I’ve been following a blog for a while that I find informative and interesting: Grand Jury Target: Tracking Federal Prosecutions of Corporate Executives. The blog is by Sara Kropf, a trial lawyer in Washington, D.C. A March 8th post was titled: “Why Are we Falling for the Department of Justice’s Sales Pitch? The blog recounted Ms. Kropf’s experience at the recent White Collar Crime seminar, including the constant pitches by DOJ officials to rush in to confess.
This approach—to quickly rush to DOJ to win cooperation credit—seems to be the sad reality of current white collar practice when you represent large companies. (Don’t even get me started in the antitrust amnesty program and the problematic incentives that program creates.)
Check out the blog. I think you’ll be well rewarded for your time.
Thanks for reading this one too!