Acquitted In-House Lawyer Warns of the Criminalization of Law Practice

In-house counsel have increasingly become direct targets of state and federal enforcement agencies. One in-house lawyer, warning of the criminalization of law practice, warns that you should think twice before signing your name to the dotted line:

An in-house lawyer acquitted on charges of obstructing a government agency’s inquiry told lawyers on Monday that she learned an important lesson during the ordeal. “If you’re going to write letters to agencies,” Lauren Stevens said, “have your outside counsel sign them.”

[Read: Acquitted In-House Lawyer Warns of the ‘Criminalization’ of Law Practice at the ABA Journal]

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