Gov't Missteps Have Created Leverage For Corporations

Law360, New York (June 6, 2013, 1:57 PM EDT) -- Over the past four years, corporations have gained significant new leverage in dealing with the U.S. Department of Justice regarding criminal investigations. Remarkably, corporations, their employees and their counsel may not be aware of this new-found leverage.

Collectively, 17 high-profile federal cases over the past four years may provide corporations with greater leverage in negotiating resolutions to federal criminal investigations. These cases all ended in at least partial defeat for the government, including acquittals, vacated jury verdicts, reversals of convictions and dismissed indictments due to judicial...
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