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Aaron Williamson and Meredith S. Heller Join Tor Ekeland, P.C.

Aaron Williamson and Meredith S. Heller, to the firm. Aaron Williamson counsels software companies and other technology-focused clients on business transactions, intellectual property issues, regulatory compliance, and related matters. As former Senior Staff Counsel at the Software Freedom Law Center, Aaron has extensive experience with legal issues related to free and open source software, including licensing and compliance. Aaron joins the firm from the legal and compliance department of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), where he advised IEEE’s operating units on privacy compliance, commercial contracts, export control regulations, standards development, nonprofit compliance issues, IP licensing, and more. Meredith S. Heller represents clients in criminal matters before state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels. She has argued cases before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the New York Court of Appeals, and tried several cases to verdict. An experienced legal ethics advisor, Meredith counsels attorneys facing discipline and bar applicants in the admissions process. She is the chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Lawyers Assistance Program Committee, a member of the City Bar’s Professional Ethics Committee, and a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Professional Discipline Committee. She speaks frequently on legal ethics issues.]]]]> ]]>

Road to Nowhere

In Liminae: The Road to Nowhere

It takes us about six hours to drive to the rural state jail (that’s owned by two judges) the Feds contracted with to hold our client. Accused of computer crimes, he can’t effectively review evidence in jail – there’s no practical access to computers in the gulag. They’ve seized all his assets claiming they’re the ill-gotten gains of crimes the government can’t identify, and their computer forensics – if you can call them that – have no scientific basis and are full of basic errors and typos. In my decade as a federal criminal defense lawyer doing computer cases across the country, I’ve never come across a case where the government was so completely off.

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Guilty Until Proven Innocent

A defendant’s view from the trenches of federal criminal court This post is originally published to Substack. You can read and follow us there.

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