May 6

For the Second Consecutive Year, Matthew Peed & Tim Clinton Have Been Selected for Inclusion in the SuperLawyers, Rising Stars Edition

For the Second Consecutive Year, Matthew Peed & Tim Clinton Have Been Selected for Inclusion in the SuperLawyers, Rising Stars Edition

Clinton Brook & Peed is proud to announce for the second year in a row that the Washington DC SuperLawyers Magazine has once again selected partners Matthew Peed and Tim Clinton to their list of “Rising Stars” for 2015. The selection of Mr. Peed and Mr. Clinton for inclusion in the publication, according to SuperLawyers,.

February 6

CB&P Successfully Appeals Restitution Award for Former Duane Reade CEO

New York, NY, February 6, 2015 – The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals issued an amended opinion regarding the appeal by former Duane Reade drugstore chain CEO Anthony Cuti, vacating more than two-thirds of the $7.6 million restitution award that had been imposed in the Southern District of New York following Mr. Cuti’s 2010.

October 2

SCOTUSblog selects Cuti v. U.S. as Petition of the Day

SCOTUSblog, the leading source for watchers of the United States Supreme Court, has selected the petition for certiorari filed on behalf of longtime client Anthony Cuti as the “Petition of the Day” for September 30, 2014. http://www.scotusblog.com/2014/09/petition-of-the-day-692/ The petition was drafted in collaboration with former Solicitor General Seth Waxman (counsel of record) and his team.

June 14

Firm Asks Supreme Court to Resolve Split of Authority on Expert Testimony

Washington, DC, June 13, 2014 – Clinton Brook and Peed, in collaboration with former Solicitor General Seth Waxman (counsel of record) and his team at WilmerHale, filed a petition for certiorari with the United States Supreme Court on behalf of Anthony Cuti, the former CEO of Duane Reade, Inc. The petition asks the Supreme Court.

January 18

CB&P Obtains Complete Dismissal of Charges for Former Foreign Official

Clinton Brook & Peed is very pleased to announced that after being acquitted of piracy charges in November, the Firm’s pro bono client, Ali Mohamed Ali, has finally been cleared of all charges of wrongdoing. The federal government initially sought to retry Mr. Ali on hostage taking charges after the jury hung on those counts,.

November 8

The Guardian: Piracy Mastermind or Mere Translator? Somali Man on Trial over Ship Hijacking

THIS STORY APPEARED IN THE GUARDIAN: By: Paul Lewis The Guardian newspaper recently ran a piece about our recent criminal defense of former Director-General of Education for Somaliland Ali Mohamed Ali.: “Prosecutors accuse Ali Mohamed Ali, 51, of piracy, but critics say US government is over-reaching by bringing charges “A Somali man appeared in US.

September 23

Brian Brook Sought for Comment by NY Post regarding SAC Capital

THIS STORY APPEARED IN THE NEW YORK POST: By: Kaja Whitehouse CB&P Partner Brian C. Brook was recently asked to provide expert commentary on the securities fraud cases against hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors and hedge fund manager Steve Cohen. Below are two brief excerpts from the article: “Hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen is crying.

June 12

D.C. Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Conspiracy Charges against Somaliland’s Former Director-General of Education

CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE; CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE. WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued an opinion yesterday affirming the dismissal of conspiracy charges against firm client Ali Mohamed Ali..

January 31

Matt Peed Joins Panel Discussion on Somali Piracy

CB&P Partner Matt Peed joined a panel of distinguished scholars yesterday sponsored by the non-profit organization 100 Reporters to discuss the phenomenon of Somali piracy after a screening of the new documentary film Stolen Seas: Tales of Somali Piracy. The documentary features extensive footage and interviews with Clinton Brook & Peed’s client, former Director General.

July 24

NPR: Judge Orders Release of Man Accused of Negotiating on Behalf of Somali Pirates

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July 24

ABA Journal: After Blasting Prosecutors, Federal Judge Releases Piracy Case Defendant, Axes 2 of 4 Charges

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July 24

Fox News: Judge Orders Release of Alleged Somali Pirate

THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN FOXNEWS.COM: By: Associated Press WASHINGTON — A judge on Tuesday ordered the release of an alleged Somali pirate to home confinement while the government pursues an appeal that could delay his trial until next year. The trial of Ali Mohamed Ali was scheduled to begin next week. But prosecutors said Tuesday.

July 23

Washington Post: Judge Assails Prosecutors for “Inexcusable Behavior” in Somali Pirate Case

THIS ASSOCIATED PRESS ARTICLE APPEARED IN THE WASHINGTON POST: By: Associated Press WASHINGTON — The federal judge overseeing the case of a Somali man accused of negotiating a ransom payment during a 2008 pirate takeover of a Danish merchant ship told prosecutors they had engaged in “inexcusable behavior,” and suggested they will have a hard.

July 13

CB&P Secures Landmark International Law Ruling in Favor of Pro Bono Client

Washington, D.C.—In the matter of United States v. Ali Mohamed Ali, federal District Judge Ellen S. Huvelle issued a landmark ruling, finding that there is no crime of conspiracy to commit piracy under international law. Defendant Ali is the former Director-General of Education for Somaliland, a self-declared autonomous republic within Somalia. In April 2011, he.