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In-House Counsel Disbarred For Videotaping Women In Office Bathroom

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James Patrick Stanton, formerly in-house lawyer with a Florida maintenance company, was alleged to have videotaped women showering, using the toilet and changing clothes in restrooms, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

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Legal Symposium to Explore Groundbreaking Terror-Financing Case

Legal Symposium to Explore Groundbreaking Terror-Financing Case

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Werbner will discuss Linde, et al. v. Arab Bank PLC in a presentation titled, “Fighting Terror-Financing in the Courtroom,” during the State Bar of Texas Litigation Update Institute’s 34th annual course Jan. 11–12, 2018.

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Lawyer is the First Guy Computer Hackers Call When the FBI Shows Up

Lawyer is the First Guy Computer Hackers Call When the FBI Shows Up

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Former Manhattan lawyer Tor Ekeland traded in his fat paycheck for a not-so-lucrative private practice as one of a handful of defense lawyers who specialize in computer crimes.

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Fired Ex-Partner Crashes Firm’s Holiday Party and Kills Ex-Boss

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A former partner of a California law firm showed up at the firm’s holiday party and killed his ex-boss before turning the gun on himself, reports the Long Beach Press-Telegram.

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Martin Shkreli’s Former Lawyer May Join Him in Prison for Helping to Defraud Investors

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Evan Greebel, former lawyer of “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli, was convicted Wednesday by a federal jury of conspiring with his ex-client to defraud investors, reports Newsweek.

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Unsealed Court Docs: Flamboyant Lawyer’s Alleged Death Threats, ‘La Cosa Nostra’ Connections

Unsealed Court Docs: Flamboyant Lawyer’s Alleged Death Threats, ‘La Cosa Nostra’ Connections

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The FBI arrested the Staten Island lawyer on a slew of charges, including kidnapping, kidnapping conspiracy, money laundering, brandishing a firearm to commit a crime, aggravated identity theft and extortion conspiracy.

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Fugitive Lawyer Back in U.S. After Arrest at Pizza Hut in Honduras

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Honduran authorities captured Eric Conn and handed him over to the FBI for a private plane ride back to Lexington, Kentucky.

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Ex-Akin Partner Guilty of Trying to Sell Secret U.S. Whistleblower Lawsuits

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As a former employee of the Justice Department, Jeffrey Wertkin had access to lawsuits filed by whistleblowers against companies on the government’s behalf to recover taxpayer funds paid out based on fraudulent claims.

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Ex-WellCare General Counsel Gets Six Months in U.S. Prison

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A former general counsel of insurer WellCare Health Plans Inc. has been sentenced to six months in prison for making a false statement to Florida’s Medicaid program, Reuters reports.

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Perkins Coie Adds NY Governor’s Office Special Counsel Adam H. Schuman

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Perkins Coie announced that Adam H. Schuman has joined the firm’s White Collar & Investigations practice group as a partner in the New York office.

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Judge Rebukes Manafort’s Lawyer for Sidewalk Speech

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“This is a criminal trial and not a public-relations campaign,” U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said at a hearing Thursday, according to Bloomberg Law.

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Mueller Pierced Manafort’s Attorney-Client Privilege Once, May Try the Tactic Again

Mueller Pierced Manafort’s Attorney-Client Privilege Once, May Try the Tactic Again

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Judge rules, “When a person uses the attorney-client relationship to further a criminal scheme, the law is well established that a claim of attorney-client or work-product privilege must yield to the grand jury’s investigatory needs.”

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With Killer Still on the Loose, Associates of Slain Kansas Lawyer Are Fearful

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Within minutes of attorney Tom Pickert’s murder Wednesday morning at his Kansas City-area home, his colleagues in a recent case started worrying about their own safety, reports The Kansas City Star.

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Fired Associate Takes Plea Deal In Biglaw Extortion Charge

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Above the Law reports that Michael Potere accepted the deal that included dismissal of an underlying indictments that included a charge of extortion. That charge carried a possible sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

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Wilmington Trust $60M Settlement Gets Criminal Charges Dropped

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Wilmington Trust Corp., the only financial institution to be criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program, reached a $60 million settlement with prosecutors Tuesday.

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Tree Trimming Firm Pays Biggest Fine in U.S. Immigration Case

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A tree trimming company has been handed the largest penalty imposed in a United States immigration case, totaling $95 million, after pleading guilty to employing illegal immigrants, Reuters reports.

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Alabama Lawyers, Coal Executive Indicted On Bribery Charges

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Two partners in prominent Alabama law firm Balch & Bingham have been placed on indefinite leave after named on charges including conspiracy and bribery, the AP reports.

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Top-Tier College Coaches, Adidas Rep Charged With Bribing Players

Top-Tier College Coaches, Adidas Rep Charged With Bribing Players

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The case followed allegations that an executive at an apparel company bribed students to attend universities where the company sponsored athletic programs.

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Federal Judge Excoriates Sen. Menendez Prosecution Team

Federal Judge Excoriates Sen. Menendez Prosecution Team

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The judge overseeing the bribery trial of Sen. Robert Menendez ripped into prosecutors Thursday for trying to focus on what he called “tabloid’’ details, reports The Washington Post.

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DOJ Fraud Section Assistant Chief Laura Perkins Joins Hughes Hubbard

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Hughes Hubbard & Reed announced that Laura N. Perkins has joined the firm as a partner in its Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations practice and White Collar & Regulatory Defense group.

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