Dealing with a government investigation is likely one of the biggest concerns for any large enterprise. But for government attorneys, it can be equally frustrating if opposing counsel aren’t well prepared or informed about the matter at hand. At Legalweek 2019’s “The Government Reference Model” session, two government attorneys dispensed advice counsel should follow when dealing with investigations.

Be Prepared

“The first rule is always going to be, be prepared,”  said Allison Stanton, director of e-discovery at the Office of the Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice. Many, she said, “come in or send in the senior partner and they are going to wow us about their knowledge about a particular topic, but they don’t know the facts of the case.”

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