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Michael C. Witsch is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department. Michael received a J.D. degree, cum laude, from the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law and earned an A.B., cum laude, from the College of the Holy Cross. Prior to joining Montgomery McCracken, Michael was an assistant district attorney in Philadelphia.
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Feb 01

Senator Menendez to Avoid Retrial on Corruption Charges

In a surprising development, the Department of Justice announced yesterday that it would drop corruption charges against Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ). The move comes just weeks after the Government declared its intent to retry the case, after the Senator’s first trial concluded in a November… Read More

Jul 13

Second Circuit Vacates Sheldon Silver’s Conviction: Parsing Official Act “Quids” and “Quos”

Today, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the conviction of Sheldon Silver, the former Speaker of the New York State Assembly, concluding that the court’s jury instructions regarding the “official act” element of honest services fraud and Hobbs Act extortion were erroneous in light… Read More

May 03

Supreme Court Takes On “Another” in Upholding Hobbs Act Conviction

The Hobbs Act – a law promulgated in 1946 to deal with the infiltration of racketeering activity in labor unions – got a “W” in its column yesterday with the Supreme Court’s issuance of Ocasio v. United States.  Justice Alito, writing for the 5-3 majority,… Read More

Dec 11

Britain’s Serious Fraud Office Secures First Convictions Under Bribery Act

Last Friday, news came from across the Atlantic that Britain’s Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) had successfully obtained its first series of convictions under the UK’s Bribery Act of 2010 (the “Bribery Act”), which became effective in July 2011. The SFO reported that a jury had found… Read More