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Investigating Employee Wrongdoing

By Hayes Hunt and Arthur Fritzinger Companies in every industry—private and public—struggle with the difficult task of promptly identifying employee wrongdoing and responding appropriately. The National Football League continues to be embroiled in a controversy arising from its reaction to

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Posted in Corporate Compliance, Criminal Law, Discovery, Litigation, Litigation Practice, Privilege, Prosecution & Defense, The Client, The Practice of Law, Uncategorized

Your Client is Hacked and Personal Information is Leaked Online – Now What?

By Hayes Hunt and Jillian Thornton You are general counsel to a company, and your CEO steps into your office, clutching his iPhone in one hand and wiping sweat from his brow with the other, and tells you that a

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Posted in Corporate Compliance, Criminal Law, Litigation, Litigation Practice, Prosecution & Defense, Social Media & Law, The Client, The Practice of Law, Uncategorized

Attorney-Client Privilege & Corporate Dissolution

By Hayes Hunt and Arthur Fritzinger Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Senior Judge R. Stanton Wettick Jr.’s recent ruling in Red Vision Systems v. National Real Estate Information Services, No. 14-0411 (Comm. Pls. Feb. 26, 2014), that the attorney-client

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Posted in Privilege

Consumers & Binding Arbitration – Company Websites & Social Media

By Hayes Hunt & Jeffrey Monhait Can a company require that you give up your right to sue the company if you download a coupon from the company’s website?  What if you “like” one of the company’s products on Facebook? 

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Posted in Social Media & Law

Privileged Communications With Outside Consultants

By Hayes Hunt and Arthur Fritzinger Penn State University recently decided to waive attorney-client privilege and cooperate in the criminal prosecutions of certain former employees. Obviously, the former employees have attempted to assert privilege to exclude potentially incriminating statements. How

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Posted in Criminal Law

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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Posted in Prosecution & Defense

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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Posted in Prosecution & Defense

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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Posted in Prosecution & Defense

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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Posted in Prosecution & Defense

Fifth Amendment Fundamentals – Taking the Nickel

By Hayes Hunt and Jonathan R. Cavalier Most in-house lawyers, if they’re fortunate, haven’t bumped up against the Fifth Amendment and its related issues since the bar exam. After all, the so-called “nickel” typically arises solely in the criminal context,

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Posted in Corporate Compliance
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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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