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E-Discovery in Criminal Investigations

by Therese Craparo
Mayer Brown LLP - New York Office

Patrick Kellermann
Mayer Brown LLP - Washington Office

Michael E. Lackey
Mayer Brown LLP - Washington Office

Michelle N. Webster
Mayer Brown LLP - Washington Office

October 3, 2011

Previously published on September 2011

A senior corporate executive is under investigation by the Department of Justice for accounting fraud. In the course of discovery, he learns that the investigators and prosecutors secured a warrant to seize a large number of personal emails from an Internet-based electronic mail service. The executive is unsure whether or not the prosecutors can lawfully make use of this material in their investigation or at trial.


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