Press Release March 02, 2020

Goodwin Launches Podcast Series on White Collar Defense

Global law firm Goodwin announced today the launch of Sound Bar: A Goodwin Podcast on White Collar Defense.

The first iteration of Goodwin’s Sound Bar podcast brand, Sound Bar: A Goodwin Podcast on White Collar Defense is hosted by Jim Rehnquist, a current White Collar Defense partner at Goodwin and a former federal prosecutor. The podcast offers fresh insights on significant cases, institutions and trends from players who together shape the legal developments in the high-stakes world of white collar criminal defense.

Sound Bar’s first white collar defense episode explores how reports of performance-enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball turned into a high priority yet controversial federal criminal investigation. Rehnquist and guest Mark Pearlstein, a partner at McDermott Will & Emery, analyze “The BALCO Scandal” and how it ultimately led to BALCO’s demise as well as the investigation, prosecution and ultimate vindication of San Francisco Giants star Barry Bonds. Future episodes include:

  • February 27: Michelle Peirce, co-chair of law firm Barrett & Singal’s Litigation practice, joins Rehnquist to explore the role of Upjohn warnings in internal investigations, including in the famous Broadcom case.
  • March 12: David Pitofsky, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at News Corp, discusses the prosecution of a company called Computer Associates when he was an Assistant United States Attorney in Brooklyn.
  • March 26: Jeremy Sternberg, partner at law firm Holland & Knight, joins Sound Bar to take a behind-the-scenes look at the federal jury in theory and practice, and examine the grand jury as a tool of the prosecutor.
  • April 9: Josh Levy, partner at law firm Ropes & Gray, and Rehnquist discuss the ins and outs of representing organizations in criminal investigations, cooperating with the government and the shadow of the Arthur Andersen prosecution and destruction.
  • April 23: Brackett Denniston, senior counsel at Goodwin, shares his perspective on white collar defense based on his years as General Counsel at GE, sharing his thoughts about DOJ policies and GE’s culture of compliance.

Listen and subscribe to Sound Bar: A Goodwin Podcast on White Collar Defense here.

Goodwin’s White Collar Defense practice has successfully represented Fortune 500 companies, corporate executives, directors and other individual business leaders in some of the United States’ most sensitive, complex and high-profile white collar litigation and trials. The practice is recognized as a legal industry leader by top publications including Chambers USA, The Legal 500 and Benchmark Litigation.