Dan Wenner and Danielle Corcione authored an article titled "Guilty Plea's Constitutional Consequence Heads to High Court" that was published by Law360. The article discusses the upcoming case, Class v. United States, in which the Supreme Court will decide whether a "guilty plea inherently waives a defendant's right to challenge the constitutionality of his statute of conviction." In Class, the defendant was prosecuted for having firearms on the "Capitol grounds," which is a statutorily defined area where firearms are prohibited. Class claimed the statute violated his Second Amendment rights, but the district court disagreed. Class pleaded guilty without specifically preserving his constitutional challenge for appeal. On appeal, the court dismissed his case because he had pleaded guilty and held that the guilty plea extinguished his constitutional claims. To resolve a circuit split about whether a guilty plea extinguishes claims that the statute of prosecution is unconstitutional, the Supreme Court granted certiorari. Wenner and Corcione concluded that regardless of how the Supreme Court resolves the issue, explicitly preserving constitutional issues in plea agreements is "an important belt-and-suspenders approach to ensur[ing] that any defendant is not caught in Class's position."
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.