Dan Wenner authored an article, "Wey: When Search Warrants Go Wrong," for Law360. The article uses the case of United States v. Benjamin Wey to discuss how overzealous law enforcement agents can jeopardize a prosecution by exceeding the scope of a warrant. A grand jury indicted Wey for securities fraud and related charges in 2015, alleging that he and others engaged in a stock manipulation scheme involving U.S.-based over-the-counter-traded shell companies. A warrant was issued to search Wey's consulting firm, but the agents executing that warrant "seized everything in sight," rather than just documents that were within the scope of the warrant. Wey filed a motion to supress, and U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan suppressed all of the evidence seized by the government, leading to all charges being dismissed against Wey. The case, Wenner writes, provides "a useful example of how government searches that appear to be proper bases on 'the trappings' of propriety - a warrant, an affidavit, good faith - can actually be far from it." In conclusion, Wenner reminds practitioners to scrutinize warrants to make sure the rules were followed. For example, "Just because the warrant authorized the seizure of electronic material does not give the government carte blanche to search it indiscriminately for whatever it thinks might be useful in the prosecution."
Former SDNY Prosecutor and White Collar Partner Sarah Krissoff authored the article "Complex Jury Selection in Complex Times: The Maxwell Three-Part Process Is Underway," for the New York Law Journal.
On October 25, Stanley A. Twardy, Jr. spoke about the "Republicans and The Rule of Law" at the Darien Men's Association as part of their speakers program.
Judge Christopher Droney (ret.) and Matthew Austin co-authored the article, "The Investigation and Enforcement Landscape Under the Garland Department of Justice," for the New York Law Journal.
On April 16, Steven Cash will participate in a virtual Spy Chat with Chris Costa, Executive Director of the Spy Museum.
Dan Wenner and Stan Twardy authored an article, "Forfeiture and the Eighth Amendment," published in the January/February issue of GPSolo Magazine, a publication of the American Bar Association.
New York Litigation Partner Sarah Krissoff was featured on Australia's "A Current Affair" television program discussing the $450 million superyacht, called the Amadea, that was boarded by Fijian Police as part of the U.S. Government's KleptoCapture Task Force.
Day Pitney White Collar and General Criminal Defense Partner Sarah Krissoff was featured in Reuters' Fast Take video titled, "Trump's Consequences for Ignoring N.Y. Subpoena."
Day Pitney White Collar and General Criminal Defense Partner Sarah Krissoff was quoted in the Reuters article, "New York Judge Holds Trump in Contempt for Failing to Comply with Subpoena."
On April 11, Day Pitney White Collar and General Criminal Defense partner Sarah Krissoff was a guest on Court TV, where she provided commentary on the cases of the day.
Day Pitney White Collar Partner Sarah Krissoff was featured in The List's article, "Ghislaine Maxwell's Family Sounds Off About The Court's Latest Ruling In Her Case."