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Morvillo Abramowitz Partner Jeremy H. Temkin Quoted in Law360 - 08.22.2016

On Monday, August 22, 2016, Morvillo Abramowitz partner Jeremy H. Temkin was cited in a Law360 article entitled, “Ex-Comverse CEO To Cop To Decade-Old Stock Backdating.” The article discusses the resolution of the decade-long criminal case against former Comverse Technology Inc. Chairman and CEO Jacob “Kobi” Alexander. In a court filing in connection with Mr. Alexander’s bail application, Jeremy and his co-counsel wrote, “it defies logic that Mr. Alexander would have negotiated and entered into a plea agreement, voluntarily waived extradition, returned to the United States and entered a guilty plea if he were not fully committed to accepting responsibility and resolving the charges against him.” Jeremy has represented Mr. Alexander throughout this hard-fought litigation.

Morvillo Abramowitz Partner Jeremy H. Temkin Quoted in Bloomberg News - 08.22.2016

On Monday, August 22, 2016, Morvillo Abramowitz partner Jeremy H. Temkin was quoted in a Bloomberg News article entitled, “Ex-Comverse CEO to Return to U.S. for Plea After a Decade.” The article discusses the decision of former Comverse Technology Inc. Chairman and CEO Jacob “Kobi” Alexander to return to the United States from the Republic of Namibia and resolve the decade-long criminal case against him. In connection with questions relating to Mr. Alexander’s up-coming plea, Jeremy noted that, “the plea is the culmination of several years of negotiation.” Indeed, Jeremy has defended Mr. Alexander in this matter since 2006.

Morvillo Abramowitz Partner Jeremy H. Temkin Featured as a Legal Analyst on Fox Sports Radio - 08.19.2016

On Friday, August 19, 2016, Morvillo Abramowitz partner Jeremy H. Temkin appeared on Jay Mohr’s show on Fox Sports Radio to discuss the Ryan Lochte matter.  In the interview, Jeremy addressed the nature and severity of Lochte's alleged conduct in Brazil, as well as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's attempt to question James Harrison and other NFL stars regarding an Al Jazeera report alleging their use of PEDs.

 

Morvillo Abramowitz Partner Brian A. Jacobs Appears on NBC News - 08.18.2016

On Wednesday, August 17, 2016, Morvillo Abramowitz partner Brian A. Jacobs appeared on NBC News to discuss Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte’s alleged robbery in Rio de Janeiro. Lochte and his fellow team members, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, and James Feigen had conflicting accounts of the alleged robbery, prompting suspicion over whether the swimmers are telling the truth. Although a Brazilian judge ordered Lochte and Feigen not to leave Brazil, federal police say Lochte returned to the United States. During the interview, Brian highlighted the issues that may impact the likelihood of extradition.

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Big Firm/Small Firm — Size Matters For Attorney Disqualification - 08.17.2016

When it comes to imputing conflicts of interest, size really does matter. In our latest article, we discuss two recent decisions of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York highlighting challenges facing small and large firms in conducting conflict checks and integrating lateral partners into law firms.

Morvillo Abramowitz Partner Jeremy H. Temkin Featured in Law360’s Rainmaker Q&A Series - 08.17.2016

On Wednesday, August 17, 2016, Morvillo Abramowitz partner Jeremy H. Temkin was featured in Law360’s Rainmaker Q&A Series, which spotlights leaders at top law firms. In the Q&A profile, Jeremy discusses his journey to becoming a rainmaker, and offers advice for lawyers who are working to build a reputation of their own. 

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Morvillo Abramowitz Partner Jeremy H. Temkin Featured in Law360’s Rainmaker Q&A Series - 08.17.2016

NEW YORK, August 17, 2016 – Morvillo Abramowitz partner Jeremy H. Temkin was featured in Law360’s Rainmaker Q&A Series, which spotlights leaders at top law firms. In the Q&A profile, Jeremy discusses his journey to becoming a rainmaker, and offers advice for lawyers who are working to build a reputation of their own. 

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Morvillo Abramowitz Partners Recognized in Best Lawyers 2017 - 08.15.2016

NEW YORK, August 15, 2016 – Several Morvillo Abramowitz partners were recognized in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers. Partners Elkan Abramowitz, Catherine M. Foti, Paul R. Grand, Lawrence Iason, and Richard D. Weinberg were listed in the following categories: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Corporate Compliance Law, and Corporate Governance Law.

Published in almost 70 countries around the world, the Best Lawyers publication is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. The selection process for Best Lawyers is designed to fully “capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.”

Morvillo Abramowitz Partners Recognized in Best Lawyers 2017 - 08.15.2016

On Monday, August 15, 2016, several Morvillo Abramowitz partners were recognized in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers. Partners Elkan Abramowitz, Catherine M. Foti, Paul R. Grand, Lawrence Iason, and Richard D. Weinberg were listed in the following categories: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Corporate Compliance Law, and Corporate Governance Law.

Published in almost 70 countries around the world, the Best Lawyers publication is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. The selection process for Best Lawyers is designed to fully “capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.”

Collecting Taxes From Convicted Defendants - 08.10.2016

At the conclusion of a criminal tax case, a convicted defendant is rightfully most concerned with the prospect of incarceration. There are, however, other consequences of a conviction and, in federal criminal tax cases, the financial ramifications are complicated by the potential for a subsequent civil proceeding brought by the Internal Revenue Service seeking taxes, interest and penalties far beyond what was addressed in the criminal case. This article discusses cases that highlight these issues, and concludes that practitioners need to be cognizant of the financial consequences of tax convictions.

More Bridgegate Fallout: Revealing Unindicted Co-Conspirators? - 08.04.2016

The so-called Bridgegate scandal, in which New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's administration allegedly closed entrance lanes to the George Washington Bridge in September 2013 to create traffic jams in retribution for the mayor of Fort Lee's failure to endorse Christie, already has had a significant impact on a number of prominent careers, and perhaps even on our national politics. In this article, we discuss the recently argued appeal of a demand by the media for disclosure of the names of unindicted co-conspirators in the pending federal prosecution of two top Christie associates, and the possible influence the appeal may have on courts' future deference to the reputational interests of individuals implicated but not charged in prominent investigations.

The Microsoft Warrant Case: Unintended Consequences of the Second Circuit's Ruling - 08.03.2016

In a long-awaited ruling in a case in which the government had served a warrant on Microsoft demanding the production of customer emails, the Second Circuit held in July that Microsoft had no obligation to produce customer emails because they were stored on a server located in Ireland. Some privacy groups cheered the decision, while others cautioned that the opinion’s focus on the location where data is stored could have negative consequences for privacy rights and the internet generally, as it could make user data more easily obtainable when the relevant servers are located in countries that may impose less stringent safeguards than exist in the U.S. Aside from privacy concerns, others warned the opinion could make it harder for law enforcement to investigate criminal activity. For example, Law Professor Orin Kerr wrote in a tweet: “Want to stymie U.S. law enforcement? Store your data in the cloud fragmented over many locations outside U.S.” And, in a concurring opinion, Judge Lynch urged Congress to take action to modernize the law, a call echoed by commentary following the decision. [...]