American Lawyer Names Siegal in Year-End Review of the Nation’s Top Litigators


The American Lawyer Litigation Daily commended David Siegal and the other lawyers who were named by the publication in 2017 as a Litigator of the Week.

“Looking back at the 2017 winners, they’re a who’s-who of the top litigators in the United States—the most creative, successful courtroom advocates practicing today,” Litigation Daily Editor Jenna Greene wrote in a December posting that recapped the 2017 Litigator of the Week honorees. 

Litigation Daily named Siegal Litigator of the Week in August after he won a full dismissal of criminal charges against his client, private equity executive Benjamin Wey. 

“It’s rare enough to see prosecutors abandon a securities fraud case. It’s even more remarkable that they would do so over evidence issues,” Litigation Daily wrote in its August profile of Siegal. “For Siegal, who spent nine years as an assistant U.S. attorney in the SDNY before joining Haynes and Boone in 2009, the win is a combination of timing, a receptive judge and remaining dogged in the face of prosecutors’ missteps.”

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In recognition of the Wey victory, Siegal in December also was named by Law360 as an MVP in the white collar practice in 2017, one of six lawyers nationwide to receive the honor. 

To read Law360's MVP profile of Siegal, click here.

In August, prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York dropped their case against Wey in light of a June 13 ruling by U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan suppressing all evidence the government had obtained during indiscriminate searches of his home and office in January 2012. The case had been set for an October 2017 trial.

The Wey team included Barry McNeil, Sarah Jacobson, Joseph Lawlor, Phong Tran, Charles Glover, and Casey McGovern.

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