Prosecuted for Providing Advice of Counsel: An Insider’s Perspective

In 2010, the government targeted Lauren Stevens for allegedly making false statements in the course of a discovery dispute. In a strongly-worded decision, the federal judge summarily threw out the prosecution’s case, indicating that Ms. Stevens should never have been charged in the first place. Unfortunately, unable to take a hint, the government has made clear that it is looking for other targets and will file against some other in-house lawyer. In this one-on-one interview, Lauren Stevens recounts her experience as an unfortunate target of the Department of Justice’s effort to target in-house counsel for representing their corporate clients.


Lauren Stevens, former Vice President and Associate General Counsel of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Amar Sarwal, Vice President & Chief Legal Strategist, Association of Corporate Counsel