Knocking On Your Front Door: Government Visits To Employees’ Homes

August 19, 2011By: John R. Fleder

Many federal prosecutors and investigators believe that private counsel hinder the government’s ability to gather evidence in civil and criminal matters. To circumvent the involvement of company counsel in such investigations, government officials have increasingly turned to catching potential witnesses and defendants off-guard. Investigators frequently employ the practice of visiting the homes of current and former officials of a company that is under investigation. Companies need to have procedures in place to protect themselves and their employees before such visits occur.

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