Getting Real: A 'Video Podcast' Series: An Interview with Rod Thomas

Hosted by Foley Hoag partner Veronica Renzi to generate dialogue among and build community with women lawyers

These days, we are looking at this widespread remote working scenario as an opportunity to enhance business relationships by reexamining professional boundaries and relying on means such as video conferences and phone calls. This "video podcast" series consists of discussions with female and male attorneys about issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope you find them interesting and helpful and we are grateful to all the lawyers who made time to talk with us.

Guest: Rod Thomas, Partner, Wiley Rein

In today’s episode, Veronica gets real with Rod Thomas, partner at Wiley Rein practicing in the area of criminal and civil government investigations and litigation. Rod talks about the challenges in government investigations work, understanding the motivations of witnesses during interviews, anticipating their concerns, and how to put them at ease so they are forthcoming. Veronica and Rod also discuss parallel civil and criminal investigations, and his strategy and goal of de-escalating government investigations for clients.