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AP – Internet evidence key, but not enough in no-body murder case

https://apnews.com/article/technology-district-of-columbia-massachusetts-internet-d4a9f896c3d66e1ceb4f65ff11d5da35 In the Walshe case, the defense will likely bring in its own expert to attack the reliability of the search evidence at trial, which could be years away, said Rachel Fiset, a Los Angeles-based defense attorney. But the whole of the evidence may be too much to overcome. “I am having a hard time, […]

NewsNation – Prosecution presents first witness in Murdaugh murder trial | NewsNation Live

Attorney Rachel Fiset joins “NewsNation Live” to discuss the testimony of Sgt. Daniel Greene. Greene was first on the scene when the bodies of Alex Murdaugh’s wife and son were found. 

Newsweek – Prosecutors Will Struggle to Establish Alex Murdaugh Motive—Attorney

https://www.newsweek.com/alex-murdaugh-motive-trial-court-case-latest-attorney-prosecution-1776763 Criminal defense attorney Rachel Fiset, a co-founder and managing partner of Los Angeles-based Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo LLP, spoke to Newsweek about the ongoing court case. Fiset told Newsweek: “The prosecution opened their case today by laying out some of their crucial evidence and garnering sympathy for the victims who had no defensive wounds ‘as if […]

Daily Mail – How prosecutors will try to prove Brian Walshe murdered his wife Ana without ever finding her body


Newsweek – Will Donald Trump Be Indicted? What We Know About Georgia Grand Jury Report

https://www.newsweek.com/trump-georgia-crime-grand-jury-2020-election-1776525 Criminal defense attorney Rachel Fiset, co-founder and managing partner ZFZ Law, said that if the special grand jury report is not made public, the information it contains could be “highly significant” to Trump, his campaign and Willis’ decision making. “No matter what it says, the Trump campaign will immediately begin to spin the information […]

Mirror UK – Alec Baldwin’s four biggest mistakes as he slams Rust manslaughter charge

https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/us-celebrity-news/alec-baldwins-four-biggest-mistakes-29007474 Rachel Fiset, co-founder and managing partner at Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo, said these public statements could be used against him. “Generally speaking, when a possible defendant is under investigation, public statements about that investigation only serve to raise potential bias against the defendant,” Fiset said. The lawyer added that these public statements could be […]

The Washington Post – Alec Baldwin’s ‘Rust’ comments may have hurt him, some experts say

https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2023/01/23/alec-baldwin-shooting-legal-strategy/ Baldwin’s public attempts to cast blame elsewhere may have backfired legally, according to Rachel Fiset, a managing partner at the California firm Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo. “The deflection of blame that was constantly coming out of his mouth, even as he struggled to deal with this accident — because I think everybody believes that was […]

NewsNation – Attorney breaks down jury selection process in Alex Murdaugh trial | NewsNation Live

The trial of disgraced South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh is set to begin Monday. Rachel Fiset, an attorney, joined NewsNation to break down the jury selection process in the double-murder trial.

CBS The Talk – Rachel Fiset Joins The Talk to Discuss Alec Baldwin’s Charge for the “Rust” Shooting

BBC World News – Rachel Fiset Analyzes “Rust” Fatal Shooting Charges Against Alec Baldwin

Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Rachel Fiset, the cofounder of Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo LLP, joined BBC World News to discuss the involuntary manslaughter charge against Alec Baldwin and what his defense will likely be.

Spectrum News 1 SoCal – Rachel Fiset Offers Legal Insight on Alec Baldwin Charges for Rust Shooting

Reuters – Baldwin faces manslaughter charge over film-set shooting

Actor Alec Baldwin faces involuntary manslaughter charges carrying prison time for the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during the 2021 filming of the movie ‘Rust’ in New Mexico.

Newsweek – Brian Walshe Likely to Change Plea as Defense ‘Too Weak’—Defense Attorney

https://www.newsweek.com/brian-walshe-likely-plead-guilty-defense-weak-attorney-rachel-fiset-1774982 Criminal Defense attorney Rachel Fiset, managing partner of Los Angeles-based Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo, spoke to Newsweek and reflected on the case. She noted the recent reports on Brian Walshe that indicated that someone Googled topics related to disposing of a body on his son’s iPad. These searches were revealed by the prosecution during Brian Walshe’s […]

NBC News Now – Alec Baldwin to be charged with manslaughter in fatal shooting on ‘Rust’ set

CBS News – Legal expert explains the involuntary manslaughter charge Alec Baldwin is facing

Actor Alec Baldwin will be charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the deadly 2021 shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the New Mexico set of the movie “Rust,” prosecutors announced Thursday. Attorney Rachel Fiset, co-founder and managing partner of Zweiback, Fiset and Zalduendo LLP, breaks down the details of the case.

AP – Legal analyst ‘a bit surprised’ at Baldwin charges

https://www.usatoday.com/videos/entertainment/2023/01/19/legal-analyst-bit-surprised-baldwin-charges/11084887002/ https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/legal-analyst-bit-surprised-baldwin-234639938.htmhttps://www.oleantimesherald.com/legal-analyst-a-bit-surprised-at-baldwin-charges/video_4dab6255-99fc-5b3b-8666-4025acbd08b4.htmlhttps://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/legal-analyst-a-bit-surprised-at-baldwin-charges/video/3ccf6e123fc880cb0fc99287c5c8798ahttps://lufkindailynews.com/ap_video/legal-analyst-a-bit-surprised-at-baldwin-charges/video_2ea87fb9-6632-5cec-a715-070e2020c260.html Los Angeles-based legal expert Rachel Fiset says she’s “a bit surprised” at the involuntary manslaughter charges brought against actor Alec Baldwin for the killing of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins while filming “Rust.” However, she believes the case will go to trial with Baldwin hoping to clear his name.

People – Inside the Case Against Bryan Kohberger: Legal Experts Weigh in on Idaho Murders

https://people.com/crime/inside-case-against-bryan-kohberger-legal-experts-idaho-murders/ Criminal defense attorney and co-founder of Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo LLP,Rachel Fiset, told PEOPLE in a statement that she believes the defense could still have a strong case, depending on the test results from the items seized at Kohberger’s home. “The prosecution has still only presented a circumstantial case and we don’t know the […]

CBS Los Angeles (KCAL News) – Rachel Fiset discusses the Alec Baldwin “Rust” shooting charges

Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Rachel Fiset, the cofounder of Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo LLP, analyzes the charges against Alec Baldwin for involuntary manslaughter.

NewsNation – Alec Baldwin charged with manslaughter in fatal “Rust” shooting

Rachel Fiset joins Marni Hughes to discuss the charges filed against Alec Baldwin in the fatal 2021 shooting on the set of his movie “Rust,” that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza.

NewsNation Live – Murdaugh trial starts on Monday

Jury selection in the Alex Murdaugh trial for the deaths of his wife and son begins Monday. Rachel Fiset breaks down what you can expect from this trial’s proceedings.

NewsNation Rush Hour – ‘Right move’ by Kohberger to waive speedy trial: Legal analyst

Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger waived his right to a speedy preliminary hearing, which an Idaho judge set for June 26. Rachel Fiset, managing partner at Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo LLP, and Gary Brucato, a forensic psychologist, weigh in on the decision. Fiset said it was the “right move” by the defense team to delay […]

Court TV – Rachel Fiset provides analysis after Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger’s first court appearance

Yahoo Finance – Michael Zweiback predicts long legal road ahead for Samuel Bankman-Fried / FTX

The Sunday Times – Could Sam Bankman-Fried’s girlfriend help send him to jail?

