Grand Jury Investigations
Miedel & Mysliwiec LLP frequently represents witnesses and targets in state and federal grand jury investigations. Formulating responses to grand jury subpoenas is a routine aspect of our white collar practice. Individuals and businesses faced with a grand jury subpoena confront a complex maze of considerations, including:
- How to conduct a fast, efficient, cost-sensitive and thorough internal investigation
- Whether to assert an act of production, attorney-client, work-product or another privilege
- Whether to respond initially through an attorney proffer
- Other similarly complicated, but critical, strategic questions
The firm provides comfort and reassurance to clients faced with these issues. We have achieved numerous successful outcomes for our clients, resulting in the client never having to testify before a grand jury, never having to produce documents and never becoming a target of an investigation or being prosecuted.
- Represented a business and individual client who were served with grand jury subpoenas for testimony and documents in a high-profile criminal case repeatedly covered in national newspapers. Due to the firm’s successful strategy, the clients were never required to testify before a grand jury, were never criminally charged and were never mentioned in any press coverage.
- Represented a white collar professional in responding to a federal grand jury subpoena. The client never testified before the grand jury or was interviewed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and ultimately was never criminally charged.
- Represented a law firm employee in responding to a grand jury subpoena and successfully asserted attorney-client and work product privilege defenses to the subpoena.