Media Relations in Criminal Corruption Cases
High-profile corruption cases often attract media scrutiny, as they involve matters of significant public interest. Cardozo Law Professor Jessica Roth provides guidance about how to balance the public’s legitimate interest in being informed with other important interests, including a defendant’s right to due process; the privacy and reputational interests of witnesses, subjects, and targets; and the integrity and effectiveness of ongoing investigations. She explores the requirements in the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, recent cases, and standards published by the U.S. Department of Justice, and suggests that offices develop thoughtful policies to guide public statements.
Amie N. Ely, Marissa G. Walker
National Association of Attorneys General
Criminal Law | Law
Roth, Jessica A., "Media Relations in Criminal Corruption Cases" (2021). Book Chapters. 92.