One Year After the Yates Memorandum

Posted on December 10, 2016
Today's General Counsel Howard Privette and Wayne Gross Dec/Jan 2017 Download PDF In September 2015, to great fanfare, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a policy directive entitled “Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing.” The so-called “Yates Memorandum,” in reference to its author Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates, declared that “one of the most...
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The C-Suite in the Crosshairs: Federal Prosecutors Are Primed to Target Corporate Executives

Posted on October 19, 2015
Orange County Business Journal by Wayne R. Gross and Howard M. Privette October 19, 2015 Download as a PDF The first major policy initiative launched by the Department of Justice under new Attorney General Loretta Lynch is clear and unequivocal. In a September 9, 2015, memorandum, Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates declared that...
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Safeguarding the Attorney-Client Privilege for Legal and Business Advice

Posted on August 20, 2014
Orange County Business Journal by Wayne Gross August 18, 2014 Download as a PDF When corporate officers seek the advice of in-house counsel on delicate matters, they frequently assume that the attorney-client privilege will ensure that sensitive information will not be disclosed in future litigation. It is true that the privilege protects from disclosure...
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Lessons from a $50 Million Counterpunch

Posted on May 12, 2014
May 12, 2014 | Orange County Business Journal Download as a PDF As commercial real estate continues to rebound, a new generation of joint ventures are being formed between capital partners and development partners. These partners, basking in the glow of the exciting possibilities that await in an improving market, should keep in mind...
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The Privilege of Service Continues

Posted on December 1, 2013
December 1, 2013 | President's Page, OC Lawyer Magazine by Wayne R. Gross One may long, as I do, for a gentler flame, a respite, a pause for musing. But perhaps there is no other peace for an artist than what he finds in the heat of combat. ... Let us not look for...
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Our Code of Honor

Posted on November 1, 2013
November 1, 2013 | President's Page, OC Lawyer Magazine by Wayne R. Gross I will always place the mission first. I will never accept defeat. I will never quit. I will never leave a fallen comrade. —The Soldier’s Creed Both my father and the late Judge Waters, for whom I was a law clerk,...
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