Dan Wenner authored an article, "FBI Leaks and the Sanctity of Grand Jury Secrecy," published in Law360. The article uses a recent allegation of leaked information by FBI Special Agent David Chaves as a springboard to canvass the history and importance of grand-jury secrecy, codified in Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 6(e). Chaves admitted leaking to the press details about a grand-jury investigation, which prompted the court to consider dismissing the charges against the defendant in the case and prompted the U.S. Attorney's Office to refer Chaves to the relevant authorities to investigate his conduct. In the article, Wenner detailed the historic importance of grand-jury secrecy and explained the scope of Rule 6(e). He explained that secrecy of the grand jury is sacrosanct, but noted that defense counsel often try to lift the veil of the grand jury to help defend their clients. Noting that those attempts usually fail, Wenner suggested that "this public episode might engender more attacks on the grand jury process by defendants in federal criminal prosecutions."
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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Dan Wenner authored an article, "Inside the 1st Muni Bond Criminal Case," published by Law360.
On May 25, the Federal Bar Council held a CLE, entitled: "Second Circuit Appellate Advocacy Workshop," which was coordinated by Dan Wenner.
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.
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"Don't Panic, Don't Lie"; Steven Cash is quoted in the National Law Journal discussing how individuals should respond when they find themselves involved in criminal investigations.
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