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Statement Regarding June 7 Order in Eastman v. Thompson, et al.

The Court upheld Dr. Eastman’s claims of privilege over 440 of the 599 documents at issue.  The Court also upheld in part Dr. Eastman’s argument that certain of the materials sought by the January 6th committee were protected by the First Amendment.  The decision represents the first time a federal court has held that the January 6th committee’s activities infringe

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STATEMENT ON MARCH 28 RULING IN EASTMAN V. THOMPSON ET AL.

As an attorney, Dr. John Eastman has the responsibility to protect the confidences of his clients to the fullest extent of the law.  Dr. Eastman’s case against the January 6 committee seeks to fulfill this responsibility.  It is not an attempt to “hide” documents or “obstruct” congressional investigations, as the January 6th committee falsely claims. The district court’s March 28

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Burnham & Gorokhov welcomes Michael T. Collins

We are thrilled to announce that Michael T. Collins has joined our firm as an associate.  Michael is a graduate of Duke Law School.  Prior to joining B&G, Michael clerked for the Honorable Stephen S. Schwartz of the United States Court of Federal Claims, and served as a fellow at a prominent D.C. think tank.  See Michael’s bio here.

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Can I raise an entrapment defense to my federal criminal charge?

The “entrapment defense” is a legal concept that many people have at least a passing familiarity with.  At the same time, there is much confusion about what this defense actually consists of.  The entrapment defense, while potentially powerful, is much narrower than many people realize.  Here we discuss the history of this defense and its practical applications. The Origins of

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Superlawyers 2020

Attorneys Charles Burnham and Eugene Gorokhov have been named to SuperLawyers for Washington, DC..  The award is limited to the top 5% of lawyers in a jurisdiction.  Thank you!

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Eugene Gorokhov and Ziran Zhang secure reversal for client on appeal in the Fourth Circuit

Eugene Gorokhov and Ziran Zhang represented a client convicted of firearms offenses on appeal in the Fourth Circuit. The Fourth Circuit reversed the client’s sentence based on an argument that the government’s sentencing recommendation was a breach of the plea agreement, and the district court failed to consider non-frivolous sentencing arguments by the defense. The opinion may be accessed here.

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Charles Burnham speaks on CNN regarding Maria Butina prosecution

On April 25, 2019, Charles Burnham was quoted on a CNN.com article describing the case against Maria Butina. Mr. Burnham was quoted as stating: “I think if I was Miss Butina’s defense team or I was the judge, a legitimate question to ask is how is it fair she spends two years in prison when an American citizen, who was arguably a

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