Private Investigators: Winning over Witnesses

With Jack Palladino and Sandra Sutherland
City University London, College Building
Tuesday 12 April 2011, 6.30- 8pm

Jack Palladino and Sandra Sutherland are husband and wife lawyers on the Berkeley faculty and the best-known American private investigative team for the past three decades.

Specialising in the preparation of criminal defence and complex civil litigation for trial, they have been recognised by the US courts as expert witnesses on the role and conduct of such investigations.

They have represented high-profile clients that include President Bill Clinton, Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton, Hell’s Angel leader Sonny Barger, John DeLorean as well as Russell Crowe, Courtney Love, Mariah Carey, R. Kelly.

Palladino and Sutherland investigated the deaths of more than 900 members of the People’s Temple cult in Guyana; they went after tobacco companies in the lawsuit which resulted in the landmark $250 billion “Tobacco Wars” verdict (as depicted in the film ‘The Insider’); and pursued Michael Jackson over child molestation charges.