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ACC Oregon Hosts CLE on Subpoenas

Photo: ACC Oregon Chapter members discuss responding to subpoenas in civil and criminal matters at Holland & Knight CLE.


On March 19, Holland & Knight demonstrated for ACC Oregon Chapter members how even litigation-averse companies can get caught in the crossfire of civil and criminal litigation through burdensome subpoenas from customers, business partners, and the government.

Held at Red Star Tavern’s private Club Room in downtown Portland, the CLE titled “Caught in the Crossfire: Effectively Responding to Subpoenas in Civil and Criminal Matters” provided effective strategies for reducing the burden of civil subpoenas for documents and depositions, how to manage risk when a subpoena is a precursor for a lawsuit against your company, and the special risks associated with government subpoenas. This highly interactive presentation was led by Matt Donohue and Shannon Armstrong — both partners with Holland & Knight.


Two lawyers smiling and standing in front of red curtains.

Photo: Holland & Knight partners Shannon Armstrong and Matt Donohue present a CLE on subpeonas to members of the ACC Oregon Chapter.


Attendee Ben Buhayer, senior attorney with NWEA, shared that Holland & Knight “gave an engaging and practical session on how in-house counsel can effectively triage incoming subpoenas. I walked away with a framework I could use to address lower risk situations and the knowledge to engage outside counsel at the right time. The small group format was also fun and encouraged attendees to get to know one another and collaborate on proposing solutions to HK’s hypotheticals.”

The ACC Oregon Chapter would like to give a hearty thanks to Donohue and Armstrong at Holland & Knight for once again pulling together an engaging CLE for its members. A sponsor of the chapter since 2018, Holland & Knight is an international law firm with more than 1,300 attorneys and professional staff in 28 offices worldwide. ACC Oregon looks forward to more events with the firm later this year.

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