Joel Bertocchi Discusses Significance of U.S. Supreme Court Decision in McDonnell v. U.S. With The New York Times

June 27, 2016

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP partner Joel Bertocchi provided insights to The New York Times on the significance of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in McDonnell v. United States, No. 15-474 (June 27, 2016). In an 8-0 decision, the Court in McDonnell threw out the conviction on corruption charges of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell.

Mr. Bertocchi's comments were included in the article, "Supreme Court Complicates Corruption Cases From New York to Illinois," which was published on June 27, 2016. While many observers believe that the high court's opinion will raise the bar to prove corruption by public officials, Mr. Bertocchi "cautioned against overstating the impact of [the] ruling." He elaborated, "Having the same set of facts, they may be able to file different charges."

To read the full article, "Supreme Court Complicates Corruption Cases From New York to Illinois," visit The New York Times website.

Mr. Bertocchi — leader of Hinshaw's Appellate Practice, which achieved a Tier 1 national ranking in the 2015 and 2016 editions of U.S. News – Best Lawyers' "Best Law Firms" — is an experienced civil, criminal and appellate litigator. He has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney investigating and prosecuting federal criminal cases, and also as Illinois Solicitor General. Mr. Bertocchi has litigated in courts ranging from the trial level to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. based law firm with offices in 11 states and London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the professional services sector—including representation of law firms and lawyers—and other highly regulated industries, such as banking and finance and the debt collection sector. Hinshaw also provides a series of closely coordinated litigation, business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes as well as governmental and public sector entities.