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White Collar

  • October 9, 2018

    Stormy Daniels Shouldn't Get Declaratory Relief, Court Told

    President Donald Trump on Monday asked a California federal court to dismiss the bulk of adult film star Stormy Daniels' suit over the infamous $130,000 hush money payment arranged by longtime Trump attorney Michael Cohen, saying Daniels' claims are moot now that he's agreed not to enforce the deal.

  • October 9, 2018

    Ex-Goldman CEO Aide Accused In Wine Theft Leaps To Death

    A former assistant to the CEO of Goldman Sachs who was expected to plead guilty on Tuesday to stealing $1.2 million in rare wines from his former employer was found dead at a Manhattan hotel that afternoon in an apparent suicide.

  • October 9, 2018

    BuzzFeed Says Russian Exec In Dossier Row Is Public Figure

    BuzzFeed told a Florida federal court Tuesday that despite Aleksej Gubarev’s protestations, the Russian technology executive is a public figure for the purposes of his defamation suit over the website’s publication of a dossier alleging ties between Russia and President Donald Trump.

  • October 9, 2018

    Intelligence Officers, Contractor Indicted For Bid-Rigging

    A U.S. Air Force major, a National Security Agency employee and a business owner were indicted by a grand jury for their role in a bid rigging scheme related to a nearly $1.5 million intelligence-related contract, the U.S. attorney's office for the District of Colorado announced.

  • October 9, 2018

    2nd Circ. Mulls Unsettled McDonnell Issues In Guinean Case

    A convicted former Guinean mining minister's attorney told an appeals court panel on Tuesday that the Supreme Court's McDonnell ruling should apply to foreign bribery law, leading one appellate judge to muse that the Second Circuit has yet to limit the ruling to specific laws.

  • October 9, 2018

    Hoops Recruit's Dad Tells Jury Cash Wasn't Only Factor

    The father of former University of Louisville recruit Brian "Tugs" Bowen told a Manhattan jury Tuesday that the hoops powerhouse was the right place for his son regardless of cash payments he received, as lawyers for three men accused of funneling illegal secret payments from Adidas to the basketball dad pushed the narrative that they had no criminal intent.

  • October 9, 2018

    Shareholder Fires Back At Dismissal Bids In 6D Global Suit

    A 6D Global Technologies Inc. shareholder on Friday swatted back at a trio of dismissal bids in New York federal court, deriding “feeble attempts” by the company, its former directors and a private equity firm’s CEO to escape claims that they allowed the digital marketing company’s share price to be manipulated.

  • October 9, 2018

    Doc Guilty Of Insider Trading On Wife's Ariad Drug Info

    The ex-husband of an Ariad executive was found guilty of criminal insider trading Tuesday in Massachusetts federal court, marking a victory for prosecutors who said he saved more than $100,000 in trades based on meetings his wife had with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about an Ariad cancer drug.

  • October 5, 2018

    Ariad Insider Trading Case Now In Boston Jury’s Hands

    The criminal trial of a Massachusetts doctor accused of insider trading headed into jury deliberations Friday, after prosecutors sought to drive home in closing arguments that he had used nonpublic information from his wife to make trades in stock of the cancer drugmaker Ariad.

  • October 9, 2018

    CORRECTED: Ex-Exec Of Modi Jewelry Co. Seeks Access To D&O Coverage

    The ex-president of a company owned by billionaire jeweler Nirav Modi on Thursday asked a New York bankruptcy court for an order allowing one of his company’s directors and officers insurance to pay for his legal defense, saying the policy proceeds are not estate property. Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified the individual filing the motion. The error has been corrected.

  • October 5, 2018

    Gov't Role In Paul Weiss Probe Puts Deutsche Trial At Risk

    A New York federal judge signaled Friday that the Libor-rigging trial against former Deutsche Bank traders Matthew Connolly and Gavin Black may be in trouble, in light of "highly persuasive" evidence concerning the government's role in an internal investigation of the bank by Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP.

  • October 5, 2018

    Disbarred Atty Charged With Murder In Officer’s Shooting

    Authorities on Friday formally charged a disbarred South Carolina lawyer with killing a police officer and wounding six other law officers during a shooting two days earlier, Richland County officials said.

  • October 5, 2018

    Chase Pays $5.3M For Settling Sanctioned Airlines' Bills

    JPMorgan Chase Bank NA has agreed to pay $5.3 million over transactions that it handled for a U.S. organization that settled bills between airlines, including some carriers that were under sanctions at the time, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Friday.

  • October 5, 2018

    Guilty Plea Gives NY Prosecutors 4th Silk Road Conviction

    An Irish national accused of helping run the day-to-day operation of the Silk Road online drug bazaar pled guilty to a conspiracy count Friday before a Manhattan federal judge, which gives prosecutors their fourth conviction in the high-profile “dark web” case.

  • October 5, 2018

    Feds Seek $1.8M From Disbarred Ex-Fugitive Atty Over Fraud

    Federal prosecutors pressed Friday for a disbarred New York attorney, who had been a fugitive for 20 years, to forfeit the nearly $1.8 million he admitted to stealing through two bayfront-development scams in Massachusetts, requesting to draw down his retirement account from Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP decades after the firm fired him.

