White-collar lawyers hearing from clients

Subpoenas from state AGs, letters from the SEC unnerve clients.

, The National Law Journal

The nation's top white-collar criminal defense practices are receiving a steady flow of inquiries from clients embroiled in the ongoing credit crisis. The callers are nervous, attorneys say, and with good reason. "Prosecutions often follow public sentiment and there is a lot of anger in the country," said Steve Huggard, a partner in the white-collar defense practice at Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge in Boston.

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