By: F|G Marketing / Date: 05, April 2021

The Ramifications of the New Anti-Money Laundering Act for Banks and Small Businesses

By: Perry Mastrocola, Partner; Robert J. Porter, Associate; Kevin J. Vogel, AssociateCongress recently mustered a rare, overwhelmingly bipartisan majority—in both houses—to pass the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (“NDAA”), overriding a White House veto for the first and only time in President Trump’s presidency. What could have brought such unity? The most significant anti-money-laundering legislation since the 2001 Patriot Act, among a number of other provisions relating to the nation’s security. The Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 24, March 2021

Flannery | Georgalis Secures Dismissal of Bribery and Public-Corruption Charges Against Former Cuyahoga County Land Bank Official

After years-long advocacy by Flannery | Georgalis, federal prosecutors recently dropped all bribery and public-corruption charges against a former official of the Cuyahoga County Land Bank in a highly publicized criminal matter. These charges together carried a maximum sentence of over twenty years in prison. F|G’s client received a sentence of two years’ probation and a fine on a different, much lesser charge. The dismissal of these charges was reported on and, where F|G attorneys were also quoted.

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 09, March 2021

Judicial Conference Considers New Expert Disclosure Requirements

Pandemic or no pandemic, the yearly process of updating the federal rules continues. This year, the Judicial Conference of the United States is considering significant changes to Rule 16 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure that would expand the information federal prosecutors must provide defendants about their expert witnesses. In August 2020, the Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules proposed what the New York City Bar described as “the first set of changes—and the most sweeping ones—to criminal expert discovery… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 28, January 2021

Potential Changes in Trade and Economic Sanctions under the Biden Administration

The Biden Administration’s trade policies and positions signal a return to relations with U.S. allies and multilateral trade. With Janet Yellen confirmed as Treasury Secretary, we expect to see reviews of, and modifications to, U.S. sanctions. And the pending confirmation of Gov. Gina Raimondo as Commerce Secretary could bring changes to Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum products, as well as further actions on antidumping/countervailing duties.COVID-19 and Humanitarian AidWith COVID-19 continuing to wreak global havoc, the Biden Administration announced… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 20, October 2020

Kevin Vogel to Present at Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's October 29th Professional Conduct Seminar

It comes from the shadows to possess you into turning your own clients in to the police. The most secure safes open at its command. Friends, ignore it at your’s the physical-evidence rule! On October 29 at the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (virtually), Kevin Vogel will be discussing the super scary implications of Comment 2 to Ohio R. Prof. Cond. 3.4 for lawyers who may come into possession of physical evidence of client crimes. Need more Ohio Attorney Conduct… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 30, September 2020

Department of Justice Announces Multi-Billion Dollar Health Care Fraud Take Down Involving Telehealth Fraud, Residential Treatment Fraud and Opioid Fraud

On September 30th, Brian C. Rabbit, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, Department of Justice announced the largest ever nationwide healthcare fraud takedown. As part of the takedown, the Department of Justice announced charges in 50 separate federal districts and the participation of over 40 different United States Attorney’s Offices, including offices in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. Charges were brought against a wide variety of individuals, including 50 doctors, 20 healthcare executives, and more than… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 25, September 2020

Colin Callahan to Present at American Health Law Association's 2020 Virtual Fraud and Compliance Forum

Flannery | Georgalis partner Colin Callahan will speak on fraud enforcement trends involving electronic health records (EHR) at the American Health Law Association’s 2020 Virtual Fraud and Compliance Forum on September 30, 2020. Along with fellow presenters Christopher C. Sabis, Prof. Deborah Farringer, and Edward Crooke (DOJ), Colin will talk about the history of enforcement actions and relator activity involving EHR systems, examine new areas of fraud enforcement activity, and discuss relevant compliance considerations for EHR developers and users when… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 24, September 2020

Kevin Vogel's Ethics Column Featured in the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's September Bar Journal

In associate attorney Kevin Vogel’s first ethics column for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, he examines ideals of professionalism adopted by the Ohio Supreme Court and encourages all lawyers to work intentionally to improve the quality of justice in their area. Re-examination of these ideals is especially important when there is widespread public criticism of justice systems, as there is today. You can find the column at at page 26).”

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 10, August 2020

Flannery | Georgalis Adds Benjamin Reese to Cleveland Office

Flannery | Georgalis is excited to announce the addition of associate attorney Benjamin Reese to the Cleveland office. Before entering private practice, Ben clerked for the Honorable Ed Carnes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the Honorable James Gwin of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Ben spent the last two years as an attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of a premier international law firm. While there, he assisted major… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 07, August 2020

U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio and Special Inspector General Announce Crackdown on COVID-19 Relief Fund Fraud

Companies and individuals that have received funding under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020, and those that receive federal aid in conjunction with COVID-19 treatment, must be prepared for more scrutiny than ever before. In line with other efforts by government watchdogs nationwide, United States Attorney Justin Herdman (Northern District of Ohio) and Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery Brian D. Miller announced a partnership to curb fraud, waste, and abuse related to the CARES… Read more