  • October 5, 2018

    Texas Man Gets 70 Months For Human-Smuggling Scheme

    A San Antonio federal judge hit a Texas man with a nearly six-year prison sentence on Thursday for illegally smuggling undocumented immigrants in a semitractor-trailer, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • October 5, 2018

    Asset Management Firm CEO Charged With $16M Fraud

    Virginia federal prosecutors have charged the CEO of a “self-described asset management firm” with swindling investors out of at least $16 million by misrepresenting that he would put the funds toward a real estate investment near the Silver Line of the Washington, D.C., Metro, the prosecutors said in a Friday statement.

  • October 5, 2018

    Atty, Rabbi, Fraudster All Plead Not Guilty In $7M Extortion

    A convicted securities fraudster accused of trying to extort $7 million from a former co-defendant and a lawyer and a rabbi who are accused of helping him make plans to launder the money all pled not guilty in Brooklyn federal court on Friday.

  • October 5, 2018

    Texas Doc Pleads Guilty In $40M Med Center Bribery Scam

    A Mesquite, Texas-based bariatric surgeon who was one of the founders of Forest Park Medical Center has entered a guilty plea for his role in what the government alleges is a $40 million bribery and kickback scheme.

  • October 5, 2018

    Jet Co. Exec Convicted In Int'l Cocaine Smuggling Scheme

    A private pilot has been convicted for his role in a $7.5 million cocaine smuggling and money laundering scheme that spanned three states and South America, New Jersey’s federal prosecutor announced Friday.

Expert Analysis

  • DOJ Is Getting Creative, And Aggressive, On Opioids

    Michael Blume

    Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice obtained court orders barring two Ohio doctors from selling controlled substances. The statutory provisions it used are broadly worded, and if past is prologue, the DOJ could be getting ready to demand big changes from any entity that is a part of the opioid supply chain, say Michael Blume and Todd Halpern of Venable LLP.

  • Structuring Investigations In Light Of UK Privilege Case

    Mark Beeley

    The English Court of Appeal's much-anticipated decision in Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation means that companies will continue to face difficulties in obtaining the information they need to investigate suspected wrongdoing, without losing the benefit of legal advice privilege under English law, say Mark Beeley and Rebecca Dipple of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

  • Guest Feature

    Tom Mesereau Talks MJ, Cosby, Unconventional Choices

    Randy Maniloff

    Tom Mesereau may be recently recognizable as one of the attorneys who defended Bill Cosby, but his biggest claim to fame is successfully defending Michael Jackson in 2005. On the eve of what would have been the King of Pop’s 60th birthday, Randy Maniloff, of White and Williams LLP, spoke to Mesereau about his unconventional path to a remarkable career.

  • Can Kavanaugh Be Impeached For Statements To Congress?

    Barbara Radnofsky

    Sitting U.S. senators and a former congressional staffer have accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of misconduct, including being untruthful in his nomination and confirmation processes for both the D.C. Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Could this subject him to impeachment? Attorney Barbara Radnofsky explores the question through past precedent.

  • How The Beijing Convention Is Changing Aviation Security

    James Jordan

    The recently enacted Beijing Convention has created a new international legal framework around emerging threats to the safety of civil aviation, including illegal transport of biological, chemical and nuclear material. But it may also expose carriers and their employees to criminal liability if legitimate activities are not carefully managed, says James Jordan of Holman Fenwick Willan LLP.

  • What The Arkema Indictment Means For Chemical Cos.

    Benjamin Patton

    Last month, a Texas grand jury indicted Arkema Inc., its CEO and a plant manager for allowing a release of air contaminants during Hurricane Harvey. The indictment is legally significant because it represents a criminal prosecution for a safety incident that involved no fatalities or catastrophic environmental harm, say Benjamin Patton and Mary Balaster of Reed Smith LLP.

  • When Electronic Records Disappear But Legal Issues Linger

    Donna Fisher

    The legal implications of communication tools that automatically delete messages are surfacing in various types of litigation and investigations. As these tools become more popular, a company must constantly evaluate how to reconcile their use with its duty to preserve evidence, say attorneys with Pepper Hamilton LLP.

  • Q&A

    Back To School: Widener's Rod Smolla Talks Free Speech

    Rodney Smolla

    In this new series featuring law school luminaries, Widener University Delaware Law School dean Rodney Smolla discusses teaching philosophies, his interest in First Amendment law, and arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court in Virginia v. Black.

  • New Pass-Through Deduction Will Pass Over Many Lawyers

    Evan Morgan

    A few weeks ago, the IRS proposed regulations related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act's 20 percent deduction on qualified business income for pass-through entities. The guidance offers long-awaited clarity, but is mostly bad news for many law firms, says Evan Morgan of Kaufman Rossin PA.

  • How Reckless Judicial Impeachments Threaten Rule Of Law

    Jan van Zyl Smit

    Judicial impeachment fever seems to be spreading through the states, with West Virginia legislators recently voting to remove their state's entire Supreme Court, and lawmakers in Pennsylvania and North Carolina threatening the same. These actions are a serious threat to judicial independence, says Jan van Zyl Smit of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law.