Class Correspondent

David Freidenreich won the American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in the textual studies category for his book “Foreigners and Their Food: Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian and Islamic Law.” By the time this note is published, he hopes to have been awarded tenure at Colby College, where he teaches Jewish studies and religious studies. Andrew Warren received the Assistant Attorney General’s Exceptional Service Award for his role in the investigation and prosecution of Robert Allen Stanford and other executives at Stanford Financial Group in connection with an $8 billion Ponzi scheme, one of the largest investment frauds in history. Andrew, a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., worked on the case for 2 1/2 years. He was the only prosecutor involved in Stanford’s trial from January-March 2012 and the trial of two corporate executives from October-November 2012; both trials resulted in convictions. Stanford, who was No. 205 on the Forbes list of richest Americans in 2008, was sentenced to 110 years in prison and ordered to forfeit $5.9 billion for masterminding the fraud, which lasted more than 20 years and claimed about 30,000 victims worldwide. In March 2012, Andrew also successfully tried a civil action against Stanford that recovered $330 million, which will be used to compensate victims. According to Andrew, his wife, Alex (Coler) Warren, a class-action attorney, “deserves an honorable mention for holding down the fort with our 2-year-old daughter, Elliot, while I spent months away from home in Houston for both trials.” Jeffrey Pollack was named a partner in Duane Morris’ trial practice group in Philadelphia. He serves as trial counsel for the firm’s corporate clients throughout the United States. Jeffrey has appeared before numerous state and federal courts in matters involving patent and trademark infringement; unfair competition; contract disputes; covenants not to compete/restrictive covenants; and antitrust, RICO and securities claims.

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