I recently had the privilege of attending the NYC Bar Association’s 8th Annual White-Collar Crime Institute. Among the impressive panels was one titled “Former White-Collar Defendants Speak.” It was moving to hear four former defendants talk about their experiences with the criminal justice system. Three had stood trial, and one spent time in prison before his conviction was overturned.
Their paths through the legal system varied considerably, but what stood out was their common experience of trauma. They described waves of despair and humiliation and moments of panic and...Read Full Article >
Defending White Collar Criminal Cases
Defending an allegation of white collar crime is replete with challenges. Some arise from the evidence: for example, badly timed calls and trades in insider trading cases, emails that are suggestive of wrongdoing when taken out of context, and accounting practices that seem suspicious to those unfamiliar with the vagaries of GAAP rules.
And then, there are the jurors: a dozen or so people who bring to the case their own life experiences and too often, their own assumptions about corporate executives, those who...Read Full Article >
Congratulations to our clients Grant Fondo, Derek Cohen, Rushank Shah, Sylvia Ewald and the rest of the Goodwin Procter trial team on the successful defense of their client Ashish Aggarwal.Read Full Article >
I had the privilege recently of being on the faculty of the 30th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime in San Diego. I was on a panel, along with three prominent female attorneys, titled “Women in the Courtroom: A View from the Jury Box.” It was particularly exciting to be able to present the results of original research conducted by DOAR on how mock jurors perceive male and female attorneys.
Our mock juror survey involved two components: First, 880 survey respondents read a brief overview of a white...Read Full Article >