DOJ Misconduct Unit Won't End Discovery Misdeeds

Law360, New York (February 24, 2011, 6:28 PM EST) -- While the U.S. Department of Justice's new misconduct unit could expedite infamously slow disciplinary probes in the most egregious cases, the office will do little to tackle prosecutors' more commonplace discovery violations, white collar lawyers say.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder unveiled the Professional Misconduct Review Unit last month, saying it would take up cases in which the Office of Professional Responsibility had found intentional or reckless misconduct by prosecutors.

“Anytime you have a specialized unit that understands the issue on a countrywide and systemwide basis...
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