White & Case LLP v. United States
- Case Date: 4/20/2011
- Project Name: Criminalization of Free Enterprise - Business Civil Liberties Program
On June 27, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review an appeals court decision that inhibits a multinational company’s ability to fully defend itself in civil litigation that follows a criminal investigation. The denial of review was a setback for WLF, which filed a brief in the case urging the ultimate reversal of a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In its brief, WLF expressed serious concerns that the Ninth Circuit’s per se rule categorically disregarding a civil protective order in favor of a grand jury subpoena significantly burdens the relationship between a corporate defendant and its counsel in cases where the corporation faces parallel civil and criminal proceedings.
More Information and Downloads:
4/20/2011: Download the Brief
Litigation Update: High Court Declines to Clarify Reach of Grand Jury Subpoena