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February 26, 2020 Download PDF
Litigation of counsel Martin Flumenbaum and firm chairman Brad Karp’s latest Second Circuit Review column, “Narrowing the Definition of Quid Pro Quo,” appeared in the February 26 issue of the New York Law Journal. The authors discuss the Second Circuit’s recent decision in U.S. v. Silver overturning, in part, the conviction of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. The decision, the authors note, reflects the court’s increasingly narrow theory of bribery and raises the bar for what the government must prove to establish a “quid pro quo” in a public corruption case. Litigation associate Eugenie Iseman assisted in the preparation of this article.