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Laurel Gift is Quoted in Two Recent Articles in Corporate Counsel Magazine

On July 8, 2019 by Schnader in Criminal Defense

Laurel Gift is quoted in two recent articles in Corporate Counsel Magazine:

As Michigan State Awaits General Counsel, It Votes for Independent Nassar Probe

“Laurel Gift, chair of the criminal defense and internal investigations practice at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis in Pittsburgh, said Tuesday ‘it is never too late’ for an independent investigation. Gift said the ‘purpose is to be satisfied, especially in instances of sexual misconduct, that they have a factual understanding of who knew what and when, and how they responded. It’s possible the trustees know the answers, but because of the [privileged] context of the prior review, they can’t share it.’”

Scandal On Campus: University Admissions Policies Face Fairness, Credibility Questions

“Schnader’s Gift agrees that all universities need an internal review of the admissions department to find potential weaknesses. She suggests random audits of applications and a regular check on recruited athletes. ‘If an unusual number of athletes are not showing up to play, that’s a pretty clear dataset’ and a red flag, she says.”

Laurel Gift is a partner in the Litigation Services Department and chairs the Criminal Defense practice group and the Internal Investigations, Ethics and Compliance practice group. She concentrates her practice in the area of internal investigations for institutions of high education, municipalities, and private businesses and representing corporate and individual clients in a variety of criminal matters.