Day Pitney counsel Mark Salah Morgan and associate Andres Acebo discuss how Apple v. Samsung has made reviewing juror backgrounds more important than ever in a March 28 article for the New Jersey Law Journal. In that case, the district court ruled that "[s]o long as a party is aware of evidence giving rise to the possible need for a new trial, or fails to exercise reasonable diligence in discovering that evidence, any right to challenge the jury's impartiality is deemed waived." Mark and Andres write that, "Lawyers can neither delay in testing their suspicions nor rely on postverdict statements as grounds to set aside a verdict and begin anew. The trial lawyer must, to every extent possible, think prospectively and act in the present."
Clifford Nichols wrote an article, "When Addressing Cybersecurity and Data Breach, Don't Forget eDiscovery," for New Jersey Law Journal. The article is about how companies should consider eDiscovery and litigation response issues when making policy or infrastructure changes to address cybersecurity and data breach risks.
Dan Wenner and Kenton Atta-Krah wrote an article, "A Cautionary Tale About 'Other Acts' And Insider Trading," for Law360. The article analyzes the significance of United States v. DeCinces, in which the Ninth Circuit addressed two interlocutory appeals from DeCinces' securities fraud and insider trading prosecution and reversed the district court's order granting a motion in limine to exclude evidence against DeCinces. The government's application of Rule 404(b) in this case could have serious implications for other defendants in insider trading prosecutions.
Dan Wenner was quoted in an article, "Lack Of Oversight Dogs DOJ Prosecution Deals, Report Says," in Law360. The article is about a new report that says the U.S. Department of Justice's reliance on deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) and nonprosecution agreements (NPAs) suffers from a harmful lack of judicial oversight. In the article, Wenner discusses the genesis of prosecutors' using DPAs and NPAs as a way to address conduct that they might be afraid to prosecute because of potential collateral consequences, like the failure of a major organization such as Arthur Andersen.
Stamford, Conn., August 24, 2015 - Day Pitney is pleased to announce that 68 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers ranks lawyers through peer-review surveys, and has been published annually since 1983.