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The day starts ordinarily enough. Coffee, email, a quick call, more (oh so much more) email. But then the receptionist calls you (let’s say you are in-house counsel), or the company’s chief executive calls you (let’s say you are outside counsel): “Um, the company just got served with a subpoena, and it’s from the U.S. Attorney’s Office (or the Securities and Exchange Commission).”