Law360 Names David Siegal MVP for White Collar


David Siegal is one of six lawyers nationwide named by Law360 as an MVP in the white collar practice in 2017. Co-chair of Haynes and Boone, LLP's Government Enforcement and Litigation Practice Group, Siegal earned the recognition for winning the dismissal of criminal and civil fraud charges pending against his client Benjamin Wey.

What follows is an excerpt of Law360’s MVP profile of Siegal: 

David Siegal, co-chair of Haynes and Boone, LLP's white collar practice, exposed a fatal flaw in Manhattan federal prosecutors' high-profile case against private equity executive Benjamin Wey this year, getting the charges dismissed and earning a spot among Law360's White Collar MVPs.

Wey's home had been searched in 2012, but it was three years later, in 2015, before Siegal's client was charged and arrested. Prosecutors in the Southern District of New York had accused Wey of hiding his stake in Chinese companies via reverse mergers and then manipulating their share prices.

“The moment when a client says to you across a pane of bulletproof glass, 'David, my life is in your hands,' that's the greatest challenge you could ever have as a lawyer,” Siegal said. ...

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