David Doot was quoted in an article, Worries Abound As FERC Quorum Shortfall Hits 3-Month Mark, published in Law360. The article reports that since the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission lost a quorum of commissioners three months ago and with no nominees put forth, there's growing concern over the agency's inability to do its job. "Day to day, no [problems], but looking forward, we're clearly at the point where it's challenging our ability to plan," Doot told Law360. Regional grid operators, state regulators and utilities are looking to FERC for guidance, but the agency has been unable to act on anything requiring a vote, according to the article. "At some point, if we don't get some further direction from FERC, it may start impacting how people are thinking about, or willing to move on, proposals," said Doot, who serves as general counsel for the New England Power Pool. Doot told Law360 that NEPOOL recently crafted a proposal that would provide a better path for new wind projects in Maine to connect with the grid. But it hasn't been submitted to FERC because the agency won't be able to act on it. "In the meantime, you have these projects that need and want to be done up there but very little certainty about what rules they'll be operating under," Doot said. "That, very clearly, is having an impact."
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.