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/could-sam-bankman-frieds-girlfriend-help-send-him-to-jail-m9mcrj0n9 Michael Zweiback, a white-collar lawyer, said: “He’s living in a pretty nice environment for someone in his position right now — but two years from now, that probably won’t be the case.” Zweiback said: “If you look at what happened in the Madoff case, the trustee was empowered to go and find the money. […]

Newsweek – Kari Lake Runs Out of Options to Overturn Election, Become Arizona Governor

https://www.newsweek.com/kari-lake-runs-out-options-overturn-katie-hobbs-election-victory-become-arizona-governor-1770974 Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Rachel Fiset told Newsweek that “a route forward for Lake [is] virtually impossible.”

Spectrum News 1 – Michael Zweiback discusses charges against FTX found Sam Bankman-Fried

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74OlchZsYhM  Michael Zweiback on Spectrum News 1 discusses charges against FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried

What is a Qui Tam Relator in Healthcare?

The average person – and, frankly, even the average attorney – may not know what the terms “qui tam” or “relator” mean, given that they generally do not come up outside of specific areas of law. In fact, google the term “relator” and you will likely get results for “realtor,” but the terms refer to […]

Good Morning America – Closing arguments in Megan Thee Stallion shooting case wrap up

December 23, 2022 – Michael Zweiback weighs in on the disappearance of a key witness in the trial involving three-time Grammy winner, Megan Thee Stallion, and fellow rapper Tory Lanez, who prosecutors say shot at her feet after a party in the summer of 2020.t Watch the story here: https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/news/video/closing-arguments-megan-thee-stallion-shooting-case-wrap-95744377

CoinDesk TV | White collar criminal defense expert Michael Zweiback speaks on Sam Bankman-Fried news

https://youtu.be/Qw0a-qQFWQI Michael Zweiback, co-founder of ZFZ Law (https://zfzlaw.com/team-members/micha...) and former federal prosecutor, joined CoinDesk TV to analyze the latest news on Sam Bankman-Fried, who has been released to his parents on a $250 million bail. The founder of cryptocurrency exchange FTX faces criminal charges for alleged fraud.

Associated Press – L.A. jury finds Harvey Weinstein guilty of rape

Rachel Fiset speaks to the AP about the verdict in Harvey Weinstein’s Los Angeles trial.

KNX Radio – Rachel Fiset on the Weinstein verdict

Rachel Fiset speaks to KNX News 97.1 FM on the Los Angeles Harvey Weinstein trial verdict.

CBS News – Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape and sexual assault in Los Angeles trial, but acquitted on some charges

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was found guilty Monday of rape and sexual assault in Los Angeles, though the jury acquitted him on some counts. He is already serving time in New York on similar charges. Attorney Rachel Fiset joins CBS News’ John Dickerson to discuss this breaking story.

El Nuevo Dia – Federales diligenciaron siete órdenes de allanamiento para cuentas y celulares durante la pesquisa en el caso contra Wanda Vázquez


Bloomberg – Bankman-Fried’s Arrest in Bahamas Sets Up US Extradition Fight

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-12-13/ftx-founder-bankman-fried-s-arrest-sets-up-possible-extradition-fight?leadSource=uverify%20wall Bankman-Fried could ultimate decide to return to the US, said Michael Zweiback, a Los Angeles-based criminal defense lawyer with extradition experience. He said many Americans choose to return rather than sit in a foreign jail. Though Bankman-Fried was living in a luxury penthouse in the Bahamas, there’s no guarantee he would be released on […]

Understanding the Stark Law

The “Stark Law” is a common title for the federal Physician Self-Referral Law found at 42 U.S.C. § 1395nn. The Stark Law prohibits certain types of referrals for health services for which payments are submitted for reimbursement under federal health care programs including Medicaid and Medicare.  In brief, the federal Stark Law prohibits a physician […]

CNBC – Criminal defense attorney Michael Zweiback weighs in on the charges against Sam Bankman-Fried

CNBC’s Kate Rooney and Michael Zweiback, criminal defense attorney at ZFZ Law and former federal prosecutor, join ‘Power Lunch’ to discuss the indictment against Sam Bankman-Fried, the timeline of extradition, and the battle between Bahamas courts and U.S courts over FTX’s bankruptcy.

The Street – FTX Collapse: Bankman-Fried Wants to Avoid Arrest on U.S. Soil

https://www.thestreet.com/investing/cryptocurrency/ftx-collapse-bankman-fried-wants-to-avoid-arrest-on-us-soil “He’s in the Bahamas because he doesn’t want to be arrested, which will happen the minute he sets foot on U.S. soil,” said White-collar criminal defense attorney Michael Zweiback, co-founder of Los Angeles-based Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo LLP. “This is why he has created an artificial environment, saying he’s cooperating but doing so through […]

CBS News – Jury deliberations continue in Weinstein trial


Vulture – The Biggest Questions Ahead of the Tory Lanez–Megan Thee Stallion Trial

https://www.vulture.com/article/megan-thee-stallion-tory-lanez-trial-shooting-questions.html “It happens frequently that people change their story. Some of it is shock, and in talking to investigators, people get very nervous, and often they’ll not fully think through what they’re saying,” said Rachel Fiset, an L.A. criminal-defense attorney and C-founder of Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo LLP. “So you’ll have small misrepresentations in a case […]

CBS News – How is Harvey Weinstein’s Los Angeles trial different from New York prosecution?

Closing arguments are underway in the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct trial in Los Angeles. CBS News anchors Elaine Quijano and Errol Barnett spoke with Rachel Fiset, a co-founder and managing partner of the law firm Zweiback, Fiset and Zalduendo, about the case.

NewsNation – Analyst breaks down the Michael Vaughan case | NewsNation Live

Attorney Rachel Fiset explains what police are likely to be looking for in the case of missing boy Michael Vaughan, including the charges against Sarah Wondra who has been arrested for failing to report a death.

Newsweek – Donald Trump Loses His Free Pass Over Presidential Lawsuits

https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-absolute-immunity-lawsuit-president-1763488 Following Sullivan’s ruling, attorney Rachel Fiset, co-founder and managing partner of Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo law firm, has suggested that the former president could be at risk of being found liable in the defamation lawsuit if another judge agrees his comments are not protected by presidential immunity. “Trump is continually attempting to hide behind […]

Nicki Swift – Lawyer Blames Todd And Julie Chrisley’s Disastrous Legal Strategy For Stiff Sentences – Exclusive

https://www.nickiswift.com/1114287/lawyer-blames-todd-and-julie-chrisleys-disastrous-legal-strategy-for-stiff-sentences-exclusive/?utm_campaign=clip Michael Zweiback — a partner and co-founder of the Los Angeles-based law firm, Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo — told Nicki Swift exclusively that reality stars Todd and Julie Chrisley arguably played their cards wrong. Zweiback explained, “These are very stiff sentences, and I’m sure the Chrisleys were anticipating something much lower. They never took responsibility for […]

The Sun – Kim Kardashian ‘could win full custody’ of kids in divorce after Kanye West makes a major misstep and defies judge

https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/6733128/kim-kardashian-win-full-custody-kids-divorce-kanye/ Rachel Fiset, managing partner of Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo LLP, also gave her expert opinion on the situation. “After Kanye skipped this deposition, they’ve given him one more date to appear. If he doesn’t, he may face sanctions during their upcoming trial, such as a fine or a monetary award to Ms. Kardashian, and/or he may […]

NewsNation – Attorney: Man who drove into LA sheriff’s cadets fell asleep | Rush Hour

Lawyers for the driver who hit a group of sheriff’s cadets in Los Angeles say the crash was not intentional, disputing an account by the Los Angeles County sheriff. Attorneys for 22-year-old Nicholas Gutierrez say he fell asleep at the wheel while on his way to work, NewsNation affiliate KTLA reported. Legal analyst Rachel Fiset […]

KNX In-Depth – How important is the special counsel when it comes to investigating Donald Trump?

https://omny.fm/shows/knxam-on-demand/how-important-is-the-special-counsel-when-it-comes The investigations into former President Trump just got a lot more intriguing. Attorney General Merrick Garland has named Jack Smith as special counsel to oversee the Justice Department's investigations into Mr. Trump. Gregory Wallance is a former federal prosecutor in the Carter and Reagan administrations, where he was a member of the ABSCAM prosecution [...]

