SAC Exec Faces Uphill Battle As War With Media Intensifies

Law360, New York (July 9, 2013, 8:21 PM EDT) -- SAC Capital Advisors LP executive Michael Steinberg complained to a New York federal judge Tuesday that "inflammatory" media coverage could taint his insider trading trial, but defense attorneys said his options in fighting the effects of a scandal-hungry press may be limited.

Intense media interest in the case, buoyed by speculation about possible charges against SAC founder Steven Cohen, could sow bias among jury members in favor of the government, attorneys for Steinberg wrote in a brief. The coverage has consistently portrayed Steinberg as part of...
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