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2021 News

Ex-EBay CEO's Text Can't Support Stalking Claims, Court Told

By Brian Downing | Law360 | October 29, 2021

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Former Ebay Ceo Wants Out of Natick Couple’s Suit Over Harassment Campaign

By Aaron Pressman | Boston Globe | October 28, 2021

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Tax Charge Off Limits In Tribal Bribery Trial, Court Hears

By Brian Dowling | Law360 | October 5, 2021

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Ex-EBay CEO Taps Heavy Hitters In Couple's Stalking Case

By Brian Dowling | Law360 | September 13, 2021

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A Jury Of Your Vaccinated Peers: Attys Wary Of Mandates

By Chris Villani | Law360 | August 13, 2021

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1st Circ. Hints Insys Execs' Convictions Will Stand

By Chris Villani | Law360 | May 6, 2021

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Judge Warns Of Unappealable Acquittal In Tribal Bribery Case

By Brian Dowling | Law360 | April 23, 2021

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Architect In Tribal Bribery Suit Has Designs On Quick Trial

By Chris Villani | Law360 | March 29, 2021

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Vacancies on federal bench offer diversity opportunity

By Kris Olson | Mass Lawyers Weekly | March 25, 2021

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Insys Founder Says 'Spillover Prejudice' Warrants New Trial

By Cara Salvatore | Law360 | March 2, 2021

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Ex-State Street executive released amid COVID-19 outbreak

By Jody Godoy | Westlaw Today | January 8, 2021

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Significant Cases

  • Charges Dismissed U.S. v. Moffett

    The case is U.S. v. Moffett, case number 22-1075, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

  • Successful Challenge US v Warshak

    631 F3d 266 CA 6 (2010): Successful challenge to the Department of Justice’s reliance on the Stored Communications Act to seize the content of emails in violation of the Fourth Amendment

  • Dismissed Charges US v Handa

    892 F.3d 95 (1st Cir. 2018): Dismissal of bank and wire fraud charges against business owner on Speedy Trial grounds due to delay between indictment and his arrest returning to the US from India.

  • Reversal of Convictions US v Tavares

    (1st Cir, Dec. 2016): 1st Circuit Court of Appeals reversal of RICO and mail fraud convictions in a public corruption case.

  • Reversal of Conviction US v Casellas-Toro

    (1st Cir, 2015): Appellate reversal of a federal false statement conviction due to a "Rare application of the presumption of prejudice resulting from pervasive publicity from prior case”

  • Reversal of Conviction US v Vazquez-Rivera

    665 F3d 351 CA 1 (2011): Reversal of child pornography conviction based on improper admission of opinion evidence from FBI agent which prejudiced defendant’s right to a fair trial.

  • Acquittal US v Bravo-Fernandez

    18-1358 (1st Cir, 2019): First Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a conviction of a business executive for bribing a Puerto Rico Senator holding that the Government failed to meet each essential element of proof under 18 USC 666, and ordering the entry of a judgment of acquittal.

  • Reversal of Conviction US v Bravo Fernandez

    (722 F3d 1, 1st Cir, 2013): Federal Court of Appeals reversed conviction of a leading businessman in Puerto Rico for federal programs bribery holding that gratuities cannot, legally, be the basis for such a conviction.

  • Acquittal US v DiMasi

    Acquittal of Richard Vitale on federal honest services charges in corruption case involving former Massachusetts Speaker of the House Salvatore DiMasi

  • Acquittal US v Pappathanasi

    Acquittal of defendant charged with conspiracy to evade taxes in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371.