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Corporate Guilt and Individual Innocence in Financial Fraud - 01.11.2017

Partner Robert J. Anello and associate Kostya Lantsman co-authored an article, “Corporate Guilt and Individual Innocence in Financial Fraud,” which appeared in both the December 2016 and January 2017 issues of the Business Crimes Bulletin. This article discusses the paucity of individual white collar prosecutions and explains how establishing individual criminal liability has proven difficult for prosecutors.

Morvillo Abramowitz Earns a Firm Spot Among Law360’s 2016 White Collar Practice Groups of the Year - 01.10.2017

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, Morvillo Abramowitz was selected by Law360 as a 2016 White Collar Practice Group of the Year. Law360’s Practice Groups of the Year series recognizes “law firms that racked up victories in litigation and closed the big deals to make their mark among clients and throughout the legal industry.” Now in its seventh year, the Practice Groups of the Year series received more than 600 submissions, and only five were chosen for the White Collar category.

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Morvillo Abramowitz Earns a Firm Spot Among Law360’s 2016 White Collar Practice Groups of the Year - 01.10.2017

NEW YORK, January 10, 2017 – Morvillo Abramowitz has been selected by Law360 as a 2016 White Collar Practice Group of the Year. Law360’s Practice Groups of the Year series recognizes “law firms that racked up victories in litigation and closed the big deals to make their mark among clients and throughout the legal industry.” Now in its seventh year, the Practice Groups of the Year series received more than 600 submissions, and only five were chosen for the White Collar category.

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'Salman': Addressing Vagueness In Insider Trading Law - 01.05.2017

The Supreme Court's highly anticipated decision in Salman v. United States proved to be anticlimactic. It essentially restated the law of tipper/tippee liability set out in Dirks v. SEC. In one area, however, the Court broke new ground – its discussion of the persistent charge that judicially fashioned insider trading law is too vague to satisfy the requirements of due process. In our latest article, we describe the vagueness arguments made in Salman, explain the Supreme Court's grounds for rejecting these arguments, and suggest potential limitations to the Court's vagueness analysis.

Attorneys Beware – Limited Immunity From Defamation Suits - 12.22.2016

When civil litigation turns ugly, it sometimes devolves into allegations of defamation not just between the parties, but against their lawyers as well. In our latest article, we address the parameters of the litigation privilege, and the narrow exceptions that litigants have been able to exploit, as discussed in a pair of recent cases from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. 

How the Clinton Email Warrant May Have Violated DOJ Policy - 12.21.2016

Yesterday at noon, a warrant was unsealed in which a United States Magistrate Judge approved the FBI’s application to search a laptop apparently belonging to Anthony Weiner for any potentially classified emails from Hillary Clinton. Commentators have since raised multiple questions about the warrant, including whether it adequately demonstrated probable cause that Mr. Weiner’s laptop contained evidence of a crime. One question that has not received any attention, however, is whether the DOJ violated its own strict and detailed policy that covers, among other things, search warrants on property belonging to "members of the news media"—a category that surely includes Anthony Weiner, who has worked over the years for multiple news outlets. Had the DOJ followed its own policy, the warrant may never have been approved, or at least may have been delayed until after the election. To the extent the DOJ did not follow its policy, this failure could add substantial fuel to the argument by those who claim that the warrant was a “meritless” attempt by the FBI to influence the 2016 presidential election. [...]

Morvillo Abramowitz Partner Lawrence Iason Featured in The National Law Journal’s Litigation Trailblazers - 12.09.2016

NEW YORK, December 9, 2016 – Morvillo Abramowitz partner Lawrence Iason was featured in The National Law Journal’s special supplement, Litigation Trailblazers. Larry was recognized as a “Litigation Trailblazer” by the publication for his considerable contributions and stellar track record. The National Law Journal selected practitioners who have “shown a deep passion and perseverance in pursuit of their mission, having achieved remarkable successes along the way.”

All honorees were formally congratulated on December 8, 2016 at a “Litigation Trailblazers Awards Dinner” hosted by The National Law Journal.

