• Andersen: Future Impact?
  • September 14, 2005 | Authors: Stephen W. Grafman; Barry M. Hartman; David S. Kwon
  • Law Firms: Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham, LLP - Washington Office ; Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham, LLP - Newark Office
  • This Alert addresses the recent Supreme Court decision overturning the obstruction of justice conviction of Arthur Andersen, LLP. In this highly publicized case, many may believe the ruling constitutes some judicial approval of Andersen's voluminous shredding of documents in the face of a governmental investigation. Yet that is not the case. Reversal of the Andersen criminal conviction is far more narrowly placed; and the Alert discusses the specifics of that ruling and its possible future impact.