Expert Columns

When Leaks Occur in a Criminal Investigation

By Marcus Asner, Kevin Sullivan and Laura Pacifici |

Leaks in criminal investigations present significant challenges to prosecutors and defense counsel. Most prosecutors and agents adhere faithfully to their confidentiality obligations. But when leaks happen, they may generate intense publicity — especially if a high-profile individual is involved.

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Discovery Rules Reinforced in Complex Litigation

By William D. Savitt |

Even inadvertent destruction of evidence can lead to sanctions. And boilerplate objections may draw ire.

Alston & Bird opens new San Francisco office. L-R Bo Phillips, Jeff Tsai, Teresa Bonder and Michael Agoglia.

IN BRIEF: Alston Raids Reed Smith, MoFo for San Fran, LA Offices

Atlanta-based Alston & Bird has scooped up financial services litigator Michael Agoglia from Morrison & Foerster and a seven-lawyer class action defense team led by Robert "Bo" Phillips Jr. from Reed Smith to open a San Francisco office and expand its Los Angeles office. Plus more in this week's column.

Don Liu, Target general counsel

In-House Counsel Profile: Target Corp.'s Don Liu

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

"Every aspect of the trade I learned through practice."

VOIR DIRE: Full of It

By Richard Binder |

A man poses as a Secret Service agent to get girls, and a river becomes a person in this week's column.