Law360 | June.19.2012
This article, about a federal jury concluding that Roger Clemens is not guilty of lying to Congress about his alleged use of performance enhancing drugs, quotes white collar and corporate investigations partner McGregor Scott.
"They may have tried these cases technically as well as they could, but if there are problems with your star witness from the get-go, you're never going to win a conviction," said McGregor W. Scott of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, a former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California. "You've got to have the ability to assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case, and if it doesn't stand up, you've got to let it go. It's a lot easier to make that decision at the front end than it is on the back end."