Category Archives: Defense

Founder Disputes: When Someone Suspects Misconduct by Their Founder

Navigating issues and disputes with founders can be difficult at any stage of business, especially when someone suspects a founder of their company of wrongdoing. What is founder misconduct, and…

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Pretrial Detention in Federal Criminal Cases

After a criminal arrest, the court must decide whether the defendant should be held in jail until the charges are resolved, which is generally referred to as being “detained,” or…

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Common Errors in Internal Investigations

Businesses often find themselves facing a situation calling for an internal investigation of misconduct, fraud, or other wrongdoing.  The problems requiring an investigation vary broadly in subject matter and severity. …

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Do Insurance Policies Have a Duty to Defend When a Crime is Alleged Against a Director or Officer?

 When a business is sued, the business entity is usually covered by insurance that provides funds to defend the lawsuit and to pay a settlement or judgment.  Many times, however,…

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When Do I Hire a Forensic Accountant?

Many commercial disputes and fraud cases (whether civil or criminal) turn on financial documents.  For example, questions of liability may be unanswerable without a financial tracing of how funds were…

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Switching Counsel: Should You Hire a Trial Attorney?

The decision to change or add counsel when you approach trial can be difficult.  In considering it, you may ask yourself a number of questions, but they can be boiled…

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Responding to a Third-Party Subpoena

A subpoena is a demand to produce documents or to testify in connection with a legal proceeding.  In civil cases where a plaintiff is suing one or more defendants and…

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Trade Secrets and Employee Mobility: California Law and Best Practices

TRADE SECRETS AND EMPLOYEE MOBILITY: CALIFORNIA LAW AND BEST PRACTICES5Jun, 22 Trade secrets are information that is not generally known to others that has actual or potential economic value, which…

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