Roy Black and Howard Srebnick Receive Accolades from AmLaw Litigation Daily
Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs
Our first runner-up this week is Roy Black of Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf who won the first trial acquittal for a defendant in the government’s Varsity Blues probe into elite college admissions practices.
June 24, 2022 at 07:25 AM
By Ross Todd
Our first runner-up this week is Roy Black, a senior partner at Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, who last week won the first trial acquittal for a defendant in the government’s Varsity Blues probe into elite college admissions practices. A Boston federal jury last week found Black’s client, Amin Khoury, not guilty of all charges after he was accused of making an illegal $180,000 payment to a Georgetown University tennis coach to get his daughter onto the team and into the school. The acquittal comes after 54 guilty pleas and two prior jury convictions in earlier Varsity Blues cases. Black made the case that his client was the target of a concerted fundraising effort by the school and that the federal government had no place policing the schools, which he said in his opening were private businesses with no tax dollars at stake. Howard Srebnick of Black’s firm also handled witnesses at trial. Khoury had additional counsel from Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo.