By: F|G Marketing / Date: 19, February 2020

F|G Attends Baldwin Wallace Career & Internship Expo

Flannery | Georgalis hosted a booth at the Baldwin Wallace Career & Internship Expo on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The firm was represented by Mary Ann Kuilder, the Firm Administrator, and Ryan Bowers, an Analyst at the firm. The expo attracted nearly 100 companies and hundreds of students, many of which stopped by the F|G booth. The firm is excited by the vast representation of majors that came to discuss their career goals with us, and we look forward to… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 11, February 2020

F|G To Speak at 2020 HCCA Columbus Regional

Paul Flannery and Colin Callahan will speak on Compliance Enforcement from the Defense Perspective at the 2020 Healthcare Compliance Columbus Regional Conference on May 1st 2020. The one-day Regional Compliance Conference provides attendees with a forum to interact with local compliance professionals, share information about compliance successes and challenges, and create educational opportunities to strengthen the industry.

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 06, February 2020

Justin Withrow Admitted To State Bar of Michigan

Flannery | Georgalis is now licensed to represent individuals and businesses with sensitive matters in Michigan. On January 24th, Senior Associate Justin Withrow was sworn in as a member of the Michigan Bar by Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Rachel Rancilio. Justin and the rest of the firm are excited by the opportunity to provide sophisticated representation in complex criminal and civil matters in Michigan.

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

The Department of Homeland Security Proposes Plan to Combat Trafficking of Counterfeit Goods

On January 24th, The Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") released its Combatting Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods Report. Counterfeit trafficking poses significant health, safety, and national security risks to individuals as well as the economy, and the report emphasizes the DHS’s commitment to implementing an effective plan to combat trafficking. It plans to increase inspections and seizures at U.S. ports of entry, increase scrutiny of Section 321 Environment, suspend and debar repeat offenders, and analyze enforcement resources, among others.… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 21, January 2020

Ed Fadel Leads The Mayfield Wildcats to the Ohio Regional Mock Trial Competition

Ed Fadel once again lead the Mayfield High School Mock Trial Team into competition this past Friday at the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. His students worked tirelessly to perfect their craft under his leadership, beginning in September to prepare their case. This year, the case focuses on whether it is permissible for a school to restrict a student’s First Amendment right to free speech in relation to a gun rights rally. The Wildcats fared well bringing in four… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 17, January 2020

Talia Sukol's Article Featured in The Federal Bar Association's Northern District Winter 2020 Newsletter

One of the essential questions in establishing a body of law around the area of genetic information privacy is whether information can be truly anonymous. Researchers were recently successful in identifying the surnames of male individuals who had contributed purportedly anonymous genetic information for research purposes. Thus, in developing a regime of genetic privacy rights, one’s right to be anonymous should not form a central part of that law unless and until additional research makes clear that anonymization is possible.… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 14, January 2020

False Claims Act Recoveries Increase in 2019

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that in 2019 it obtained more than $3 billion in settlements and judgments from cases involving fraud and false claims against the government. False Claims Act recoveries increased over 2018, when DOJ announced total recoveries of approximately $2.8 million, and exceeded $2 billion for the tenth consecutive year. More than 85% of the funds recovered in 2019, totaling more than $2.6 billion, were from health care-related matters. Reflecting DOJ’s focus on “holding drug companies… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 04, January 2020

Flannery | Georgalis adds third former IRS special agent to growing tax defense team

Flannery | Georgalis has hired Frank Brown, a recently retired IRS special agent, adding depth to the Firm’s financial investigations and complex tax defense groups. Frank brings more than 31 years of government service as a special agent with IRS-Criminal Investigation. He has conducted numerous criminal investigations, including those involving tax, money laundering, the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), and other complex financial crimes. Frank was also assigned to an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, where he assisted in dismantling… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 19, December 2019

Talia E. Sukol Selected to Ladder Down

Congratulations to F|G Associate Attorney, Talia E. Sukol, for her selection to Ladder Down, a year-long program that promotes leadership, business development, and mentoring for women lawyers. The training is comprised of monthly panel presentations by national and local leaders, and small group workshops. Participants develop leadership, communication, and conflict resolution skills, and focus on cultivating business development through growing client relationships and increasing visibility. The program also emphasizes the importance of paying it forward and mentoring. Talia is excited… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 16, December 2019

Should Law Enforcement Have Access to Encrypted Devices and Apps?

Law enforcement’s ability to access encrypted devices and apps, a subject of ongoing national debate, is an issue of public safety, according to a recent Cleveland.com article. Law enforcement argues that their inability to access encrypted devices hinders critical investigations and compromises public safety. One solution proposed by law enforcement is for tech companies to build a “back door” into encrypted services specifically for law enforcement access. However, tech companies argue that providing such access would leave them vulnerable to… Read more