Here’s the usual well-chosen roundup of white-collar stories from Walt Pavlo at 500 Pearl Street. In particular, note the Dewey/Zachary Warren discussions and how retaining a white-collar lawyer might or might not have helped Warren.
You may (or may not) recall the Boy Scout Law: “A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, friendly, brave, clean and reverent.” Your corporate employees, officers and colleagues may exhibit all, some or none of those characteristics. Even if one masters all the peculiars of the Boy Scout Law, however, strict adherence is no shield against indictment in the situation where one moves from “witness” to “target” for reasons outside the control of the “Scout.” So: herewith 6 lessons to heed if you wish to avoid ending up like a young man named Zachary Warren. It is unusual for the government to indict leaders of…