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.
2016 Year in Review
On January 23, 2017, the Federal Circuit vacated a Texas district court ruling that two companies sued for patent infringement by a Carter Ledyard client did not infringe on a health supplement patent.
Client advisory written by Judith Wallace, Ronald D. Spencer, and Gary D. Sesser
Carter Ledyard has a Cybersecurity Practice Group to make it easier for clients to better understand today’s changing cybersecurity threats and receive advice on how to handle them.
Carter Ledyard client Woodlake Advisors LLC, a private equity sponsor, has, together with its equity co-investors, Aavin Equity Advisors, LLC and Diamond State Ventures, acquired control of SPI in a leveraged buyout.
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.
During oral argument at the U.S. Supreme Court in Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp., Justice Anthony M. Kennedy mentioned the amicus brief filed by Carter Ledyard client Agilent Technologies, Inc. by name, noting that…
Carter Ledyard is pleased to announce that Stephen M. Fields has joined the firm as a partner in its Corporate Department effective December 1, 2016.
Building on the strengths of our nationally recognized Trusts & Estates and Litigation Departments, Carter Ledyard is a leader in the field of fiduciary and trusts and estates litigation.
Client advisory written by Jeffrey S. Boxer published on November 28, 2016
Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP is pleased to announce that Rachel B. Coan has joined the firm as a partner in its Corporate Department effective November 11, 2016. - See more at:…
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Article written by Christine A. Fazio and Ethan I. Strell with assistance from Brielle E. Kilmartin published in the New York Law Journal on October 26, 2016
Article written by Ronald D. Spencer published in The Art Newspaper on October 27, 2016
Partner James Gadsden, chair of Carter Ledyard’s Corporate Legal Opinions Committee, has accepted an invitation to join the TriBar Opinion Committee.