Mark Hamblett

PwC Settles Midtrial in MF Global Accounting Malpractice Case

Mark Hamblett

The multibillion-dollar fight between the bankruptcy administrator for MF Global and PricewaterhouseCoopers has been settled midtrial.

Judge Rules Favoring Board-Certified Doctors Is Not Discriminatory

Mark Hamblett

The decision to favor board-certified psychiatrists is a legitimate, nondiscriminatory answer to claims of age discrimination and retaliation against the Department of Veterans Affairs, a federal judge has ruled.

Ex-Judge, Now at Skadden, Appointed to City Panel

Mark Hamblett

Stephen Robinson, a former Southern District judge who is partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, was named by Mayor Bill de Blasio to be the representative on the Handschu Committee, created to ensure the NYPD complies with guidelines for investigations into political activity and terroris

Judge Rejects Wife's Request for $32M Recovery of Husband's Forfeiture

Mark Hamblett

The wife of former Jenkens & Gilchrist partner and now federal prisoner Paul Daugerdas has lost her bid to recover millions of dollars that a judge ordered her husband to forfeit for his massive tax fraud scheme.

No State, US Charges to Be Filed Against NYC Mayor

Mark Hamblett

Criminal charges will not be brought against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his fundraisers for soliciting campaign donations from people who sought favors from City Hall, Acting Southern District U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim announced Thursday morning.

Circuit Probes Meaning of 'Official Action' at Silver Hearing

Mark Hamblett

Whether the political corruption conviction of former Democratic power Sheldon Silver should stand took front and center Thursday as a federal appeals court explored what it means when a politician takes "official action" as part of a quid pro quo.

Sports Gambler's Lawyers Say Insider-Trading Charges Are 'Lies'

Mark Hamblett

A prosecutor told a federal jury Wednesday that the government has the goods on professional gambler William "Billy" Walters for insider trading. But Walters' attorney, Kramer Levin's Barry Berke, said the star witness against his client, worried about his own possible prosecution after stealing fro

Attorneys Expect SDNY White-Collar Focus Will Continue After Bharara

Mark Hamblett

Regardless of who is selected to fill the shoes of just-fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, white-collar practitioners see little change coming in the prosecution of financial crimes in the Southern District.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Fired After Refusing to Resign

Mark Hamblett

Southern District U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is out of a job. Bharara, who was told he would keep his position during a meeting with the President-elect at Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan in November, announced via his personal Twitter account that he was fired just before 3 p.m. Saturday. "I did

Attorneys to Square Off Over Validity of Silver Corruption Conviction

Mark Hamblett

The conviction of former New York State Assembly Speaker and Democratic powerhouse Sheldon Silver will be tested on March 16 at the Second Circuit over jury instructions on "official action."

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