With the help of his defense team, Richard Scrushy pulled off a surprising victory a year and a half ago on charges that he defrauded HealthSouth investors. The first CEO charged under the anti-fraud Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Scrushy walked. But he wasn't so lucky a second time; in a separate trial, he was convicted of bribing former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman. A look behind the scenes provides valuable lessons in white-collar defense, and how trial tactics can help -- or hurt.
A Tale of Two Trials: Lessons to Learn From the Scrushy Story
The American Lawyer
February 15, 2007