Shapiro, Arato & Isserles Wins First Department Ruling Quashing Subpoena for Out-of-State Criminal Trial

On March 21, 2013, the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department reversed an order directing the firm’s pro bono client to appear and testify at an out-of-state criminal trial. After obtaining a stay of enforcement of the order pending appeal, the firm then won reversal of the order and dismissal of the proceeding in a unanimous opinion that adopted our argument that the New York County District Attorney’s Office failed to follow proper procedures in obtaining the subpoena.

Jeremy Licht served as counsel on appeal.