By: Carrie Bennice / Date: 11, December 2019

Ed Fadel Speaks About Career Transitions

On Tuesday, Ed Fadel joined six other speakers at the CMBA for a panel discussion on "Making the Pivot in Your Practice." Ed spoke to the CMBA’s Criminal Law and Young Lawyers sections about his successful transition from prosecutor to defense attorney. Among other pieces of advice, Ed says that "when transitioning in your career, it is important to find the right people you want to work with, not just the right job.”

By: Carrie Bennice / Date: 06, December 2019

Michigan Legalizes Recreational Marijuana - What Does That Mean For Ohio?

As Michigan legalized recreational marijuana this past Sunday, Ohio law enforcement officers say they are mindful of the likelihood that more individuals will travel to Ohio from Michigan carrying marijuana, according to reporting by Cleveland.com. The Ohio State Highway Patrol told reporters it is not planning to take increased action, but officers are cognizant of the potential for increased marijuana traffic to Ohio and will be looking for probable cause to search for criminal activity. Read the full story here.… Read more

By: Carrie Bennice / Date: 05, December 2019

Making The Pivot In Your Practice

Please join Ed Fadel on Tuesday, December 10th as he discusses the transition from prosecutor to defense attorney. RSVP at clemetrobar.org

By: Carrie Bennice / Date: 27, November 2019

The Cyber Essentials Guide

Earlier this month, the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a "Cyber Essentials" guide for small businesses and government agencies to enhance the Nation's collective effort to combat cyber threats. The CISA guide is composed of two parts; (i) guiding principles for leaders to create a culture of readiness and (ii) specific actions for IT professionals to enforce them. There are six main components of the Cyber Essentials that include driving cybersecurity strategy, developing a heightened awareness of security… Read more

By: Carrie Bennice / Date: 14, November 2019

2019 FINRA Report on Examination Findings and Observations

On October 16th FINRA released its 2019 Report on Examination Findings and Observations. FINRA specifically identified issues relating to firms’ Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”) programs in their findings, including challenges with transaction monitoring systems used to detect and report suspicious activity. In addition, firms are relying to heavily on their clearing firm for monitoring transactions and suspicious activity. The Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) requires firms to monitor, detect and report suspicious activity to the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. Further,… Read more

By: Carrie Bennice / Date: 12, November 2019

F|G Expands to Pittsburgh

F|G has opened an office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is being led by Colin Callahan, a former U.S. Assistant Attorney in the Western District of Pennsylvania. Colin is joined by attorney, Jonathan Fodi, a former Allegheny County Assistant Prosecutor and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney.

By: Carrie Bennice / Date: 10, November 2019

DOJ Announces Creation of New Procurement Collusion Strike Force

Earlier this week, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced the formation of a new Procurement Collusion Strike Force (the “Strike Force”), which will focus on investigating and prosecuting crimes that undermine the integrity of the government contracting process. The new Strike Force is similar in structure to the strike force model that DOJ has long used to target health care fraud across the country. The Strike Force will bring together prosecutors from DOJ’s Antitrust Division and select U.S. Attorney’s Offices,… Read more

By: Carrie Bennice / Date: 25, October 2019

F|G Law Clerks Pass Bar Exam

Congratulations to our law clerks, Arne Bussler, Robert Porter, and Talia Sukol for passing the 2019 Bar Exam. The Bar Admission Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 12th.

By: Carrie Bennice / Date: 21, October 2019

F|G Secures Favorable Outcome for Client in Health Care Fraud Case

An F|G client received a non-incarceration sentence in a federal health care fraud matter in which the prosecution was seeking a sentence of over two years’ imprisonment. The significant downward variance was delivered after comprehensive written and oral argument by F|G.

By: Carrie Bennice / Date: 21, October 2019

Opioid Epidemic - Litigation, Enforcement and Initiatives

Over the weekend Flannery | Georgalis attorneys presented at the American Association of Dental Board’s annual meeting in Las Vegas. Their “Opioid Epidemic – Litigation, Enforcement and Initiatives” presentation discussed the national opioid multi-district litigation and increased federal, state and administrative enforcement trends relating to medical professionals.