For businesses and their officers, directors and employees, the grand jury is an increasingly visible complement to the threat of civil litigation and administrative sanction. (We have discussed the grand jury’s role and power here and here). Under the auspices of the Alabama State Bar’s White-Collar Crime Committee, Lightfoot hosted a one-hour CLE video on Representing Witnesses Before The Grand Jury. Representing Witnesses Before the Grand Jury from LFW on Vimeo. This program offers practical advice for representing witnesses subpoenaed to testify before the grand jury or provide documents. Listen to insights into the decision to testify (or not), preparing your client to provide testimony, securing immunity and special considerations in representing the immunized witness. Hosted by Lightfoot white-collar lawyers Jack Sharman, Tenley Armstrong and Jeff Doss, the panelists are Richard Jaffe (Jaffe & Drennan, P.C.), David McKnight (Baxley, Dillard, McKnight & James) and Melissa Atwood (U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Alabama). (The panelists’ opinions are their own and may or may not reflect the opinions of their firms, their clients or, in Ms. Atwood’s case, the Department of Justice).
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