By William Schreiner, Jr.
Let’s say you’re a white-collar defense lawyer and you’ve just been retained by a new client—a director or officer of a company facing an investigation, a lawsuit, or maybe an indictment.
By C. Evan Stewart
In the direct aftermath of the corporate scandals that rocked the dawn of the Millennium (e.g., Enron, WorldCom, Adelphia, Tyco, etc.), a number of folks (mostly legal academics, some politicians, as well as a few others) believed that if only lawyers had somehow acted as better “gatekeepers” of the capital markets, the foregoing crises in capitalism could have been avoided.