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."
Steven Cash authored an article, "Why Immediate Public Release of Mueller Report Would Be Bad for National Security, Politics," published by The Hill.
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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.
Stan Twardy was quoted in an analysis article, "Mueller Report Puts Question To Congress: What Next?, " published by Law360.
Stan Twardy was interviewed on News 12 Connecticut regarding special counsel Robert Mueller's report on his inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Stan Twardy was quoted in an article, "Mueller Report Pulls Back Curtain on Russian Contacts with Connecticut's Paul Manafort, Hope Hicks, " published by the Hartford Courant.
Stan Twardy was quoted in an article, "Mueller Report Says Trump Team Did Not Collude, but Was Eager for Kremlin's Help, " published by The Connecticut Mirror.
Steven Cash, a former Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, former Chief Counsel to Senator Dianne Feinstein, and a former Intelligence Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, was interviewed live on MSNBC by anchor Craig Melvin.