Untouchable – How Powerful People Get Away with It

Category: On Demand

Member Price: $200

Non-Member Price: $250

Product Code: ON147024

Areas of Law: For All Attorneys

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 3.3 hours of total CLE credit, including 1.2 in Ethics (Full Credits Available: NJ Ethics: 1.2, NJ General: 2.1).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Ethics Non-Transitional: 1.0, NY Professional Practice Transitional: 2.0
PA CLE:PA Ethics Credit: 1.0, PA Substantive Credit: 1.5
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.


Elie Honig
CNN Senior Legal Analyst
Lowenstein Sandler, LLP, Roseland


Justice Barry T. Albin, (Ret.)
Lowenstein Sandler, LLP, Roseland
was an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court for 20 years and is a Partner in the Litigation Group of Lowenstein Sandler LLP in Roseland, New Jersey, and Chair of the firm’s Appellate Practice. In addition to his trial and appellate practices, he serves as a neutral arbitrator, special master and mediator in complicated, high-stakes disputes. Justice Albin offers a unique perspective gained over 40 years in the practice of law as a prosecutor, defense attorney, civil litigator and as a Justice of the state’s highest court. As Associate Justice, he authored more than 400 opinions, including more than 230 majority opinions, more than 130 dissents and dozens of concurrences on issues spanning the wide spectrum of the law. He has written on topics including civil rights, criminal law, insurance, employment discrimination, contracts, taxes, municipal government, elections, products liability and mass toxic torts.
nJustice Albin is admitted to practice in New Jersey. Prior to his appointment to the high court, he practiced in the public and private sectors, trying approximately 60 jury trials and numerous non-jury cases, and arguing numerous appeals. Justice Albin began his career as a Deputy Attorney General in the Appellate Section of the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, and then served as an Assistant Prosecutor in Passaic and Middlesex Counties before entering private practice and ascending to the bench of New Jersey’s court of last resort. He is the recipient of several honors, including the Eugene D. Serpentelli Award bestowed by the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section and the Lawrence A. Whipple Memorial Award from the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey.
nJustice Albin received his B.A. from Rutgers University and his J.D. from Cornell University Law School.


John R. Johnson, Esq.
Assistant Deputy Public Defender, Middlesex Trial Region, New Brunswick
Joseph E. Krakora, Esq.
Former NJ Public Defender
Alexander Shalom, Esq.
Partner and Chair, Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest, Lowenstein Sandler LLP, Roseland
Kimberly A. Yonta, Esq.
Past President, NJSBA
Yonta Law LLC, New Brunswick

Join CNN Senior Legal Analyst, nationally bestselling author, and New York Magazine columnist Elie Honig as he presents this program based on his best-selling book, “Untouchable.” Elie explores America’s two-tier justice system, explaining how the rich, the famous, and the powerful manipulate the legal system to escape justice and get away with vast misdeeds.

How do they get away with it? That question, more than any other, vexes observers of and participants in the American criminal justice process. How do powerful people weaponize their wealth, political power, and fame to beat the system? And how can prosecutors fight back?

In this vital, incisive book, Honig explains how the system allows the powerful to become untouchable, takes us inside their heads, and offers solutions for making the system more honest and fairer, ensuring true justice for all by holding everyone accountable for their criminal misdeeds. Elie also will discuss recent developments in high-profile prosecutions of powerful figures in politics, finance, and entertainment.

Elie will present a keynote address based on his book and take questions from the audience. He will then be joined by a roundtable of notable members of the New Jersey Legal Community, moderated by the Hon. Barry Albin, as they explore the themes in the book and discuss what lawyers can do to bring corrupt, powerful people to justice.

The program will be followed by a meet and greet with Elie and the opportunity to purchase the book!

Critical Reviews for Elie Honig’s Untouchable

"He is a fluid writer and careful researcher, and even as someone who has taken a professional interest in criminal justice for decades, I was surprised to learn a lot of fascinating tidbits. . . . especially valuable when Honig provides original reporting and analysis." — Scott Turow, The Washington Post, on Untouchable

"CNN legal analyst Honig (Hatchet Man) delivers a disturbing analysis of how the U.S. justice system makes it so difficult to hold the wealthy and well-connected to account for their crimes…[Honig’s] fluid prose and sharp analysis amount to a slam-dunk case that American justice is far from blind." — Publisher's Weekly on Untouchable

"Cogent analysis of how privileged individuals skirt criminal prosecution... A distressing account of how power often trumps justice within the American criminal justice system." — Kirkus Reviews on Untouchable


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