Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft will be sharing one of its partners with the United States Sentencing Commission for a term of six years. US president George W. Bush has announced his intention to nominate Michael Horowitz, a litigation partner in the firm’s Washington office, for a place on the seven-person body.
The Commission’s duties include developing guidelines for sentencing in federal courts; collecting data about crime and sentencing; and serving as a resource to Congress, the Executive Branch, and the Judiciary on crime and sentencing policy.
Horowitz will remain with Cadwalader and continue to be an active member of the business fraud and complex litigation practice. Prior to joining Cadwalader, he served as a Chief of Staff and Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Australian firm Blake Dawson Waldron and its former partner and HIH director Charles Abbott are two of many parties featuring in the final submission presented by the HIH royal commission lawyers last Monday The submission said that the payment of $1m (£622.7m) to Blake Dawson the day before the collapse of the insurance giant, “occurred […]