Stewart Trial Features Powerhouse Lawyers

The trial of Martha Stewart will feature a showdown between two powerhouses of business crime litigation: a prosecutor who has helped lead the government's unprecedented attack on securities fraud and a defense lawyer who literally wrote the book on white-collar crime.

When the trial begins Jan. 20, Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Patton Seymour and defense lawyer Robert Morvillo will provide jurors with polar-opposite portrayals of Stewart's decision to sell stock in ImClone Systems shortly before a negative government report sent its price plummeting.

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