<![CDATA[Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC]]> http://www.maglaw.com/misc/feed.xml en-us <![CDATA[Morvillo Abramowitz Partner Elkan Abramowitz Named “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by <em>Benchmark Litigation</em>]]> http://www.maglaw.com/news/releases/00625 http://www.maglaw.com/news/releases/00625 NEW YORK, February 12, 2016 – Benchmark Litigation has named Morvillo Abramowitz partner Elkan Abramowitz “Trial Lawyer of the Year.” According to Benchmark, Elkan has been described as “simply superb—very bright, experienced and [with a] terrific manner,” as well as a lawyer who “commands name-level recognition.”

In addition to winning this award, Benchmark Litigation ranked the firm in Tier 1 nationally in the White-Collar Crime/Enforcement/Investigations category, and Highly Recommended (the guide’s top honor) in New York. Indeed, 12 of the firm’s partners have been named “Litigation Stars.”

Benchmark Litigation is the Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys. Published by Euromoney Legal Media Group, Benchmark Litigation’s guide is derived from a process of extensive research and interviews with litigators and their clients.

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<![CDATA[Morvillo Abramowitz Partner Elkan Abramowitz Named “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by <em>Benchmark Litigation</em>]]> http://www.maglaw.com/recognitions/00625 http://www.maglaw.com/recognitions/00625 Benchmark Litigation has named Morvillo Abramowitz partner Elkan Abramowitz “Trial Lawyer of the Year.” According to Benchmark, Elkan has been described as “simply superb—very bright, experienced and [with a] terrific manner,” as well as a lawyer who “commands name-level recognition.”

In addition to winning this award, Benchmark Litigation ranked the firm in Tier 1 nationally in the White-Collar Crime/Enforcement/Investigations category, and Highly Recommended (the guide’s top honor) in New York. Indeed, 12 of the firm’s partners have been named “Litigation Stars.”

Benchmark Litigation is the Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys. Published by Euromoney Legal Media Group, Benchmark Litigation’s guide is derived from a process of extensive research and interviews with litigators and their clients.

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<![CDATA[Non-Prosecution Agreements: Reserved for VIPs?]]> http://www.maglaw.com/publications/blog-posts/non-prosecution-agreements-reserved-for-vips http://www.maglaw.com/publications/blog-posts/non-prosecution-agreements-reserved-for-vips Should individuals who cooperate with the government in high-profile cases get better deals than individuals who cooperate in cases that do not make the headlines? The rules laid out in the Department of Justice’s U.S. Attorney’s Manual suggest that the answer—at least in the government’s view—is “yes.” [...]

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<![CDATA[Morvillo Abramowitz Named to <em>National Law Journal</em> Litigation Boutiques Hot List]]> http://www.maglaw.com/news/releases/00624 http://www.maglaw.com/news/releases/00624 NEW YORK, February 8, 2016 – Morvillo Abramowitz was named to the National Law Journal’s Litigation Boutiques Hot List. According to the National Law Journal, the firm was chosen along with “10 litigation boutiques with up to 50 lawyers who enjoyed stand-out accomplishments in 2015.” The feature discusses the firm’s high-profile representation of former Dewey & LeBoeuf chairman Steven Davis.

When asked about the firm Mr. Davis said, "from top to bottom, they are terrific quality, very highly skilled, responsive, and absolutely delightful people, people I consider not just lawyers, but friends."

To read the full feature, please click here.

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<![CDATA[Morvillo Abramowitz Named to <em>National Law Journal</em> Litigation Boutiques Hot List]]> http://www.maglaw.com/recognitions/00624 http://www.maglaw.com/recognitions/00624 Morvillo Abramowitz was named to the National Law Journal’s Litigation Boutiques Hot List. According to the National Law Journal, the firm was chosen along with “10 litigation boutiques with up to 50 lawyers who enjoyed stand-out accomplishments in 2015.” The feature discusses the firm’s high-profile representation of former Dewey & LeBoeuf chairman Steven Davis.

When asked about the firm Mr. Davis said, "from top to bottom, they are terrific quality, very highly skilled, responsive, and absolutely delightful people, people I consider not just lawyers, but friends."