Fox Business – Criminal Defense Attorney Rachel Fiset Analyzes Elizabeth Holmes Sentencing & FTX

Criminal Defense Attorney Rachel Fiset joins Liz Claman on The Claman Countdown on Fox Business Network to discuss predictions in the Elizbeth Holmes Theranos sentencing and the FTX Crypto Lawsuit against FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried and many high-profile celebrities.

ZFZ awarded Daily Journal’s “Top Boutique” 2022

Are Whistleblowers Protected Under the False Claims Act?

The reasons for pursuing a False Claims Act (or “FCA”) claim are significant: a person who comes forward with actionable evidence of fraud perpetrated against the federal government by a business – whether in the form of Medicare and/or Medicaid fraud, customs fraud. oil and gas royalty fraud, military procurement fraud, or any other basis […]

KNX In-Depth – Rachel Fiset discusses Justice Department action if Trump runs for president

https://podcasts.apple.com/sk/podcast/knx-in-depth-president-biden-and-donald-trump-on/id1423814166?i=1000585408491 There are reports that Mr. Trump could announce another presidential run as early as tonight. We go In Depth into how the Justice Department could react.

WGN Radio – Rachel Fiset discusses the Darrell Brooks trial in Waukesha

What is Customs Fraud?

For essentially the entirety of American history, the US federal government has set in place various types of customs duties in order to promote domestic businesses by attempting to combat what is perceived as unfair competition by foreign businesses and/or foreign governments.  The common types of current practices by such foreign businesses and governments that […]

Nicki Swift – Lawyers Agree Tory Lanez’s House Arrest Exposes His Red Flags Ahead Of Megan Thee Stallion Trial

https://www.nickiswift.com/1074943/lawyers-agree-tory-lanezs-house-arrest-exposes-his-red-flags-ahead-of-megan-thee-stallion-trial-exclusive/?utm_campaign=clip [Rachel] Fiset noted that the house arrest order may not make it to the jury, but it does indicate that the judge seems to buy the prosecution’s noncompliance argument. “That could help the prosecution in requests that are completely up to the judge — pretrial orders and things like that,” Fiset said. She added, […]

New York Post – Kanye West will likely have a hard time finding new divorce lawyer: experts

https://nypost.com/2022/10/25/kanye-west-could-struggle-to-find-new-divorce-lawyer-experts/ Lawyer Rachel Fiset added that a firm might not want to align themselves with the comments that West made because it could drive away Jewish people they represent. “An attorney needs to do a financial analysis of who they represent,” Fiset said. “They may lose clients as a result of representing Kanye.”

Newsweek – Donald Trump Breaks Silence on Steve Bannon: ‘Fighting for His Country’

https://www.newsweek.com/trump-steve-bannon-contempt-congress-1754151 Criminal defense attorney Rachel Fiset said Bannon’s appeal process will be be lengthy, suggesting the Trump ally could be playing a “stalling game” in the hope that a new president may ultimately officer him a pardon. “I do get the feeling the judge was trying to walk a line between the prosecutors’ request and […]

NewsNation – ‘He has done himself no favors’: Attorney on Waukesha parade attack suspect | Rush Hour

“He has done himself no favors,” Criminal defense attorney Rachel Fiset said weighing in on the trial of the Wisconsin man accused of killing six people and injuring dozens when he allegedly drove his SUV through a Christmas parade last year.

CBS News – Jury finds Kevin Spacey not liable in sex abuse trial

A New York City jury Thursday found Kevin Spacey not liable for battery in his sexual abuse trial. Actor Anthony Rapp had claimed the Academy Award winner was sexually inappropriate toward him when he was 14. Jurors decided that Rapp did not prove his allegations. Legal analyst Rachel Fiset joined John Dickerson to discuss the […]

ZFZ is awarded Daily Journal’s Top Boutique!

NY Daily News – Nikolas Cruz avoids death penalty after jury recommends life in prison

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-parkland-nikolas-cruz-sentencing-20221013-sngqhvlu4bf5jihvua6ddj2dsi-story.html “That is a huge defense win for Cruz’s heinous acts. The defense — while heavily criticized for its actions — stopped while they were ahead and it clearly affected the jury in the best way possible for their young client,”said Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer Rachel Fiset, co-founder of Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo LLP.

Can I Get Fired for Bringing a Health Care Fraud Whistleblower Case?

One of the most common types of fraud committed against state and federal government – and one that is frequently prosecuted by enforcement agencies – is that of Medicaid and Medicare fraud. There are a number of state and federal statutes that create civil and criminal penalties for engaging in health care fraud, but two […]

KNXAM – Hunter Biden faces possible criminal charges

https://omny.fm/shows/knxam-on-demand/hunter-biden-faces-possible-criminal-charges Could the son of a president face criminal charges? The Washington Post reports federal agents investigating Hunter Biden believe they have gathered enough evidence to charge the first son with tax crimes as well as a false statement related to a gun purchase.  The decision to charge Hunter Biden though would be made by [...]

CBS News – Indictments in Flint case deemed invalid

Seven defendants who were facing federal charges related to the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, have had those charges dropped. Rachel Fiset, co-founder and senior partner at Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo, LLC, breaks down the legal arguments being made for and against the defendants and the potential for them to face future legal action.

What Does The Federal False Claims Act Forbid?

The federal False Claims Act (FCA) makes it illegal to knowingly defraud the federal government in a variety of scenarios, including submitting inflated and/or otherwise fraudulent Medicaid/Medicare claims, providing substandard goods or services to the U.S. military, and customs fraud.  Billions of dollars have been recovered for the federal government over the many decades of […]

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Understanding The Silenced No More Act

What Is The Silenced No More Act? For many years, confidentiality and non-disparagement clauses have been common in employment-related agreements, including, among other things, employment contracts signed at the commencement of employment along with termination or severance agreements concluding such employment. Typically, these clauses worked to limit what the employee or former employee could say […]

NewsNation – What’s next after Adnan Syed’s conviction tossed? | Rush Hour

A Baltimore judge on Monday ordered the release of Adnan Syed after overturning Syed’s conviction for the 1999 murder of high school student Hae Min Lee, a case that was chronicled in the hit podcast “Serial.” Prosecutors have 30 days to decide whether to retry him, and attorney Rachel Fiset said prosecutors are likely working […]

Understanding the Federal False Claims Act and the California False Claims Act

What Is The False Claims Act The federal False Claims Act – or FCA as it is commonly known – is a law originally enacted during the Civil War as a way of preventing unscrupulous private suppliers to the Union Army from defrauding the federal government by providing inferior goods. The FCA was notable in […]

Michael Zweiback & Rachel Fiset are recognized by Best Lawyers® 2023

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NewsNation – Defense rests unexpectedly in Parkland school shooter case | Rush Hour

Attorneys for Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz suddenly rested their case Wednesday after calling only a fraction of their expected witnesses. Rachel Fiset, managing partner at Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo LLP, said the defense team was likely trying to stop while they believed they were ahead.

When Is Title IX Applicable?

When people hear the words “Title IX” (aka “Title 9”), they may immediately think of high school and college sports.

