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Litigation and Disputes

The Litigation and Disputes section of FindLaw's Corporate Counsel Center provides information on matters such as Civil Litigation, Criminal Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and more. Understanding and managing litigation, disputes and investigations facing your company is of critical importance for corporate counsel, regardless of the company's particular industry. Topics like Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Product Liability, Professional Malpractice, White Collar Crime, and Administrative Hearings are all within the internal corporate legal department's area of responsibility. Research these and other litigation and dispute subjects in the Litigation and Disputes section.

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  • Federal Criminal Appeals: 10 Things You Should Know
    Provided by Solomon L. Wisenberg
    I have been representing clients in white-collar and other federal criminal appeals for nearly 20 years, and it never ceases to amaze me how many people, laypersons and attorneys alike, are often mystified by this strange process. Why are federal criminal appeals so difficult to understand? Because federal appellate courts are deliberately designed to be cordoned off from criminal defendants, their attorneys, and the public at large. Federal appellate judges and their staffs work behind closed doors, except for the oral arguments that are held every week, month, or several times a year, depending on the court. Why the distance from the public? That's just one of the things I seek to explain in this article: "Federal Criminal Appeals: 10 Things You Should Know."

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  • Federal Grand Jury Crash Course
    Provided by Solomon L. Wisenberg
    Federal grand juries have enormous power within our criminal justice system. Responding incorrectly to a federal grand jury subpoena for your testimony or documents, or your company's documents, can have disastrous consequences. Here are 10 critical things to know about federal grand juries and federal grand jury subpoenas.

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  • Queen For A Day: The Dangerous Game of Proffers, Proffer Agreements and Proffer Letters
    Provided by Solomon L. Wisenberg
    Just what is a proffer and what are the perils of entering into a proffer agreement (also known as a proffer letter) with the federal government? Proffer or "queen for a day" letters are written agreements between federal prosecutors and individuals under criminal investigation which permit these individuals to tell the government about their knowledge of crimes, with the supposed assurance that their words will not be used against them in any later proceedings. (The individuals can either be witnesses, subjects or targets of a federal investigation, although it is subjects and targets who provide most proffers.)

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  • How to Avoid Going to Jail under 18 U.S.C. Section 1001 for Lying to Government Agents
    Provided by Solomon L. Wisenberg
    What do Martha Stewart and enemy combatant Ali Saleh Kahlah Al-Marri have in common? They were both indicted, under Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001, for lying to federal government agents.

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  • Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protection Extended by Supreme Court
    Provided by Anne C. O'Donnell of FindLaw
    Employees of a publicly traded company's private contractors and subcontractors are now protected.

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