In the January issue of LJN's Business Crimes Bulletin, White Collar partner Stanley Twardy Jr. and counsel Doreen Klein look at how the Department of Justice used wiretaps to uncover alleged insider trading at hedge fund Galleon Group, marking "the first time the court-authorized wiretaps have been used to target significant insider trading on Wall Street," according to Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Twenty defendants have been arrested so far, including Galleon's founder Raj Rajaratnam. Others include lawyers, stock brokers and executives inside the issuers themselves.
Twardy and Klein conclude that the case is likely to portend the increased use of wiretaps in white collar cases despite raising practical issues that could benefit the defense. For one, telephone talk by traders is open to misinterpretation and likely to be contested before the fact finder. Also, the transcripts are discoverable in the parallel civil proceedings, allowing defendants to learn details of the government's case. What is certain is that prosecutors and white collar defense lawyers will be watching the case closely.
Mark Salah Morgan authored an article, "Strengthening Egypt's IP Laws Could Help Fight Brain Drain," which was published in Law360.
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Dina Kapur Sanna and Carl A. Merino co-authored an article, "Long Arm of the Law: The Risk to U.S. Practitioners of Prosecution for Facilitating Foreign Tax Offenses," (subscription required) in the June 2017 issue of Trusts & Estates Magazine.
On June 15, Dina Kapur Sanna and Carl A. Merino moderated a discussion panel at the Cambridge International Wealth Advisors Forum 2.0 held in Lisbon about the role of wealth advisors as "gatekeepers" to the financial system and measures being implemented by different jurisdictions to combat money laundering and tax evasion, including obligations imposed on lawyers and other advisors.
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Jed Davis was quoted in an article, "'Click Fraud' Trial To Test Reach Of Feds' Cybercrime Powers," in Law360.
Steven Cash was quoted in a pair of articles, "Trump-Mueller tensions escalate," published in The Hill; and "Jeff Sessions' appointment of special prosecutor bites Trump," published in The Washington Times.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Nurses Hit Hardest by Medicare and Medicaid Exclusions," published in Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Fraud Report.
Stan Twardy, Elizabeth Latif and Eric Sussman were successful in having a federal judge dismiss a False Claims Act lawsuit against our client Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
Danielle Corcione was quoted by Law360 in the article titled "Attys Dish on Escobar's FCA Impact One Year Later," in which she commented on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision one year ago in Universal Health Services v. Escobar and its impact on False Claims Act litigation.