Securities Fraud In California

Securities Fraud: Not Just for Wall Street Traders The term securities fraud may bring to mind a certain type of conduct that happens in Wall Street banks and investment firms, far from the day-to-day work of entrepreneurs and small businesses in the big cities and small towns of California. Unfortunately, many people who are engaged […]

El Nuevo Dia – Julio Herrera Velutini: Federal Judge orders held on a $1 million secured bond

After turning himself in on Wednesday at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) offices in San Juan, banker Julio Herrera Velutini pleaded not guilty to charges related to the corruption case against former governor Wanda Vázquez Garced. Attorney Michael Zweiback joined him in Puerto Rico.

How California Strengthened Whistleblower Protections In 2022

Protections for Whistleblowers Under California Law Deciding to become a whistleblower in the context of disclosing information relating to wrongdoing within an organization that also employs you is not an easy one. It is natural and prudent to be concerned about what will happen to your employment and future prospects both within and outside of […]

CBS News – Major media companies push for release of Mar-a-Lago affidavit

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/major-media-companies-push-for-release-of-mar-a-lago-affidavit/#x A federal judge is holding a hearing in Florida on Thursday to discuss the affidavit supporting the search warrant executed at Mar-a-Lago. Many of the nation’s largest media outlets, including CBS News, are arguing for its release. CBS News legal contributor Jessica Levinson and Rachel Fiset, co-founder and managing partner of law firm Zweiback, […]

CourtTV – Vanessa Bryant Files Invasion of Privacy Civil Lawsuit

Attorney Rachel Fiset discusses Vanessa Bryant’s lawsuit against Los Angeles County, which alleges first responders took and shared photos of her husband Kobe Bryant’s dead body after his fatal helicopter crash in 2020, which also killed the couple’s daughter, Gianna.

NewsNation Prime – Attorney breaks down search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home

Defense attorney Rachel Fiset joins NewsNation “Prime” to analyze the FBI raid of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate and Trump’s invoking of the 5th amendment in a separate New York court case.

CBS News – “Very unprecedented”: Legal expert on the impact of FBI’s Mar-a-Lago search

The FBI searched former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort Monday as part of an investigation into a possible mishandling of classified documents. CBS News’ Lana Zak speaks with attorney Rachel Fiset, a co-founder and managing partner of Zweiback, Fiset and Coleman, to discuss the potential legal ramifications.

NewsNation Prime – Alex Jones ordered to pay $45.2M more to Sandy Hook parents

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXmgrv9rmgw 8/5/2022 - Alex Jones will be paying a lot more than $4 million to the parents of Sandy Hook victims. The jury ordered him Friday to pay an additional $45.2 million in punitive damages, on top of the $4.1 million they awarded on Thursday. Jones lost a defamation lawsuit after he propagated conspiracies that [...]

When Do White-Collar Crimes Become A Federal Offense?

Business activities – even ones that may seem benign or well within a common industry practice – can lead to both state and/or federal investigations or prosecutions against both individuals and business entities, including those persons who may not be suspected of committing the specific underlying criminal act but rather agreed to a plan to […]

Newsy Tonight – Breaking down the legal challenges facing former President Donald Trump

Rachel Fiset speaks to Chance Seales about the legal challenges facing Trump following the damning January 6th hearings.

How To Respond To A Data Breach 

The theft of business information by a party seeking to obtain an unfair competitive advantage or simply plunder assets has likely been with us since the dawn of human business activities themselves. In recent years, however, the risks posed to businesses of all sizes have become greater than ever in a world of previously unimagined […]

CBS News – Temporary restraining order lifted against Ricky Martin

Attorney Rachel Fiset speaks on the temporary restraining order filed earlier this month against pop star Ricky Martin, as well as what it means now that the order has been dropped.

NewsNation Prime – Charges dropped in bodega stabbing

Defense attorney Rachel Fiset joins the show to discuss the decision by the Manhattan district attorney to drop charges against a bodega worker who stabbed and killed a man who attacked him.

How Is Title IX Enforced?

“Title IX” – referring to a specific section of the Education Amendments of 1972 which applies to any school or education program that receives federal funds – is an often misunderstood and somewhat complex area of law, and the shorthand of “Title IX” has come to refer to a number of related but often distinct […]

NewsNation Prime – Longtime suspect and his father stand trial in Kristin Smart case

A trial is underway in connection to the disappearance of Kristin Smart. It’s a case that captivated the country ever since the young college freshman mysteriously vanished in 1996. Her body has never been found, but prosecutors think they know who killed her.

NewsNation Prime – Legal expert explains self-defense laws

Defense lawyer Rachel Fiset joins NewsNation “Prime” to explain self-defense laws and how they differ across states. Some states, like Florida, have “stand your ground laws,” while others have “retreat” laws.

CBS News – January 6 committee accuses Trump of possible witness tampering

The House committee investigating Jan. 6 says evidence shows former president Donald Trump attempted to contact one of its cooperating witnesses. CBS News chief election and campaign specialist Robert Costa and Rachel Fiset, co-founder and managing partner of Zweiback, Fiset and Coleman LLP, discuss the allegations.

What Are Qui Tam Lawsuits?

The phrase “qui tam” – like many legal terms that still exist in American usage today – derives from Latin. It is shorthand for the longer phrase “qui tam pro domino rege quam pro se ipso in hac parte sequitur.” For those rusty on their Latin phraseology, this is translated in English as: “He who […]

NewsNation Prime – Bodega stabbing “looks like self defense:” Analyst

Rachel Fiset, an attorney with Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo, says the New York bodega worker facing a murder charge has a strong argument for self-defense based on the video released so far.

Yahoo News – Johnny Depp’s lawyers say Amber Heard knew about juror discrepancy, reject ‘frivolous’ claims for mistrial

by Taryn Rider | July 11, 2022 Johnny Depp responded to Amber Heard‘s attempt to toss the verdict and $10.35 million judgment from their defamation trial. In Monday’s filing obtained by Yahoo Entertainment, Depp’s legal team declares “the verdict was well supported by the overwhelming evidence, consistent with the law, and should not be set aside.” Heard’s lawyers laid out […]

How Do RICO Charges Work in California?

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act – or RICO as it is more commonly referred to – was enacted by the federal government in 1970 to combat and indeed eradicate Mafia-style organized crime in the United States. While the federal RICO law may bring to mind images of John Gotti and The Sopranos, it […]

NewsNation Prime – Accused gunman could testify on behalf of parents

June 28, 2022 – Are they throwing their son under the bus to save themselves? The parents of the 15-year-old charged with a shooting rampage at a Michigan high school could call on their son to testify in their case.

What Is The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act?

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – or FCPA as it is often referred to – is an unusual yet powerful federal law in that it specifically targets activities by individuals and businesses that occur outside of the United States. While federal criminal laws typically do not provide for jurisdiction over events occurring in foreign countries, […]

What Are The Elements of a False Claims Act Claim?

Defendants in a False Claims Act claim (also referred to as an FCA claim or “qui tam” claim when pursued by a private plaintiff) who are accused of submitting a false claim to a state or federal government – for example where an entity or individual charges the government for services that were never provided, […]

Physician Liability Under Stark Laws and the Anti-Kickback Statute 

Physicians and other health care providers can face significant financial and reputational consequences for alleged violations of the federal Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, and, with respect to the latter, a physician may face up to ten years in prison and felony conviction. Both the Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute apply to physicians and […]

Fox 11 News – Rachel Fiset comments on a Controversial New Pet Adoption Policy

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – June 13, 2002 – by Gina Silva At Shelter Hope Pet Shop in Thousand Oaks, the angry, threatening calls keep on coming in.  “Get the hell out of our country psychopath,” said a man who didn’t leave his name. The emails in the thousands are also jamming the inbox. All because owner Kim Sill is asking this question on […]

NewsNation Prime – Murder Case Goes To Trial 26 Years After Girl Vanishes

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z4rWROyFzg June 13, 2002 - Twelve jurors and eight alternates will be chosen for the murder trial of Kristin Smart — some 26 years after her disappearance. But as a classmate and his father stand trial for her murder starting at the top of July, a change of venue and a strict gag order have [...]

