Wiley Rein Hosts Thurgood Marshall Academy Law Day For 10th Consecutive Year

Friday, August 10, 2012 - 13:16

Wiley Rein hosted its 10th annual Summer Law Day for students from the Thurgood Marshall Academy, a DC public charter high school that focuses on law and government. During Wiley Rein’s decade-long partnership with Thurgood Marshall Academy, approximately 1,000 students have participated in the Law Day program.

About 20 Wiley Rein lawyers and summer associates will serve as faculty members for the nearly 100 ninth grade students scheduled to gather at the offices of Wiley Rein. The half-day workshop educates students on basic legal principles and includes a case study on contract law, a mock trial and a lunch program about careers in the law. The Law Day helps students hone critical thinking skills, develop public speaking techniques and practice how to respectfully respond in an argument.

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Serena D. Moe, a prominent lawyer with a wealth of public and private sector experience in economic sanctions policy and compliance, has joined Wiley Rein's highly regarded International Trade Practice as of counsel.  Formerly general counsel for economic sanctions and managing director at Citigroup, Ms. Moe also has served as deputy chief counsel at the U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).  She brings to the firm extensive experience in matters relating to OFAC, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-boycott, export control and anti-money laundering issues.

Ms. Moe most recently has been a consultant for companies and financial institutions regarding their sanctions compliance programs. Over the years she has advised on a variety of trade and investment transactions as well as economic sanctions issues associated with international funds and data transfers. Earlier in her career, Ms. Moe held legal positions at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and she served as an attorney advisor at the National Labor Relations Board.

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Alan H. Price, chair of Wiley Rein's International Trade Practice, has been named president of the Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (CSUSTL). Mr. Price will lead a broad group of companies, trade associations, labor unions and individuals committed to providing a level playing field for American manufacturers, workers, producers and farmers.

Mr. Price – who serves as lead counsel to the Wind Tower Trade Coalition in U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty cases involving renewable energy products – has more than 25 years of experience counseling clients in complex international trade regulatory matters.  His work includes trade litigation involving public and government relations issues, bilateral and multilateral agreements, trade legislation, customs regulation, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance, escape clause investigations and Section 301 cases.  Regularly ranked as a “Leading Lawyer” by Chambers USA, Mr. Price has been commended by clients for possessing an “expansive range of expertise that incorporates the full gamut of trade work.”

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The National Law Journal today named Wiley Rein founding partner Bert W. Rein to a select group of 20 “Visionary” Washington attorneys who have “advanced the practice of law” with results that extend “far beyond the Beltway.”

In selecting Mr. Rein, the publication reported he has “built a career as a classic Washington lawyer with a finger in antitrust, food and drug regulation, communications law, commercial litigation” and politics. Mr. Rein was also lauded for helping to guide the firm he founded in 1983, which “has evolved from startup into a pillar of the Washington legal establishment.”

The National Law Journal described several highlights of Mr. Rein's “diverse Washington legal career,” including representing whistleblowers in fraud suits against government contractors, serving as a long-time adviser of satellite communications giant Intelsat, and guiding the International Air Transport Association through the maze of competition rules governing the airline industry.

Later this year, Mr. Rein will argue his first case before the U.S. Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas, a constitutional challenge to the university's race-based admission policies.

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Experienced trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor Ralph J. Caccia has joined Wiley Rein as a partner in its White Collar Defense Practice. Mr. Caccia's practice focuses on white collar issues, corporate internal investigations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters, health care fraud, criminal antitrust cases, the defense of government enforcement actions and congressional investigations.