To read the full feature, please click here.

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<![CDATA[Potential Impact of Supreme Court’s Upcoming Political Quid Pro Quo Case]]> http://www.maglaw.com/publications/articles/00416 http://www.maglaw.com/publications/articles/00416 The Supreme Court's grant of certiorari in the highly-publicized case of former Virginia Governor, Robert McDonnell, to examine the contours of a quid pro quo arrangement under federal law will have an impact on more than just federal political corruption prosecutions. A number of other federal criminal statutes, including the Anti-Kickback Enforcement Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, include a quid pro quo requirement. In this article, we discuss the McDonnell case and its implications.

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<![CDATA[Morvillo Abramowitz Earns a Firm Spot Among <em>Law360’s</em> 2015 White Collar Practice Groups of the Year]]> http://www.maglaw.com/recognitions/00622 http://www.maglaw.com/recognitions/00622 Morvillo Abramowitz has been named a Law360 White Collar Practice Group of the Year for 2015. Law360's profile focuses on the firm’s successful representation of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP’s former chairman Steven Davis, who after a lengthy and complex trial, was acquitted of many charges. The jury deadlocked on the remaining counts, and Morvillo Abramowitz attorneys subsequently negotiated a deferred prosecution agreement for Mr. Davis under which all criminal charges would ultimately be dismissed and he would not admit any wrongdoing. The profile also discusses the firm’s representation of attorney Evan Greebel in a criminal case being prosecuted in the Eastern District of New York.

Law360’s Practice Groups of the Year series recognizes “firms that came through for clients by sealing the biggest deals and securing wins in high-stakes litigation.”

To view the full profile, please click here.

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<![CDATA[Morvillo Abramowitz Earns a Firm Spot Among <em>Law360’s</em> 2015 White Collar Practice Groups of the Year]]> http://www.maglaw.com/news/releases/00622 http://www.maglaw.com/news/releases/00622 NEW YORK, January 28, 2016 – Morvillo Abramowitz has been named a Law360 White Collar Practice Group of the Year for 2015. Law360's profile focuses on the firm’s successful representation of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP’s former chairman Steven Davis, who after a lengthy and complex trial, was acquitted of many charges. The jury deadlocked on the remaining counts, and Morvillo Abramowitz attorneys subsequently negotiated a deferred prosecution agreement for Mr. Davis under which all criminal charges would ultimately be dismissed and he would not admit any wrongdoing. The profile also discusses the firm’s representation of attorney Evan Greebel in a criminal case being prosecuted in the Eastern District of New York.

Law360’s Practice Groups of the Year series recognizes “firms that came through for clients by sealing the biggest deals and securing wins in high-stakes litigation.”

To view the full profile, please click here.

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<![CDATA[Protecting Privileged Documents from the IRS]]> http://www.maglaw.com/publications/articles/00415 http://www.maglaw.com/publications/articles/00415 Before executing complicated financial transactions, sophisticated taxpayers frequently seek advice from lawyers and accountants. These professionals will often prepare detailed written analyses of the likely tax consequences of the transactions under consideration, which may be shared with counterparties to the transactions. In auditing tax returns reporting the transactions in question, the Internal Revenue Service may seek copies of the analyses from the counterparties, leaving the taxpayers to argue that sharing the materials did not constitute a waiver of either the attorney-client privilege or work product doctrine. This article discusses two recent decisions by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversing district court decisions rejecting assertions of privilege.

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<![CDATA[Mixed Messages When Courts Issue a Stern Warning to Prosecutors]]> http://www.maglaw.com/publications/blog-posts/mixed-messages-when-courts-issue-a-stern-warning-to-prosecutors http://www.maglaw.com/publications/blog-posts/mixed-messages-when-courts-issue-a-stern-warning-to-prosecutors Much has been written over the past few years about prosecutors’ violations of Brady v. Maryland, the Supreme Court case which held that prosecutors must turn over exculpatory material to the defense in time for the defense to use such material. There is a controversy about whether such Brady violations are an epidemic or an aberration. Often, litigation over Brady violations will focus on whether the violation was deliberate or accidental, although Brady violations occur even when the prosecutor acts in good faith. [...]

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