Author Archive | Jennifer Besada

Statement on The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Decision to Ban Russia from Taking Part in the Next Two Olympic Games: “Finally, Russia’s many doping and obstruction sins will now get some of the punishment they richly deserve. For far too long, Russia has weaponized doping fraud and state-sponsored criminal activity as a tool of foreign […]

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The New York Law Journal covered this week’s arguments in a lawsuit against a special commission created by the state Legislature in New York last year to investigate complaints of misconduct filed against district attorneys and their assistants. View Article DAASNY was represented during arguments by Jacob Gardener. Managing Partner Jim Walden is leading the case […]

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The New York Times editorial board calls for the passage of the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act (RADA), legislation conceived by Jim Walden. “A bill making its way through the United States Congress, the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act, proposes fines of up to $1 million and prison sentences of up to 10 years for those involved in doping schemes.” […]

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The BBC reported on WMH Lawyers Jim Walden and Avni Patel’s statement on Russia’s evidence tampering. Russian doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov – the former head of Moscow’s anti-doping laboratory – has also called for harsher punishments. View Article “The Russian gangster state continues to deploy a predictable and deplorable policy of deception, evidence tampering and […]

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Law360 reports on a statement from Jim Walden and Avni Patel of WMH, attorneys for Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, warning that if the international sports regulatory framework gives Russia another free pass, other countries will follow. “The Kremlin must think the people of the world are idiots to believe this shameless and transparent stunt,” they said […]

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Statement on Russia’s Manipulation of Laboratory Data “Dr. Rodchenkov foresaw that Russia would manipulate laboratory data before disclosing it to authorities. The Russian gangster state continues to deploy a predictable and deplorable policy of deception, evidence tampering and lying to cover up its crimes. The Kremlin must think the people of the world are idiots to believe this […]

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The Washington Post talks to Jim Walden about the Russian manipulation of laboratory data. “Dr. Rodchenkov predicted that the Russians were delaying disclosure of the data so they could manipulate the results,” Rodchenkov’s attorney, Jim Walden, said Monday. “This is a time-honored tradition in the Russian gangster state: lie, lie, and lie again until everyone […]

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The Washington Post interviewed WMH Managing Partner Jim Walden about the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act (RADA): “While IOC and WADA have voiced concerns with language that gives the United States the ability to effectively police events that take place on foreign soil, lawmakers and those who support the bill consider it integral to the proposed legislation. […]

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In the article, Managing Partner Jim Walden tells the Associated Press that the IOC’s position on the law proves they “would rather host dirty games than have anyone else police doping fraud.” He adds that “if the IOC and WADA want to lobby U.S. lawmakers on behalf of Russia’s corrupt interests, that is a serious problem […]

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Walden Macht & Haran LLP is pleased to announce the firm’s recognition as a Tier 1 National Firm for White-Collar Criminal Defense in the 2020 edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” WMH also earned a Tier 1 New York City Regional Firm ranking in White-Collar Criminal Defense. Earlier this year, Jim Walden and […]

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On October 22, the Committee on the Judiciary of the U.S. House of Representatives submitted a report recommending the passage of the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act. The report highlights WMH’s Managing Partner Jim Walden as the originator of the unprecedented legislation, stating, “In February 2018, the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE or Helsinki […]

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WMH is a proud sponsor of The New York Women’s Foundation 2019 Neighborhood Dinner, taking place at Harlem Parish on November 14th. The NYWF supports and engages in strategies that move the needle toward justice and equality for all women, including young people, immigrants, people with disabilities, and transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. The annual […]

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“Today, we made history for the ideal of fair sport and all that it stands for. With the passage of the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act in the U.S. House of Representatives, the fight against doping rises to a new level of efficacy. Until now, those who were behind the corrupt and fraudulent practices in manipulating doping programs […]

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WMH’s Milton Williams was interviewed by Lawdragon in its “Lawyer Limelight” series. During this in-depth Q&A, Milt discusses topics ranging from his unusually diverse litigation practice that includes work on major white collar trials as well as compliance, commercial litigation, social justice matters and employment law to the challenges and complexities of working on cases […]

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There was a dramatic increase in enforcement activity by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) last year that shows no signs of slowing down. Individuals and entities that are under investigation by the CFTC face various pitfalls and potentially significant penalties. By understanding the CFTC’s investigation process and following certain best practices, defense counsel can take […]

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October 3, 2019

WMH Files U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Brief on Behalf of SIFMA, the US Chamber of Commerce and the IIB

Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)

On Monday, Walden Macht & Haran LLP filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court on behalf of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), the US Chamber of Commerce and the Institute of International Bankers (IIB) in HSBC Holdings plc, et al. v. Picard, No. 19-277. The brief supports a petition for certiorari […]

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Benchmark Litigation 2020 recognized Walden Macht & Haran LLP as a “recommended” firm in New York. Additionally, partners Sean Haran, Timothy Macht, Jim Walden and Milton Williams received individual rankings in the recent edition. Benchmark describes WMH as “a player to be reckoned with,” and a client notes that it is “the only firm I […]

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