Our runners up for Litigator of the Week include Willkie Farr & Gallagher white collar partners Randall Jackson and Michael Schachter, who won acquittal for their client Jean Boustani on all charges stemming from an alleged $2 billion fraud and kickback scheme. After a six-week trial in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, a jury rejected all charges related to alleged bribery of officials in Mozambique. (Check out my story about the case here.)
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe’s Eric Shumsky scored two appellate wins in two days. Arguing on behalf of Twitter, he convinced California’s First District to uphold a lower court decision denying class cert in a potentially huge discrimination case against the social media company.
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