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Judge to Ozy Media: Not All That’s Shocking Is Illegal | Reuters

May 5, 2022

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Leak Likely to Spur Paranoia at High Court, Legal Pros Say | Law360

“I think paranoia is the word that will reign to some extent inside the court,” said Kevin O’Brien of Ford O’Brien Landy LLP.

May 4, 2022

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White-Collar Criminal Lawyer Kevin O’Brien Weighs in on Developments in 1MDB Case

“Whether [Leissner] avoids prison entirely is an open question. Stranger things have happened,” says O’Brien.

April 26, 2022

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Crypto Firm Touted by David Beckham ‘Fleeced Investors’

Adam Ford, a lawyer at Ford O’Brien Landy LLP, which is representing the investors, said: “I am surprised Mr. Beckham announced his involvement in a project that is still hiding its purported software from public view. My clients believe that any compensation he received is rightfully theirs and we are looking into how to recover it.”

April 18, 2022

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Hopes for 1MDB Justice Fast Fading Away | Asia Times

“The defense had plenty of ammunition to make Tim Leissner the real bad guy here,” said Kevin J. O’Brien, a former assistant US attorney and seasoned trial lawyer specializing in white-collar criminal defense. “But it was always an uphill battle, given the documents that supported his accomplice testimony.”

April 15, 2022

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Adam Ford, of Ford O’Brien Landy, Comments on Ban of Former Goldman Banker | Law360

Adam Ford, who’s representing Jiampietro, told Law360 on Thursday that his client “left the industry seven years ago to pursue other endeavors.”

April 8, 2022

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Jiampietro’s Attorney, Adam Ford of Ford O’Brien Landy, Said His Client Left the Industry 7 Years Ago

“He fought every day to clear his name, but given the lapse of time and his future plans, the endless litigation no longer made sense,” Ford said in an emailed statement. “He is glad to put it behind him in the manner he did.”

April 8, 2022

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DigitalBits, the Cryptosponsor of AS Roma and Inter, Accused of Fraud

According to lawyer Adam Ford, the company would have defrauded the very first investors — when DB was still unknown — by collecting their investments without paying them the equivalent in cryptocurrency.

April 7, 2022

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Judge Denies Gentile’s Motion to Hold SEC in Contempt

“Mr. Gentile is disappointed in Judge Martinotti’s decision, but he looks forward to winning his case against the SEC in the Miami action,” said Gentile’s attorney, Adam Ford, of Ford O’Brien Landy LLP.

March 31, 2022

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Despite Defeat, Sarah Palin’s Defamation Suit Has Legs

Partner Kevin J. O’Brien states: “The case is far from over, however. Contrary to what some have predicted, it could possibly find its way to the Supreme Court.”

March 14, 2022

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Goldman’s Top Execs Off Scot-Free at 1MDB Trial

Partner Kevin J. O’Brien on 1MDB trial:

“You can’t deny the imprint of Goldman Sachs in this scheme,” said Kevin J. O’Brien. “They were the immediate beneficiaries. They were forced to plead guilty, but no one outside of the Asian bank suffered any consequences in the criminal system. Only good lawyers who are well paid can produce results like that.”

March 12, 2022

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Possible Holmes Testimony Hangs Over Sunny Balwani’s Trial | Law360

Partner Kevin O’Brien, a former federal prosecutor turned white collar defense attorney, noted that prosecutors also have benefited from trying their case once already. They’ve seen what works and what doesn’t, he said. “Their case has been road-tested too, and they may be stronger for it,” he said.

March 9, 2022

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Chancery Asks If It’s Right Venue for Biotech Stock Drop Suit

Adam C. Ford, of Ford O’Brien Landy LLP, representing the Parseghian trusts, said the complaint made a reasonably conceivable argument that the trusts were victims, with related class Securities Exchange Act litigation pending in Massachusetts federal court naming both Lucchino and Frequency. Although disputed by Computershare, the suit also argued that the transfer company was acting as Frequency’s agent at the time.

March 4, 2022

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Renée L. Jarusinsky, Former Deputy Chief of Public Corruption Unit for the New York County District Attorney’s Office, Joins the Firm

February 17, 2022

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Ford O’Brien Landy LLP Opens New Location in Austin, TX

“This announcement highlights our commitment to the Austin market and reflects the accumulation of the great work we have been doing there over the past years,” said Adam Ford, co-founder of the firm.

February 15, 2022

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Ford O’Brien LLP Announces Name Change, New Headquarters, Market Expansion

Ford O’Brien LLP is proud to announce that the firm has changed its name to Ford O’Brien Landy LLP, acknowledging the significant contributions of firm partner, Robert Landy.

