• Cocktails

    Friday cocktails: Barware, Jameson Slushies, Perfect Martinis and Emerson, Lake & Palmer

    A brief guide for the weekend. It’s hard to operate a home bar without good barware, as explained in All the Essential Barware You Need at Home   From Liquor.com, a short on a bourbon-based cocktail (at right) called The Inside Job.   Perhaps a bit frothy, but a Dye House cocktail (left) (from Samuel Nelis, Waterworks Food + Drink, Winooski, Vermont via Gaz Ragan) looks cool.   From Gastronomista, this idea (right) beats all hell out of an Icee: Jameson Slushies.     My mother has always enjoyed an old-fashioned at Christmas.  See this below from Liquor.com: And finally, from Crave, a return to The Perfect Martini, which is likely a bit…

  • Fifth Amendment,  Legal Education,  Obstruction of Justice,  Presumption of Innocence,  Witnesses

    The Five Best Ways for Your Client’s Employees to Get Indicted

    The nice folks at the Birmingham Bar Association (and white-collar criminal defense lawyer Steve Shaw in particular) invited me to deliver a lunchtime CLE on a white-collar subject of my choice.  The topic ended up being “The Five Best Ways for Your Client’s Employees to Get Indicted.” One could come up with more ways your client’s employees could get indicted, but life is short. Here is the handout: The Five Best Ways for Your Client’s Employees to Get Indicted. Download it.  It’s not legal advice, but it has some fairly useful material about bribery, obstruction and honest-services fraud in the Eleventh Circuit, as well as quotes from Men In Black (1997).  We spent…