Brendan Cox has been invited to serve as a faculty member of Harvard Law School’s 2022 Fall Trial Advocacy Workshop. This workshop is for law students and is taught by practicing attorneys and judges. The curriculum addresses all aspects of a trial practice for students and culminates with participation in two mock trials that provide an opportunity for honing critical litigation skills in real-world scenarios. This program requires intensive study, preparation, and activity to enable the development of essential litigation skills in an engaging and fun environment for law students enrolled at Harvard Law.
Four Laredo & Smith’s partners Matt Kane, Marc Laredo, Mark Smith and Payal Salsburg are selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Senior Counsel Jessica Conklin is named to the Best Lawyers: One to Watch© list.
Matt Kane is selected for his work in Commercial Litigation again this year, an area he is named for annually since 2017. Matt represents banks and other financial institutions, businesses and individuals in an array of business law matters and disputes concerning consumer finance, employment, construction, real estate and general litigation as part of the firm’s business litigation practice. He also has considerable experience in consumer financial services litigation, including mortgage and title litigation, civil check fraud, and fair debt collection matters.
Marc Laredo is selected again this year for his work in both Commercial Litigation and Employment Law/Management. Marc represents clients in disputes among owners of closely held businesses and a wide array of other business litigation matters including commercial contract cases, business torts, employment and non-competition litigation, government investigations and construction cases. Additionally, Marc serves as counsel to closely held businesses, advising them on issues such as the initial formation and maintenance of the business entity, contract and employment matters, crisis situations and exit strategies.
Payal Salsburg is selected this year for her work in Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense: White Collar. She focuses her practice in the areas of business litigation, corporate advice and counsel, and white collar criminal defense. She represents corporations, small businesses and individuals in connection with an array of matters including contract and business disputes, False Claims Act litigation, and government and internal investigations.
Mark Smith is selected again this year for his work in Criminal Defense: White Collar. He is also recognized for work in Commercial Litigation, Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law. Mark is retained by businesses and individuals during all stages of criminal and other government enforcement actions. National law firms also choose Mark to handle a wide range of Massachusetts-specific litigation and regulation matters as outside counsel on behalf of their clients.
Jessica Conklin is selected to the Ones to Watch list this year in the area of Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense: White-Collar. Jessica concentrates her practice in white collar criminal defense, government investigations, and school disciplinary hearings. Jessica counsels clients on a variety of matters ranging from healthcare compliance and audits to government investigations.
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 108,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and they received over 13 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. Lawyers are not allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.
Mark Smith moderates a Boston Bar Association Suffolk DA Candidates Forum on August 11th. The forum presents an opportunity to hear Richard Arroyo (Boston District 5 City Councilor Candidate) and Kevin Hayden (Suffolk County District Attorney Candidate) on important matters to the bar. It is also a great chance to gain a deeper understanding of their positions on a variety of issues prior to this fall’s election. This event is sponsored by the Criminal Law Section of the BBA. For more information, or to attend, please visit the BBA’s website.
Mark Smith presents as a panelist in a Boston Bar Association program entitled “Resolving Parallel Investigations” on June 8th at 1230 pm. Mark and his co-presenters discuss parallel criminal and SEC investigations, with an emphasis on resolving cases in front of both the USAO and SEC. The panel includes lawyers in private practice, as well as lawyers from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Attorneys Office. They will cover the remedies both agencies pursue, including overlap and any divergence between them. This program is sponsored by the BBA’s White-Collar Crime Section.
Jessica Conklin is moderating a panel for the Boston Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Conference on Thursday, May 5th at the Aloft Hotel in Boston. She is joined by leaders in the industry from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Criminal Bureau of the MA Office of the Attorney General, and White Collar Crime attorneys to discuss Charging and Sentencing.
Leaders from across the state, including law firm defense counsel, government prosecutors, in-house counsel, judges, and industry professionals come together in person for this signature event to get timely guidance and analysis on recent white-collar crime cases and practice developments.
Jessica Conklin is moderating a Boston Bar Association webinar entitled: “Beyond Email: Fact Development in the Digital Age.” Jessica is joined by attorneys in private practice as well as lawyers from the US Attorney’s Office and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. She will engage the panelists in a conversation that explores the newest areas of electronic discovery. Some areas the group will explore include social media accounts, wearables, and cell phone data. This program is sponsored by the BBA’s White-Collar Crime Section and takes place on April 12th from 12-1pm.
Jessica Conklin was appointed to the Boston Bar Association’s 2022 Advisory Committee for its annual White Collar Crime Conference. Known for it’s top level speakers who are knowledgable practitioners and collaborators in this unique area of law, the event draws members of the white-collar defense bar, government prosecutors, in-house counsel, judges and corporate professionals. These professionals come together for the most up-to-date guidance, education and analysis of recent cases and best practices. For more information or to register, please visit the BBA’s conference website.
Marc Laredo authored a case comment for the Massachusetts Law Review’s August 2021 issue. The comment is entitled, “The Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine in the Context of an Internal Investigation: Attorney General v Facebook, Inc., 487 Mass.109 (2021).”
In this comment, Marc covers when the attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine allows an entity to shield information gathered in the course of the entity’s attorney-led internal investigations from discovery. The comment discusses the underlying facts and procedural history of the case, presents an overview of the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine, reviews and analyzes the decision, and examines its practical implications for practitioners.
Jessica Conklin, Senior Counsel at Laredo & Smith, moderates a conversation entitled, “Related Aspects of Prepping Trials in the Remote World” for the 2021 White Collar Crime Conference to be held virtually on February 4th 2021 by the Boston Bar Association. Partner Payal Salsburg will present as a speaker alongside Kathleen Shields, Senior Trial Counsel for the SEC and Elysa Wan, the Assistant US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. The panelists will talk about depositions, proffers and hearings in a virtual world. They will also cover everything from client preparation and building trust to tools attorneys may use for the most effective virtual presentations.
This program will be available on-demand during and after the virtual conference, and can be accessed after registering for the overall conference.
Jessica Conklin was appointed to the Boston Bar Association’s Steering Committee for its annual White Collar Crime Conference. This conference is known for it’s top level speakers who are knowledgable practitioners and collaborators in this unique area of law. Annually, it draws members of the white-collar defense bar, government prosecutors, in-house counsel, judges and corporate professionals. These professionals come together for the most up-to-date guidance, education and analysis of recent cases and best practices.
This year’s conference is fully virtual, but promises to have many interactive opportunities to learn, connect and discuss. Also, attendees may watch on-demand sessions safely from a home office. For more information on the agenda and how to register, please visit the conference website.
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