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."
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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," in the June 2017 issue of Trusts & Estates.
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.
Adam Grant was quoted in an article, "Content Requirements in Angola Cost Halliburton More Than $29 Million in SEC Disgorgement and Penalties," published in The Anti-Corruption Report.
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.