REID WEINGARTEN | STEPTOE & JOHNSON LLP

Taking risks and prevailing for a beleaguered lawyer

Defender secured a rare directed acquittal for GlaxoSmithKline in-house counsel.

, The National Law Journal

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After a federal judge threw out the government's first indictment of former GlaxoSmithKline PLC in-house lawyer Lauren Stevens because of improper jury instructions, Reid Weingarten refused to take a breather. When the government obtained a second indictment less than one month later, he pushed for a quick trial. Her court date would happen in a matter of weeks, not months.

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