Dan Wenner authored an article, "Wey: When Search Warrants Go Wrong," for Law360. The article uses the case of United States v. Benjamin Wey to discuss how overzealous law enforcement agents can jeopardize a prosecution by exceeding the scope of a warrant. A grand jury indicted Wey for securities fraud and related charges in 2015, alleging that he and others engaged in a stock manipulation scheme involving U.S.-based over-the-counter-traded shell companies. A warrant was issued to search Wey's consulting firm, but the agents executing that warrant "seized everything in sight," rather than just documents that were within the scope of the warrant. Wey filed a motion to supress, and U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan suppressed all of the evidence seized by the government, leading to all charges being dismissed against Wey. The case, Wenner writes, provides "a useful example of how government searches that appear to be proper bases on 'the trappings' of propriety - a warrant, an affidavit, good faith - can actually be far from it." In conclusion, Wenner reminds practitioners to scrutinize warrants to make sure the rules were followed. For example, "Just because the warrant authorized the seizure of electronic material does not give the government carte blanche to search it indiscriminately for whatever it thinks might be useful in the prosecution."
Steven Cash and Naju Lathia authored an article, "Pitching Your Cybersecurity Case to Law Enforcement Agencies," published by the New York Law Journal.
Dan Wenner authored an article, "How Not To File A Successful Rule 29 Motion," published by Law360.
Dan Wenner authored an article, "2nd Circ. Ruling Shows Pitfalls Of Joint Defense Agreements," for Law360.
Dan Wenner authored an article, "FBI Leaks and the Sanctity of Grand Jury Secrecy," published in Law360.
Jed Davis was quoted in a feature article, "The Privacy Fight For Digital Data Warrants Is Just Starting," published by Law360.
Dennis Kearney was quoted in an article, "GWB Scandal Figures Challenge Statute's Reach In 3rd Circ.," published by Law360.
Dan Wenner was quoted in an article, "Shkreli's Sentence Shows Risks Of Open Defiance," published by Law360.
Jed Davis was quoted in an article, "What To Watch As Supreme Court Tackles Location Privacy," published in Law360.
Dennis Kearney was quoted in an article, "Menendez Trial To Test Line Between Friendship, Corruption," published in Law360.
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).