Jed Davis was quoted in an article, "'Click Fraud' Trial To Test Reach Of Feds' Cybercrime Powers," in Law360. The article reports that a "first-of-its-kind" criminal trial has just begun in federal court in Brooklyn. The defendant, Fabio Gasperini, is an extradited Italian national who has been indicted on charges of operating a global "click fraud" scheme in the U.S. and elsewhere, powered by a botnet that he created by hacking and co-opting computers worldwide. The article describes the case as "a pivotal test of the government's ability to tie individuals to complex cybercrimes that are growing in both size and sophistication." Davis, who served as an assistant U.S. attorney in Brooklyn for nearly a decade, including as the cybercrimes lead, described the case as "a classic Eastern District of New York prosecution in which there's been a lot of hard work going into establishing a complex case that in some way touches on the district." Davis added, "This shows the office is prepared to go where the defendant is, whether he's in the U.S. or elsewhere. That said, every trial has some risk."
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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.
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.
Clifford Nichols wrote an article, "When Addressing Cybersecurity and Data Breach, Don't Forget eDiscovery," for New Jersey Law Journal. The article is about how companies should consider eDiscovery and litigation response issues when making policy or infrastructure changes to address cybersecurity and data breach risks.