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Morvillo Abramowitz Lawyers Named 2016 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars - 09.21.2016

NEW YORK, September 21, 2016 – Sixteen Morvillo Abramowitz partners and counsel were named 2016 New York Super Lawyers, and four associates were named New York Rising Stars. Three lawyers were also named to Top Lists: Elkan Abramowitz was named to the Top 100 New York Super Lawyers list, and Catherine M. Foti and Judith L. Mogul were named to the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers list.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Morvillo Abramowitz Lawyers Named 2016 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars - 09.21.2016

On Thursday, September 21, 2016, sixteen Morvillo Abramowitz partners and counsel were named 2016 New York Super Lawyers, and four associates were named New York Rising Stars. Three lawyers were also named to Top Lists: Elkan Abramowitz was named to the Top 100 New York Super Lawyers list, and Catherine M. Foti and Judith L. Mogul were named to the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers list.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Elkan Abramowitz Receives New York Law Journal’s Lifetime Achievement Award - 09.20.2016

On Wednesday, September 20, 2016, partner Elkan Abramowitz received the New York Law Journal’s Lifetime Achievement Award. In connection with this award, the New York Law Journal published a special report, Lawyers Who Lead by Example, which spotlights attorneys who have reached the pinnacle of their professions, representing high-profile clients, taking on game-changing litigation, or adjudicating significant cases.

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Morvillo Abramowitz Partner Elkan Abramowitz Receives New York Law Journal’s Lifetime Achievement Award - 09.20.2016

NEW YORK, September 20, 2016 – Morvillo Abramowitz partner Elkan Abramowitz received the New York Law Journal’s Lifetime Achievement Award. In connection with this award, the New York Law Journal published a special report, Lawyers Who Lead by Example, which spotlights attorneys who have reached the pinnacle of their professions, representing high-profile clients, taking on game-changing litigation, or adjudicating significant cases.

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'Greenfield': Act of Production Doctrine Is Alive and Well - 09.15.2016

Over the past five years, eight Circuit Courts of Appeals have held that the “required records” doctrine precludes taxpayers from relying on the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination to avoid production of certain offshore account records. In this article, we discuss a recent Second Circuit decision that serves as an instructive reminder of the limits of the required records doctrine and the continuing importance of the Fifth Amendment’s act of production doctrine.

Insider Trading Among Family Members and the Limits of 'Newman' - 09.06.2016

In the closely-followed case of United States v. Sean Stewart, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District recently prevailed in its first insider trading trial since the Second Circuit’s landmark decision in United States v. Newman. The Stewart case was a family drama, as the government accused an investment banker of tipping his father about impending deals, and the defendant argued that his father betrayed a son’s trust by trading based on their discussions. In our latest article, we analyze the Stewart case and suggest that Newman has not changed all that much in tipper/tippee cases involving family members.

Morvillo Abramowitz Partner Brian A. Jacobs Quoted in The Record - 09.05.2016

On September 5, 2016, Morvillo Abramowitz partner Brian A. Jacobs was quoted in an article entitled, “GWB trial: A complex case for Bridgegate players.” The article discusses the myriad difficulties that the case will entail as a complex and high profile public corruption trial. According to Brian, “cases with the biggest trial risk are those with complicated fact questions and this case certainly has a number of complicated and difficult factual questions.”

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 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 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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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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