<![CDATA[Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC]]> http://www.maglaw.com/misc/feed.xml en-us <![CDATA[Do’s and Don'ts of Social Media and Jury Selection, & Proffer and Proffer Agreements: Risks and Rewards]]> http://www.maglaw.com/events/speaking-engagements/00097 http://www.maglaw.com/events/speaking-engagements/00097 On Wednesday, June 24, 2015, partner Robert M. Radick will be among the panelists at a CLE program entitled “Do’s and Don'ts of Social Media and Jury Selection, & Proffer and Proffer Agreements: Risks and Rewards.” The Honorable Cheryl Pollak, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York, will serve as the moderator of the program. The event will take place at the U.S. Courthouse in Brooklyn, New York from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and is sponsored by the CJA Panel Committee of the Eastern District of New York and the Federal Defenders of New York, Inc.

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<![CDATA[SEC, the Whistleblowers' "Advocate"]]> http://www.maglaw.com/publications/blog-posts/sec-the-whistleblowers-advocate http://www.maglaw.com/publications/blog-posts/sec-the-whistleblowers-advocate After the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law in 2010, speculation abounded as to whether the ambitious whistleblower bounty program would succeed and about how the Securities and Exchange Commission would support the program. But, in the four years since the bounty program became effective, the SEC has proved that it will do what it takes to make the program successful, including awarding payments totaling over $50 million to whistleblowers; appearing as amicus curiae in support of whistleblowers seeking protection under Dodd Frank’s anti-retaliation provisions; and pursuing companies that retaliate against whistleblowers or attempt to prevent whistleblowers from bringing tips to the SEC. In fact in a recent speech, SEC Chair Mary Jo White dubbed the SEC “the whistleblower’s advocate.” [...]

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<![CDATA[Partner Robert J. Anello Interviewed by “Talkin Law”]]> http://www.maglaw.com/news/releases/00605 http://www.maglaw.com/news/releases/00605 NEW YORK, June 17, 2015 - Partner Robert J. Anello was interviewed by “Talkin Law.” The interview focused on the recent high-profile FIFA case, as well as Mr. Anello’s related blog, “FI-FA Fo Fum: Who Gets to Prosecute Non-Americans.”

Please find the link to the full interview here.

"Talkin Law" with Dan Hochheiser analyzes criminal cases in the news, trends in the law, and covers all legal current events.

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<![CDATA[Two Decisions Highlight the Perils of Witness Contact]]> http://www.maglaw.com/publications/articles/00396 http://www.maglaw.com/publications/articles/00396 In recent weeks, Southern District Judges J. Paul Oetken and Paul A. Engelmayer each issued decisions addressing different ethical dimensions of contact between attorneys and witnesses, in one case finding that the proposed contact was impermissible, and in the other finding that counsel’s lack of witness contact was problematic. In this article, we discuss these decisions, highlighting the complicated issues that counsel face interviewing witnesses in a litigation context.

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<![CDATA[FI-FA Fo Fum: Who Gets to Prosecute Non-Americans]]> http://www.maglaw.com/publications/blog-posts/fi-fa-fo-fum-who-gets-to-prosecute-non-americans http://www.maglaw.com/publications/blog-posts/fi-fa-fo-fum-who-gets-to-prosecute-non-americans America seemingly has found a new product to export – its criminal justice system. Many recent high profile criminal cases brought by the Justice Department, including a multi-billion dollar settlement with Swiss bank Credit Suisse for its banking practices in Switzerland and a number of other recent financial industry prosecutions and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases, have centered around activity that has occurred mainly overseas. The United States asserts its jurisdiction in these cases because the American banking system or its capital markets and exchanges were somehow involved. [...]

