Strategies for the Federal Presentence Report

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Ensure more successful client representation in your criminal defense cases. Our new program will help you develop optimal strategies from the start of the trial with the changes the Booker decision brought forth and the significance of the Presentence Report. Also slated for discussion is the impact that the Federal Sentencing Guidelines will have on the judge’s final decision.

Educational Objectives:
• Originate effective sentencing strategies that will lead to better outcomes for clients
• Use of expert witnesses at sentencing 
• Understand the different ways the Presentence Report is used
• Developing a Presentence Investigation and reporting strategy that will benefit the client

Who would benefit most from attending this program?
Federal Public Defense Attorneys, Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys, and Federal Prosecutors.

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Stacy Biancamano, Biancamano Law, LLC

Ms.Biancamano is an experienced attorney in criminal defense and is now in private practice in Chatham, New Jersey.

Stacy has more than 20 years of experience representing defendants in the criminal arena. She began her career as an Assistant Federal Public Defender, representing individuals from initial appearance upon arrest through the appellate process. She has successfully handled more than 2,000 federal cases ranging in complexity from white collar fraud offenses including bank fraud, wire fraud and mortgage fraud to federal drug conspiracies. She has argued successfully before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. It was in the federal court house in the District of New Jersey that she developed the necessary skill set to be an extremely effective advocate for her clients. She earned her law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1997 and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1992 from St. Peter’s College. Quite notably, she has been listed as one of New Jersey’s Super Lawyers from 2009 to the present for her work as a criminal defense lawyer. She was the 2008 recipient of the Peter W. Rodino Society’s Distinguished Public Service Award in recognition of her wisdom, compassion and servant leadership in the public sector.

Walt Pavlo, President, Prisonology

Walt is President of Prisonology, a consulting, expert testimony and educational software for attorneys and defendants involved in federal criminal cases.  He is co-author of Stolen Without A Gun (co-author Neil Weinberg, Bloomberg), and a contributor to Forbes.com on white collar crime.  Walt is a nationally recognized speaker and lecturer on federal criminal law cases.  He has an undergraduate degree in engineering from West Virginia University and an MBA from Mercer University.  He is also a Journalist Law School Fellow of Loyola Law School.


Jack Donson, Vice President of Operations, Prisonology

Jack is Vice President of Operations at Prisonology, a consulting, expert testimony and educational software for attorneys and defendants involved in federal criminal cases.  Jack retired from the Bureau of Prisons after a meritorious career where he was a Correctional Treatment Specialist.  His work on case management at the BOP was extraordinary and he continues advocacy work today by working for Out4Good and is on the Corrections Committee for the American Bar Association.  He has an undergraduate degree in Sociology and Anthropology and served in the United States Army as a Military Policeman (Honorable Discharge, rank of Sergeant).   Jack teaches Criminal Justice at Marywood University, Scranton, PA and is passionate about prison reform, advocacy and mentoring.