Caroline Harris Crowne Shares Complex Trial Experience at OSB CLE
On November 14, Tonkon Torp partner Caroline Harris Crowne spoke on a panel that offered an in-depth look into the complex proceedings of a seven-week federal criminal jury trial involving executives from the former Bank of Oswego. Caroline served as co-counsel for the former CEO throughout the trial. The other panelists were Janet Hoffman, who represented the former CFO, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Kerin for the prosecution. The CLE was hosted by the Business Litigation Section of the Oregon State Bar.
The three panelists explored the complicated path that led to trial, including the lengthy FBI investigation and multiple motions before the court involving matters such as discovery and requests for severance. They then discussed key moments in the trial itself, including jury selection, testimony from pivotal witnesses, and defense themes in closing argument. They also talked about the appeal, which is currently before the Ninth Circuit Court.
Caroline's litigation practice broadly encompasses business transactions and relationships, involving disputes over contracts, business sales and transitions, professional services, and financial and accounting matters. She represents clients in federal and state courts, before judges, juries, arbitrators, and in regulatory proceedings.