February 23, 2011

WMAQ TV interviewed Polsinelli Shughart attorney George Jackson III about the Drew Peterson case. Jackson, a white collar criminal defense attorney and former assistant U.S. attorney, provided commentary on the issues of cameras in the courtroom and broadcasting the court hearing in real-time. Illinois is a "no TV in the courtroom" jurisdiction. The uniqueness of the Peterson appeal is that the appellate court allowed a live, real-time broadcast of the oral arguments on the case, the first time that have ever been done in Illinois.  

Jackson is a shareholder in Polsinelli Shughart's Chicago office, practices in the litigation area defending corporations and individuals in white-collar crime investigations and prosecutions. He also represents clients in complex commercial litigation matters.  Jackson's practice includes counseling corporations and individuals in matters such as immigration issues, ITAR and export enforcement, securities fraud and bank fraud and regulatory and compliance matters. He has conducted numerous corporate internal investigations and represents clients in grand jury investigations conducted by and prosecutions brought by the US Department of Justice and by other state and federal agencies.

To watch the interview click here