Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Cocktails & Popcorn: Judge Dabney Friedrich Had To Slice Mueller's Ham Sandwich

Eric A. Dubelier Photo
 Eric Dubelier,
"Legal Genius"
(trademark pending)
I am quite surprised the "Legal Genius" (trademark pending) Eric Dubelier, representing the Ham Sandwich did not call Mueller, "Shrek".

From the ReedSmith site:

Eric focuses his practice on international and domestic regulatory compliance and enforcement matters, white collar criminal litigation, civil false claims litigation, and securities enforcement. He counsels clients primarily in the health care, financial services and defense industries. Eric deals extensively with federal prosecutors and enforcement attorneys and state attorneys general. He has broad experience in representing clients in Securities and Exchange Commission investigative and enforcement matters.

Eric works extensively overseas conducting internal investigations relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He has managed FCPA investigations in over twenty-five countries. Eric also counsels clients in export control matters.
Eric has represented pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, drug wholesalers, long-term care and retail pharmacies, pharmacy benefit managers, nursing homes and hospitals in false claims, fraud, anti-kickback and consumer protection matters. He has also represented banks and other regulated entities in securities enforcement matters.
Eric worked as a federal and state prosecutor for 17 years. He served as lead government counsel in more than 100 state and federal jury trials. Since joining Reed Smith, he has litigated criminal and civil jury trials relating to the FCPA, economic espionage, theft of trade secrets and obstruction of justice. He has represented numerous clients in securities enforcement and FCPA matters.

I think he may have one of those  pesky "attorney-client privilege" issues pending.

Judge Rips Attorney As ‘Unprofessional’ In Russia Probe Case

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Monday reprimanded an attorney for a Russian company accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential election, saying his references to Looney Tunes and “Animal House” in recent court filings are inappropriate.

U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich
U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich confronted attorney Eric Dubelier after his most recent court filing included quotes from the raunchy 1978 comedy “Animal House” to criticize special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

“I’ll say it plain and simply: Knock it off,” the judge told Dubelier. The judge’s reprimand prompted a heated back-and-forth in which Dubelier accused Friedrich of bias.

Dubelier has mounted a combative defense of Concord Management and Consulting LLC, which Mueller has accused of funding a large-scale Russian conspiracy to use internet trolls and fake social media accounts to sway American public opinion during the 2016 election. The case was the first brought by Mueller to directly attach criminal charges to Russian attempts to interfere in the election. Prosecutors say those efforts were in part aimed at helping Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton.
Dubelier has dismissed the case as involving a “made up” crime and accused prosecutors of misconduct.

Dubelier’s past court filings have quoted the movie “Casablanca” and the Looney Tunes character Tweety Bird to slam Mueller. In his latest complaint, Dubelier insinuated in a court filing that Mueller’s team had improperly obtained information that his client shared with a court-appointed attorney.

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