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Faced 5+ Years in Prison

People Vs Joseph Amico

Covered by NYDaily News. Las Vegas man accused of threatening a prominent attorney and making vile remarks.

Faced 10+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Anna Sorokin

Covered by New York Times, and other outlets. Fake heiress accused of conning the city’s wealthy, and has an HBO special being made about her.

Faced 3+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Genevieve Sabourin

Accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case garnered nationwide attention, with USAToday, NYPost, and other media outlets following it closely.

Faced Potential Charges

Ghislaine Maxwell Juror

Juror who prompted calls for new Ghislaine Maxwell trial turns to lawyer who defended Anna Sorokin.

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The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

Todd Spodek is a second generation attorney with immense experience. He has many years of experience handling 100’s of tough and hard to win trials. He’s been featured on major news outlets, such as New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post, Insider.com, and many others.

In 2022, Netflix released a series about one of Todd’s clients: Anna Delvey/Anna Sorokin.

Why Clients Choose Spodek Law Group

The reason is simple: clients want white glove service, and lawyers who can win. Every single client who works with the Spodek Law Group is aware that the attorney they hire could drastically change the outcome of their case. Hiring the Spodek Law Group means you’re taking your future seriously. Our lawyers handle cases nationwide, ranging from NYC to LA. Our philosophy is fair and simple: our nyc criminal lawyers only take on clients who we know will benefit from our services.

We’re selective about the clients we work with, and only take on cases we know align with our experience – and where we can make a difference. This is different from other law firms who are not invested in your success nor care about your outcome.

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Using Civil Investigative Demand Responses to Further Policy Positions

Using Civil Investigative Demand Responses to Further Policy Positions

Civil investigative demands (CIDs) are a powerful tool used by federal agencies to obtain information during investigations into potential legal violations 1.

 While responding to these demands can be burdensome, the information provided in these responses may also be used strategically to further policy positions.

Understanding Civil Investigative Demands

CIDs allow federal agencies like the Department of Justice to compel the production of documents and testimony from companies or individuals 1 2. 

They are similar to subpoenas but do not require court approval prior to being issued 3.

Once a CID is received, the recipient has three options:
  • Comply fully with the demand
  • Petition to set aside or modify the demand
  • Refuse to comply (risking being held in contempt) 1

The scope of CIDs is broad, with demands seeking information on business activities, documents, interrogatory answers, and deposition testimony 4.

Using CID Responses Strategically

While responding to CIDs can be burdensome, the information provided can also be used to further policy goals 5:

Highlighting Industry Burdens

CID responses require extensive internal reviews, document production, written submissions, and testimony. Quantifying the associated resource expenditure in responses can demonstrate the real costs of regulatory burdens on businesses and individuals. This data provides compelling evidence to reduce unnecessary demands in future investigations.

Identifying Overreach

If any demands seem unrelated to the scope of the investigation, this potential regulatory overreach can be evidenced in CID responses 1. 

Documenting and challenging irrelevant CID requests establishes boundaries on investigations and protects entities from excessive demands.

Informing New Guidance

Information provided in responses may reveal issues not previously considered by regulators. For example, emerging technologies or foreign competitor actions highlighted in testimony may prompt agencies to provide new formal guidance to industry.

Building Relationships

Responding to CIDs requires extensive communication with agency staff. This regular contact can help build relationships between regulators and industry to promote cooperation and mutually beneficial policy outcomes.

Best Practices for Responding to CIDs

To optimize CID responses 6:

  • Carefully assess the scope of demands and limit compliance to requests directly relevant to the stated investigation.
  • Designate expert staff to oversee collection, review, and production to ensure consistency.
  • Track and quantify all resources utilized throughout the response process.
  • Prepare thoroughly for written and oral testimony procedures.
  • Maintain open communication with agency staff throughout the process.


While civil investigative demands can be intimidating and burdensome, strategic responses to these inquiries can further policy goals. Quantifying regulatory burdens, challenging overreach, providing new insights, and building agency relationships are constructive outcomes from the CID process. Following best practices for responding enhances the likelihood of productive policy impacts rather than solely punitive outcomes.



 Civil Investigative Demand Overview


 DOJ’s Civil Investigative Demand Authority


 CID Issuance Process


 Scope of CID Requests


 Strategic Use of CID Responses


 Best Practices for CID Response

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