The term “search warrant” often conjures clichéd images of law enforcement officers arriving unannounced at an office or residence in hope of finding incriminating evidence. Search warrants and other governmental investigative tools, however, can differ greatly in scope, are used in a wide variety of contexts, and can impose onerous obligations on the responding party. They can also be very costly if not covered by insurance. In a guest article, Andrew M. Reidy and Christopher Schafbuch, attorneys at Lowenstein Sandler, examine the diverse sources of subpoena power, suggest the best ways to respond to different types of subpoenas and provide six tips for ensuring that responding to government investigatory requests is covered by insurance.

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