President Obama Grants Clemency to 231
On December 19, 2016, the White House announced that President Obama had granted clemency to an additional 231 federal inmates bringing his total to more than 1,000 during his terms in office. Among the current group is Jonathan Rodrico Carter who had been sentenced in federal court in Alabama in 2006 to life in prison for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. In conjunction with Clemency Project 2014, a volunteer coalition of more than 1,000 lawyers nationwide under the auspices of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the ACLU, the ABA, and Mothers Against Mandatory Minimums, Carter Ledyard’s Clemency Project pro bono team of associates Melissa J. Erwin, Alexander G. Malyshev, Matthew B. James, and Jacob H. Nemon, supervised by white-collar co-chair, Michael Shapiro, reviewed Mr. Carter’s clemency petition and recommended that it be approved by the United States Department of Justice and the President. Carter Ledyard is gratified to know that the President’s commutation has reduced Mr. Carter’s life sentence so that it will expire in December 2018 and he will be released to a residential drug treatment center. In total, Carter Ledyard’s lawyers reviewed and made recommendations in more than 100 cases, logging more than 600 hours.
Client advisory written by Stephen M. Fields published on June 23, 2017
Client advisory written by Guy P. Lander published on June 22, 2017
Client advisory written by Pamela A. Mann, Anne K. Gerson and Jeremy S. Steckel
Litigation Co-Chair Gary D. Sesser was cited in a May 17, 2017 article in Global Competition Review on the Federal Maritime Commission’s antitrust enforcement role in the shipping industry.
Chambers & Partners has named two practice areas and three attorneys to its Chambers USA 2017 – The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business rankings.
Trusts and estates co-chair Michael I. Frankel presented at The New York State Society of CPAs Annual Estate Planning Conference on May 25.
Carter Ledyard corporate counsel Valentino Vasi was interviewed by Jill Gregorie for the May 30 Ignites article “State Regulator Hits Industry With New Cyber Standards.”
On May 10th, Whole Foods announced that Gabrielle Sulzberger has been appointed the new Chair of the Whole Foods Market Board of Directors.
Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP is pleased to announce that Pang Zhang-Whitaker has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate Department.
Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP is pleased to announce that John J. Driscoll has joined the firm as counsel in the Corporate Department.
On May 1, 2017, litigation partner G. Michael Bellinger and associate Melissa J. Erwin successfully obtained dismissal of allegations of fraud against ...
On May 9, the Tax-Exempt Organizations Group of Carter Ledyard, together with the principals of Plan A Advisors, a nonprofit consulting company, hosted a Breakfast Symposium on Effective Nonprofit Governance ...
Carter Ledyard corporate partner Steven Paul McSloy recently spent two days teaching on a pro bono basis for the California Tribal College’s fourth Certificate Program in Tribal Leadership and Governance ...
On May 5, 2017, partner Judith Wallace of the firm’s Art Law Practice Group will be speaking at a breakfast and panel discussion at Gerald Peters Contemporary Art on “Smart Art Collecting” ...
Carter Ledyard attorneys Matthew D. Dunn and Jacob H. Nemon accompanied mock trial students from William Cullen Bryan High School