Pool Counsel: A Deep Dive Into the Complexities of Representing Multiple Defendants in Investigations
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Jessica Nall spoke at the ABA 33rd Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime session, "Pool Counsel: A Deep Dive Into the Complexities of Representing Multiple Defendants in Investigations."
Panelists discussed the practical advantages and disadvantages of using pool counsel in internal investigations, including such factors as the impact of joint representation, whether the various clients’ interests are sufficiently aligned, the types of agreements entered with the company, the logistics of the engagement (disclosure and waiver of conflicts, protection of privileges when fees are paid by the company), consequences of one client being charged or cooperating, and managing client information to avoid potential cross-contamination.