NewsNation – Rachel Fiset on Simone Biles Suing FBI for $1B

June 9, 2022 – Former Olympic gymnasts, including gold medalist Simone Biles, are among dozens of assault victims who are seeking more than $1 billion from the FBI for failing to stop sports doctor Larry Nassar, lawyers said Wednesday.

Spectrum News – Rachel Fiset on Final Verdicts in the Johnny Depp Trial

https://youtu.be/RN5zs8K1xYc June 4, 2022 - Rachel Fiset discusses the final verdict in the Johnny Depp defamation trial.

A Current Affair – Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: Who’s the real winner? Rachel Fiset weighs in

https://www.facebook.com/ACurrentAffair9/ June 2, 2022 It’s the verdict that has divided the world. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s defamation case has wide-ranging implications, so who’s the real winner. Rachel Fiset weighs in on the verdict.

ABC 7 – Nipsey Hussle murder: Man accused of killing rapper faces trial

Criminal attorney Rachel Fiset said the COVID pandemic delay could possibly complicate the case. https://abc7.com/nipsey-hussle-murder-trial-eric-holder-los-angeles-county-la-of/11919782/ June 2, 2022 By Rob Hayes LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The murder trial of the man accused of gunning down rapper Nipsey Hussle has begun in Los Angeles after a more than a three-year delay due to the pandemic. Jury selection […]

CBS – Legal analyst, Rachel Fiset, weighs in on Johnny Depp-Amber Heard verdict

June 1, 2022 A jury in Virginia awarded Johnny Depp $15 million in damages and his ex-wife Amber Heard was awarded $2 million in their dueling libel lawsuits. CBS News legal contributor Jessica Levinson and Rachel Fiset, co-founder and managing partner of Zweiback, Fiset and Coleman LLP, join CBS News along with correspondent Christina Ruffini […]

CBCNN Live – Rachel Fiset on Verdict in Amber Heard and Johnny Depp Defamation Trial

June 1, 2022 – A jury in Virginia awarded Johnny Depp $15 million in damages and his ex-wife Amber Heard was awarded $2 million in their dueling libel lawsuits.

Yahoo News – No verdict yet in Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial: What experts say so far

May 31, 2022 Deliberations will enter a third day in Johnny Depp and Amber Heard‘s multimillion-dollar defamation case as no verdict was reached after eight hours on Tuesday. The jury, comprising five men and two women, were given 37-pages of instructions while weighing Depp’s $50 million defamation claim and Heard’s counterclaim of $100 million. Experts aren’t surprised there is no […]

CBS News – Rachel Fiset on Depp Trial As Jury Starts Deliberations

May 28, 2022  Jurors started their deliberations Friday in the civil libel trial between actors Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard, following six weeks of courtroom drama that peeled back the curtain on the stars’ troubled marriage. Depp is suing Heard for $50 million in Virginia’s Fairfax County Circuit Court over a December 2018 op-ed she wrote […]

Yahoo News – Was Amber Heard ‘rehearsed’ or ‘consistent’ on the stand? Experts weigh in on Johnny Depp trial

May 20, 2022 – Amber Heard spent four days on the stand in her defamation trial, testifying in detail about more than 10 instances of alleged abuse at the hands of Johnny Depp. The Aquaman star spent most of her time appealing to the jury directly, breaking down as she recounted allegations of sexual assault. Depp, who didn’t look at the actress […]

Court TV – Rachel Fiset Comments on Amber Heard’s Latest Testimony in the Johnny Depp Defamation Trial

May 16, 2022 – Rachel Fiset & Former Prosecutor, Josh Ritter, discuss Amber Heard’s latest testimony in the Johnny Depp defamation trial.

Business Insider – White-collar crime: Non-violent crimes committed for financial gain

May 6, 2022 The FBI estimates that white-collar crimes cost its victims $300 billion each year. Rachel Fiset comments on how technological advancements in the finance world, such as decentralized finance (DeFi) and the adoption of cryptocurrency, has made fighting white-collar crime more expensive and increasingly difficult. Read the full article BusinessInsider.com

ABC News – Amber Heard Takes the Stand

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Bloomberg Law – McKinsey’s ‘Ghoulish’ Opioid Sales Advice Holds Legal Ground

May 5, 2022 – Documents showing McKinsey & Company encouraged Purdue Pharma to pay out thousands in rebates per opioid overdose raise ethical red flags for the global consulting firm, but advice without implementation falls short of breaking the law, attorneys say. Cash prizes and “unrivaled recognition” were among the perks McKinsey suggested to Purdue salespeople as part of […]

NewsNation Prime- Rachel Fiset on Santa Fe Sheriff’s Controversial Release of ‘Rust’ Evidence

April 30, 2022 Rachel Fiset on why the Santa Fe Sheriff released a ‘mountain of evidence’ relating to the ‘Rust’ investigation.    

NewsNation – Olivia Wilde served custody papers while on stage

J.J. BullockPosted: APR 28, 2022 / 08:29 PM CDT | Updated: APR 28, 2022 / 08:31 PM CDTjavascript:false (NewsNation) — Hollywood star Olivia Wilde, known for co-starring in the Tron movies, was served custody papers in her split with Ted Lasso star Jason Sudeikis — while on stage at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. Wilde was on stage talking about […]

NewsNation – Rachel Fiset on Latest Developments in Rust Shooting Investigation

April 25, 2022 – Newly released body camera footage from the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office shows the aftermath of the deadly “Rust” movie set shooting involving Alec Baldwin. Criminal Defense Attorney Rachel Fiset helps break down it down on “NewsNation Prime.” “This is a really interesting development, and it’s not all the time that […]

Los Angeles Times – Rachel Fiset on Johnny Depp’s Defamation Trial

April 20, 2022 Rachel Fiset says, “Attorneys usually seek more control over their witnesses…But Depp’s attorneys are giving him the freedom to say what he wants…He has provided so much information that it opens him up to a lot of leading questions that may make him look less credible.” Read the entire article at https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-04-20/johnny-depp-testimony-fingertip-trial-amber-heard-defamation

Court TV Live – Rachel Fiset on Johnny Depp’s Testimony in Defamation Trial

April 20, 2022 – Rachel Fiset weighs in on whether Actor Johnny Depp’s testimony was convincing in his defense against fourteen different accusations of abuse by Amber Heard. In his testimony, Depp scoffed at the notion that his constant quarrels with ex-wife Amber Heard would ever prompt him to hit her, and instead portrayed Heard […]

Rachel Fiset honored among the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2022 Women of Influence- Attorneys List

Women Of Influence: Attorneys – Rachel Fiset

Nicki Swift – Rachel Fiset on the Legal Reason Chris Rock Might Be Hesitant to Sue Will Smith

April 18, 2022 Lawyers Explain The Complicated Legal Reason Chris Rock Might Be Hesitant To Sue Will Smith There has already been a ton of fallout from that time Will Smith slapped Chris Rock in the face on stage at the Oscars (remember that!?). Smith got to keep his Oscar, but was forced to resign […]

Court TV – Rachel Fiset weighs in on Amber Heard’s Accusations of Abuse in Depp Defamation Trial

April 14, 2022 – Rachel Fiset weighs is on Amber Heard’s accusation of abuse in Depp Defamation Trial. (Part 2 of 2)  

Spectrum News – Academy Bans Will Smith

April 11, 2022 – Rachel Fiset discusses the details and consequences of the Academy’s actions against Will Smith.

