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COVID-Era Challenges to Federal Indictments

Bloomberg Law recently published two articles that I had the pleasure to co-author with fellow Women's White Collar Defense Association members, drawing on the WWCDA's Thought Leadership Subcommittee’s recent WaterCoolerPLUS session entitled “COVID-Era Challenges to Federal Indictments.” Both articles offer practical insights for practitioners seeking to challenge federal indictments related to COVID-19.   

The first, "Tips for Federal Criminal Defense Counsel on Statute of Limitations Challenges," co-authored with Margot Moss, Markus/Moss, discusses statute of limitations challenges, including the government’s recent tact of filing and then withdrawing unconsented-to informations in an effort to toll the limitations period.  

The second, "Practical Tips on Challenges to Grand and Petit Juries," co-authored with fellow WWCDA Philadelphia Chapter member Ann Flannery, The Law Offices of Ann C. Flannery, discusses challenges to both grand and petit juries during COVID-19, including ensuring that the grand jury is drawn from a representative cross-section of the district where the crime was committed and that prosecutors’ methods for coping with the challenges presented by COVID-19 do not violate defendants’ rights.

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Disclaimer: This post does not offer specific legal advice, nor does it create an attorney-client relationship. You should not reach any legal conclusions based on the information contained in this post without first seeking the advice of counsel.

About the Author

Andrew W. Allison serves as Post & Schell, P.C.'s General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer. As General Counsel to the Firm as an entity, as well as on behalf of its directors and officers, Mr. Allison provides legal counsel and representation on the Firm’s corporate and business practices and transactions, corporate compliance with internal and external compliance expectations and mandates, and risk prevention and management.   

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