Monthly Archives: July 2015

Massey Mine Defense Team Wins the Discovery Lottery–But Then Can’t Collect on It?

A few weeks ago, I wrote about some important discovery motions in the Massey Mine trial unfolding in the Southern District of West Virginia. The defense had a nice win recently on one of those motions. But according to a … Continue reading

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How to Pay for a White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer – Part II

In Part I of this post, I discussed how the court-appointed lawyer process works and how to find a private lawyer to represent you in a white collar case. Now we’ll get into the nuts and bolts of picking the … Continue reading

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Maybe We Should Use the Kitchen Sink Approach? Judge Rakoff Denies Rajat Gupta Habeas Petition

The common wisdom in appellate work is to avoid the “kitchen sink” approach. Narrow  your issues to the strong ones, so the court can focus on them and not be distracted by less persuasive ones. The problem with that approach … Continue reading

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How to Pay for a White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer – Part I

There’s no question that hiring a lawyer—any lawyer—is expensive. When you are being investigated by the government or have been indicted, you need a lawyer more than ever. The stakes are high. Losing the case isn’t like losing a civil … Continue reading

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