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Morvillo Abramowitz Partner Lawrence Iason Featured in The National Law Journal’s Litigation Trailblazers - 12.09.2016

On Friday, December 9, 2016, Morvillo Abramowitz partner Lawrence Iason was featured in The National Law Journal’s special supplement, Litigation Trailblazers. Larry was recognized as a “Litigation Trailblazer” by the publication for his considerable contributions and stellar track record. The National Law Journal selected practitioners who have “shown a deep passion and perseverance in pursuit of their mission, having achieved remarkable successes along the way.”

All honorees were formally congratulated on December 8, 2016 at a “Litigation Trailblazers Awards Dinner” hosted by The National Law Journal.

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Government Searches: The Trouble With Taint Teams - 12.06.2016

Over the years, a number of courts and practitioners have criticized the "fox guarding the chicken coop" procedure of allowing a government taint team to try to cull attorney-client privileged materials from seized documents. In this article, we discuss a recent case, U.S. v. DeLuca, that illustrates just what these skeptical courts and counsel have been concerned about.

Morvillo Abramowitz and Partner Elkan Abramowitz Announced on Benchmark Litigation 2017 US Awards Shortlist - 12.06.2016

NEW YORK, December 6, 2016 – Morvillo Abramowitz has been shortlisted by Benchmark Litigation as a White Collar Crime/Enforcement/Investigations Firm of the Year. Partner Elkan Abramowitz was also shortlisted in the practice area of White Collar Crime/Investigations/Enforcement as an Attorney of the Year. Firms as well as attorneys who were recognized for this honor have been chosen based on extensive research conducted throughout 2016. All winners will be announced at a formal ceremony on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the Essex House in New York.

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Morvillo Abramowitz and Partner Elkan Abramowitz Announced on Benchmark Litigation 2017 US Awards Shortlist - 12.06.2016

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, Morvillo Abramowitz was shortlisted by Benchmark Litigation as a White Collar Crime/Enforcement/Investigations Firm of the Year. Partner Elkan Abramowitz was also shortlisted in the practice area of White Collar Crime/Investigations/Enforcement as an Attorney of the Year. Firms as well as attorneys who were recognized for this honor have been chosen based on extensive research conducted throughout 2016. All winners will be announced at a formal ceremony on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the Essex House in New York.

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Morvillo Abramowitz Partner Elkan Abramowitz Profiled as a Law360 White Collar “MVP of the Year” - 11.23.2016

On Wednesday, November 23, 2016, after being recognized as a Law360 White Collar “MVP of the Year,” Morvillo Abramowitz partner Elkan Abramowitz was featured in a select profile, “White Collar MVP: Morvillo Abramowitz’s Elkan Abramowitz.” Out of the group of MVPs recognized by Law360, only a select few were profiled. When asked about this honor, “the defense maestro joked that he would rather be the rookie of the year than an MVP – but said he's busier now than he was two decades ago.”

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Morvillo Abramowitz Partner Elkan Abramowitz Profiled as a Law360 White Collar “MVP of the Year” - 11.23.2016

NEW YORK, November 23, 2016 – After being recognized as a Law360 White Collar “MVP of the Year,” Morvillo Abramowitz partner Elkan Abramowitz was featured in a select profile, “White Collar MVP: Morvillo Abramowitz’s Elkan Abramowitz.” Out of the group of MVPs recognized by Law360, only a select few were profiled. When asked about this honor, “the defense maestro joked that he would rather be the rookie of the year than an MVP – but said he's busier now than he was two decades ago.”

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Morvillo Abramowitz Partner Elkan Abramowitz Recognized as a White Collar “MVP of the Year” by Law360 - 11.22.2016

On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, Morvillo Abramowitz partner Elkan Abramowitz was selected by Law360 as a White Collar “MVP of the Year.” The elite slate of attorneys chosen for this award have distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation and complex global matters. Receiving over 1,000 submissions for this honor, the publication selected only five attorneys in the White Collar category who had extraordinary wins and contributed most to their profession in the past year.

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Morvillo Abramowitz Partner Elkan Abramowitz Recognized as a White Collar “MVP of the Year” by Law360 - 11.22.2016

NEW YORK, November 22, 2016 – Morvillo Abramowitz partner Elkan Abramowitz was selected by Law360 as a White Collar “MVP of the Year.” The elite slate of attorneys chosen for this award have distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation and complex global matters. Receiving over 1,000 submissions for this honor, the publication selected only five attorneys in the White Collar category who had extraordinary wins and contributed most to their profession in the past year.

To view this recognition, please click here.