New Commutation Guidance Presents Opportunities for Relief

Published in Law360, May 14, 2014 A petition for commutation (reduction) of sentence represents a possible — though difficult — avenue for relief for individuals convicted of crimes who have exhausted their opportunities for appellate remedies. Recent developments, however, provide new reasons for potential commutation...

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High Court Deals Major Blow to Criminal Defendants

Published in Law360, March 19, 2014 The U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in Kaley v. United States not only undercuts a criminal defendant’s right to counsel, but also solidifies the power of the grand jury. Read the entire article here.

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Paul Calli Guest Blogs for FCPA Professor

Paul Calli recently wrote a guest blog post for FCPA Professor blog regarding the oral argument before the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals on the issue of who is considered a “foreign official” for purposes of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”)....

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Oral Arguments Heard In Historic “Foreign Official” Challenge

This article was originally published on FCPAProfessor.com. Last Friday in Miami, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in U.S. v. Joel Esquenazi & Carlos Rodriguez. The issues on appeal did not just relate to the FCPA’s ”foreign official” element, but as to...

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Justice Building Blog Recognizes White Collar Crime Attorney Paul Calli

The bloggers of Justice Building Blog covered the victory of attorneys Guy Lewis and Michael Tein in the case Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida v. Lewis et al. In their news coverage, they recognized Lewis and Tein’s attorney, Paul Calli. The blog post recognized...

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Empty Rhetoric

Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer once again took to the podium to highlight the DOJ’s FCPA enforcement program. This time the event was the 13th Annual Pharmaceutical Regulatory and Compliance Congress. If you wanted to hear Mr. Breuer speak at the event, you had to...

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F.B.I. Bribery Case Falls Apart and Raises Questions – NYTimes.com

From the New York Times: The case — which was commonly called the African sting case — was a prominent piece of an increasingly aggressive, and increasingly successful, effort to bring indictments under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which prohibits anyone with business in the...

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Corporate Internal Investigations: A Modern Cost of Doing Business

In-house corporate counsel have lamented that internal investigations represent a necessary cost of doing business for corporations. Since Enron, these internal investigations have become more frequent, perilous, and complicated. Companies and their boards are deciding to preemptively perform internal investigations upon notice of alleged...

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United States of America v. Stephen Gerard Giordanella

Our client was found not guilty after an seven week trial and was completely vindicated. Read the judgement of acquittal. (PDF).

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Feds’ Tough Stance on Bribes Suffers Setback

From the Miami-Dade "Daily Business Review" Paul Calli helped free a former Sunrise executive who faced trial with other weapons dealers. A California judge dismissed the conspiracy charge against Calli's client. Read the entire article (PDF).  

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