The panel discussed the important procedural, statutory and Constitutional protections for the testifying witness.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 23, 2013
Michael J. Engle, partner at Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, LLC, participated as a panel member at a session entitled “Controlling the Flow of Information: Defense Counsel’s Role in Federal Grand Jury Practice” at a recent CLE event hosted by the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL). The panel discussed the important procedural, statutory and Constitutional protections for the testifying witness. The panelists also discussed representation of the client who receives a subpeona duces tecum and provided an update on the case law on "taking the Fifth."
One of Philadelphia’s top criminal defense lawyers, Michael’s practice has included cases ranging from typical state court matters to complex white-collar investigations and prosecutions. He has handled numerous cases in state and federal courts throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. His clients include individuals, professionals, public officials, as well as corporate clients.
As a recent Past President of the PACDL, Michael has also represented the interests of criminal defense attorneys throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Currently, Michael serves as the co-chair of PACDL’s white-collar practice committee and as the Vice-Chair of the Philadelphia Chapter of PACDL. In 2011, he was elected a Fellow of the prestigious American Board of Criminal Lawyers.
Michael frequently lectures at seminars for both attorneys and judges on criminal law, criminal procedure and advanced trial strategy. He is a published author of three academic articles in the fields of sociology and criminology, and he is also a frequent lecturer at Villanova University where he speaks on serial murder. A summa cum laude graduate of Villanova University, Mr. Engle received his law degree from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.
Founded over 20 years ago as an aggressive criminal defense law practice, Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores (GPEFF) is an established, full-service law firm with experienced attorneys skilled in all areas of criminal, employment, civil and family law. The firm has offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For more information on the firm or its attorneys, please see http://www.gpeff.com.
Mr. Engle can be reached at m.engle(at)gpeff(dot)com.