Greene Espel attorney Matt Forsgren joined a panel of outside and in-house counsel as well as an Assistant United States Attorney to discuss “The Attorney-Client Privilege in Federal Criminal Proceedings: A Moderated Panel Discussion in Immoderate Times.”

The presentation— hosted by the White Collar Crime Committee of the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association —addressed a range of topics including (1) the applicability and scope of the attorney-client privilege in the context of federal criminal proceedings; (2) the crime-fraud exception and how issues related to the exception are addressed in federal criminal proceedings; (3) issues arising out of the issuance of grand jury subpoenas to lawyers and law firms, as well as the execution of search warrants on lawyers and law firms; and (4) practices involving the use of taint teams when privileged information is or might be obtained by the federal law enforcement.

When: Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Panelists: Ann Anaya, Chief Diversity Officer at 3M Company and former Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota; Matt Forsgren, Partner at Greene Espel PLLP; and Surya Saxena, Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota. Moderated by Lousene Hoppe, Partner at Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

In his practice, Matt represents clients in investigations, civil, criminal, and administrative proceedings nationally and internationally. He also lectures on Investigations as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas Law School. Matt is co-chair of the White Collar Crime Section of the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

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