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Former Assistant U.S. Attorney and SEC Enforcement Lawyer Joins Hinshaw

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney and SEC Enforcement Lawyer Joins Hinshaw

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Former assistant U.S. attorney and SEC enforcement lawyer Ken Yeadon Joins Hinshaw in Chicago. Yeadon joins the firm’s white collar defense practice.

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Attorney Says Case Against Dylann Roof Provides Prosecutors Some Insurance

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Roof’s decision to take the innocent lives of South Carolina citizens is deplorable, and the pursuit of the death penalty in state court is likely an effort to offset any potential success he may find during his federal appeal, says Dallas criminal defense attorney Nicole Knox.

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Platinum Hedge Fund Executives Charged With $1 Billion Fraud

Platinum Hedge Fund Executives Charged With $1 Billion Fraud

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The New York Times reports that federal agents arrested Mark Nordlicht, a founder and the chief investment officer of Platinum, and six others on charges related to an alleged $1 billion fraud.

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NY AG Warns Law Firms About Phishing Scam

NY AG Warns Law Firms About Phishing Scam

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The goal of such emails is to trigger the recipient to click a link or open an attachment through which the hacker can gain access to the server, according to a Bloomberg Law report.

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FinCEN Issues Guidance on Cybersecurity

FinCEN Issues Guidance on Cybersecurity

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More guidance on cybersecurity requirements is available, this time an advisory from FinCEN to help financial institutions on their Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) obligations regarding cyber-events and cyber-enabled crime.

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Florida Lawyer is Shot At His Office; Ex-Client Arrested

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Real estate lawyer Larry Harshman, 54, was shot five times at his Florida law office. Harshman, who had drawn up paperwork for a home the suspect was forced to sell short three years ago, underwent surgery and was recovering in a hospital,

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Kilpatrick Townsend Partner is Shot and Killed Outside Home

Kilpatrick Townsend Partner is Shot and Killed Outside Home

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James Gilliland was a partner at Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton LLP in San Francisco, where he headed litigation from 2013 to 2015.

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Lawyer Gets Prison Time After Stashing $234K From Sorority

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The sentence also calls for Jennifer Elizabeth Meehan, 40, to serve 18 months of home confinement and 40 months supervised probation, along with community service and participation in a mental health program, reports AL.com.

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U.S.-Asia Cross Border White Collar Crime Series: Dec. 6 in NYC

U.S.-Asia Cross Border White Collar Crime Series: Dec. 6 in NYC

Event, Dec. 6, 2016
The Innoxcell Annual Symposium – The US -Asia Cross Border White Collar Crime Series will be on Dec. 6, 2016, in New York at the Warwick New York Hotel.

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Prominent N.J. Lawyer Charged With Stealing $1.2m From Elderly Clients

Prominent N.J. Lawyer Charged With Stealing $1.2m From Elderly Clients

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Charges against Robert Novy of Novy & Associates in Manchester involve his handling of funds of some of his clients, state New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino said.

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Dallas Lawyer Was Spied on Before He Was Killed, Police Suspected

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Dallas police have released documents that detail evidence they’ve sought in the slaying of prominent attorney Ira Tobolowsky, according to a report by The Dallas Morning News.

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DLA Piper Adds White-Collar Partner Matthew Graves in Washington, DC

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Matthew Graves has joined DLA Piper’s Litigation and White Collar practices as a partner in Washington, DC. Graves previously served as the acting chief of the Fraud and Public Corruption Section at the DC US Attorney’s Office.

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Backpage.com CEO, 2 Shareholders Charged in Trafficking Allegations

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Backpage, the second-largest U.S. online classified ad service after Craigslist, has faced scrutiny from the U.S. Senate as well as civil lawsuits over allegations that the site facilitates sex trafficking, especially of children, reports Dan Levine for Reuters.

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Disbarred Lawyer Pleads Guilty in ‘Gone Girl’ Kidnapping Case

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A California man, described as a Harvard-educated lawyer who was later disbarred, pleaded guilty Thursday in a federal court to an elaborate kidnapping that law enforcement had initially branded a hoax, reports NPR.

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Houston Gunman Was a Good Lawyer, Former Law Partner Says

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The Washington Post reports that Nathan DeSai was was wearing military clothes and Nazi emblems during the attack, and was carrying nearly 2,600 rounds of ammunition inside a Porsche convertible parked at the scene.

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How Ransomware Became a Billion-Dollar Nightmare for Businesses

How Ransomware Became a Billion-Dollar Nightmare for Businesses

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The FBI says ransomware attacks cost their victims a total of $209 million in the first three months of 2016, up from $24 million in all of 2015. And the real number could be much higher if unreported attacks are considered, reports The Atlantic.

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Law Enforcement ‘Not Winning’ War on White-Collar Crime

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One participant suggested that the publication of the Panama Papers, which revealed how wealthy individuals used elaborate corporate structures and offshore tax havens to obscure their ownership of assets, would lead to less transparency

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Prominent Florida Lawyer Pleads Guilty in Money-Laundering Case

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Alan Koslow was charged with helping people he thought were criminals to hide the source of $220,000 linked to illegal gambling and drug dealing of cocaine and counterfeit Viagra, reports the Sun Sentinel.

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Fugitive Ex-CEO Who Fled Country Wants Judge to Release Him on Bail

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The 64-year-old ex-CEO of Comverse Technology Inc. moved to Namibia before he was formally charged in 2006 in a scheme involving the backdating of stock options at Comverse.

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Lawyer Accused of Fraud By U.S. in BP Oil Spill Case is Acquitted

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Reuters is reporting that prominent Texas lawyer Mikal Watts was acquitted on Thursday of charges he made up thousands of fake clients to sue BP Plc for damages that the oil company caused in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill, court records show.

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