The matter of newspaper and television publicity in white-collar cases is one of the most annoying. Most often the complicated white-collar case will involve more than one defendant—indeed, the usual one involves about a half-dozen or more defendants, each represented by his own lawyer. Even the experienced and secure trial lawyer may be perplexed when it comes to setting a fair fee for the lengthy trial of a complicated case. Three of the most vexing problems in lengthy trials are whether to put the defendant on the stand, the nature of the defense, and newspaper publicity. A useful solution is to agree on a fee, payable in advance, for a trial period which seems realistic, in view of the best estimates which are offered by prosecution and defense. Even where the defenses of different defendants are to some degree antagnostic, or at least not compatible, it is possible and highly desirable for counsel to refrain from hindering each other.