USA Today – Rachel Fiset Weighs in on What the Academy’s 10-year ban means for Will Smith and future Oscar nominations

April 8, 2022 – Maria Puente Most people not in Hollywood are likely wondering: What does this mean for Smith’s future and his future projects, which could involve hundreds or even thousands of blameless movie workers? Here’s a look at what this means in terms of practical consequences, with help from some legal experts: What […]

NewsNation – Rachel Fiset on Will Smith’s 10-Year Ban from Academy Awards

April 8, 2022 – The board of governors for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences banned actor Will Smith from any academy events for 10 years after the actor assaulted comedian Chris Rock at the Oscars.  

Bloomberg Law – Rachel Fiset on Will Smith’s Assault of Chris Rock at the Academy Awards

April 2, 2022 – Rachel Fiset, Managing Partner of Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo, discusses the continuing fallout for actor Will Smith after he slapped comedian Chris Rock at the Oscars. June Grasso hosts.

NewsNation – Michael Zweiback on Plot to Kidnap Gretchen Whitmer

April 1, 2022 – Jurors began deliberating in the case of the alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Michael Zweiback, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Central District of California, joins NewsNation Prime to offer his analysis of the case.

NewsNation – Rachel Fiset on the latest developments in “Slap Gate”

March 29, 2022 – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will meet on Wednesday to decide what, if any, sanctions it will levy on Will Smith for slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars. Rachel Fiset, an attorney who previously worked for the Academy, joins NewsNation Prime to offer her analysis of the choices […]

Bloomberg Law – Rachel Fiset Weighs In On Potential Consequences For Will Smith Over Oscar Slap

March 30, 2022 – Rachel Fiset, Managing Partner of Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo, discusses the legal and professional consequences for actor Will Smith after he slapped comedian Chris Rock at the Oscars.

KNX Radio Live – Rachel Fiset on the Oscars slap–Will Smith escapes punishment for now

March 28, 2022 – It was the slap heard and seen around the world. Now the Academy has condemned Will Smith’s actions against Chris Rock and has started a formal review into what happened. We go In Depth into Will Smith, Chris Rock and the Oscars.

USA Today – Academy launches formal review after Will Smith slaps Chris Rock on the Oscars stage

March 28, 2022 by Maria Puente and Marina Pitofsky Chris Rock declined to file a police report Sunday after Will Smith slapped him onstage at the Academy Awards, Los Angeles police appeared to confirm.    But now the Academy says it will investigate on its own, releasing a statement Monday afternoon: “The Academy condemns the actions of […]

Newsy – Rachel Fiset on Racial Discrimination lawsuit against Wells Fargo

March 21, 2022 – A homebuyer has filed a class action suit against Wells Fargo, claiming the bank discriminated against African American borrowers through its mortgage origination and underwriting practices. Christopher Williams filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Wells Fargo, which is headquartered in San Francisco. […]

Spectrum News – Michael Zweiback on the impact of U.S. Economic Sanctions on Russia

Good Morning Britain – Rachel Fiset comments on Prince Andrew’s Settlement in Sexual Assualt Case

Feb 16, 2022 — Prince Andrew has settled the sexual abuse lawsuit with Virginia Giuffre after he agreed an undisclosed deal said to be worth £7.5million. With no admission of guilt Prince Andrew acknowledged Virginia Giuffre has been a victim of abuse and unfair public attacks. He also expressed regrets for his association with Jeffrey […]

Yahoo Finance – Michael Zweiback on Key Role of Cyberattacks in Russia’s Strategy in the Ukraine.

February 24, 2022 – Michael Zweiback weighs in on the key role of cyberattacks in Russia’s war strategy in the Ukraine. What is the impact on Ukraine civilians? Could these strategies redefine cyber warfare?  

Court TV – Rachel Fiset on Ahmaud Arbery Federal Hate Crimes Trial

February 16, 2022- Rachel Fiset talks with Michael Ayala on Court TV as testimony continues in federal hate crimes trial in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.

Court TV – Rachel Fiset comments on Release of Animation of Deadly Set Shooting of Halyna Hutchins

February 22, 2022 – Trial Attorney, Rachel Fiset, comments on the release of animated reenactment of Halyna Hutchins death detailing the ongoing safety breaches on the production set of “Rust”.

CGTN – Rachel Fiset on Sandy Hook Mass Shooting Settlement and its Impact on Gun Makers

February 19, 2022 – Families who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook mass shooting were awarded 72 million dollars this week by insurers of the company that made the gun used in the attack. Gun control advocates say the landmark case could act as a blueprint for other cases. Federal law largely shields gunmakers […]

NewsNation – Rachel Fiset on Alec Baldwin sued by family of Halyna Hutchins


Court TV – Rachel Fiset on “Stand Your Ground” laws and Recent Road Rage Shooting Caught on Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4_1vHRE-z8 February 3, 2022 - A dashcam video shows what police are calling an incident of road rage on a Florida interstate. The video shows a Florida man, identified as Eric Popper, allegedly firing a gun at another motorist while driving on I-95 in northwest Miami-Dade. Popper has been charged in the June 21 incident. [...]

NewsNation Now – TX teens accused of killing stepfather of alleged abuse of sister


Good Morning Britain – Prince Andrew Demands Jury Trial

January 27, 2022 – Rachel Fiset discusses Prince Andrew’s demand for a jury trial in the Virginia Giuffre sexual assault case. In a letter to Judge Lewis Kaplan on Wednesday, Andrew’s attorney Andrew Brettler set out a detailed response to Ms Giuffre’s allegations.

Black News Channel (BNC) – Rachel Fiset on the No Surprises Act

https://youtu.be/cvrsV-A2HuU January 24, 2022 The No Surprises Act, which bans most unexpected medical charges from out-of-network providers, is scheduled to go into effect January 1. It will apply to about 10 million surprise bills a year, according to federal estimates. Rachel Fiset discusses the details of the new bill.

Spectrum News – Rachel Fiset Discusses Felony Charges in Deadly Tesla Autopilot Crash

January, 22, 2022 – Spectrum News A Tesla Model S driver accused of crashing his car while Autopilot was activated had run a red light and slammed into a Honda Civic, killing its occupants. Rachel Fiset discusses how this case raises new legal questions about automated driving technology. “What’s interesting about this case is that […]

NewsNation – Rachel Fiset weighs in on Felony Charges in fatal Tesla autopilot crash


Good Morning Britain – Rachel Fiset Reacts to Developments in Prince Andrew’s Sexual Abuse Case

January 13, 2022 – Good Morning Britain Rachel Fiset discusses Prince Andrew’s sexual abuse lawsuit after a judge in New York rejected his efforts to dismiss the case brought by Virginia Giuffre. Prince Andrew’s legal team had argued that Giuffre’s 2009 settlement with Epstein protected the duke from her lawsuit.    

Good Morning Britain – Rachel Fiset on Prince Andrew’s request for sexual assault case dismissal

January 5, 2011 – Good Morning Britian Criminal defense attorney, Rachel Fiset, discusses Prince Andrew’s lawyers request to dismiss civil sexual assault case after settlement with Epstein is released.

