Better Late Than Never: Challenges and Opportunities for New Counsel as Trial Approaches

New York Law Journal

29 Nov 2021

Carrie Cohen and Nathan Reilly authored an article for the New York Law Journal outlining the challenges for counsel who are engaged in an ongoing investigation or shortly before trial, as well as the opportunities to ensure a successful outcome for the client.

“Joining a case as trial counsel can be like drinking from the proverbial firehose,” the authors wrote. “Counsel need to establish a relationship with existing or predecessor counsel, learn the documents and witnesses in a record time, appropriately manage expectations, and navigate charging theories and judicial practices that may fall outside their everyday experience. But…there are also meaningful ways in which counsel can change the existing dynamic between the government and the accused, can engage in creative problem solving, and secure the best possible outcome for their clients.”

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