Monthly Archives: March 2019

Congressional Investigations: Tips from the Pros

By Dan Portnov Last week I had the pleasure of attending a fascinating panel on congressional investigations hosted by MoloLamken. The panel featured defense attorneys Karen Christian, Reginald Brown, Amy Jeffress and Raphael Prober and was moderated by Molo’s Justin … Continue reading

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Concurrent, Consecutive and “Stacked” Sentences: Why One Word Makes a Big Difference at Sentencing

A judge says a lot of things during a sentencing. Two of them are really, really important. First is the number of months in prison. “One hundred twenty” is a lot different from “a year and a day.” Second is … Continue reading

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SEC Investigations 101: The Wells Notice (Part 2)

This post is the seventh in a series of posts for non-lawyers, or non-securities lawyers, who might suddenly find themselves on the wrong end of a Securities and Exchange Commission document request, subpoena or call from Enforcement division staff. By  … Continue reading

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In Your Client’s Words – Speaking at Sentencing

“Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.” – Bryan Stevenson The fundamental truth of Mr. Stevenson’s quote is tested every time a defendant is sentenced after conviction. Too often, prosecutors act at sentencing as though … Continue reading

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SEC Investigations 101: The Wells Notice (Part 1)

By  Dan Portnov SEC investigations can last a long time. Even when the Enforcement staff comes charging out of the gate, the investigative pace invariably slows once there are terabytes of documents and hundreds of pages of testimony to review. … Continue reading

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