WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 14, 2009) — McDermott Will & Emery LLP is pleased to announce that partner Pamela J. Marple will speak at the upcoming National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) program entitled, “Testimonial Traps: Defense Strategies for Invoking the 5th Amendment in Civil Cases, Investigation & Other Proceedings.”
The program, which will be held on August 19, 2009 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the NACDL headquarters in Washington, D.C., will address the complicated issues defense lawyers face when exercising Fifth Amendment rights in civil cases and other investigations and proceedings. Ms. Marple, who frequently represents clients in governmental enforcement actions and Department of Justice investigations, has been called upon to provide insight into how the Fifth Amendment can be properly used during Congressional and federal agency investigations. Joining Ms. Marple on the panel are Steven Salky of Zuckerman Spaeder LLP; Ross Garber of Shipman & Goodwin LLP; and Benjamin Brown of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC.
The NACDL is a professional bar association dedicated to preserving fairness within America’s criminal justice system. The association, made up of private defense lawyers, public defenders, law professors, and judges, has more than 12,800 direct members and 98 affiliate organizations across the country.
A partner in McDermott’s Trial Department, Ms. Marple focuses her practice on civil litigations and government investigations. She handles proceedings in the fields of antitrust, foreign corrupt practices, securities and financial services, campaign finance, and tax and general corporate fraud.
McDermott Will & Emery is a leading international law firm with a diversified business practice. We represent a wide range of commercial, industrial and financial enterprises, both publicly and privately held. Our clientele include some of the world’s largest corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, and individuals.