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.
Ms. Mann was asked to comment on the lawsuit alleging that the Trump Foundation charity used funds for personal and political purposes.
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Partner Steven Paul McSloy gave a presentation at the Consulate General of Ireland in NYC on “The American Indian as Irishman: The Lost Connection”
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Judith discusses the benefits and risks of arbitration of art disputes in the newly created process at the Netherlands Arbitration Institute.
Jack was honored with the Chairman's Award, in recognition of his "tireless efforts and unending dedication to the foundation."
Mr. McCarthy has joined the firm as a partner in the Litigation Department, bringing with him years of experience in international litigation and arbitration.
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Over breakfast at the midtown office, more than 30 members of the private equity community gathered to create a deal flow for all concerned.
Val Vasi discussed aint-money laundering (AML) guidelines in the art world and AML regulations in the financial services industry
Carter Ledyard client Lisa Schwarz, developer of the Comprehensive Resource Model trauma treatment model, prevailed on her motion for contempt against Dr. David Grand in proceedings in the Federal District Court for the…
Together with Her Justice, Carter Ledyard attorneys were successful in guiding pro bono clients apply for their U-Visa, obtain deferred and final approval of legal status, and receive employment authorization.