It was billed as the largest, most complex criminal environmental prosecution ever. And it ended in dramatic fashion on Friday, when a federal jury in Montana acquitted W.R. Grace and three former executives of conspiring to cover up the release of deadly asbestos in a small mining town. The Am Law Lit Daily talks to W.R. Grace's lead defense counsel, Kirkland & Ellis' David Bernick, about his closing argument, Montana and prosecutorial misconduct.
W.R. Grace Acquittal in Asbestos Trial a Victory for Longtime Kirkland Counsel
The American Lawyer
May 11, 2009