On July 31, 2013, Stanley S. Arkin was interviewed about the legal implications raised by Edward Snowden’s conduct. In particular, Arkin discussed the legal issues implicated when one country gives asylum to someone who is a defendant in the United States in a criminal case. The full interview can be viewed here.
On July 19, 2013, Stanley S. Arkin commented in the New York Daily News about the Securities and Exchange Commission’s charges against hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen. The article states, “‘Considering the intense focus on Cohen and the extraordinary amount of government resources directed at him, that he is named in a civil, not criminal action, suggests to me that the case against him is weak and lacking,’ Stanley Arkin, founding partner at New York law firm Arkin Solbakken, told the News.” The full article can be viewed here.
On June 30, 2013, Stanley S. Arkin commented in The New York Times about the changes in New York’s criminal defense market. The article notes that Arkin, alongside a select group of criminal defense lawyers, “dominated the market for white-collar cases” in the 1970s and 1980s. The article goes on to state, “‘For guys like Charlie [Stillman] and me, the game has changed,’ said Mr. Arkin, 75. ‘What was once a niche practice is now a big business for virtually every national firm.’” The full article can be viewed here.
On April 25, 2013, Stanley S. Arkin commented in the New York Times about Arkin Solbakken’s representation of its client in connection with a litigation currently pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York over over child support claims. The full article can be viewed here.
Arkin Solbakken LLP recently filed motions to dismiss all causes of action against its clients in a shareholder derivative lawsuit pending in New York State Supreme Court, including causes of action for production of books and records, an accounting, wrongful termination, extortion, conversion, breach of fiduciary duties, fraud, breach of contract, abuse of process, imposition of a constructive trust, and appointment of a receiver. On April 11, 2013, the Court entered a Decision and Order granting Arkin Solbakken LLP’s motions to dismiss and awarding costs and disbursements in favor of its clients.
Arkin Solbakken LLP recently obtained dismissal of all causes of action against its client arising out of its purported failure to sell collateral at market value and produce various documents. At Arkin Solbkaken LLP’s request, the Court further awarded sanctions on the grounds that the claims at issue were frivolous. On April 11, 2013, the Court entered a Decision and Order granting Arkin Solbakken LLP’s motion to dismiss and awarded costs, disbursements, and sanctions in favor of its client.