Gupta Attys To Grill Blankfein On DOJ Deposition Coaching

Law360, New York (March 27, 2012, 1:53 PM EDT) -- Defense attorneys for accused insider tipper Rajat Gupta will be allowed to question Goldman Sachs Group Inc. CEO Lloyd Blankfein on pretestimony coaching he received from prosecutors, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and criminal prosecutors cannot maintain that information they shared with Blankfein prior to a defense deposition is confidential.

“The type of disclosure to a nonparty witness presented here falls beyond the 'zone of privacy' protection an attorney needs to prepare his...
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