February 15, 2022

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Libor Reversal Draws Fine Line Between ‘Wrong’ and Fraud | Law360

Kevin J. O’Brien, of Ford O’Brien Landy LLP, told Law360, “Prosecutors should be especially careful before they bring market manipulation charges because the underlying facts are usually extremely complex and susceptible to self-serving hindsight.”

February 2, 2022

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Doc Accused of Killing 14 Patients in the ICU: Upcoming Trial Notes Patient Safety Lapses

“None of the nurses ever thought that Dr Husel did anything to harm his patients or do anything other than provide comfort care during a very difficult time,” said Robert Landy, a New York attorney who’s representing the plaintiffs in the federal wrongful termination suit. “The real harm came in January 2019, when there were substantial policy changes that were detrimental to patient care and safety.”

January 28, 2022

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The New York Times Covers Ford O’Brien Landy LLP Crypto Litigation

Adam Ford, of Ford O’Brien Landy LLP, states that the defendants in the DigitalBits XDB case “do not have a publicly accessible blockchain or anything to show other than big-dollar sponsorship deals and constant announcements that the real thing is coming.”

January 24, 2022

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The story was also covered in the Italian publication, Avvenire.

“Criptovalute. Un grande investitore accusa DigitalBits: ‘Dietro non c’è nulla'”

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Former DOJ Prosecutor: Holmes’ Verdict Anything but Routine

Elizabeth Holmes’ jury verdict was anything but routine, says former assistant U.S. attorney Kevin J. O’Brien, now partner at Ford O’Brien Landy LLP.

January 20, 2022

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On BBC: Kevin J. O’Brien discusses the Elizabeth Holmes guilty verdict — 4 out of 11 federal charges

January 13, 2022

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New York Cases to Watch in 2022 | Law360

Kevin J. Obrien states: “The Trevor Milton indictment has to be one of the most specific charging instruments ever — a 49-page speaking indictment in which the defendant does much of the speaking… A trial would pit prosecutors against a well-known and charismatic businessman.”

January 3, 2022

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The Most-Read Securities Law360 Guest Articles of 2021

Kevin J. O’Brien’s article “Ripple’s Discovery Wins Over SEC Offer Defense Strategies” piqued Law360 reader interest this past year. #securities #law #securitiesregulation

January 3, 2022

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Notes from the field: the trial of Elizabeth Holmes | Reuters

Kevin J. O’Brien writes, “While the verdict in this case has yet to be decided, the prosecution effectively inoculated itself against the defense’s possible arguments by presenting a broad range of authoritative testimony to the contrary.”

December 15, 2021

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New Podcast Episode of The FCPA Compliance Report: Kevin J. O’Brien Discusses the Elizabeth Holmes Trial

Kevin J. O’Brien takes a deep dive into the Elizabeth Holmes trial, critiquing both the prosecution and defense with The Voice of Compliance, Tom Fox.

December 6, 2021

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Ex-Informant Says Florida Court Can’t Hear SEC Suit

Amid his related bid to hold the agency in contempt for violating a New Jersey federal court order, the ex-informant raised a jurisdictional challenge in asking the Florida court to toss an SEC complaint.

December 3, 2021

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Bracing for the End: A Q&A on Rittenhouse Trial Strategy with Ford O’Brien Landy LLP’s Kevin J. O’Brien

November 17, 2021

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Hospital Must Turn Over Documents in Defamation Case

A federal judge has ruled that Mount Carmel must turn over documents, part of a back and forth over keeping them privileged. Attorneys with Ford O’Brien Landy LLP are representing a group of mostly nurses who filed a defamation suit.

November 15, 2021

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Twice-Sued Former Broker Accuses SEC of Forum Shopping

Gentile claims the SEC flouted an October 2020 ruling dismissing a stock manipulation lawsuit against him in New Jersey, but then sued him in Florida. Adam C. Ford filed a motion arguing that the new lawsuit was an attempt to forum shop.

November 4, 2021

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Ex-Informant Wants SEC Held in Contempt Over Suit Filing

Adam C. Ford, of Ford O’Brien Landy LLP, recently filed a motion asking a New Jersey federal court to demand that the SEC explain why it should not be held in contempt.

November 3, 2021

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Analyzing the Varsity Blues Verdict

Partner Kevin J. O’Brien states: “From my perspective, the prosecution was notable for an aggressive use of the wire and mail fraud statutes and a strategic distinction that raised legitimate questions the defense was unable to pursue”. #whitecollar #litigation

November 3, 2021

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Ford O’Brien Landy LLP Attorneys Again Recognized by Super Lawyers for Acclaimed Legal Services!