Yahoo Finance – Elizabeth Holmes likely to face ‘double-digit sentence’ for fleecing investors, experts predict

Watch the entire story here: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/elizabeth-holmes-theranos-prison-sentence-220302258.html January 4, 2022 – Criminal law experts expect Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes to be sentenced to more than a decade in prison after a jury found her guilty of defrauding investors in her blood-testing startup of millions of dollars. “I could easily see the judge impose a double-digit sentence here,” former […]

Fox News – Rachel Fiset says Alec Baldwin’s interview following ‘Rust’ shooting ‘was a mistake,’ legal experts say: It ‘may backfire’

12/3/2021 – Fox News Legal experts believe Alec Baldwin should have given his televised interview a second thought before speaking out. On Thursday night, the actor gave his first sit-down since the Oct. 21 shooting on the set of the Western film “Rust.” The 63-year-old told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that he did not pull the trigger […]

NewsNation – Rachel Fiset on Elizabeth Holme’s Conviction

https://www.newsnationnow.com/video/elizabeth-holmes-guilty-of-fraud-conspiracy-newsnation-prime/7275249/ January 3, 2022- Rachel Fiset comments on Elizabeth Home’s conviction.

NewsNation Rush Hour – Criminal lawyer Rachel Fiset on the Ghislaine Maxwell verdict

December 29, 2021 – The British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted Wednesday of luring teenage girls to be sexually abused by the American millionaire Jeffrey Epstein. The verdict capped a monthlong trial featuring sordid accounts of the sexual exploitation of girls as young as 14, told by four women who described being abused as teens […]

BBC World News – Rachel Fiset on the Ghislaine Maxwell guilty verdict

December 29, 2021 – A jury convicts British socialite, Ghislaine Maxwell, for grooming underage girls for sex.

NewsNation Prime – Criminal lawyer Rachel Fiset on the Kim Potter verdict

December 23, 2021 – Jurors on Thursday convicted a suburban Minneapolis police officer of two manslaughter charges in the killing of Daunte Wright, a Black motorist she shot during a traffic stop after she said she confused her gun for her Taser. The second-degree manslaughter charge required prosecutors to prove that Potter caused Wright’s death […]

Forbes – Michael Zweiback on OSHA’s Launch of Criminal Investigation Into Amazon Warehouse Hit By Tornado

December 21, 2021 by Edward Segal It’s often a matter of time after a disaster or other crisis when an investigation is launched to find out what happened, how, why and the lessons to be learned. In the wake of a historic crisis, the investigation is likely to happen sooner rather than later. On Monday, […]

Good Morning Britain – Rachel Fiset Discusses Alec Baldwin’s On-Camera Interview Following Tragic Death

December 2, 2021 – Good Morning Britain “… He’s clearly devastated… and he feels like he has to defend himself. He was clearly coached by an attorney where he was cleared to say ‘someone is to blame for this and it is not me’. That admission in and of itself could be problematic in that […]

NewsNation Prime – Rachel Fiset cautions against speaking publicly during an active investigation

December 2, 2021 – NewsNation Prime Alec Baldwin said he feels incredible sadness and regret over the shooting that killed a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set, but not guilt. “Someone is responsible for what happened, and I can’t say who that is, but it’s not me,” Baldwin said in an ABC interview with […]

Forbes – Rachel Fiset on why employees don’t trust HR staff and what can be done about it

November 28, 2021 – Some crisis situations burst on the scene and are in plain view for the world to see. Others can simmer for months or years out of sight, out of mind and under the radar of corporate executives. The lack of trust that employees have in their company’s HR staff is an […]

How Will Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner’s Brands be impacted by Astroworld tragedy? Experts weigh in.

November 24, 2021 – Yahoo News (Photo: Getty Images for Netflix) Kylie Jenner returned to social media for the first time since she was criticized for her handling of the Astroworld tragedy while partner Travis Scott remains out of the public eye. It has been less than three weeks since the rapper performed during the deadly concert that killed 10 people and injured hundreds […]

CBS Los Angeles – Rachel Fiset Breaks Down The Verdicts In Trial Against Men Convicted Of Killing Ahmaud Arbery

November 24, 2021 – CBS Los Angeles Pat Harvey and Jeff Vaughn speak with Criminal Defense Attorney Rachel Fiset about the specific list of charges against the men convicted of killing Ahmaud Arbery. Watch the entire interview at CBS Los Angeles    

Spectrum News – Rachel Fiset on Jury Deliberation in Rittenhouse Trial

November 19, 2021 Rachel Fiset on Spectrum News discussing Rittenhouse trial hours before he was found not-guilty. Watch the news clip here.

Spectrum News – Rachel Fiset comments on Rittenhouse verdict

November 19, 2021 – Spectrum News Rachel Fiset discusses Rittenhouse verdict. Watch the segment at https://youtu.be/DoSYHhCNzi4.  

BBC News – Rachel Fiset on the Rittenhouse verdict

November 19, 2021 – BBC News Rachel Fiset reacts to the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse.  

Spectrum News – Rachel Fiset on “Rust” Lawsuits

November 13, 2021 – Spectrum News Rachel Fiset on Spectrum news discussing lawsuits filed in connection with shooting on “Rust” production. Watch the interview here.

Bloomberg Law – Rachel Fiset discusses Possible Criminal Charges in Deadly Houston Concert

Share on Twitter November 13, 2021 – Bloomberg Law Podcast Rachel Fiset, managing partner of Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo, discusses the potential criminal and civil legal actions from the deadly Travis Scott concert. Listen to the interview here 

Court TV Live- Rachel Fiset discusses the trial of Ahmaud Arbery

November 12, 2021 – Court TV Live Rachel Fiset comments as the State of Georgia lays out its case against the three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery. Watch the story here.

Reuters – Rachel Fiset discusses mounting lawsuits after deadly crush at Travis Scott concert

Lawsuits mount after deadly crush at Travis Scott concert November 9, 2011 – Reuters Partner, Rachel Fiset, and Houston litigators discuss where liability may fall in the aftermath of Friday’s tragedy at Scott’s Astroworld Festival, where 8 people died and hundreds more were injured. Watch the interview here.  

Fox Business – Rachel Fiset discusses Potential Liability and Financial Implications in the Travis Scott Concert Deaths

Travis Scott’s Astroworld: Experts talk potential financial implications for rapper, Live Nation   November 8, 2021 – Fox Business At the Houston, Texas performance, eight people died in what authorities are calling a “mass casualty incident,” which saw more injured after a crowd surge while Scott was on stage. Scott has been forward about his intention to pay […]

Yahoo News – Rachel Fiset comments on Alec Baldwin’s Video

November 5, 2021 – Yahoo News “‘Rust’ Shooting: Alec Baldwin is ‘hurting himself in unimaginable ways,’ says crisis PR expert” (Getty Images)   It’s been two weeks since Halyna Hutchins was killed on the set of Rust, and there are still questions about how such a tragedy occurred. Alec Baldwin, star and producer of the Western indie film, fired a gun during rehearsal […]

CBS Mornings – Rachel Fiset reacts to Alec Baldwin’s comments on death of Halyna Hutchins

November 1, 2021 – CBS Mornings Rachel Fiset reacts to Alec Baldwin’s on-camera appearance where he speaks for the first time on the deadly shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, calling it a “one-in-a-trillion” event. He said he is in close contact with her husband and nine-year-old son.

BBC World News – Rachel Fiset discusses potential for criminal charges against Alec Baldwin

October 27, 2021 – Rachel Fiset weighs in on the potential for criminal charges against Alec Baldwin.  “I don’t think Alec Baldwin will have charges brought against him in his capacity as the shooter. I think there are no facts to suggest that he had any intent to kill Ms. Hutchins, or that he thought […]

Newsy – Rachel Fiset discusses the investigation of the shooting death of Halyna Hutchins

October 27, 2021 – Rachel Fiset talks with Newsy regarding the investigation of the shooting death of Halyna Hutchins. Watch the entire story here.

