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White Collar Corner: Reducing risks associated with joint defense agreements

Joint defense agreements (“JDA”) are an attractive option where multiple defendants face the same allegations. But what happens when one party to a JDA abandons the agreement and cooperates with the government? While the risk is always present, thoughtful drafting can turn a JDA into an efficient and enforceable defense tool that benefits all parties. ...