Kevin O’Brien, Adam Ford, Robert Landy and Matthew Aaron Ford have all been selected as 2021 New York Metro Super Lawyers! Selections are based upon “peer recognition and professional achievement” and include only a small percentage of the lawyers in the state. We are honored to have our amazing attorneys recognized in this year’s edition!

October 26, 2021

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Ripple’s Discovery Wins Over SEC Offer Defense Strategies

Kevin J. O’Brien is featured as an expert analyst and discusses the SEC v. Ripple Labs case. The question posed in the case is whether Ripple’s digital token, XRP, is an investment contract and therefore a security under the federal securities laws.

August 2, 2021

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SEC’s Oil and Gas Investor Fraud Suit Overreaches, Motion Says

Ford O’Brien Landy LLP, represents the defendants.

July 22, 2021

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Alexander Shapiro Was Recently Published in the New York Law Journal

“Judicial Cross-Currents in Debtor and Creditor Law §278”

July 9, 2021

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June 24th Webinar to Feature Partner Kevin J. O’Brien as a Panelist Discussing the Meng Wanzhou Case

Partner Kevin J. O’Brien will be a panelist at a Lexology webinar on Thursday, June 24th, discussing the Meng Wanzhou case. Please see this announcement for more details.

Registration info is also available here.

June 22, 2021


SEC Sues Trader Who Teased ‘F—YOUDOJ’ License Plate

Adam Ford, an attorney representing Gentile, told Law360 on Monday that the SEC’s latest complaint against Gentile “is an embarrassment for what was once a reputable government agency.”

“We expect to get these bogus allegations promptly dismissed, as we have with the prior three complaints the agency filed against him,” Ford added.

March 23, 2021

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Hospital Dodges Records Request Over Deaths, For Now

Robert S. Landy of Ford O’Brien Landy LLP, representing the plaintiffs, told Law360, “The court’s ruling means that the defendants will no longer be able to conceal the foolhardy rush to judgment, and the rash actions, that are at the core of the plaintiffs’ claims. We are pleased with the opinion, and believe it will help bring the truth to light.”

February 10, 2021

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Crypto CEO Claims Trimmed In SEC Pump-And-Dump Suit

Adam Ford, an attorney for Ladd, told Law360 that “we are pleased with the judge’s decision to dismiss the two counts that he did, as they never should have been filed. My client looks forward to fully clearing his name of the remaining baseless fraud claims at trial.”

January 29, 2021

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Alexander H. Shapiro, Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, To Strengthen The Firm’s White Collar, Commercial Litigation, And Appellate Practices

January 19, 2021

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A Statement On The Events Of January 6, 2021

January 7, 2021

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Could Injunctions Become The SEC’s Next Headache?

A recent article gives a shout-out to attorney Adam Ford’s perseverance and skill in representing our client in what could be a breakthrough case.

December 1, 2020

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Ford O’Brien Landy LLP Attorneys Recognized In 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers!

Join us in congratulating three Ford O’Brien Landy LLP attorneys who were recently recognized in this year’s New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists!

  • Kevin J. O’Brien is named as a New York Super Lawyer
  • Adam C. Ford is named as a New York Super Lawyer
  • Matthew A. Ford is named as a New York Super Lawyers Rising Star

The digital version of 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers Magazine contains the entire print publication.

Congratulations, Kevin, Adam and Matthew!

December 1, 2020


Ex-Informant Ruling Guides On Challenging SEC Enforcement

November 18, 2020

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Second Circuit Stands Its Ground In Construing 28 U.S.C. §1782

Ever since the Supreme Court in Intel Corp. v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., 542 U.S. 241 (2004) sanctioned a liberal interpretation of 28 U.S.C. §1782 (“Section 1782”)—the statute permitting U.S. discovery in aid of foreign litigations—domestic litigants, anxious to mitigate the impact of this law, have been keeping the federal courts very busy.

November 10, 2020

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SEC’s Whistleblower Amendments Are A Step Backward

October 1, 2020

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Ex-Informant Again Beats SEC Suit Over Stock Schemes

September 29, 2020

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Diversity Jurisdiction In The Second Circuit: The ‘Tagger’ Decision

Federal diversity jurisdiction appears at first glance to be a straightforward concept: a citizen of one state can sue a citizen of another state in federal court.