CNN Newsroom – Rachel Fiset discusses potential criminal charges for the fatal shooting on the set of “Rust”

October 27, 2021 – CNN Newsroom The Santa Fe County district attorney said on Tuesday that she was not ruling out criminal charges in last week’s fatal shooting on a film set. Rachel Fiset weighs in on the D.A.’s statement and potential for criminal charges. Watch the entire story here.

NewsNation Prime – Rachel Fiset on Possible Criminal Charges in Deadly ‘Rust’ Movie Shooting

October 27, 2021- News Nation Prime Investigators said Wednesday that there was “some complacency” in how weapons were handled on the movie set where Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed a cinematographer and wounded another person, but it’s too soon to determine whether charges will be filed. Rachel Fiset joins NewsNation Prime to discuss what […]

Good Morning Britain – Rachel Fiset discusses Prince Andrew’s sexual assualt lawsuit

October 26, 2021 – Good Morning Britian A U.S. district judge on Monday ruled that Prince Andrew, Duke of York, must make himself available for questioning by July 14, 2022 in a civil lawsuit brought against him by an alleged victim of Jeffrey Epstein. Rachel Fiset, managing partner of Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo, discusses what […]

Fox News – Rachel Fiset weighs in on charges Alec Baldwin and ‘Rust’ crew members could face over accidental shooting

October 26, 2021 – Fox News The death of Halyna Hutchins on the set of “Rust” may have been an accident, but it’s possible those involved with the incident could still face civil or legal ramifications. Following the release of a search warrant executed by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s office, detectives uncovered that there were three […]

NewsNation Prime – Rachel Fiset on the Potential Legal Fallout for Halyna Hutchins’ Death

October 25, 2021 – NewsNation Now What kind of charges could come from the tragic death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins? Rachel Fiset, managing partner at Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo LLP, analyzes the facts we have so far, and whether Alec Baldwin could face charges. Watch the entire NewsNation clip here.

The San Diego Union Tribune – Former San Diego County tribal police chief admits stealing $300K, issuing badges for gun privileges

October 25, 2021 – San Diego, California A former San Diego County tribal police chief, who oversaw a department and officers who did not have recognized law enforcement authority, pleaded guilty Monday to stealing more than $300,000 from the Manzanita Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. Anthony Reyes Vazquez, a 49-year-old resident of Camarillo in Ventura […]

New York Post – Rachel Fiset discusses Alec Baldwin’s Possible Liability in the Tragic on-set Shooting of Halyna Hutchins

October 23, 2021 – “The facts have yet to come out but as to potential criminal charges, they will look to his possible negligence,” Rachel Fiset, a criminal lawyer with the LA firm of Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo, told The Post. “His problems don’t lie in what he did as an actor. It will certainly […]

USA Today – Rachel Fiset on the Potential Criminal and Civil Liabilities for Alec Baldwin and the Producers of “Rust”

October 23, 2021 – Tragedy struck the film set of “Rust” last week when star Alec Baldwin discharged a prop gun in an accident that left the movie’s cinematographer dead and the director injured. Rachel Fiset discusses this tragic event and the potential criminal and civil legal ramifications. You can read the USAToday article here.

Court TV – Rachel Fiset discusses the Brian Laundrie investigation and Robert Durst

October 23, 2021 – Court TV Rachel Fiset discusses the latest developments in the Brian Laundrie investigation and the new charges against Robert Durst.          

Trial of Theranos’ Elizabeth Holmes Represents Silicon Valley Gone Wrong – Rachel Fiset Talks with Spectrum News

October 13, 2010 – The much-anticipated trial of Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of blood-testing startup Theranos, began last month. Charged with 12 counts of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud, Elizabeth could face 20 years in prison. Rachel Fiset discusses the significance of this high-profile white-collar case and the potential fallout for Silicon […]

Managing Partner, Rachel Fiset, presenting at the 2021 NAMWOLF Conference

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Reuters – Rachel Fiset Discusses Clint Eastwood’s $6.1M Default Judgment

October 4, 2021 – A U.S. district judge’s $6.1 million default judgment in a lawsuit brought by Clint Eastwood against a CBD company is being heralded as a sign that U.S. courts will uphold the rights of celebrities when their images and likenesses are used without authorization to sell products online. Managing Partner, Rachel Fiset, […]

Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo Welcomes Yao Mou

October 4, 2021 – Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo LLP is pleased to announce that Yao Mou has joined their litigation team. Yao’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including intellectual property disputes and anti-trust litigation.  Yao has successfully defended a variety of national and multinational companies in trade secrets litigation, antitrust investigations, and trademark and […]

“Congress Proposes New Additions to Ease Burden of Overworked Federal Judges”, Southern California Record, August 18, 2021

https://socalrecord.com/stories/606747216-congress-proposes-new-additions-to-ease-burden-of-overworked-federal-judges By Juliette Fairley | Aug 18, 2021 When Michael Zweiback worked as a prosecutor in the Central District of California, he noticed federal judges worked long hours and juggled an extremely large amount of cases. “The working conditions of a federal judge are not great,” Zweiback told the Southern California Record. “They’re underpaid when compared to state judges […]

The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo is proud to announce that Partner, Michael Zweiback, was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 in the field of Criminal Defense: White Collar. Michael Zweiback has been recognized for his excellent work since 2016. Learn more about Michael Zweiback here and here.  About […]

“Fighting Insider Abuse After Van Buren,” Lawfare, June 11, 2021

“Fighting Insider Abuse After Van Buren,” Lawfare, June 11, 2021 The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Van Buren v. United States on June 3 was a significant victory for civil liberties groups, researchers, the defense bar and others troubled by the broad reading of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) urged by the government. […]

Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo Welcomes Seasoned Litigator, Dawn Utsumi

April 29, 2021 – Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo is pleased to announce that Dawn Utsumi has joined their litigation team. Dawn Utsumi has successfully prosecuted and defended high-stakes business disputes across a variety of areas, including business torts, contracts, class actions, securities fraud, trade secrets, insurance, government investigations, and employment matters.  Dawn consistently achieves successful outcomes […]

Rachel Fiset Named Among the 2021 Women of Influence- Attorneys by Los Angeles Business Journal

April 26, 2021 — Ms. Fiset, co-founder and managing partner of Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo LLP, is a top litigator representing clients in complex civil litigation, white collar criminal defense and government investigations. Ms. Fiset has been named among the “Women of Influence- Attorneys” of 2021 by the Los Angeles Business Journal. The “Women of […]

The Best Lawyers in America© 2021

Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo is proud to announce that Partner, Michael Zweiback, was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 in the field of Criminal Defense: White Collar. Michael Zweiback has been recognized for his excellent work since 2016. Learn more about Michael Zweiback here and here.  About […]

Michael Zweiback talks with CBS about President Trump invoking Insurrection Acts and Designating Antifa as a Terrorist Orgnanization

Michael Zweiback, former federal prosecutor and terrorism expert, was featured on CBS Los Angeles following President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. government would designate ‘Antifa’ as a terrorist organization.   President Donald Trump tweeted that, “The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.” He also threatened to take military action if […]

Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo LLP Recognized by U.S. News in 2020 Best Law Firms Rankings

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Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo LLP named one of California’s Top Boutique Law Firms for 2019 by editors of the Daily Journal.

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Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo LLP

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Michael Zweiback Named Among ‘The Best Lawyers in America 2020’

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Bribery, Kickback Allegations Detailed in Whistleblower Case Involving Former Baldwin Park Police Chief, City Councilman, City Attorney, and Fontana Public Safety Officer Linked to Inland-Area Water District

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