Dan Wenner was quoted in an article, "Game day for Bridgegate trial: How did we get here?" in The Star Ledger. The article examines the basis for the Bridgegate trial, which begins in federal court in Newark. Federal prosecutors say two of Governor Chris Christie's former aides conspired to bring local streets to a virtual stand-still by deliberately blocking several Fort Lee toll lanes for the sole purpose of punishing the mayor of Fort Lee over his refusal to endorse Christie for re-election. The heart of the legal case relies on a statute—18 U.S.C. § 666—intended to punish fraud, bribery, theft and embezzlement from agencies that receive federal funds. "It is a creative use of an already broadly written statute," said Wenner. He went on to say, "Usually when one thinks of the 666 charge, one thinks of a entity getting federal funds and someone embezzling it or misusing the funds. . . . The challenge for the government is going to be to convince the jury the facts fit the charge."
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.