February 20, 2015

Has the Legal Threshold for ‘Willful Blindness’ Really Changed Since Global-Tech?

Philadelphia partner Barry Gross and counsel Stephen Stroup authored an article in the February 20 edition of Bloomberg BNA’s White Collar Crime Report.  The article, titled, “Has the Legal Threshold for ‘Willful Blindness’ Really Changed Since Global-Tech?” explores the unbalanced manner in which the doctrine of willful blindness is now applied criminally in the various federal circuit courts since the Supreme Court’s 2011 decision in Global-Tech Appliances, Inc. v. SEB S.A.  This article also spotlights how the application now favored in the majority of the circuits uniquely prejudices white collar defendants.

Barry and Steve’s publication also will be featured in the course materials for the 29th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime, which takes place March 4th through 6th in New Orleans, LA.  Barry will be speaking at the conference on a panel titled “Lessons Learned from Recent Major Trials.”  He will discuss critical trial issues and Drinker Biddle’s strategies leading to the full acquittal of our client, David J. Adler, a corporate and securities lawyer, in last year’s highly publicized white collar trial in the District Court for the District of New Jersey.

To read the entire article, click here.

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