Jeremy D. Frey, a partner in the White Collar Litigation and Investigations Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton, was quoted in the July 29, 2016 New Jersey Law Journal article, "Third Circuit Rejects Bid to Throw Out Case Against Menendez."
Jeremy Frey, a former federal prosecutor at Pepper Hamilton in Princeton, noted that the Third Circuit upheld the trial court's denial of those motions principally on its finding that the District Court made no clearly wrong findings of fact.
"Federal political corruption cases often involve defenses under the speech or debate clause, which usually do not prevail," Frey said. "Sen. Menendez's claims appear to have more legs. However, getting a trial jury to embrace a defense grounded in the speech or debate clause's structural rationale is a different and challenging matter," he said.