of Crime Victim Advocates. Rose Torgerson serves victims of crime in her adopted state of Washington as the Director of Training for the Washington Coalition of Crime Victim Advocates, a statewide coalition dedicated to improving and strengthening rights and services for crime victims. Rose relocated to Washington after working in victim services since 2002 in the Midwest. Until 2010, Rose worked for non-profit agencies serving survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, adjudicated teenage females, and the rural homeless. Rose has worked in volunteer programming, legal and shelter advocacy, as a sexual assault program and prevention education coordinator, transitional housing caseworker and as the current project director for the Washington State Identity Theft Alliance. In August 2012, Rose was elected to her first term of service on the National Organization for Victim Assistance’s Board of Directors.
Jacqueline Swanson, Law Student, Lewis & Clark Law School.
Ms. Swanson is a 3L at Lewis and Clark Law School, and is the founder and president of the Crime Victims’ Rights Alliance (CVRA). Currently, she is employed as a law clerk at Northwest Workers’ Justice Project, focusing on securing low-income and contingent workers’ rights. She worked for the NCVLI from October of 2010, first as a Violence Against Women Intern and later as the Lead Legal Intern. She began working for Portland Women’s Crisis Line in January 2012 and Volunteers of America in March 2012, and continues to contribute her time there. In summer of 2011, she served as a research assistant to Professor Doug Beloof. In summer of 2012, she worked for Legal Aid Services of Oregon. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a sexual assault victim advocate for a nonprofit organization. Her undergraduate Honor’s Thesis, “Rape Culture in the Courtroom,” received an award at the 22nd Annual UCSD Undergraduate Research Conference.