What Not To Do If You Are Involved in a Federal Criminal Investigation
What Happens in a Federal Grand Jury?
In 2012, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law (effective January 1, 2013) a bill that became Code of Civil Procedure section 2025.290. Subdivision (a) of the statute sets a seven hour maximum time limit for the...more
A decision is expected shortly in the highly publicized so-called confidential witness “scandal” involving the Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd law firm. Judge Suzanne B. Conlon of the United States District Court, Northern...more
This post continues the discussion of employees absent from work for attendance at court. As a general proposition, employees who appear in court for their own cases, or on behalf of others, are not excused from work. They...more
Recently, in IBEW Local 90 Pension Fund v. Deutsche Bank AG, No. 11-cv-4209, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 155136 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 29, 2013), District Judge Katherine Forrest declined to certify a class of securities plaintiffs and...more
This continues our series of blog posts on effective partnering between inside and outside counsel to defend against class action lawsuits. Here, we begin a discussion of the use of expert testimony.
As this patent infringement action proceed toward trial, plaintiff Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. ("Kimberly-Clark") filed a request with the district court on an "extremely time-sensitive case management issue concerning the...more
According to a recent case, a witness in a Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) investigation could be similarly condemned to oblivion – or at least enforcement action and a hefty fine – for giving false testimony,...more
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A young court reporter asked me this week what I would do if a deposition ends, and then one of the attorneys says, “Oh, I have the doctor’s CV that I forgot to mark as an exhibit....more
In M.J.T. v. A.V.B., the New Jersey Appellate Division overturned the trial court’s entry of a Final Restraining Order (“FRO”) against the defendant. The only witness to the alleged incident of domestic violence was the...more
Effective July 1, 2013, the Florida Senate passed legislation that clarifies when a non-defendant physician may retain legal representation when called as a witness and limited who may qualify as an expert witness in medical...more
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Who says trust and estate law isn’t interesting? ...more
For all its benefits, social media has posed some significant challenges for our criminal justice system. One of the more common problems – Internet-related juror misconduct – has been the subject of numerous criminal appeals...more
On March 20, 2013, Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal issued an opinion clarifying the procedure for designating, and producing, a corporate representative for deposition pursuant to Florida Rule of Civil Procedure...more
Let me remind everyone about the FCPA doomsayers – those who were worried and fretted over the absence of FCPA enforcement actions in the first quarter of 2013. ...more
A court of appeal recently addressed whether a will was properly admitted to probate. The will contained a regular and complete attestation but only the genuineness of the signature of the decedent and one of the two...more
As a young lawyer, I was retained by the state of Florida to represent a former legislative aide that had been accused by a member of the House of Representatives of falsely accusing him of sexual harassment to oust him out...more
I apologize for the topic of this posting but I am compelled to voice my concerns. As a former prosecutor and now white-collar defense attorney, it is painful to watch a criminal trial which is out of control. ( I know that...more
An experienced personal injury attorney here in San Diego can help if you are suffering emotional distress after seeing a loved one injured or killed due to someone’s negligence. For example, a father watches proudly from his...more
Matt Kaiser, a Washington DC federal criminal defense attorney at The Kaiser Law Firm PLLC (http://www.tklf.com), discusses what NOT to do if you are under investigation for a possible federal criminal charge.
Matt Kaiser, a Washington DC federal criminal defense attorney at The Kaiser Law Firm PLLC (http://www.tklf.com), discusses what happens in a federal grand jury.
When a person receives a subpoena to appear in the grand...more
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