August 19, 2020

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SEC Injunction Time Limits Safe From High Court Review

April 20, 2020

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Ex-Informant Aims To Sink SEC’s ‘Pointless’ Stock Plot Suit

February 18, 2020

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SEC Enforcement Actions After Kokesh

February/March 2020

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3rd Circ. Slams ‘Ridiculous’ SEC Delay In Ex-Informant Probe

January 15, 2020

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Doctor charged in 25 deaths sues hospital for defamation

December 29, 2019

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Colleagues of doctor accused of killing patients by overprescribing pain medication sue hospital

December 21, 2019

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Nurses defend Ohio doctor charged in deaths at hospital

December 21, 2019

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Former Mount Carmel employees file lawsuit calling allegations against them and Husel false

December 21, 2019

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Nurses defend Ohio doctor accused of murdering 25 patients in lawsuit against hospital

December 20, 2019

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Nurses DEFEND Ohio doctor accused of murdering 25 patients with lethal doses of pain medications and say ‘no one broke policy’ as they risk losing their licenses

December 20, 2019

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Former Mount Carmel colleagues defend Husel in new lawsuit

December 19, 2019

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Former Mount Carmel Employees Defend William Husel In New Lawsuit

December 19, 2019

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Ex-Gov’t Informant Can’t Pause SEC Suit Amid High Court Bid

November 22, 2019

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Ex-Executives Ran JFK Airport Bribery Scheme, NY AG Says

November 19, 2019

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Platinum Execs’ Fate Lies With Judge After Mixed Verdict

July 10, 2019

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BREAKING: 2 Former Platinum Execs Convicted Of Fraud, Ex-CFO Walks

July 9, 2019

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Jury Finds Platinum Partners Founder Guilty In Fraud Trial

July 9, 2019

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SEC Isn’t Trying To Punish Broker-­Dealer, 3rd Circ. Told

November 06, 2018

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Avalon Holdings slump after 5 day surge

August 1, 2018

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‘Rogue Informant’ Sues Puerto Rico Over Banking License Denial

July 5, 2018

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Hotshot banker denied business license over ‘F–k you DOJ’ joke: suit

July 4, 2018

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Broker Slams SEC’s 3rd Circ. Appeal In Penny Stock Case

June 15, 2018

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Startup Working On Contentious Pentagon Ai Project Was Hacked

June 12, 2018

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Ex-Goldman banker facing possible lifetime ban sues Federal Reserve

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Ex-Goldman Banker Wants Final Fed Decision On Lifetime Ban

May 30, 2018

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New York Pathologist’s Estate Under Fire in First-Ever Unsealed Qui Tam Case

January 23, 2018

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Ex-Google worker flushed out of Brooklyn ‘safe house’ after owing investors more than $350G over failed startup

January 19, 2018

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Suit Is Filed in NY’s First Unsealed Qui Tam Estate Tax Case

January 19, 2018

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NJ Case Bolsters The Limitations Defense Against SEC

January 2, 2018

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Tax Nonfilers Face Potential Liability Under New York FCA

December 23, 2017

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Hotshot banker thankful for ‘fantastic’ decision on $17M SEC case

December 13, 2017

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SEC Filed $17M Stock Scheme Suit Too Late, NJ Judge Says

December 13, 2017

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Regulators, Whistleblowers And The Paradise Papers

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Platinum Execs Say Insurers Must Give Cash For Defense

October 11, 2017

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Judge all but tosses case against ‘rogue’ trader Guy Gentile

September 18, 2017

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New Scrutiny for In-House Financial Court as Banker Faces Ban

August 21, 2017

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FCA Cases: Protect Claims by Relying on NY’s Favorable Pleading Standard

August 16, 2017

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Broker Says $17M Pump­ And­ Dump Claims Come Too Late

August 4, 2017

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SEC won’t pursue $17M claw back case against rogue FBI informant

July 21, 2017

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SEC Fights To Keep Alive Suit Over $17M Stock Scheme

July 21, 2017

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SEC Suit Over $17M Stock Scheme Time-Barred, Broker Says

July 3, 2017

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Judge Tells Platinum Investors To Butt Out Of SEC Dispute

July 3, 2017

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Feds Drop Charges In $30M Pump-And-Dump Row, Cite Ruling

May 24, 2017

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Ex-Execs Fight Discovery Freeze In $1B Platinum Fraud Suit

February 6, 2017

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Charges Against Broker Dismissed In $17M Stock Scheme

January 31, 2017

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Brokerage Owner Wins Dismissal of $17 Million Fraud Indictment

January 31, 2017

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Landy Selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for Litigation for a Third Consecutive Year

September 21, 2016

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Ex-Goldman Exec Rips Arbitration Push In Fed Leak Fees Suit

September 1, 2016

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