By: F|G Marketing / Date: 04, October 2019

The Trauma-Informed Courtroom

Edward Fadel, Senior Associate of F|G, LLC, participated on the panel, The Trauma-Informed Courtroom for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association on October 2nd, 2019. The panel discussed approaches for practitioners when working with individuals that have experienced trauma. Ed, who has tried nearly 100 cases in state court, added, “defense attorneys must thoroughly prepare for their cross-examination and expect the unexpected. It is important to be patient and find the balance between empathy and loyal advocacy.”

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 24, September 2019

F|G's Ally Rich Selected to the CMBA's 2019-2020 Leadership Academy

Congratulations to F|G’s Ally Rich for her selection in the CMBA’s 2019-2020 Leadership Academy. The competitive ten (10) month program includes emerging and established lawyers who not only excel in law but also excel in leadership. Ally, an established attorney, recently joined Flannery Georgalis and is busy expanding her network, serving the community, and receiving professional development experience from industry experts.

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 20, September 2019

Women's White Collar Defense Association Hosts Annual Retreat

The Midwest chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association celebrated their second annual retreat in Nashville, Tennessee on September 10-11, 2019. F|G Associate, Mira Aftim, represented Cleveland along with other Ohio attorneys. The retreat also hosted women attorneys from Nashville, Alabama, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Michigan, and Pittsburgh. The focus this year was on networking and growing the Midwest presence.

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 13, September 2019

All Rise. Congratulations to the Cleveland Public Theatre

Congratulations to the Cleveland Public Theatre for another successful Pandemonium event last weekend! We are proud to support CPT and their artistic expression through theatre, dance, visual and performance art.

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 06, September 2019

Evaluate Your Compliance Program before the Government Does It For You

The federal government this week, in investigating a company’s alleged faulty billing procedures, has not only proposed a hefty $127 million-dollar settlement payment from the company, but is demanding they participate in a comprehensive compliance program drafted by the Inspector General’s office. This week, Universal Health Services, Inc., is negotiating a compliance agreement with the federal government in an effort to settle alleged criminal allegations of billing fraud. With the strict scrutiny and regulations businesses are facing from the government,… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 29, August 2019

Flannery | Georgalis Secures Dismissal of all Criminal Charges for International Cannabis Industry Client

Earlier this week, Flannery | Georgalis successfully resolved the criminal prosecution of an Internationally-based cannabis company’s employee with a dismissal of all criminal charges. While travelling in Ohio, the employee was arrested and charged with obstruction and drug-related offenses. After challenging the validity of the charges and the legality of law enforcement’s conduct, the prosecution agreed to dismiss all criminal charges. As the cannabis industry continues to expand, federal and state law enforcement officials are paying close attention. Criminal investigations… Read more

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

What Constitutes a Legitimate Threat of Violence?

Last week an 18 year old Boardman, Ohio resident instructed followers to attack federal agents on social media. In a recent article on, attorney Chris Georgalis discussed challenges prosecutors face in these types of matters balancing First Amendment rights and criminal violations regarding online threats:

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 12, August 2019

DOJ and DEA Use Aggressive Tactics to Combat Opioid Epidemic

The Department of Justice is combating the opioid crisis by now holding opioid distributors and manufacturers criminally liable. An Ohio-based drug manufacturer was recently indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute and Dispense a Controlled Substance. In the past, the DOJ imposed administrative fines and penalties against distributors and manufacturers to enforce drug laws, but due to the overwhelming number of opioid related overdoses and deaths, the DOJ and U.S. Attorney’s Offices are moving toward more aggressive tactics. In addition, the DEA… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 29, July 2019

IRS Issues Virtual Currency Warning Letters

Last Friday, the Internal Revenue Service began issuing letters to taxpayers who trade virtual currency warning that they may have failed to report income and pay taxes owed. “Taxpayers should take these letters very seriously by reviewing their tax filings and when appropriate, amend past returns and pay back taxes, interest and penalties,” said IRS commissioner Charles Rettig in a statement. The tax implications vary depending on whether an individual sold, received, were paid in, or mined cryptocurrency. The IRS… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 25, July 2019

Ohio Task Force Examines Bail System

The Supreme Court of Ohio Task Force to Examine the Ohio Bail System recently submitted to Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor a 25-page Report proposing nine recommendations to Ohio’s current bail system. The 30 member Task Force comprised of highly regarded members of the Ohio criminal justice community proposed recommendations designed to make a more fair and cost-effective jail system. The recommendations include judicial access to quality risk-assessment tools, representation at initial appearances and additional education and training… Read more