Recent Practice Points

“Bridgegate” Comes to a Close in SCOTUS Decision

By Sheena Foye and James R. Wyrsch – August 4, 2020 | The federal government must prove a person charged with wire fraud and theft from a federally funded entity intended to take money or property, and that the money or property cannot be an “incidental byproduct” of a scheme.

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Massachusetts District Court Vacates Opioid Convictions

By Sheena Foye and James R. Wyrsch – April 24, 2020 | As opioid prosecutions against physicians and others continue across the country, practitioners should review Judge Allison Burroughs's order in United States v. Gurry.

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Articles

Federal Criminal Tax Charges and DOJ Tax Division Conference Requests

By Caroline Rule – December 5, 2019 | Always request a DOJ Tax Division conference as soon as it appears that your client may face federal criminal tax charges.

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From Indictment to Forfeiture: What's Yours Is (Now) Mine

By Jin-Ho King – December 5, 2019 | A primer on criminal forfeiture and some of the traps along the way.

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Sound Advice Podcasts

Cyber-Crimes and Practical Tips for Attorneys to Interpret Geek Speak

Sean Renshaw and Greg Naviloff provide insight for attorneys on commonly asked questions with respect to forensic cyber-crime investigation response. (19:48 min.)

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Preparing for Sentencing from the Beginning

Guilt or innocence is often only half the battle; sentencing frequently follows. This program provides guidance to young attorneys on how—and when—to prepare for a sentencing hearing. (7:11 min.)

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Criminal Litigation

Learn how to get involved with the Criminal Litigation Committee and maximize your Section membership!