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Preparing Your Company Witnesses For The Gotcha Question

Law360, New York (November 29, 2017, 4:27 PM EST) -- Media critics recently declared that we are now in an era of “gotcha journalism.” Most of us didn’t need an expert to tell us. We’ve watched it become commonplace, reaching a nadir when presidential candidate Gary Johnson famously responded to MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle question about the refugee crisis in Aleppo, Syria, with the reply, “What is Aleppo?”

Catching a witness flat-footed on an important topic is no longer confined to cable news. If Gary Johnson’s campaign died that day, it’s worth noting that corporate legal defenses...
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