New DOJ Position To Oversee Discovery Initiatives

Law360, New York (January 19, 2010, 7:39 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has appointed a new national coordinator for its criminal discovery initiatives, a move that comes in the wake of some well-publicized discovery missteps, most notably during the prosecution of former Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska.

Andrew Goldsmith, a former state and federal prosecutor, will take on the job, the DOJ announced Friday. He currently serves as the first assistant chief of the agency's environment and natural resources division's environmental crimes section.

Among other things, Goldsmith will oversee the creation of an online...
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