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It’s Litigator of the Week time once again, and we have some really strong runners-up to shout out this week.

First up, big kudos go out to a team from Steptoe & Johnson led by Brian Heberlig and Reid Weingarten who scored a dramatic turnaround for Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejad. The American-educated entrepreneur born in Iran had been found guilty in March by a federal jury in Manhattan of violating the U.S. sanctions regime against the country of his birth. Yesterday in this space, we highlighted the dogged work the Steptoe lawyers did to uncover potential exculpatory evidence withheld by prosecutors and U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan’s decision Friday to toss the charges against Sadr and review the government’s conduct. Incredible result.

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Ross Todd

Ross Todd is the Editor/columnist for the Am Law Litigation Daily. He writes about litigation of all sorts. Previously, Ross was the Bureau Chief of The Recorder, ALM's California affiliate. Contact Ross at [email protected] On Twitter: @Ross_Todd.

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