Dan Wenner was quoted in an article, "Shkreli's Sentence Shows Risks Of Open Defiance," published by Law360. In the wake of Martin Shkreli's sentencing to seven years in prison for his interrelated securities fraud schemes, the article focuses on the potential consequences criminal defendants face when speaking out about their cases. As noted in the article, Shkreli indicated remorse in a letter to U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto at his sentencing hearing; however, the Judge made clear that other statements Shkreli made in emails and elsewhere that minimized his conduct warranted a stiff prison term. The article also cites that Shkreli's attorney, Benjamin Brafman, advised his client not to speak publicly about the case until it was resolved but Shkreli disregarded the advice, prompting Brafman's quip at sentencing that sometimes he wants to comfort Shkreli, "and there are times that I want to punch him in the face." Wenner told Law360 it's really challenging to have a client who disregards your advice, especially so publicly. Further, he said, "It's almost an innate quality of people that they think the way to avoid getting into trouble is a denial of responsibility." Wenner noted that kind of belief, that a way to avoid a repercussion is to dispute misbehavior, is very hard to overcome with certain individuals. "It's just really hard. I would commend Mr. Brafman for not having punched [Shkreli] in the nose," he said. "His out-of-court conduct while he was on pretrial release and even in the wake of his conviction was an extraordinary challenge, I'm sure."
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On April 9, Jed Davis was one of the presenters on a webinar, "Cybersecurity Regulation: Navigating the New DFS Cybersecurity Regulation," distributed through Thomson Reuters.
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Jed Davis spoke on "Cybersecurity: Surveying Current State and Federal Regulatory Activity By The SEC and NYDFS," a webinar presented by Bloomberg and moderated by cybersecurity expert Daniel Garrie.
Jed Davis authored an article, "Six Common Misconceptions About Cybersecurity," which appears in the March 5, 2018 issue of New York Law Journal as part of a special section on cybersecurity.
Dennis Kearney was quoted in an article, "GWB Scandal Figures Challenge Statute's Reach In 3rd Circ.," published by Law360.
Jed Davis was quoted in an article, “Phantom Arrest Shows Tech Cos. Must Police Own Products,” published by Law360.
Dennis Kearney was quoted in an article, "ICE targets have taken sanctuary in N.J. church. Can ICE go in and get them?" published by NJ.com.
Stan Twardy was quoted in an article, "Mueller's Silence Cuts Through Noise of Trump Russia Inquiries," published by Bloomberg.
Dan Wenner authored an article, "How Not To File A Successful Rule 29 Motion," published by Law360.