Dan Wenner and Stan Twardy authored an article titled "How Much is Too Much? Forfeitures and the Eighth Amendment" (PDF) for the American Bar Association's Section of Criminal Justice. The article compared the arguments and outcomes in two cases that both considered the constitutionality of exorbitant forfeiture judgments. The cases, United States v. Beecroft from the Ninth Circuit and United States v. Viloski from the Second Circuit, each gave a glimmer of hope to defendants who are trying to avoid the "hefty forfeiture judgments that might haunt them long after they have left federal custody and returned to society." In each case, the sentencing court had ordered the defendant to pay massive amounts in forfeiture, and on appeal, each defendant argued that those judgments violated the Eighth Amendment's Excessive Fines Clause. The authors pointed to each case as providing defense counsel with arguments they might use when faced with high forfeitures. Dan and Stan concluded that "By wrapping their arguments in the cloak of gross disproportionality and focusing the sentencing court on the real-world impact of an exorbitant forfeiture judgment, defense counsel might minimize the ultimate penalties imposed on their clients."
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.