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Prosecuting a ”Faceless” Corporation – Indictment of a Company

By Hayes Hunt and Thomas O’Rourke On Sept. 9, 2010, a pipeline running through a residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif., ruptured, permitting natural gas to escape into the air. The gas ultimately ignited, resulting in an explosion and a

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Is NSA’s Surveillance Legal? Yes or No?

By Hayes Hunt and Joshua Ruby Six months after Edward Snowden began leaking information about the National Security Agency’s secret data collection methods, two federal judges – one in Washington, D.C. and one in New York – have reached opposite

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Victim of a Crime and Unclear Corporate Bylaws – Advancement of Defense Costs

By Hayes Hunt and Arthur Fritzinger In September 2009, when the FBI had arrested Sergey Aleynikov for allegedly stealing proprietary trading codes from Goldman Sachs, the financial powerhouse probably did not expect, as a purported victim, to pay him to

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3rd Circuit Slams the Car Door on Warrantless GPS Tracking

By Hayes Hunt and Calli Varner According to a recent decision by the Third Circuit, police are required to get a warrant prior to attaching a GPS tracker to a suspect’s vehicle. The Third Circuit’s decision in United States v.

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Bitcoin and Regulation of Digital Currency: Cash 2.0

By Hayes Hunt and Arthur Fritzinger On July 31, as an act of protest against an order to share a trial court’s award for the wrongful death of his son with others injured in the same traffic accident, an Illinois

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The Government Gets Cell Phone Location Data Without A Search Warrant

By Hayes Hunt and Jeffrey Monhait According to the Fifth Circuit, the government does not need a warrant to access cellular providers’ records of caller location data.  In re: Application of the United States of America for Historical Cell Site

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Corporations in the Role of Criminal Defendant

By Hayes Hunt and Michael Zabel Chances are, when you hear or read about a defendant entering a plea in a criminal case, you picture a guy in an orange jumpsuit, someone who ultimately is most likely led away in

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Extradition Fundamentals

By Hayes Hunt and Jeffrey Monhait Edward Snowden’s detention in the Moscow airport transit zone, and the U.S. government’s efforts to extradite him, may seem confined to that case’s politically charged circumstances. But what if Snowden were merely a malingering

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Law of Airport Transit Zones – The Legal Fiction of Ed Snowden’s Status in Russia

By Hayes Hunt and Jeffrey Monhait The fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s widely publicized detention in the transit zone of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport may well bring to mind Tom Hanks’ 2004 film The Terminal, about a man who finds

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Judge Rejects Aaron Swartz’s Estate’s Request to Release Names of Individuals Involved in his Prosecution

By Hayes Hunt and Calli Varner Recently, a federal judge rejected Aaron Swartz’s estate’s request to release the names of the individuals involved in Swartz’s criminal prosecution.  Aaron Swartz became the subject of media attention earlier this year when he

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Hayes Hunt concentrates his practice in the representation of individuals, corporations and executives in a wide variety of federal and state criminal law and regulatory enforcement matters as well as complex civil litigation. Hayes is a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department as well as its Criminal Defense and Governmental Investigations Group.
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