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<![CDATA[NYU’s Annual School of Professional Studies Tax Controversy Forum]]> http://www.maglaw.com/events/speaking-engagements/00093 http://www.maglaw.com/events/speaking-engagements/00093 On Friday, June 5, 2015, Morvillo Abramowitz partner Jeremy Temkin will speak at NYU’s Annual School of Professional Studies Tax Controversy Forum. Mr. Temkin will speak on a panel entitled "Representing Taxpayers with Unreported Foreign Assets." The forum will feature interactive presentations delivered by expert practitioners who cover a broad range of issues regarding tax audits and tax litigation at all levels. The event will be held on June 5, 2015 at The Crowne Plaza Times Square in Manhattan. For more information, please click here.

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<![CDATA[<em>The Legal 500 United States 2015</em> Recommends Morvillo Abramowitz in White-Collar Criminal Defense and Securities: Shareholder Litigation]]> http://www.maglaw.com/news/releases/00604 http://www.maglaw.com/news/releases/00604 The Legal 500 United States 2015 has recommended Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC in both White-Collar Criminal Defense and Securities: Shareholder Litigation. Indeed, more than half of the firm’s partners have been recommended, including Elkan Abramowitz, Robert J. Anello, Jonathan S. Sack, and Jeremy H. Temkin within White-Collar Criminal Defense; and Elkan Abramowitz, Robert J. Anello, Lawrence S. Bader, Lawrence Iason, Judith L. Mogul, Jonathan S. Sack, Edward M. Spiro, and Richard D. Weinberg within Securities: Shareholder Litigation. In addition, Elkan Abramowitz has been recognized as a “leading trial lawyer” in this year’s edition for his outstanding skills in the courtroom.

Praising the firm’s capabilities, sources note that the group is “outstanding in regulatory litigation.”

Since 2006, The Legal 500 United States has been analyzing the capabilities of law firms nationwide, honoring US firms that couple a national presence with the capability to handle sophisticated and complex work. Each year, the publication highlights those legal teams who consistently uphold quality over quantity.

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<![CDATA[Convicted Corporations Aren’t Really Bad Boys]]> http://www.maglaw.com/publications/articles/00395 http://www.maglaw.com/publications/articles/00395 In this article, we discuss the recent guilty pleas by four major international banks—Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, and Royal Bank of Scotland—for the attempted manipulation of foreign exchange rates. Although the Department of Justice characterized the pleas as “historic resolutions,” in truth the government made significant efforts to blunt the effects of the criminal convictions by granting waivers to rules that would have restricted the banks’ ability to continue doing business in the United States—so-called “bad boy” provisions. We also discuss how these resolutions illustrate fundamental problems with the current framework for corporate criminal liability in the United States.

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<![CDATA[Morvillo Abramowitz Partner Elkan Abramowitz Featured in <em>Law360</em>]]> http://www.maglaw.com/news/releases/00603 http://www.maglaw.com/news/releases/00603 On May 29, 2015, Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC partner Elkan Abramowitz was featured in a Law360 article, “Meet the Key Players in the Dewey Fraud Trial.” Elkan was described by Law360 as a “towering figure in the New York City white collar bar, both literally and figuratively ... and a top trial lawyer in the state.” In response to his opening statement on Tuesday, Law360 noted that, “Abramowitz is plainspoken and genial in the courtroom, but not afraid to ruffle feathers.”

You can view the full article here.

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<![CDATA[AFDA's White Collar Roundtable]]> http://www.maglaw.com/events/webinar/00050 http://www.maglaw.com/events/webinar/00050 On Friday, May 29, 2015, Morvillo Abramowitz partner Robert M. Radick will take part in a webinar hosted by the Association of Federal Defense Attorneys. This month’s AFDA White Collar Roundtable will address key developments in a variety of white collar areas, including health care, securities, FCPA, tax, and more. Topics addressed by panelists will include new DOJ policies and enforcement trends; legislative developments; recent case opinions of note; and noteworthy prosecutions, trials and sentencing hearings. The webinar will begin at 12:00 p.m. and continue until 1:00 p.m. For more information or to register, please visit www.afda.org.

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