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."
On March 26, D.C. Counsel Steven Cash will be featured on live webinar, "When Congress Comes Calling: Unique Rights and Wrongs for Oversight and Investigation Targets," presented by the Washington Legal Foundation (WLF).
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Dan Wenner and Stan Twardy authored an article, "Forfeiture and the Eighth Amendment," published in the January/February issue of GPSolo Magazine, a publication of the American Bar Association.
Steven Cash authored an analysis article, "What to Do When a Client Receives a Subpoena From Congress," published by the New York Law Journal.
On February 5, partners Dan Wenner and Jed Davis will present a webinar, "Cybersecurity Incident Report: Applying Reason And Rigor To Control Chaos," produced by PLAC (formerly the Product Liability Advisory Council).
Jed Davis was quoted in an article, "Manager Data in Peril from Growing Cyber Threats," published by FundFire, a Financial Times news service for professionals working in the high net worth and institutional investment management industry.
Stan Twardy appeared live on the RNN-TV program "Richard French Live," a nightly news talk show.
Washington, D.C.-based counsel Steven Cash was quoted in an article, "Five Tantalizing Questions About Mueller's Investigation," published by The Hill.
Washington, D.C.-based counsel Steven Cash was quoted in an article, "Rule Change Sharpens Dem Investigations into Trump," published by The Hill.