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From Cuff Links to Handcuffs - What Business Lawyers Need to Know When the Feds Come Knocking on Their Client's Door

Date: Thursday, January 31st 2013
Time: 3-5pm
Location: World Trade Center Mezzanine Room, Building 2, 26 SW Salmon, Portland

Credit Type(s): General Credit

Federal prosecution of white collar crimes has increased dramatically over the last decade. A client's first instinct is to call a trusted business adviser when contacted by criminal investigators and prosecutors. Unfortunately, even seasoned civil practitioners may not know the intricacies of federal criminal practice. In this case, what you don't know may hurt you and your client. 

Criminal defense lawyer Samuel Kauffman, a partner and Chair of the White Collar Defense and Investigation Group at Garvey Schubert Barer and Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Holman Kerin, from the Fraud Unit at the District of Oregon's United States Attorney's Office, will provide insight into the federal criminal process and offer advice about what to do when law enforcement contacts your client for information, help identify pitfalls that can ensnare clients and civil lawyers during a criminal investigation, and what you can do to avoid them. 

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