The American Lawyer highlighted Haynes and Boone Partner David Siegal as Litigator of the Week for success in getting a full dismissal of criminal charges against our client, private equity executive Benjamin Wey.
The legal work of the Haynes and Boone team, which generated international headlines, also was recognized in Law360’s “Legal Lions” section of this week’s Legal Lions & Lambs column.
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 trial.
“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. “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.”
News coverage included The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Reuters and outlets in Switzerland and China.
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