We took a few minutes and sat down with Kevin Butler, the Federal Public Defender in the Northern District of Alabama. Before he was appointed in 2012, the district was one of only four federal judicial districts, out of 94 nationwide, that lacked some form of public defender office to represent indigent criminal defendants. If you are in the corporate world, I can hear you right now. You’re reminding yourself that you are an honest businessperson. If you are a lawyer — internal or external — you are reminding yourself that you do not represent defendants in the guns, drugs or child-porn sectors of the economy. Better to go read…
Look for upcoming notes on the Dewey & Leboeuf indictments and their significance for corporate counsel.