White Collar Litigation's Attendant Insurance Issues

Law360, New York (March 26, 2012, 1:34 PM EDT) -- For lawyers who specialize in white collar criminal or regulatory defense, it is not uncommon for the first contact from a new client to come on the heels of a recently served subpoena or search warrant. In contrast to discovery in traditional civil litigation, however, these forms of “investigative” process are often issued before any charges have been filed.

The costs of representing a client affected by a pending civil or criminal investigation can nonetheless be substantial. Many clients and even counsel are surprisingly unaware, however,...
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