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Moss turned the recordings - a cornerstone of
the government's case - into a hallmark of the
defense. As she stated to the jury: " So after a
year at this point, of trying to create a crime,
spending tens of thousands of your taxpayer
dollars flying around the country, wining and
dining all these different people, of stooping
low enough to go to Marcus Gillum, Andrew's
younger brother . . . after hours and hours and
hours of recordings, the FBI was left with nothing.
Still, they are trying to hit that target. " 9
" We always talk about embracing 'bad' facts, "
Moss explains in our conversation. " Of course,
we wished there had been no investigation
that resulted in recordings from these undercover
agents, but they provided context and
informed the jury of what was really happening. "
This
context amplified the theme of the client
being targeted. It worked. The jury acquitted
on one count and hung on the others, ultimately
prompting the government to dismiss
the remaining charges.
Lloyd Liu is a partner at BLL LLP, where he focuses
on white-collar defense, government investigations,
and complex civil litigation.
NOTES
1 Trial Tr. vol. 2, 53:2-6.
2 Id. at 53:17-18.
3 Id. at 53:21-24.
4 McElhaney, James, " Goals in Opening Statements, "
Litigation, vol. 16, issue 2, pp. 47, 65.
5 Kam, Dara, " Opening Statements in Andrew
Gillum Corruption Trial Paint Drastically Different
Pictures, " The Capitolist (Apr. 19, 2023), thecapitolist.
com/opening-statements-in-andrew-gillumcorruption-trial-paint-drastically-different-pictures.
6
Trial Tr. vol. 1, 11:17-19.
7 Trial Tr. vol. 2, 58:10-19.
8 Id. at 63:8-11.
9 Id. at 63:16-22.
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Notice to Members
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Calendar of Events
Practice Management
Toward Well-Being
Defending Diversity: Rise of DEI-Focused Practices
Will Law Firms Stay the Course on Improving Diversity?
Unlocking the Potential of Diverse Talent
We Belong: Black Students in the IP Talent Pipeline
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor: Her Legacy Lives on Through Us
Get to Know The Appellate Project
Speaking Up for Lawyers With Invisible Disability
Special Section: 25 Years of the Youth Law Fair
Taking the Stand
Worth Reading
Member Spotlight
On Further Review
Attorney Briefs
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Disciplinary Summaries
The Pro Bono Effect
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