United States v. Brooks

Amicus curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in support of appellants.

Brief filed: 07/08/2011


United States v. Brooks

5th Circuit Court of Appeals; Case No. 09-20871


Government’s threat of prosecution of corporation in order to pressure company into disavowing long-standing policy of paying employees’ attorneys’ fees amounted to an impermissible infringement on employees’ Sixth Amendment right to counsel of choice, and, as in United States v. Stein, 541 F.3d 130 (2 nd Cir. 2008), dismissal of the indictment is the appropriate remedy.

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John P. Elwood, Craig D. Margolis and Yousri H. Omar, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Washington, DC.