Preview of Member Only Content
For full access: or Become a Member
These Paper Tigers Have Teeth!
By William R. Terpening
Anticipating and Responding to Document Subpoenas From Government Authorities in Federal Matters
Recent events in the securities industry and other regulated areas have virtually ensured that many companies will receive subpoenas for documents from federal authorities. Often, companies will receive the subpoena from the Department of Justice in the context of a white collar criminal action against a third party. Subpoenas may also arrive from the Securities and Exchange Commission or another regulator. Regardless of the source, the general approach for responding is substantially the same, and the consequences for failing to follow those rules can be severe. Physically gathering documents and responding to a subpoena can be costly and disruptive, and managing the response can be more complicated than one might expect. Creating a record that demonstrates “good faith” compliance is vital.
Companies that prepare a written plan, in advance, will be better positioned to respond to subpoenas e
Want to read more?
The Champion archive is reserved for NACDL members.
NACDL members, please login to read the rest of this article.
Not a member? Join now.
Or click here to see an overview of NACDL Member benefits.
See what NACDL members say about us.
To read the current issue of The Champion in its entirety, click here.
- Media inquiries: Contact NACDL's Director of Public Affairs & Communications Ivan J. Dominguez at 202-465-7662 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Academic Requests: Full articles of The Champion Magazine are available for academic and research purposes in the WestLaw and LexisNexis databases.