CLE: Wrongful Conviction in the Political Context

  • Commons Hotel 615 Washington Ave SE Minneapolis, MN 55414

Course Description

Faculty Bios

Craig Singer concentrates his practice in three broad areas: professional liability, criminal defense, and appellate work.  In his criminal defense practice, Craig has also represented individuals and entities in criminal cases or investigations relating to various alleged offenses including mail and wire fraud, RICO, antitrust, environmental crimes and securities fraud.  In his appellate practice, Craig has handled appeals for clients in significant civil and criminal matters in state and federal courts nationwide.

Craig was the principal brief writer on the team that defended the late U.S. Senator Ted Stevens against federal criminal charges in the District of Columbia.   Craig developed and argued many of the legal theories in that landmark case, which resulted in the government’s dismissal of all charges after disclosure of prosecutorial misconduct.

Jon Hopeman is a highly regarded trial and appellate attorney in state and federal courts, focusing his practice on white collar criminal defense and corporate compliance investigations.

From 1983 to 1994, Jon was an assistant United States attorney in Minneapolis, where he also served as senior litigation counsel. Since leaving the U.S. attorney’s office, he has defended persons charged with securities fraud, political corruption, environmental crimes, bank fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering, terrorism, murder, and arson. He has conducted investigations for companies of fraud, bribery, Medicare fraud, theft of corporate assets, and foreign corrupt practices.

Jon is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has won more than 50 jury trials in federal court and more than 50 cases in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Marnie Fearon practices in the area of general litigation. Her litigation experience includes real estate, construction, commercial, landlord/tenant, employment disputes, and white collar criminal defense. She assists clients in successfully resolving disputes and litigating cases. She also advises employers on compliance with state and federal laws.