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.
Laredo & Smith senior counsel attorney Jessica Conklin authored and published an article in the prestigious Boston Bar Journal covering the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Act. The act made sweeping changes in the areas of bail, juvenile justice, diversion from prosecution, and reentry services and established a statutory right to medical parole for all eligible inmates. The article covers the aspects of the Act and the current status of its use to date. We invite you to read the article in its entirety.
Laredo & Smith is pleased to announce the addition of Brendan S. Cox as of Counsel to the firm as of July 1, 2019. Brendan is a trial attorney who focuses his practice in business and employment law, as well as criminal defense.
Brendan litigates all aspects of the criminal process from probable cause hearings and arraignments through complex evidentiary motions and trial. He represents clients on a wide range of matters including minor misdemeanors through serious felonies. In his business practice, Brendan advises entrepreneurs and start-up companies across many industries. He advises on employment agreements, business law matters, contracts and intellectual property concerns. Often operating as virtual in-house counsel, Brendan guides clients through important strategic business matters. He takes start-up companies through the entity selection process, drafts founder agreements, develops operational policies and devises business game plans.
Laredo & Smith offers clients big-firm expertise with the client-centered, cost-effective strategy that only a small firm can offer.
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